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RATINGS: 1062   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UXO (715) - CANADA - JAN 25, 2015
Pours murky medium brown with a short, short-lived light tan head diminishing rapidly to a thin skim, patchy lacing. (3/5) Nose is boozy raisins and other dark fruit, hot alcohol. (8/10) Taste is moderate sweet, mild bitterness, strong alcohol. (8/10) Full body, low carbonation, slick and boozy finish. (4/5) A bit… “enthusiastic”. Might benefit from some cellaring to blend and mellow the flavours and the still-moderate harshness of the very high ABV. Sweet without being cloying, and with an interesting richness and depth of flavour. Not without its attractions, and very drinkable, but a bit of a velvet-covered hammer to the head. (15/20)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boozedude (2173) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Wowsers! ...taste and arona is potent joy...hhhhhhbbhcjcjcjchchvhchchchchchchchchchchchc

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Matt_Foran (90) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Very strong on the nose, with strong malt character. Taste more malts and dark fruits on the first taste. The alcohol catches up at the end. Very nice!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
airrick2003 (659) - Louisiana, USA - JAN 22, 2015
Appearance: pours with a smaller tan head that is soapy and dissipates quickly, the beer is a very nice dark maroon color, clear Aroma: plum, raisin, kind of faint Taste: very strong plum, strong caramel malt flavor, raisin, bitter throughout as well, cherry, Palate: heavy mouthfeel, almost a cough syrup aftertaste, average carbonation, warmth Overall: holy cow this is a strong flavor beer, the malt and raisins make it hard to drink, very bitter as well, very in your face beer that’s pretty hard to drink

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bebum (456) - - JAN 21, 2015
Medium brown, clear. Full body, medium in flavor, excessively alcoholic, silky texrureas expected from the abv. , avg finish. Sweet but not cloying, good acidity. Dried fruit, simple flavors, alcohol. Disappointing, clumsy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
closey22 (1138) - Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Ruby copper with rimming beige head; aroma of paint chemicals with a sweet notes of honey,raisin, and cherry; Flava is sweet cherry honeyish; feels thick yet fizzy; finishes tangy sweet with notes of maple syrup

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Mox_Ruby_IPA (7) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrSilverworm (8185) - 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?

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmoreau (2846) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (1260) - 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.

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