Serve in Snifter, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 1080   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 555   ABV: 18.5%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jw0406 (975) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (5877) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillWyce (887) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PapaSkeetSkeet (1004) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zoucrew102 (1003) - - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle. Rich dark fruit aroma with light notes of caramel and booze. Pours dark brown with a ruby hue, an extremely thin white head and no lacing. Starts with a lot of dark fruit flavor, raisin-like with maybe a small amount of caramel. Finishes fairly smooth at first with the fruit still there, but ends with a lot of booze that lingers on the palate like some liquors. Good, but the alcohol burn at the end is not enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mep3222 (987) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Aroma of malt,raisin and fig. Belgian yeast, sweet finish but not overly sweet. Quite nice and balanced for how strong it is. Lots of flavor and complex. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2015
3/16/2015. 12 oz. bottle. Red brown with a thin tan head. Sweet aromas of dried fruit. A significant alcohol burn, raisins, molasses, honey and malt. A little too hot for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TomTron (434) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - MAR 14, 2015
Pours a murky brown with not much head. Sooo much raisin in the nose. This beer is a definite sipper. Heavy dark fruit presence and the alcohol is there, and at 18%, that’s not surprising. Solid offering, and definitely what I would call a "meal beer".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlovakSniper (4130) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2015
(12 onces. Vintage 2014.) Quelle belle robe et que dire de cette tête qui accompagne chaque gorgée de la dégustation. De la classe! Au nez, porto, noix caramélisées, liqueur d’agrumes, mélasse et miel se manifestent avec allégresse. Quelle profondeur! Ça sent très bon et cela est tout simplement appétissant. Le goût est très intense en raisins liquoreux et en alcool mielleux. Serait-ce le croisement entre un porto, un hydromel et un doppelbock? C’est tout à fait bien mais les saveurs ne sont définitivement pas touchées par cette magie qui opère le nez. En bouche, un corps totalement rond avec une texture liquoreuse et un pétillement bien nerveux. Une finale de raisins chauds qui se conjuguent avec une longue amertume boisée. Grande complexité. Bière de fin de soirée qui peut faire tomber toute inhibition.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2720) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Toffee colored pour. Slight tan bubbles. No lacing. Caramel and date aroma. Boozy caramel taste with dark stone fruit.

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