Samuel Adams Utopias - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.48/5 rDev +0.4%
A. A translucent dark amber. A slick appearance, similar to that of a liquor. Legs prevalent.
S. Strong aroma. Carmel and toffee. Brown sugar. Dried cherries and hazelnuts. Booze.
T. This starts off very similar to the nose but not as sweet. Plums and figs with agave nectar notes. The booze is prevelant but not overwhelming or hot. Excellent balance.
S. Super smooth. No carbonation. Oily. Laquory.
O. This ale totally surprised me in how smooth it was compared to the abv. I could drink a much bigger pour. This was really good and the price is very hefty, but certainly worth a try and dare I say, I would have this again.
02-09-2014 14:35:16 | More by macher0
4.28/5 rDev -4%
2012 bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.
Appearance - Deep ruby brown. Leggy and flat. Looks like a liqueur.
Smell - Really nice, but boozy as hell. No surprise, I guess. Tons of maple syrup. Lots of red wine. Bourbony aromas singe the nostrils.
Taste - Sweet red wine and maple sugars. Brown sugar. Maple lingers on the tongue. Some deep chocolate and dark fruits behind the sweetness.
Mouthfeel - Big, boozy, and flat, but none of that is offensive for what this is. Drinks like a cognac or a port. It's quite sugary, though, which separates it from it's distilled counterparts.
Overall - Few beers match the over-the-top descriptors used on their bottles, but this one does. Extremely complex.
02-02-2014 19:55:04 | More by Alieniloquium
Samuel Adams Utopias from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
99 out of 100 based on 1,830 ratings.