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RATINGS: 436   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Spring   IBU: 24   EST. CALORIES: 369   ABV: 12.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13870) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - APR 12, 2009
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering amber head. Aromas of raisin, plum, date, pepper, carmel and light spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel, molasses, raisin, date and light spice with a smooth dry malty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - APR 11, 2009
22oz from Chevy Chase Wine, D.C. Nice garnet pour, slightly dusky brown at the edges. Decent 1-finger head, which quickly dissipates but leaves some moderate lacing. Sticky malts and raisins dominate the nose. The body is a bit too thin and slick. Figs and currant blend with the caramel, mild smoke in the finish. Pretty nice warming beer, but perhaps a bit too one-dimensional.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
southamptonsam (116) - New York, USA - APR 11, 2009
Mahogany with a nice tan head. Too many off tastes to be a great quad. A bit too sweet. But the more I sip it and compare it in my mind to other quads, the more I like it.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2609) - New Jersey, USA - APR 11, 2009
VERY NICE BEER it is an inventive and demonstrative brew indeed. a honey, vanilla, caramel, i dunno just a genuine sweetness with appropriate but low volume of spice that i appreciate combined with a great malt flavor that has a raisin, prune and plum fruit character and full chewy and slick mouthfeel that a Belgian could be envious of. this brew could turn people on to the style. a nice looking brown elixer with interesting highlights and a nice light brown cap. best abt/q i ever had!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beachbum25 (1086) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2009
22 oz Bomber-Someone bonused me this beer in a trade, but I cant recall who!-Deep mahogany color w/a slight tan head & good lacing. Sweet Belgian aroma. Big brew, flavors of dark fruit. candied sugar, toffee, raisins, & roasted malt. Had a lot of carbonation; alcohol was quite evident, but not in a bad way. Definite after dinner sipper, would go well sitting around the fire w/a fine cigar! Long sweet finish

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ross (2146) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2009
Bottle. Dark red colored pour with a tan head that goes away pretty quick. Smell is sweet, fruity with some cherries perhaps, sugar, some malt, yeast. Taste is sweet and fruity , no alcohol detected, lively body with CO2. Pleasing to drink, very good fresh, no need to age this one. I am always partial to Smutty, and this is no exception. I may pick up some more of these, nice stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GandGKevin (934) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 9, 2009
Sweet malty aroma almost butterscotchy. Flavors of raisin and toffee. Very Very Ecxellent.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TeamTrappist (832) - jericho, New York, USA - APR 9, 2009
Tap at Blind Tiger. Poured deep mahogany with a yeasty cherry nose. This had some decent depth to the flavors and is a pretty good take on the style. I tasted Cherry flavor may have been a bit overpowering, but I guess it was more raisin than cherry. The alcohol is blended nicely, but with too much sweetness, could see this possibly being a bit cloying. Would like to age one and re-rate.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Boutip (6084) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 8, 2009
Bottle: Poured a deep copper color ale with a huge light brown foamy head with good retention and good lacing. Aroma of dry fruit (figs and raisins) with some rum notes and some candi sugar. Taste is a well balance mix between some candi sugar, some dry fruits and some rum notes with a great malt backbone. Body is little bit hint for the style with good carbonation and no hints of alcohol. Very well done but I thought the candu sugar was a little bit too upfront and some additional body would have brought this to classic level.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (7395) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 8, 2009
Draught at Coles, Buffalo, NY . Pours a deep orange-copper with a small diminishing creamy off-white head. Aromas sweet and fruity along with caramel malt, raisins and maybe some chocolate. Flavours sweet but not overly so, a bit sugary, malty and fruity along with some toffee and mild alcohol. Alcohols reasonably well hidden. Average bodied. A pretty good version of the style.


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