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RATINGS: 1101   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   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


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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dan027 (26) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 3, 2011
Super interesting. Had a 12 oz bottle from 03/15/07. Color is a deep reddish brown with a yellow head. Aroma and flavor are both very intense and totally raisin. The taste is strong and a bit dry and both flavor and aroma are very reminiscent of a port. Like I said this is an interesting brew, not one that you will want to drink everyday, but definitely worth a shot.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
teamsale (155) - Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2016
On tap. Pours a cloudy brownish with a thin beige head and light lacing. Smells sweet, alcohol, raisin, fruit. Doesn’t taste like 18%, sweet flavor (and plenty of it), brown sugar delicious. Light bitterness and a nice sweet aftertaste. Interesting and fun.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (2501) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2016
At Maakun’s. Bottle courtesy of Maakun. Black with almost no head. Maybe because of all the alcohol! Aroma of raisans and alcohol. Krentebol, raisans, marzipan, dades. Over medium sweet. Medium body, very dense and alcoholic. More like an aperatif than a beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (3626) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2016
Bottle shared at home. Clear dark mahogany with small off white head that leaves a small ring. Raisin bread, "krentenbol", quite some alcohol, sweet white wine, glue, loads more alcohol, brown bread, brown sugar, caramel, sherry. Lots of nice complex almost oxidized notes, but also crazy amounts of alcohol. Very sweet with alcoholic bitterness. Full bodied with a bit burning alcoholic finish. Way too much alcohol for me.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dodgrblu (731) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 15, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine in Medford, way sweet, raisins come through.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nicochic (2) - - JUL 14, 2016 does not count
Clearly unfiltered... Caramel colored with lots of beige floaters. Dates cherries & stone fruit. Rich, viscous warm and sweet. I shared a bottle with two friends and we were all pleased. I'm easy, but they're snobs, so I assume it must have been great ;)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalumeaux (1039) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 1, 2016
Poured from bottle dated 11/21/14 dark caramel color with minimal head and nice lacing. Aromas of caramel malt dark fruit cognac. Taste is dark fruit caramel alcohol and a nice balanced burn. A good sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
GreatDane1632 (1168) - North Dakota, USA - JUN 11, 2016
2013 bottle poured into a snifter -- Pours a muddy brown, zero head, and its nose is extremely boozey. A very pleasant sipper. Most of the raisin has fallen out, it drinks like a very strong Belgian dubbel. A very interesting experience. Check this one off the ’want list’.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (2069) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Great sipping beer. Malty roasty flavours dominate, with doughy notes. Very rich palate.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (3083) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 18, 2016
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark reddish brown with a light head that dissipates quickly. Aromas of caramel malts and cognac. Flavors of brown sugar, sweetened raisins, stick sweet malts, and alcohol. Very warming. Nice enough for a beer that carries a wallop three times it’s size.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsporrer (628) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2016
On tap @ HO1K Beers. Pours a dark Iced tea brown color with a thin white ring. Aroma of light tart fruit. Taste is of dark fruit with some whiskey notes. Not as harsh or alcohol laden as some others. Decent flavors without too much alcohol masking the taste. Enjoyable.


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