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Samuel Adams Utopias - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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1,760 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,760
Reviews: 460
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 878
Gots: 293 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  29.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Todd on 09-09-2005)
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smakawhat

Maryland

4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured out of the bottle, 1.5 oz pour at ChurchKey DC into a snifter. Vintage 2011.

Dark cognac, deep dark amber in appearance in color. Looks like varnish without a film, clear, a few flecks of sediment or either black carbon but nothing real noticeable. Drooping legs expected and shown, red hues given on the edges of stained cherry wood.

Bouquet is concentrated malt first, almost into a paste. Hints of must. Obvious heat but nothing that burns badly, but also gives a burnt caramel sensation, or just slight burnt grain. Toffee, alcohol, wood closet sense but without the feeling something tannic is coming.

Taste is more so less noticeable at first than the mouthfeel. Incredibly sticky toffee sense, then a giant burst of black chewy licorice. Thick bodied with a toffee syrup bent and more malt concentration. The drink doesn't really flow in the palate, it gets stuck.

Cognac sensations but without the burn due to low proof. Finishes with brown sugar, and huge molasses. There is no sense of burn or heat suggested from the nose on this and makes for being very tolerable.

Overall it's a fun drink, but for the amount and price you have to pay I think I'll have to pass but I am very glad I tried it.

Serving type: bottle

06-11-2011 00:25:13 | More by smakawhat
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Samuel Adams Utopias from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
99 out of 100 based on 1,760 ratings.