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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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheGB (524) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Nice dark amber color with little head. So, light aroma of malt. But has a nice taste to go with it. A lot of strong Belgian fruit flavor. A little sweet on the palate, but the acidic balances it all out pretty well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
TimsRatings (421) - - AUG 12, 2013
From 22oz bottle. Pours a copper red with almost no head. Fine lacing with fruity aroma. Raisins in the brew come through pretty strongly in the taste. Low score reflects my personal palate preferences, not necessarily the quality of the brewing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
crajun (1007) - , Texas, USA - AUG 10, 2013
Recd in trade from phatdog really nice beer. Fudgy caramel sludgy color. Burnt sbrown sugar and caramel aroma. Taste is much sugar caramel sweetness but not too cloying sweet like others. Slight touch of alcohol. This works well

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmagnus87 (2742) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2013
Draft. Boozy and yeasty. Dark fermented fruits with caramel and a couple loaves of bread. Goes down way too easy though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2530) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 6, 2013
April 2012. Bottle. Dark amber color with an offwhite head. Spicy aromas with malt, brown sugar, yeast and dark fruit. A very good example of this style without being over the top.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
olr1984 (1162) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 2, 2013
22oz bottle thanks to Thedrooid pours dark red with zero head. Dark fruit and malt aroma. Fruit raisins plums and sweet malt taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadRobin (2112) - Silver Spring, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Poured from 22 oz. bottle after cellaring go 14 months. Murky, amber-brown with a small cream- colored head and good lacing. Aroma of toasted malt, caramel, raisins, figs, plums, orange, brown sugar, spice, cloves and yeast. Sweet taste of toasted malt, caramel, raisins, toffee, figs, plums, orange, peaches, brown sugar, rum, spice, cloves and yeast. Medium/full body and high/medium carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SudsMcDuff (6048) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2013
bottle to glass .. . pours a burnt plum .. medium foam level .. . light spice, rum, and easy going dark fruit .. . has a chewy mouth feel, mild finish .. . not bad at all, could have been bolder though .. . . I applaude grinding up losers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerFanDan17 (1020) - Brunswick, Maine, USA - MAY 11, 2013
A very hefty brew with plenty of pitted fruit, some apricot, and buttered toast. Bomber... Pours dark amber. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - MAY 9, 2013
This poured a murky reddish amber with a thin head that fell fast to a thin ring, shimmering wet lace and alcohol legs. Little yeast floating on top. Very light in color for a quad looks more like a barleywine. Nose is raisin, dark fruits, plum, date, caramel malt, candy sugar, a quick glimpse of bread but really more cake like malt and alcohol. Has a very high abv. Taste follows the nose all the way. Raisin, butter and rum. Reminds one of fruitcake. It’s a little out of balance with no bitter at all and lots of booze. It’s immediately warming, medicinal and has just a bit of spice. Mouthfeel is thin and has a sticky fruit juice quality to it. This is a big sweet beer with not a lot of carbonation that finishes dry from all the booze. It was not unpleasant but I would call it an interpretation on the belgian quad.

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