Samuel Adams Utopias - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by roblowther:
4.38/5 rDev -1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4
Props to my buddy Jake for finding this. We cracked it on a crisp, sunny fall day. Pours into the glass like syrup, a deep reddish-brown, obviously thick. No carbonation but I'll be damned if it doesn't leave legs on the glass like a fine wine. Lots of greasy ones. It smells of alcohol (makes it hard to smell, really), prunes, and honey. Tastes of molasses, maple syrup, prunes, honey, vanilla, and oranges with a peppery and strong warming alcohol finish. It has an oak-like aftertaste and long after the fact it tastes like sherry. Maybe it just takes me a while to identify that. The mouthfeel is syrupy but slippery, absolutely flat. It coats your tongue and seems to be settling in to stay like an unemployed in-law. I can't call it drinkable, really, but then again its not that you don't like it, its just that its very clear that a small amount is all you need or want in a session. Really unusual, really sweet, very complex, and very, very good. A fantastic experience, cheers to Jake for the opportunity!
Serving type: bottle
12-13-2009 21:29:57 | More by roblowther
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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)
99 out of 100 based on 1,445 ratings.