after4ever (5358) - Brier, Washington, USA - JUL 30, 2006
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12-oz. I must have a crazy sweet tooth. Pours a dark brown with a very light tan head that hangs around for a minute. Fruity, bready nose. Lots of sweets on the palate--underripe fruit (grapes) but without the soureness; overripe fruit, too (plums, raisins). Thick malt backbone but no single variety dominating--plenty of husky earth and toast. The floral hops at the end clean the palate nicely, but this is quite a sweet beer (in both/all senses of the word). Insanely drinkable for this ABV.
Merlin8000 (9) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - JUN 14, 2013 does not count
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
The mix of powerful flavors tend to overstay their welcome. I usually like the brand, but it feels like the brewers didn’t quite know which direction they wanted to go in here.
jmcgavin12 (201) - Madison, USA - JUN 7, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours dark brown with frothy tan head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is strong of raisins esters and dark brown sugar, The taste is sweet with a crisp boozey finish. Overall an amazing beer!
czar (2392) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 4, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle at mondial de la bière, mtl. pours clear light brown-reddish with a low light beige head. phenols, caramel, toffee, raisins, plain toasted demerara. average to soft carbonation - smooth mouthfeel, medium body - oily, short resiny but also sugary, almost cloying finish. like many DHs i guess: meh.
Joelly3d (27) - Kentucky, USA - JUN 1, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
My source was bottles, I can imagine this being exceptional on tap. Interesting flavor on this one. Tastes like a Belgian ale but has noticeably different accents. Borders both bitter and sweet and has an alcoholic overtone. Overall this is similar to the aged Abby ales, if you like those, give this a shot.
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Bière-Luc (358) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bière rougeâtre, peu effervescente avec un nez de sucre cuit / caramel. La bouche abonde dans le même sens avec des notes sucrées qui se révèlent nettement plus fruitées en finale.
ronaldtheriot (811) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - MAY 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dogfish Head Raison D’Etre has an extremely thin, off-white head, that fizzes right away. The appearance is semi-clear, brilliant, reddish-brown, with no lacing left behind and chunky pieces floating about. The aroma is of sweetness, turnip, slight caramel, and odd fruit. Taste is of raisins, turnips, brown bread, vegetable-like sugar, iced tea, and mold. There is an underlying hop bitterness, but this is mild. Mouthfeel is medium and somewhat prickly, and Dogfish Head Raison D’Etre finishes dry, rich, and not alcohilic. Certainly, this beer is unique, and I score it most excellent. RJT
budznsudz (337) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - MAY 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Drank from the bottle. Dark sugar, belgian yeast, raisin and figs make up the taste profile. Pretty decent brew.
Nekronos (3231) - Xalapa, MEXICO - MAY 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice and quite strong. NIce aroma and many other features. Quite strong in taste.
AndyW68 (437) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 23, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
light mahogany with white head. candied raisin hits the nose. taste is sweet and fruity with the malts finishing. enjoyable.
Westchesterco (296) - mclean, Virginia, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Appearance. Reddish brown. Aroma malty with raisin overtones taste sweet cherries and raisin then long on the palate with a sting bitter flavor