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RATINGS: 1061   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


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29992) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2004
A hazy amber beer with no head. The aroma is of alcohol and honey, like a mead, with hints of roasted malt. The flavor is also dominated by alcohol and with notes of prunes, leading to a dry finish. The alcohol warms Your body, but burns Your throat on the way.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hildigöltur (5103) - København, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2004
Dark amber coloured. Alcoholic aroma with notes of raisins. Extremely sweet and rather alcoholic flavour. Quite unbalanced. It’s a shame the alcohol is not as well hidden in this one as in the great World Wide Stouts.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mads Langtved (2244) - Copenhagen K, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2004
This is massive! I like the normal version much better. This beer is out of proportions. It’s a funny idea, but it gets really strong. However as a supstitution of sherry og madeira wine, it would be great.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dixen (1465) - Flagstaff, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2004
This is a extreme beer. So much alcohol! Strong nose of raisins, sweetness, dark fruits and of course loads of alcohol. Cheastnut colored, with a fast disappearing head. Port like in the flavor, candy sugar and loads of alcohol again. It warms as hell down your throat and in your stomach. The alcohol can be a bit too offensive IMO.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (10608) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 20, 2004
Bottled: If you like pure alcaholinfusion this is your beer. Is amber coloured and has no head. Is very sugary and alcaholic in the nose. Flavour is full of alcahol and is medical with some light herb notes. Very heavy alcaholburnt in the end. I find this beer boring and onedimensional. All it has is alcahol, witch might work for someone, but not me. Wonder what a homeless drunk would say to a beer like this?

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
CapFlu (4725) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2004
(22oz bottle) Bottled on December 19, 2002. White dwarf head with a mahogany body. Nose of Apis Jadwiga mead - intense brown sugar, honey, alcohol, bourbon and iodine. Very viscous. Flavour is SO smooth, sweet. I don’t know about Sam s classification of this as a Brown Ale - I truly find it amazing though! Many many thanks to our New Jersey friend, Dave aka MaiBockAddict.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lubiere (10846) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 17, 2004
Red orange ale with a caramel coloured head, collapsing in a white dwarf as soon as critical mass is achieved. Strong alcohol and brown sugar aroma, very fruity with prunes and pineau de charente qualities...and soy sauce. Viscous bodied with an intense sweet malt, filled with honey, plums, and caramel. Complex....perfect for sipping slowly i n late autumn or winter....WOWW!!!!!A bifg thanks for Capflu for sharing, and to Maibockaddict for the trade!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopdog (9635) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 10, 2004
Poured a medium copper color with a small head. Aromas and tastes of sweet malts and raisins. Sweet tasting. Some caramel and molasses. Could not detect that it was 20% alcohol! Very tasty. Thanks to egajdzis for the sample of this one (I gotta get some more of it!).

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 6, 2004
Bottle pours a murky dark caramel, small off-white fizzly head that quickly settles, lively carbonation, with rather slick lacing.   Aroma is mainly alcohol, but I get whisps of dark pitted fruit.   Unlike the aroma, the flavor is quite the opposite.   Strong raison, dates, & figs on first sip.   Fairly sweet.   Alcohol is definitely present, but its rather smooth.   Very warming as it goes down.   Lordy, this is really tasty!   I’m also getting hints of vanilla and molasses.   Fantastic body with a smooth mouthfeel.   At 20.5% ABV, its very easy to put down.   Lingering dates/figs in the aftertaste.   Simply delicious!   Thanks goes out to CaptainCougar for trading this beauty!


4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
IndianaRed (2765) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 3, 2004
UPDATED: APR 25, 2005 750ml Bottle "DEC 19 2002" bottling date, poured a hazy redish amber.with no real head at all nor was there any lacing. It does however have nice legs as i gently swirl it around. An intoxicating, almost somehow erotic meadly of prunes, figs and raisons as well as apple cider toffee and caramel makes up the aroma. The alcohol cannot be missed also but is complimentary and does not get in the way. Flavor is most of the above but also a sweet woody, musty taste. Feel is soft, carbonation is lively but fine, and the high ABV gives that cold/hot burning feel of a brandy. Which is what this is more akin to than any beer I’ve had. Finish is a woody earthen flavor. A wonderfull brew that @ 15$ and 20.5%, I really should be sharing....well, maybe the next one .... Thanks to MrFacto for this gem of a "beer"


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