Serve in Snifter, Tulip


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RATINGS: 1102   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

Jonathan3584's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jonathan3584 (323) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 20, 2005
Pour is brown with absolutely no head. Thick and syrupy. The aroma has notes of molasses, maple syrup, vanilla, slight roast, dried fruits, etc. Very complex aroma. I’m sure it’s there in t he flavor, too, but I can’t get past how cloyingly sweet it is. The mouthfeel is good and coating, which helps the aftertaste linger, but there’s too much sugar left in this one for my taste. Great experiment, but not for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tapefuzz (125) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 15, 2016
12oz bottle. Pours a brownish red with a small beige head. Aroma is raisins and alcohol. Taste is much the same with brown sugar, figs, cinnamon, and molasses. Sweet wine (sherry? port?) like finish. Medium body. Low carbonation. Heavy, thick mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
teamsale (174) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (2684) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (3881) - 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.

   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.

   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 ;)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalumeaux (1041) - 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.

   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’.

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gerbeer (3126) - 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.

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