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Samuel Adams Utopias - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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99
world-class

2,030 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,030
Reviews: 478
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 12.33%
Wants: 1,090
Gots: 357 | FT: 12
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:
Beer added by: Todd on 09-09-2005

No notes at this time.
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look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

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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.

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Samuel Adams Utopias from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
99 out of 100 based on 2,030 ratings.