Your Sam Adams Utopias moment

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by DerrickW, Feb 7, 2014.

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  1. Domingo

    Domingo Grand Pooh-Bah (3,896) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado

    I poured for Boston Beer at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting a few years ago. We had a full keg of Utopias and were instructed to taste it as needed to make sure you can properly describe it...
  2. LiquidAmber

    LiquidAmber Grand Pooh-Bah (5,058) Feb 20, 2009 Washington
    Pooh-Bah Society

    It was a bit shorter than a moment, but a nice bottle shop owner let me smell the empty Utopias bottle the day after a tasting. The aroma was more like a fortified wine than a beer and given the opportunity, I'd try it, but will not make an extraordinay effort. For the price, my experience was satisfying enough.
  3. Miruguy

    Miruguy Zealot (619) Nov 22, 2010 California

    I traded 2 bottles of Stone 2/2/02 for two Utopias (and a TON of other great stuff). Best $12 I ever spent.
  4. Comparison_Ford

    Comparison_Ford Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2014 New York

    Bought a bottle with my tax return this year. Didn't wait for a special occasion. Cracked it open on a random Wednesday night, sampled a bit, and left it for later days. I've given out about 4-5 ounces to friends since then, while sampling about another 2 ounces myself. Not in any sort of rush to finish the bottle.
  5. DerelictPI

    DerelictPI Initiate (0) Dec 26, 2010 New York

    I had a small pour in 2011 and was hooked (I was officially chasing the dragon). It was at a bar in Syracuse, NY after a beer festival. Even as drunk as we were, I remember that it had huge vanilla and maple flavors, the likes of which I have not been able to get anywhere since. The bartender was cool and let us take the bottle to the back of the bar, where the lighting was better to get a picture, and I drunkenly poured a lot more into our glass (I'm usually more moral than that...).

    Fast forward to 2013's release and I won a bottle buying raffle tickets, for an Autism charity, at a local bar, and have enjoyed sharing it with friends since. It tastes completely different, but luckily I have developed a taste for port these last few years!
  6. tikk

    tikk Initiate (0) Apr 15, 2007 Canada (YT)

    So I just had my first pour after my Ava Rose was born early this morning, and I would have to say it was worth the wait. Now I want to get my hands on some different vintages to try the difference. I just have some idea that none will beat this one.
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  7. Sludgeman

    Sludgeman Grand Pooh-Bah (3,120) Aug 17, 2012 District of Columbia
    Pooh-Bah Society Trader

    $10 for 1.5 oz. at Rustlco-Arlington. Interesting but no need to have it again.
  8. prdstmnky

    prdstmnky Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2010 Vermont

    Congrats man!
  9. Dan_Inreallife

    Dan_Inreallife Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2012 Colorado

    The first time I tried Utopias was back in December. I had just come home from my third deployment and a good friend and partner in home brewing had purchased a bottle while I was gone, saving it for my return. We did a bottle share that night and he opened the Utopias to get it started.
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  10. Mattco

    Mattco Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2011 Illinois

    Local bottle shop had a silent auction right before Christmas, reserve was set at $160 and I was the only bidder. Little did I know my wife had bought one for a Christmas gift. I am the proud owner of two bottle of Utopias, should last me the rest of my life. Not as funny then as it is now.
  11. jonandhisflask

    jonandhisflask Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2011 Kentucky

    missed the utopias tasting a few years back, luckily my buddy that works at the local shop had a 3 ounce pour left in the bottle saved it for me the next day. it was a real treat. i have a bottle of 2011 waiting in the cellar.
  12. RStang13

    RStang13 Initiate (0) Jun 22, 2011 New Jersey

    I got a bottle for my 30th birthday. I cracked it with my wife on a random Tuesday night. I was very surprised with what was in my glass. Not sure what I was expecting, but it wasn't that. I enjoyed my 2oz pour and recapped it, it's been untouched since. I'm glad I have a bottle to crack open when the time is right again, but I'm also glad I didn't spend the money on it.
  13. PSU_Mike

    PSU_Mike Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Maybe when I get married in January or something along those lines. I can't justify shelling out that much especially when I am saving for a wedding.
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