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Raison D'Etre Voted 'American Beer Of The Year' in January 2000 by Malt Advocate Magazine. A deep mahogany ale brewed with beet sugar, green raisins, and Belgian yeast. As complex as a fine red wine. 36 IBU - available year round, 12 ounce bottles & draft - Descriptors: Notes of pit fruit, decadent, winey, raisiney, malty

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darkmagus82 (1786) - - MAY 20, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 2-25-12 - Poured from bottle into pint glass Appearance- Poured a light brown or dark mahogany color. A light tan billowy head with big carbonation bubbles was formed upon pouring. The head had a decent retention and upon fading gave moderate lacing. Smell – Sweet dark fruit and caramel aromas are up front. The dark fruit is mainly raisin and a bit of cherry in nature. The smell finishes off with a more white wine like aroma of white grapes and alcohol. Taste –An interesting combination of tastes. It starts out with more roasted malty flavors with mixed with a bit of sugary and caramel sweetness. Toward the middle, a more dry white wine taste of grapes comes to fruition. This starts to overshadow the more grainy-malty tastes, which towards the end dominates the taste profile. At the very end of the taste your mouth is left with a light tannin taste that lingers for quite a while. Mouthfeel – A medium body with a moderate level of carbonation. Very average for a beer of this strength. Overall – Not really my type of beer. It had a bit too much of a wine like flavor, almost as though a white wine was mixed with a brown ale. If I want wine I will drink wine and if I want a brown ale I will drink one; the two together don’t meld too well in my opinion.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sulawang (634) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2014
Visual: (Note: this is an ancient beer I had in the fridge; printed bottled 11/29/10). Pours light root beer brown with barely any head, thin ringed retention, several streams of varying speeds. Nose: molasses, brown sugar malts, like a typical Belgian dubbel. (lvl-6)-pungency Attack: alcoholic detection, fruity sweetness, fizzy-tingly Mid-palate: (lvl-6)-sweetness, (MAIN) candi/brown sugar malts, molasses, fig/date Finish: sweet raisins, mild cola, malty sweet finish. Summary: Overall quite a decent brew and something I could easily drink 4 of. A bit heavy on the palate to be supreme, however good balance and flavour nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
esp0r (2058) - NORWAY - MAY 8, 2014
Bottle shared at the daje reaches 2000 ratings sessions
Dark brown with a light tanned head. Smells of spices, dark malts, burnt caramel and something fruity. Medium sweet, raisins, caramel, dark malts; a quite fruity brew, alot of interesting fruit flavors. Spicy tail, moderate bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
VsXsV (2409) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle outside Khioskh. Brown liquid with a medium tan head. Aroma of raisins, raw sugar, toffee, caramel and bread. Taste is light sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of raisins and raw sugar. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansalon (1561) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle from Kihoskh. Pours mahogany with a low white head. Aroma of raisins, honey, caramel, figs, dates. Taste is caramel, honey, figs, dates, raisins. Mouthfeel is smooth with low carbonation. Aftertaste is figs, honey, raisins, caramel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gopherfan99 (568) - CROATIA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle, pours a coppery color with a an off-white head, tastes sweet with flavors of malt, fruits, and caramel, slight bitter finish but very tasty, nice beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
daje (2609) - NORWAY - APR 30, 2014
Bottle from Kihoskh shared with esp0r and edvard, april 26th 2014. Clear dark red body with an offwhite head. Malty aroma with a light metal sting, dark fruits. Taste of raisin, sweet candy sugar, belgian yeast, caramel aftertaste with a light alcohol note.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
miquelcrush (1474) - Granollers, SPAIN - APR 21, 2014
Molt bona cervesa, la adicció de panses li dona un toc molt curiós i bo. Muy buena cerveza, la adicción de pasas le da un toque muy curioso y bueno.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
charlotte (4317) - rødovre, DENMARK - APR 21, 2014
Bottle.Dark copper colour with small head.Aroma of caramel,rye and dark drie fruits,taste a bit like a Barley wine type of beer,has also some mild hidden alc and taste of Wood.Really nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
storskurk (119) - DENMARK - APR 15, 2014
Duft af rund karamel, rugbrød og egetræ. Mørk kastanjeFarve. Rosiner, træfad, karamel, sødlig og let røget som et cigarhumidor. Moderat bitterhed men det er maltkompleksiteten der trækker læsset. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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