Samuel Adams Utopias - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by ehammond1:
4.85/5 rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Bottle (2012 - 10th Anniversary)
Gorgeous dark coppers, amber, and caramels with zero visible carbonation, as expected. Nice clarity. Oily, alcoholic legs.
Perhaps the most complex aroma I've experienced in a beer of this style--though, granted, there is no beer in existence quite like this one to begin with. Vanillas, toffees, caramels, alcoholic kick, brandy-soaked cherry, and maple combine. This reminds me distinctly of a brandy or port. Lovely.
The flavor is even better than the aroma, though that almost seems impossible. Complex layers of maple, vanilla, brandy-soaked cherries, and port. The alcohol is less evident in the flavor than it is in the aroma, as well. Mind blowing.
Medium to full in body, with zero carbonation, though amazingly appropriate. Rich, coating, oily. Not too sweet, which was my worry.
Stupendous. One of a kind. There are no words, but I tried my best.
Serving type: bottle
02-14-2013 05:06:54 | More by ehammond1
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4.65/5 rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
serveed in a Utopia tulip glass. Big thanks to my buddy Raines for making this happen.
A: Dark brown with undertones of yellow; similar to cognac. Thick greasy lacing.
S: Dark fruit, chocolate and port/sherry notes.
T: Turkish apricots, dates and some bitter chocolate. Resembles a combination of Sherry, Cognac and a stout.
M: Thin like a sherry liquor, not like any other beer to date. Fully and extremely balanced.
O: Well worth the experience and splitting a bottle or slow sipping one is worth the price tag, especially at ABV of around 29 and the age and blend that make up this beauty.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2014 23:27:14 | More by hillvt4me
Samuel Adams Utopias from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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