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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


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluemeow76 (693) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2003
A bit on the strong side for me. Pours a dark amber with a thin head. Great complexity, but the alcohol comes on a bit too strong for me to really enjoy it.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JoeM500 (1905) - Crown Point, Indiana, USA - JUL 7, 2003
Sampled from the bottle that (I believe) npdempse brought to the Summer Gathering. Syrupy caramel and fluffy marshmellow. Hops attempts to breakthrough but is swarmed by big alcohol. Not as harsh due to the alcohol's bourbon barrel smoky character. I imagine the one in my closet will be better by next years gathering!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Volgon (2763) - Manchester, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 6, 2003
RateBeer Summer 2003: Cloudy orange color. Sweet and citrus aroma with some bourbon qualities. Oily mouthfeel, ends very sweet. A huge beer to say the least.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
npdempse (934) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2003
Nose of caramel with oranges. Ruddy copper with a small white head. Ultra sweet, with caramel and toffee. Big flowery hop dose. Seriously warming. Hints of orange and cotton candy. Nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aobecksy (700) - Middle of no where, Ohio, USA - MAY 25, 2003
UPDATED: SEP 5, 2005 Great lace; alcohol captures your nose, your taste, your heart and maybe even your memory if topped off with wings and a Sam Adams until the wee hours. Taste more like a tripple than a brown ale.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsquire (3499) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAY 21, 2003
Lots of red in this beer with a quickly disappating beige head with a long lasting ring of bubbles in the glass. Dark, sweet nose with lots of alcohol. Very sweet. Sticky, syrupy sweet. Plum, rum raisin, burnt caramel, butterscotch and brandy flavors all swimming around in lots of alcohol. I don't know why the label calls this a brown ale because it is so much more. At 20%, now I know why I feel this way.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Indra (2625) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - MAY 21, 2003
Dec. 19, 2002 bottling. Massively malty and powerful aroma, with fiery alcohol, raisin, fig, maple, dark honey and a background earthiness. Deep garnet in color, with an initially foamy head that diminishes completely. Surface has an oily sheen. Flavor profile is impressive and balanced, beginning with a dollop of syrupy sweetness and developing a blend of raisin and grape fruitiness, very apparent vaporous, peppery, drying alcohol. Finishes very long. A very heady brew. Quite nicely done.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jefyou (39) - Menlo Park, California, USA - APR 19, 2003
A very complex malty, syrupy, fruity beer. Plums, honey and raisons. High alcohol without the taste. Very good as with all Dogfish Head brews

0.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Ludwig (60) - USA - APR 6, 2003
I really do not think that I have tasted a beer that is so bad as this one. In fact I have not found a good Dogfish Head Brew....

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ravidesai (947) - Bombay, INDIA - APR 5, 2003
coppery red colour, thin head that bubbled out quickly. deep fruity aroma with plums, raisins,maple, honey. overwhelming malt dominates the taste with a rich fruit palate. for a 20% beer this is remarkably gentle. sweet syrupy palate that clings to the mouth leaving a soft lingering taste. a great after dinner drink or nightcap.


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