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Gravitation Belgian Quad is the newest offering in the Smuttynose Big Beer Series. This strong dark ale is brewed using a variety of Belgian specialty malts along with 200 pounds of raisin puree per batch. The resulting flavor is a viscous mix of dark fruit, rum, toffee and raisins balanced with aromatic fruitiness of the Belgian yeast. The beer weighs in at 8.5% ABV from a starting gravity of 23 degrees Plato.

2010 version - 10% ABV

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rougeau13 (2132) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 16, 2015
Reddish brown wish a small tannish head. Aroma full of dark fruit with some rum and Belgian yeast. Sweet, but not that much, particularly for this style, semi-boozy, but not that much. Medium-full bodied. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
closey22 (1089) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - APR 3, 2015
Amber rimming offwhite head; aroma is malty and sweet; Flava is samewith hop me alcoh notes; feels medium with semi fizz; finishes sweet malty licoricy

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2825) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 2, 2015
Bottle shared at catch 22 bottle share! Pours a deep brownish red with thin ring of tan head. Aroma and taste are over the top dark fruit sweetness, not really Belgian esters, just malt and fruit. Boozy and strong, not really a quad for me, meh.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROMTHEBOTTLE (24) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2015
650 ml bottle. Pour is copper/amber with redish hue. Head is whisper thin and is gone quickly. As in commercial discriptuin, dark fruit,rum and toffee notes dominate. Sweetness is too dominant for a Belgian Quad.Think addition of all the raisin puree deviated this beer from typical quad. Am fan of Belgian Quads, but this misses the mark. Too sweet.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
gsmitty80 (1937) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 12, 2015
Nice big quad with a dark fruit taste that keeps it on the slightly harder to drink side but it is none the less enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAR 9, 2015
I love quads so therefore I was eager to try this beer. Unfortunately, it is a bit of a let down as it just lacks the sophistication of most Belgian quads. The head is lacking and while the aroma is good, the beer is way too sweet. Very nice dried fruit and clove characteristics with alcohol becoming more prominent as the beer warms. If the sweetness could be dialed back a bit it would do wonders for the beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
shrubber85 (8492) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle. Orange, raisin, toffee malt and alcohol aroma. Hazy amber with small head. Sweet orange, peach, raisin, toffee malt, and moderately bitter herbal flavor. Rum finish. Very tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dpgjrnhcraftbrew (64) - New Hampshire, USA - FEB 28, 2015
Dark fruits abound in the aroma and taste. Pretty complex and a delight to drink. Smooth and very drinkable especially at 12.3%. Not a huge fan/pro of quads but this is really good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chucklemation (673) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Pours an amber color with no head. Aroma is lots of dark fruit, some caramel, a touch boozy. Flavor is similar, very sweet. Goes down smooth. Excellent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Patrickctenchi (4514) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - FEB 17, 2015
Bottle: Pours almost clear...orange-amber...with a wisp of white head. Juicy-Fruit, alcohol, sweet light fruit aroma. Flavour is green banana, honey....peppery spice. Clear alcohol taste and heat. Pretty good......sweet and hot.

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