Samuel Adams Utopias | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

Samuel Adams UtopiasSamuel Adams Utopias
BA SCORE
94%
Liked This Beer
4.46 w/ 2,542 ratings
Samuel Adams UtopiasSamuel Adams Utopias
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 29.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by GClarkage on 07-09-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#161
Reviews:
552
Ratings:
2,542
Liked:
2,389
Avg:
4.46/5
pDev:
11.88%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,388
Gots:
500
Trade:
17
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,542 |  Reviews: 552
Photo of Stillmakingnoise
4.22/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oddlandf
4.14/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of vutoq
4.33/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of atlbravsrno1
3/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of BowWowWowYippyYoIPA
4.64/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage. Pours thick and amber-brown with no head or carbonation. Smell is amazing with strong aromas of port, pralines, sweet alcohol, vanilla and caramel. Taste is much of the same with an exceptional port character. Thick and warming feel. If I was rich I would stock bottles of this along side my fine bourbon and scotch.

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Photo of bman13
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of aedgett12
4.18/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of egoo33
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2011 vintage didn't know what to expect going into to it but was floored on how approachable it was at 27%. An absolute treat, the only way to describe it was like drinking an aged barley wine, really impressed on worth finding and crossing off the bucket list.

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Photo of ja09
4.75/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jayblez
4.91/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of maxifunk777
4.77/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Hard to call this a beer more like a brandy but with that said it was an excellent smooth adult beverage!

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Photo of HartsyThaiFood
4.73/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2 oz pour of the 2007. The smells is a bit strong an boozy but for such a high ABV this drinks incredibly well. I could see myself getting really in to this. So glad to have tried this.

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Photo of KentMills
4.98/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

When poured this beer was beautiful like that rainbow you see in a puddle in the grocery store parking lot from the drops of oil in it. Not being sarcastic...
The smell reminds me of that part in Harry Potter when Hermione is asked what the love potion smells like and she's overwhelmed by wonderful nostalgic aromas and notes that it smells different to everyone. That's how this smelled to me, but I'll try to be more specific: Light dark fruit (i know that sounds impossible but think yellow raisins), a little alcohol, and something like molasses but lighter.
It tasted like it smelled with the fruits and hint of alcohol and sweetness. It really reminded me of a very good fortified wine (like brandy/cognac)
The mouthfeel was that of a fine fortified wine as well; it was impressively full and "heavy" and rolls across the tongue like syrup (ok syrup is exaggerating, but it's very thick for a beer)
This is an amazing beer, but I wouldn't spend the money on it. I tried it from other people, though I would certainly consider chipping in for one.

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Photo of jumpjet2k
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Ellis1701
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of davidanastas
4.78/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of witts2000
2.71/5  rDev -39.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kash2112
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bostonbeans
4.54/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of West08
2.62/5  rDev -41.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3

Photo of kell50
4.36/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Peter1977
4.6/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of holmesmi
4.78/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2013, 2oz. don't ask how much it cost me @ michael jordans steakhouse. 2 oz. was enough, was more like cognac doesn't seem like beer, very good worth a try.

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Photo of meanmutt
4.82/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Samuel Adams Utopias from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 94% out of 100 with 2,542 ratings
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