Samuel Adams Utopias | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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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:
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Added by GClarkage on 07-09-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#170
Reviews:
565
Ratings:
2,628
pDev:
11.88%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1,400
Gots:
526
Trade:
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Ratings: 2,628 |  Reviews: 565
Photo of tapperm
1.59/5  rDev -64.3%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Was not a fan of this.

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

Photo of indybearsfan
4.63/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Rothobinide
4.67/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.37/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Much better than ever expected.... Believe the hype

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Photo of Beerbom
4.41/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emyers
4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Approx. 2 oz. pour from 2015 bottle (Bottle # 14857) into mini snifter.

Pours cloudy ruby-brown. No carbonation.

The nose is absolutely unbelievable. Tons of dark fruit/raisin, toffee, brandy, cognac, vanilla, molasses. I could go on but I'd be listing all of the aromas you can pick up from this all day. Definitely a strong dose of alcohol in there, but its actually more refined than I was expecting.

Taste has essentially the same components going on as the aroma, but the alcohol heat is much more present. Crazy complex, but as expected the alcohol makes it difficult to drink more than a very small amount. This is definitely more akin to a fine port or brandy than beer.

Mouthfeel is very thick. Could come off a bit syrupy if not for the alcohol heat warming up the palate.

As often mentioned, this really isn't beer. That being said, I would highly recommend trying a pour of this if you can - it truly is an experience.

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

Photo of cajzr8
4.83/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mitchell2336
4.83/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ha-sheem
4.68/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rice_Nate_25
4.31/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I don't know how this is classified as beer, other than it is brewed rather than distilled. Drinks more like sherry/cognac and tastes of port. The hops/malt are completely masked by the complex flavors derived from all the finishing barrels. Wouldn't pay $180 again but glad I got one.

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Photo of ScottJWing
4.8/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of sd123
4.69/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jjdc
3.75/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stofko1992
4.39/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.92/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of jayhammed
4.92/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

2015 Vintage. I really enjoyed this. Has a nutty maple syrup nose. Taste is so complex with oak, maple syrup, amaretto, bourbon notes. Hard to consider this a beer - but it's great nonetheless. Excited to age one to see how it matures.

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Photo of HopHunter19
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - nice clear mahogany color, obviously no head - flat, huge alcohol legs
S - butterscotch, caramel, brandy, bourbon, sherry, dark fruits, lots of alcohol
T - butterscotch, caramel, bourbon, syrup, marshmallows, chocolate, dark fruits, smoother than you'd expect
M - heavy, syrupy mouthfeel, alc present but I guess you can't knock it, aftertaste is butterscotch, caramel, sweet alcohol
O - unlike any other beer I've had. FW ddba is probably the closest I've had to this, but it's like the ultra light version of this

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Photo of Ryannotbryan
4.66/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sendbeer
4.19/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of MJSFS
4.7/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of khargro2
4.9/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Samuel Adams Utopias from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 4.46 out of 5 with 2,628 ratings