Utopia is aged in casks that were used for port, cognac and whiskey. When I tasted it the aroma was strong and sweet which reminded me of cognac. Maple Syrup is the best aroma that I can think to match it up to. Visually it was dark amber like a cognac. The taste was not like any traditional beer, with zero carbonation and a toffee/caramel like taste. This was more like a cognac than anything else to me, and my opinion is that while it is a remarkable “work of art” it is not something that I would personally spend my money on, or have another sip of…. It’s 25% alcohol and is very smooth and palatable with that in mind.