Samuel Adams Utopias - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.48/5 rDev +0.2%
From notes, 7/28/11. Tried 2011 and 2007 versions. Vanilla, sherry, caramel, toffee and some booze make up the aroma. There are also notes of raisins, grapes and brandy. Lots of molasses. It’s complex and layered. Tons of barrel flavor. Very smooth feel. Little booze in the taste. Deep amber color and still. The ’11 had a better aroma and the ’07 the better taste, but they were fairly similar and it could have been bottle variation. Taste is fairly sweet but lots going on. Big molasses, fruit, bourbon and other spirits, oak, treacle, caramel. Very tasty.
01-27-2013 02:00:40 | More by popery
4.48/5 rDev +0.2%
The smell of this beer is extraordinary. Cognac, bourbon, vanilla, .... This is the only beer I have ever tried that I could sit and sip all night. I was able to sample a few ounces as part of a split with friends. The beer pours deep brown/black, with no head. It leaves a nice oil slick in the mouth, which allows you to savor the flavor. There is no hint of beer in the flavor, as it tastes like a very smooth cognac. If you asked 1000 people (non beer geeks) to taste it, I doubt anyone would say it was a beer. It is certainly worth it to split the cost with some friends, but I can buy a few great bottles of single malt scotch and a bottle of Bourbon for less money.
01-25-2013 23:15:22 | More by potownbill
4.83/5 rDev +8.1%
Super Deli Mart (yes, I know- what?)- Samuel Adams Beer tasting
Serving - Brandy Snifter glass
Smell- Wow-a blending of rich cognac/bourbon with sweet caramel wafting over olfactory nerves
Price $$$$ - spendy $30+
$160+ retail price tag with very limited offering for 10th year anniversary, raffle drawn for empty bottle that you want to suckle on after
I can't describe how this doesn't even resemble a beer, none existant bubbly action/head for pour
Severe Legs- when you think of lines for bourbons/wine pour in the glass, swirl it around and take a whiff- feels warming, good fire/snow capped mountains outside with frost-
Sip- feels like a smooth cognac, and although anti- some of the threads, I would pay the retail for this bottle, since it is unlike anything I've had...smooth ness of caramel/vanilla, hint of cherry/oaken (awesomeness) Can't get over that most people in the place to get a "feel for the "taste" were constantly sharing the "smell" - huge winner at this tasting!
I feel priviledged to have sampled this and although I sampled twice, certainly memorable and worth it. Definitely have my eye on Utopias from now on...
01-23-2013 04:11:30 | More by d2daj
Samuel Adams Utopias from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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