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Samuel Adams Utopias - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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1,778 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,778
Reviews: 460
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 11.66%
Wants: 884
Gots: 294 | 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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whartontallboy

New York

4/5  rDev -10.3%

12-27-2011 22:09:19 | More by whartontallboy
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brez8791

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +12.1%

12-27-2011 15:58:03 | More by brez8791
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richalexander78

Florida

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

I've had this one twice, not sure what years. Something like 08 and 09. Although, I do not care for sam adams one bit, this was a rare treat to try. I of course would never pay to try this, but never turn down free samples. I actully had a large serving of this both times and enjoyed it very much. Very Dark and heavy. My bes comparison would be, a nice port that is less sweat and more of a bourbon flavor. Both of which I love, so this was right up my alley.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 18:42:57 | More by richalexander78
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angelmonster

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

12-23-2011 05:21:04 | More by angelmonster
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CelticAleMan

California

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

12-22-2011 23:56:41 | More by CelticAleMan
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NFStaproom

Florida

3/5  rDev -32.7%

12-21-2011 19:44:36 | More by NFStaproom
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MaddogOrlando

Florida

4/5  rDev -10.3%

12-20-2011 23:41:07 | More by MaddogOrlando
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Scottz5

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

12-20-2011 14:56:21 | More by Scottz5
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Oneinchaway

California

4/5  rDev -10.3%

12-19-2011 19:35:26 | More by Oneinchaway
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jwelsh

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -10.3%

12-19-2011 15:10:06 | More by jwelsh
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phisigben

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +0.9%

12-19-2011 14:45:26 | More by phisigben
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imperialking

Illinois

5/5  rDev +12.1%

12-19-2011 04:45:18 | More by imperialking
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JoEBoBpr

Missouri

4.45/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2011 Samuel Adams Utopias

Cracked this beauty after finding out I passed the first step in my Engineering licensure.

Poured into the official Sam Adams Utopias snifter. From an awesome looking ceramic bottle shaped like a kettle.

A – Pours a very nice and rich copper color, almost a darker copper with some slight golden edges. Absolutely no head at all but definitely some nice alcoholic “tear drops” form on the side of the glass as it is twirled. Very nice looking beer? (4.5)

S – Wow. I was note expecting this nose. Sweet smells of Bourbon and molasses. Sweet slightly roasted caramel notes with very sweet and malty grain. Dark fruit notes with some raisins and some prunes. There is some slight vanilla and maple syrup as well. The nose is pretty amazing. Definitely some boozy notes. Ahh, sweet alcohol. Very complex. (4.5)

T & M – Very sweet and complex! Wow. I’m quite impressed because I didn’t know what to expect. I get some sweet bourbon aged notes. There is molasses, melty caramel and some slight vanilla notes. Maple syrup and raisin pop up during the middle portion of the beer. There was some slight alcoholic burn beginning in the middle and following the brew all through the end. However, this feeling wasn’t overwhelming or too hot. It was just warm enough to please the palette. The raisins really pop in this one and so do the slight vanilla hints on the back end. Mouthfeel is nice and oily, like melted syrup or honey. Very nice and smooth like velvety liquid goodness. (4.5) (4.0)

O – I was always kind off intimidated by the brew especially because I thought that for the price I would not enjoy it. I must say I’m very surprised, pleasantly. It is very delicious. I don’t know If I would drop the 150 on the bottle every time but I know that this bottle will last me a while and I will enjoy it thoroughly. Very complex, delicious and well crafted. Nice job BBC. Definitely my fave of your brews. (4.5)

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2011 22:16:02 | More by JoEBoBpr
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akukucka

New York

5/5  rDev +12.1%

12-18-2011 21:24:13 | More by akukucka
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schoun

Texas

5/5  rDev +12.1%

12-18-2011 19:47:46 | More by schoun
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brian23456

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +12.1%

12-17-2011 08:38:34 | More by brian23456
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trojankeg

Texas

4/5  rDev -10.3%

12-17-2011 03:59:25 | More by trojankeg
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angrydom22

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -10.3%

12-15-2011 20:28:30 | More by angrydom22
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photomike

California

4/5  rDev -10.3%

12-14-2011 18:18:58 | More by photomike
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wchris21

Florida

5/5  rDev +12.1%

12-14-2011 12:54:11 | More by wchris21
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PhineasGage

Iowa

5/5  rDev +12.1%

12-14-2011 04:58:55 | More by PhineasGage
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jsanford

Georgia

4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to THE CPJ for letting me try this. '07 Vintage.

Poured a still, fairly clear brown with nice "legs" that coat the glass as you swirl. HUGE aromas of sweet malt, raisins, sherry, maple syrup, Tootsie Rolls, and alcohol. Taste is...wow. Much like the nose, tons of malt, oak, raisins, figs, sherry,and sweet maple syrup. Obviously boozy, but so complex and surprisingly drinkable. Mouthfeel is smooth and sticky, with the requisite alcohol "burn". Such an amazing experience, I don't know how long I'd sit on a bottle if I had one, I could drink a ounce or two of this every evening as a nightcap!

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 18:09:45 | More by jsanford
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penginpunk

California

5/5  rDev +12.1%

12-12-2011 09:07:45 | More by penginpunk
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morimoto76

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +12.1%

12-11-2011 18:41:01 | More by morimoto76
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Twal

Colorado

5/5  rDev +12.1%

12-11-2011 17:10:12 | More by Twal
Samuel Adams Utopias from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
99 out of 100 based on 1,778 ratings.