135. Smuttynose Gravitation

This one was a surprise to me. Not because it was another great beer from Smuttynose but because it was 12% ABV. I finished off this bomber in about 30 minutes as it was a smooth easy drinking beer not realizing it had a high ABV. I was asleep on the couch by 7:45. The beer pours a dark copper with minimal head, aroma was very fruity. The beer was strong but not overwhelming, lots of raisin and a slight alcohol burn. Overall a quality beer but not up to the same standard as the previous Smuttynose Big Beer series offerings.
Pros: Color
Cons: Lot of raisin taste
Alcohol Content: 12.0% ABV
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): ??
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Brewers Website: Smuttynose
Brewers Description: First released in January, 2009, Gravitation Belgian Quad is the newest offering in the Smuttynose Big Beer Series.  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.  This beer has a starting  gravity of 23 degrees Plato.

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