Samuel Adams Utopias - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.59/5 rDev +2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Third tasting - purchased and opened first around Thanksgiving 2013 (2013 release)
About 3 oz poured into Utopias glass. About halfway done with the bottle at this point.
A) Dark, dark brown, like rich leather. No carbonation. No head.
S) Port wine, cherries, leather, some carmelized malts.
T) It's kind of like port wine, but it isn't. It's kind of like cognac, but it isn't. It definitely retains a malted character which keeps it in the beer category. Roasted malts, port wine grapes, cherries, and yeah, some alcohol.
M) Incredibly well-balanced but obviously as full-bodied as you'll find a beer. Impossible to avoid the alcohol burn, but it works the way a cognac works.
There's nothing like it. Is it worth it? Who can say? It's a unique masterpiece. I'll probably never buy another one but I'm glad I did it once.
Serving type: bottle
07-05-2014 01:06:06 | More by IvoryFoxhole
Samuel Adams Utopias from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
99 out of 100 based on 1,763 ratings.