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:
1,386
Gots:
500
Trade:
17
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,542 |  Reviews: 552
Photo of blisscent
4/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Ok it's not a beer...but it is!

Loved everything about this rich dark beer liqueur. Sip softly, perhaps with a good cigar. Ages nicely as I'm on my third bottle.

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Photo of macrosmatic
4.45/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

**REVIEW NUMBER 1,200**
:and:
**BEER ADVOCATE BEER NUMBER 1,829**

Reviewed from notes. 2015 vintage. Poured from the strangely shaped albeit fancy bottle into a Florida Berliner Bash snifter.

A: Caramel brown and quite clear, with absolutely no visible carbonation or head formation. This has actual legs when the glass is turned.

S: Caramel and alcohol fusel notes, oak and pencil shavings, vanilla and brown sugar. Bourbon-soaked goodness. The heat singes the nostrils a little bit. A leathery dryness on the back end with a syrupy sweet chaser.

T: Caramel and bourbon. Oak with toffee. Vanilla mixes with brown sugar. Malty sweetness with an almost maple syrup stickiness. Then more oak and leather. A mild cinnamon-like burn with a big spicy note. Very dry tannins dominate the finish with significant alcohol heat.

M: A lighter body than I expected – it's sticky but not thick. Obviously no carbonation sensation. Quite warming during the drink but for what I expected going in, the alcohol presence isn't over the top.

O: I don't know how to rate this. What do you compare it to? What style guidelines do you put it in? I don't think any apply in either case. It's insanely complex, and like many have pointed out it has more in common with a port or bourbon than a beer. Either way, I really like it. An after-dinner aperitif or whatever you call it. But an experience that's a "must" for any craft beer drinker.

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Photo of Ultra-Plinian
4.49/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Egotist
2.79/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of Kuges
4.71/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CJNAPS
3.82/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

No head at all, a dark murky look to it. I enjoyed the taste but it was like drinking whiskey more then beer.
I'm glad I tried this at a share, I would be a little upset if I dropped that price on this.

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

Photo of DraughtJunkie82
4.24/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikexw
4.29/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PhamilyJewels
3.93/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of msp88
3.72/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheAnk
4.35/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of IckyT2012
4.39/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mock_in
4.25/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dope
4.37/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dheldman
4.51/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tyecko
4.74/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Markyg21
5/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of mjklaus1
4.4/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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