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Smuttynose Gravitation (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

492 Ratings
THE BROS
70
okay

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Ratings: 492
Reviews: 288
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 16.25%
Wants: 23
Gots: 36 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Smuttynose Brewing Company visit their website
New Hampshire, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
This big, 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.

25 IBU

2009 - 6.6%
2010 - 12.0%
2011 - 12.5%
2012 - 12.0%
2013 - 11.5%

(Beer added by: Oxymoron on 01-01-2009)
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YeastEnthusiast

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

09-30-2013 04:51:09 | More by YeastEnthusiast
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Giantspace

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

09-29-2013 02:45:10 | More by Giantspace
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

3.74/5  rDev +3%

Super sweet chewy beer, let it age. That's the short review. Appears a deep amber highlighted golden hue with khaki head forming thick head clings evenly to the sides of the glass. Aroma has deep fruit, think ripened apricot, figs, and in this beer's case loads of pureed raisin. A bit of alcohol on the nose, brightens things up a bit let's you know what your dealing with a big ass Belgian style Quad...to balance out the sweetness I'm smoking a RoMa Craft Anthropology, Nicaraguan rolled big ass cigar to bring some earthy spice, black pepper, and leather into the mix it really let's the beer shine the contrast between dark earthy tobacco leaves and these dark fruit elements I speak of. Flavor of the quad is super sweet it just sits on the sides of the tongue, it's big chewy and flavorful in the back end be ready for some alcohol to add to the depth. This bottle I bought for $6.50 needs to be laid down for a year at least, it's still a bit hot and I believe the overwhelming layers of sweetness will mellow out. Body is big bodacious and heavily filled with residual sugars on the palate, it's big and definitely burns and warms your chest with each sip. Overall I suggest getting some 2013 now and sitting on it for future use, great beer now will only get better with some mellowing.

09-24-2013 03:35:41 | More by WVbeergeek
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GraduatedCashew

California

3/5  rDev -17.4%

09-23-2013 16:42:55 | More by GraduatedCashew
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jim_carignan

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

09-22-2013 19:41:34 | More by jim_carignan
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squack

New York

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

09-21-2013 17:59:06 | More by squack
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superspak

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev +1.4%

22 ounce bottle into chalice, 2011 vintage. Pours lightly hazy deep ruby red color with a small light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big raisin, plum, fig, pear, grape, clove, pepper, toffee, candi sugar, molasses, toast, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance and complexity of malt and fruity/spicy yeast notes; with good strength. Taste of big raisin, plum, fig, pear, grape, brown bread, toffee, candi sugar, clove, pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness. Lingering notes of light and dark fruits, brown bread, toffee, candi sugar, clove, pepper, herbal, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a while. Nice flavor complexity of malt and fruity/spicy yeast notes; with a good malt and yeast flavor balance with no cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a slick and moderately syrupy mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with a moderate warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice quadrupel style. Good balance and complexity of malt and fruity/spicy yeast notes; and fairly smooth to sip on slowly. A nicely enjoyable offering; this improved quite a bit as it reached room temperature.

09-20-2013 03:32:24 | More by superspak
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Tsar_Riga

Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

09-09-2013 03:49:16 | More by Tsar_Riga
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scott2269

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +24%

09-02-2013 13:01:19 | More by scott2269
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bburghart

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

08-24-2013 02:44:50 | More by bburghart
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st9647v3

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-15-2013 00:18:12 | More by st9647v3
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-13-2013 17:52:40 | More by JTomczak
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drewone

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-08-2013 20:23:55 | More by drewone
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GonzoHomebrewer

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

08-08-2013 01:19:15 | More by GonzoHomebrewer
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-05-2013 02:21:09 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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TaylorK

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

08-04-2013 13:54:31 | More by TaylorK
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lovindahops

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-28-2013 02:05:31 | More by lovindahops
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jborg

New York

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-26-2013 00:16:36 | More by jborg
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timjim1327

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +37.7%

07-24-2013 03:28:33 | More by timjim1327
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HollyHops

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-24-2013 01:31:22 | More by HollyHops
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BuzzLitebier

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

07-22-2013 01:23:21 | More by BuzzLitebier
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torr

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +10.2%

07-22-2013 00:50:24 | More by torr
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SethK

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-17-2013 21:36:22 | More by SethK
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bwarren82

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

07-03-2013 02:16:05 | More by bwarren82
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NastyNate11

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

06-26-2013 02:21:18 | More by NastyNate11
Smuttynose Gravitation (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 492 ratings.