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RATINGS: 416   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 369   ABV: 12.3%
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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 - 10% ABV
2015 - 12.3% AVB

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (5737) - Utah, USA - FEB 17, 2014
2009 bottle shared on the RBWG bus
Dark brown with a medium sized beige head and good lacing. Aroma of brown sugar. Flavors of brown sugar and chocolate

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
60minuteman (1004) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle from May 2011. Dark fruits, alcohol, yeast, molasses abound. Pretty cloudy reddish amber hue. A sweet tartness in the initial bite. Mellowed out by the alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italarican (1520) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
2009 bottle shared during some post-bus drinking at the Downtown Inn for RBWG. Toffee first and foremost with dark liquid chocolate secondary. Nice chocolatey feel with boozy toffee finish. Well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcnielsen (2498) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Bottle on the bus. Pours a amber brown color with white head. Caramel, dark fruit, malty flavors. A touch oxidized.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (4980) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Very good all-around Belgian strong. A solid beer, although not among teh best quads. Has citrus, booze, some apricot and floral Belgian yeast. The body isnít huge though. Pours cloudy dark brown. Bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WillRunForBeer (1241) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 31, 2013
Bomber. Pours bright amber with an off white head. Aroma is raisin, dark cherry, cereal. Flavor is sweet, with dark cherry, candied sugar, raisin. 10% abv is well hidden.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
abcfan (809) - New Jersey, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Make mine a Smutty! Good brew; pours cloudy orange with minimal head. Aroma is primarily fruit and sweet caramel. Taste is dried fruits, caramel, and some sweet yeast. Slightly boozy finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nate (3806) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 23, 2013
From 2013 bomber. Caramel, mild neutral fruity character with some cherry wood. Vaporous with alcohol and heavy duty esters. Raisins, plums, brandy. Beautiful lustrous deep amber-mahoghany clear with thin off-white lacing head. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Alcohol warming. Starts pretty sweet but not cloying. Caramel, biscuit, cherry and cherry wood. Medium sugary tart notes, light tart tang and medium hop bitter finish. Warming sweet-bitter after.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pfc514 (80) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - NOV 22, 2013
Smells of yeast, prunes, sweet and fruity with some candied sugar present. Pours a beautiful reddish brown, with ruby highlights when held up to the light. Raisins are present in the flavor, but candied sugar overpowers much of the front end. Boozy in the back. Mouthfeel isnít really anything to write home about. Pretty standard. Not bad, but average. Pretty good quad. I wasnít disappointed, but I have had better representations of the style.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (1048) - Maryland, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Draft at Roasthouse Pub in Frederick, MD. Served in a snifter glass, hazy tan brown color with light tan head. Aroma of caramel, candy sugar, dried fruit and light yeast note. Taste adds notes of brown sugar, dark fruit (raisins, figs), bread, booze and some light spices. Heavy body, moderate carbonation, sticky, rich with sweet lingering finish. Itís a sweet fruity quad, pretty good.

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