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Dogfish Head Raison D Extra

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RATINGS: 990   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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maxcoinage (26) - Wauconda, Illinois, USA - MAY 31, 2013
2007 Vintage acquired in a trade, had a nice carbonated sound when cracking it open. As I was pouring it then aroma was prevelant. Poured into a softer a dark brown color with a couple cm white head which dissipated quickly. Aroma is fantastic - brown sugar, figs, dates, oak Mouthfeel - fairly heavy and still a bit of carb, not as oxided as I would have expected. Taste is just outstanding - similar to aroma- brown sugar, raisins, port, boozy Finish is strong and hot. Enjoying this very much!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
czar (4614) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 30, 2013
bottle share at BW - pre-hill farmstead 3rd anniversary. 2002 vintage - thanks a lot! hazy light brown without a head. dry and complex caramel and caramelized nuts, raisins, plums, buttered nuts, light toasted coconut, oak and moderate old port characteristics. soft to flat carbonation, medium body - heavy stickiness, oily, cloying caramel finish. complex.. but did not wowed me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hoppypocket (408) - Trois-rivieres, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 29, 2013
2002 vintage. Pours a cloudy dark brown with no head and no lacing. Aroma of dark fruits, figs, brown sugar, raisins, caramel. Taste is full of caramel, figs, raisins, brown sugar, dried berries, alcohol is barely present for a 20% abv beer. like and old port. Full body and low carb. Wow. Really impressed how this one held up well. Very good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tom10101 (3012) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle (750 ml). 2002 vintage, so about 11 years old. Thanks a lot to the guy who shared this at Hill Farmstead pre 3rd Anniversary bottle share. Amber with no head and no lacing. Aroma is intense and amazingly complex with grapes, port, plum, candi sugar, malt, caramel, dark fruits and light alcohol. Taste is moderately sweet with port notes, grapes, plum, dark fruits, candi sugar, honey, alcohol caramel, malt and light wood. Medium body. Soft carbonation. Winey/port like mouthfeel. Alcohol has mellowed and it’s hard to believe that this beer is 20,5% abv. Amazingly complex. I’m not sure I would like a fresh version of this, but I was really impressed by this one. It’s like a fine Port. Definitely worth keeping this bottle for 10+ years.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AdamJackson (2802) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAY 26, 2013
Very dark plum red. No head, almost flat. Smells very sweet like raisins and plums and burnt candied sugar. Taste is very insanely sweet. Loaded with dark fruits. The amount of complexity and layered flavors make this one of the best dogfish head beers I've ever had. Really incredible

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brystmar (1289) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 12, 2013
2006. Raison concentrate! Booze works with the flavor components, caramelized malt, pulverized grain. Hides its strength well. I enjoyed this one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbrana (471) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - APR 18, 2013
2007 Bottle. This may not be the best bottle I’ve had of Raison D’Extra, however it still tastes rather nice. Tastes very strong, but smooth, with flavors of raisins, cherries, dates, plums, sweet vermouth, with a hint of caramel / burnt sugar. Overall quite tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
OmegaX (1276) - Florida, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Hunahpu 2013. I doubt this will be read by the folks that shared this with me, but if you opened this up at Hunahpu 2013 with a guy that shared some Hill Farmstead with you while waiting in line for beer...well I’m that guy. A huge thanks for opening this up on the spot. Hit me up bro!! 2002 vintage. Crazy. Nose is big raisin, grape, and dark fruit. Sugary sweetness in the aroma, with a slight touch of alcohol. Pour was dark brown, no real head. Flavor is big time raisin and chocolate and caramel malt behind a dark fruit presence. A malt bomb, it’s very sweet but extremely satisfying and the massive ABV is barely noticeable. Wow, this was insanely good. Thanks a ton!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - MAR 9, 2013
2002 bottle, thanks to the mysterious OmegaX. This beer was so smooth and malty, with compliments of yeast it almost tasted yeast-like. It tasted like oak and raisins with hints of alcohol with a touch of cherries. Pretty straight-forward and delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theydon_Bois (9725) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle at home, purchased from the Rehoboth beach bar, 24/02/13. 2007 vintage 330ml bottle. Pours a clear deep mahogony brown with a thin beige head that soon collapses to the edge in the form of bubbles. Nose is dark fruits, raisens, dates, figs, woody tones, brown sugars, toffee, booze - but not overpowering for an 18% beer. Taste comprises dark toffee, caramelised sugars, booze - but again kept in check considering the strength, raisens, dark fruits, light woody notes, dates. Full bodied, fine carbonation - pitched just right so it isn’t overly still and cloying, sweet boozey warming alcohol finish. A well balanced beer, the alcohol is well integrated for such a high ABV, good stuff!

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