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RATINGS: 1026   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 555   ABV: 18.5%
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Raison D’Extra is our amped up version of the Raison D’Etre. It is brewed from a similar grist (raisins included) to a massive 42P, giving it 20.5%ABV, along with 20 IBU and a color of 20L.
18.5% ABV in 11/2005 12 oz. release


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mox_Ruby_IPA (4) - Indiana, USA - JAN 20, 2015 does not count
Raisin sweet sweet raisin. Alcohol very high in ABV but once you get past that the flavor is amazingly great. Rich taste of raisin plum fig could not wait to have another drink. Be careful this hits hard.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (7229) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 20, 2015
4oz on tap at Ei8ht Ball. Up front, lots of cherry, surprisingly. Maraschino cherry, cherry cough drops. Toasty malt, kind of spicy. Bigger sweet taste, but a good bigger earthy bitterness to this as well -- not too sweet. Surprisingly nice balance. Nowhere near Black Tuesday levels of sweetness. Surprisingly easy to sip at for the huge ABV. I’m taking small sips, but there’s never any burn nor bite. A big reasonable warmth, of course, in check though. Clear orange amber color, thin off-white head, few bits of lace. Bigger body, kind of slick, light carbonation. A fun, big beer to sip on overall. I’m glad for the chance to have finally tried this. Grew on me as I went. Gets easier and easier to sip as I go... Maybe I was catching a buzz?

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2634) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2015
12 oz. bottle shared and poured to rock glass samplers at Lunar Brewing Co., displaying a clear, brownish amber color, with a thin layer of off white foam that quickly reduced to film and a thin ring, and left some spots of lacing on the glass. The nose was ripe apple, currants, caramel malt sweetness, and ready to pounce alcohol. Medium to full bodied, with soft carbonation, the taste was syrupy sweet, and pleasantly boozy, with a bit of tartness, and moderate bitterness that melded well with the other flavor notes. Numbing, yet quite smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (1165) - Corinth, Texas, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Clear red brown pour with a light beige head that fades to a lasting ring. Aroma is sweet sticky dates, raisin, alcohol, caramel, and dough. Taste follows the nose with an overall sweetness and a good deal of hot alcohol. Slick texture with alcohol warmth on the way down.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arkurzynski (1611) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Hazy red tranding to brown. Nose of dark fruit, raisin, cherry, and sticky caramel malt. Flavor is dark fruit cocktail with dark cherry, caramel, Belgian candy, and light alcohol. Lingering sticky fruit.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FestDecBeet (289) - - JAN 18, 2015
Look: pours a dark brown. Light brown head. Very clear. Smell: red apples. Plum figs. Raisins. Taste: plum. Raisins. Sweet caramel. Hot alcohol. Feel: thin mouth feel. Slight oiliness. Medium carbonation. Overall: great beer. Like the sweet flavors. First drank: mom & dads 1/17/15 Vintage: 2014

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fritz123 (1145) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Bottle shared at the Syb Pig. Thanks Dan! Pours an opaque deep brown with thin head. Aroma is figs, raisins, slight caramel, and malts. The taste is actually very good for the high ABV. Caramel, figs, prunes, raisins, hay, and malts. Finish is slight boozy, but nowhere near what it could be at 18.5%. Slick mouth. Moderate carb. Very nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dr_Fellini (636) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Draft at big bold beer fest. Pours an amber light brown color with a light tan head. Aroma is mildly boozy, malty, dark fruits. Flavor is thick, sweet, raisons. OK. Big and boozy. Definitely gonna age my other bottles.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DearBeer2013 (85) - - JAN 17, 2015
18.5% Not bad at all. Pretty smooth. The alcohol does hit your sinus, but only to give a slight reminder of the ABV. Tastes of molasses and raisins.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
CpyNPrnT (432) - Indiana, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Aroma of raisins, plums, dark fruit, taste is very fruit, raisins, lots of sugar, very sweet but the alcohol holds this beer down. It brings balance. Worth a try and I would imagine within 6 months to a year would mellow this brew out further.


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