Samuel Adams Utopias - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by rudzud:
4.6/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Enjoyed a 2012 pour at Julio's New England Beer Fest. Soo, according to the rep this spend 23 years in barrels. Not sure if thats true or not, but lets drink this. Reviewed from notes.
A - Pours a crystal clear chestnut/mahogany hue with no head at all but plenty of lovely, lovely legs. Seriously, this stuff is over 28% do you really expect a nice creamy head with this?!
S - Sweet, sweet zombie Jesus. My goodness is this awesome. Sweet, but not overly so with simply mind blowing maple notes. This SCREAMS maple and sherry. Considering this is higher than the usual 27% this is awesome, very little alcohol on the nose. Seriously, this is a maple and sherry bomb.
T - More HUGE maple sweetness notes again with some nice Toffee. Good, light earth and almost butteryness from the oak barrels. Not much alcohol again in the pallet. So much goddamn maple syrup. Shocking.
M - Mouthfeel is not as boozy as I thought it would be. Not heavy or syrupy either. Excellent barrel and maple notes with a light sherry/cognac feel. Smooth with hardly any carbonation.
O - Overall this far exceeded my expectations. Stuff is absurdly good. It really is worth the $160 as far as I'm concerned. Man oh man...
Serving type: bottle
11-05-2012 20:14:26 | More by rudzud
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4.03/5 rDev -9.6%
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 1,458 ratings.