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RATINGS: 1066   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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2142) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2015
bottle for my hotel room purchased in Fort Wayne, Indiana or as the bar tender at the bar at which I was previously a patron... the arm pit of America. I thought that was NJ but whom am I to disagree. anyway, this one pours dark plum purple brown. gives a quick flash of a head. Nose is full or raisins and molasses. taste is pretty much the same with some brown sugar and a massive booze burn. In other items, it is so much easier typing ratings in on computer as opposed to ipad/iphone. no auto correct errors necessary.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chudwick (2416) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - APR 25, 2015
Dark Lord words words words words words boozy it’s cold words words words words words it’s raining

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
odinstyr (593) - Howell, New Jersey, USA - APR 16, 2015
Pours a clear brown with a small but creamy tan head. Smells of raisins and sweet bread. Taste is sweet and moderately bitter - raisin and sweet dark malts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1653) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 16, 2015
Clear brown with a good beige head. Aroma is raisins, dates, caramel. Full bodied, sweet and boozy on the palate. Taste is raisins, dates, caramel, fig, cherry. Damn tasty.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ARH (806) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2015
12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Sweet chocolate and cherry aromas come off the beer with a boozy warmth. As it settles out, raisin aromas and a light port wine become prevalent en route to a final note of woody cherry with toffee. The pour is thick, and dark, but an oily clear cola brown hue with a dense brown head that retains a moderate ring, wispy surface, and leaves some runny lace. The taste is a medium high sweet with a supporting medium bitter and secondary notes of light sour and light umami. The texture is thick and chewy with lots of fizzy carbonation and a full body with flavors of dark, dry fruit, wood, light spice, and a roast-like character that develops as the glass warms along with a cooked brown sugar note. The finish is a boozy warmth with wood and clean spice that leaves an aftertaste that’s dry and clean; spicy with a lingering smokey, dark chocolate and a cloying, dark, tart fruit that’s lightly astringent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Art (2207) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 12, 2015
On tap at HOTB. brown syrupy pour. No head. Aroma of figs and alcohol. Sweet with alcoholic heat.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jw0406 (903) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2015
12 oz bottle pours a dark copper color with a medium tan head. Aromas of sweet malt, candied sugar, caramel, toffee. Full bodied, sweet alcohol finish, very nice.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (5454) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2015
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear copper pour with a medium tan head. Aroma of banana, caramel, brown sugar and toffee. Malty and caramelly flavor with esters and roast before a sweet and warm finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillWyce (829) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2015
2014 edition. Pours hazy copper-amber color, with a small and thin-but-creamy bone-colored head. Aromas of raisin and caramel, perhaps a touch of wood. Full body. Syrupy-thick, with a lingering astringent tingle to the finish. Flavor has notes of nutty and caramel malts, with a touch of booziness. A note of raisin lingers in the finish. Good while still "young", looking forward to aging one or two.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1000) - Providence, Rhode Island, USA - APR 2, 2015
Light-brown, deep-amber when backlit. A cm of tan head that fades moderate to quick. Aroma is banana, caramel, brown sugar, caramelized raisins, touch of lactose. Body is medium weight, syrupy, moderately starchy, medium-light carbonation, light burn. Flavor is spicy yeast, light phenols, sweet (light caramel), hints of drying grasses, very boozy, but in a pleasant way. A delightful sipper. Highlight is the spicy-sweet flavor. A well-done high-abv by Dogfishead. Better than the 120-minute and fort. Up there with the world-wide stout, perhaps better.


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