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Samuel Adams Utopias - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
99
world-class

1,826 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 1,826
Reviews: 460
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 914
Gots: 307 | FT: 9
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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Mjmoser

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

02-07-2013 03:18:14 | More by Mjmoser
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Loganyoung

Georgia

5/5  rDev +11.9%

02-05-2013 19:44:36 | More by Loganyoung
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bbrown12

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +11.9%

02-04-2013 23:57:45 | More by bbrown12
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Seanniek91

Rhode Island

5/5  rDev +11.9%

02-04-2013 21:17:13 | More by Seanniek91
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DarthKostrizer

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

02-04-2013 03:29:34 | More by DarthKostrizer
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JonNunes

Nevada

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

02-02-2013 08:30:54 | More by JonNunes
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kohlsm

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -21.7%

02-01-2013 23:13:04 | More by kohlsm
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bismarksays

Iowa

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

01-31-2013 23:15:05 | More by bismarksays
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +6.3%

01-31-2013 02:53:15 | More by hollywood_15063
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FunkyMacGroovin

California

5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-30-2013 05:55:06 | More by FunkyMacGroovin
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dman5400

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

01-30-2013 02:26:19 | More by dman5400
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fbc24

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

01-29-2013 18:37:14 | More by fbc24
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supa0525

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

01-29-2013 18:36:38 | More by supa0525
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popery

California

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
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EricTheRed

New York

5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-26-2013 04:41:41 | More by EricTheRed
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Haywire

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

01-26-2013 02:55:51 | More by Haywire
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Stevie_Janowski

Illinois

5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-26-2013 02:44:25 | More by Stevie_Janowski
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potownbill

New York

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
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WesM63

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +0.7%

01-25-2013 02:15:35 | More by WesM63
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1424IpA

California

3.75/5  rDev -16.1%

01-25-2013 01:47:28 | More by 1424IpA
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Yoopermk

Virginia

3/5  rDev -32.9%

01-24-2013 23:56:44 | More by Yoopermk
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ericj551

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev -4.9%

01-23-2013 23:13:31 | More by ericj551
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jcjerabek

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-23-2013 21:27:56 | More by jcjerabek
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d2daj


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
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taxman

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -38.5%

01-23-2013 03:35:17 | More by taxman
Samuel Adams Utopias from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
99 out of 100 based on 1,826 ratings.