Samuel Adams Utopias - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by masterbruewer:
4.25/5 rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Served out of a one-ounce baby bottle, shipped courtesy of blitheringidiot. I guess that counts as a growler.
Appearance is syrupy with no carbonation, kind of like watered-down coke syrup. Very light lacing that clings and drops into a honeycomb like form.
Smells like alcohol. Very much alcohol, almost like paint thinner at first. Then more subtle smells work out like walnut, or pecan scents and a bit of caramel. Kind of smell like a nut-topped coffee cake.
Taste is nutty and caramelly, like a very strong butter toffee perhaps. Lingering flavor of honey.
Mouthfeel is surprisingly smooth with flavor that envelopes the mouth and a pleasant smooth burn as it goes down.
Drinkability is surprisingly high for me. I'd probably buy a bottle if I could find one around here. (Ohio doesn't sell beer above 10 percent or so.)
Serving type: growler
02-01-2006 02:52:03 | More by masterbruewer
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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)
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