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
Ratings:
2,533
Reviews:
551
Avg:
4.41
pDev:
12.02%
 
 
Wants:
1,379
Gots:
498
For Trade:
18
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Ratings: 2,533 |  Reviews: 551
Photo of Jayblez
4.91/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of maxifunk777
4.77/5  rDev +8.2%
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 +7.3%
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 +12.9%
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 +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Ellis1701
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of davidanastas
4.78/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of witts2000
2.71/5  rDev -38.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kash2112
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bostonbeans
4.54/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of West08
2.62/5  rDev -40.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 3

Photo of kell50
4.36/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Peter1977
4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of holmesmi
4.78/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.5/5  rDev +2%
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 +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Rifugium
4.43/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Ray for letting me sample this.
2012 vintage.
Dark reddish-brown color, super viscous, obviously no head, oily coating all over the mini snifter. Smell of bourbony booze, caramel, brown sugar, touch of burnt marshmallow. Tasted like good booze combined with rich caramel, notes of molasses and vanilla, with some dark dried fruits. High booze % very well integrated. Thick, smooth mouthfeel, with hardly any burn. Just a small amount is plenty--especially considering the price--but I could definitely sit around and sip on this for a while.

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Photo of domdomdomdom
4.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2015 version into snifter, 4oz pour. I didn't know what to expect but I feel that this beer exceeded my expectations and I really enjoyed it. Smelled maple-syrup sweet with a lot of alcohol heat. Taste was very similar, dominated by maple syrup and bourbon with a good burn going down. Felt fairly thick for 28%ABV and it went down very smoothly, with no carbonation. Can't wait to try this again!

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Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.46/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rockernino
4.41/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sam_M
5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Phil_H
4.65/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BKArmstrong
4.67/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tertullian007
4.19/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HOMEPL8
3.94/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Samuel Adams Utopias from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
4.41 out of 5 based on 2,533 ratings.
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