Samuel Adams Utopias - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by Ottoman112579:
4.9/5 rDev +9.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
I have only tried this beer once and quite honestly it may be the very best I have ever tried. The presentation was amazing. The growler is entirely metal. The color was an nice amber in color.The flavor profile was not at all overly sweet, but instead consisted of fine malt (from the use of Caramel, Vienna , Moravian and Bavarian smoked malts). This was combined with a balancing refined bitterness all in perfect harmony, while finishing with a satisfying dose of warming, but not burning alcohol. At 27% alcohol by volume, this deceptively strong beer is better compared to a premium Brandy or exquisite Sherry as opposed to any beer that I have every known. Even though this beer was aged in Scotch, Cognac and Port barrels, it did not have the overpowering raisin or maple character found in the Triple Bocks. Everything about the Utopias equated to balance and perfect harmony. Dropping $150 to $200 on 24 ounces of beer seems a bit ludicrous, but at a world record 27% ABV you have to be getting your money's worth.
Serving type: growler
06-11-2010 15:21:17 | More by Ottoman112579
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4.03/5 rDev -9.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
Murky dark brown, big alcohol legs of a spirit. Burnt brown sugar, toffee, caramel, booze, melange of spirits - brandy, bourbon, port - and toastedbut one note, each does not jump out. Very boozy but drinkable - nice fuller mouthfeel, kind of sticky.
Been wanting to try this but at that price point you could land a world class bourbon alone, so very hesitant. Shared a pour from someone - very good but not worth it.
Serving type: bottle
03-12-2014 20:24:10 | More by timc100
Samuel Adams Utopias from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
99 out of 100 based on 1,460 ratings.