Smuttynose Gravitation (Big Beer Series) - Smuttynose Brewing Company
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3.68/5 rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.
Serving type: bottle
09-20-2013 03:32:24 | More by superspak
Smuttynose Gravitation (Big Beer Series) from Smuttynose Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 488 ratings.