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RATINGS: 1074   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 555   ABV: 18.5%
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Raison DíExtra is our amped up version of the Raison DíEtre. 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

3.6
   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. Iím sure itís there in t he flavor, too, but I canít get past how cloyingly sweet it is. The mouthfeel is good and coating, which helps the aftertaste linger, but thereís too much sugar left in this one for my taste. Great experiment, but not for me.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
mstrcrwly (697) - New York, USA - AUG 15, 2015
bottle dated 11/21/14..chestnut pour with an off white head..aroma of raisins,booze,caramel,toffee..tastes of booze,dark fruits..eh.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (1607) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 5, 2015
Aromas of grape, raisin, brandy, red wine, cocoa, cooked sugar. Ruby with a decently lasting white head. A little sweet, somewhat boozy, flavors of dried fruit. Full bodied.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cernjoh (164) - Ohio, USA - AUG 3, 2015
Talk about big beers, this one coming in at or above 18% abv. I poured this from a bottle (2014 vintage) into a snifter. Aroma is of dark fruits and booze. A rather good blend of booze and dark fruits (raisins). Taste matches the nose but with a burn down the throat and belly. Appearance is a clear burgundy color with a barely noticable light tan ring of foam along the perimeter of the glass. Palate is well balanced with a creaminess that comes from the combination of carbonation and viscosity. An excellent beer I recommend you swwk out. I am sure this will age well. Cheers!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (3553) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Draft at Tap and Handle last week. Brown appearance with a beige head and light lacing. Kinda boozy, malty, moderately sweet, dark and fruity with a strong finish. Full body. OK.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JStax (3815) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 29, 2015
2014 bottle shared. The beer is a clear copper color with a beige head of foam that dissipates quickly. The aroma has a lot of alcohol, but also has a bit of dark fruit and cinnamon as well. The taste has sweetness, but the alcohol is very hot still. Maybe I drank this too fresh.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JefVerstraete (2125) - Ghent, BELGIUM - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle from a trade. Many thanks yourilevesque! Copper colour, almost no foam. Bit syrupy. Sweet nose of raisins, sweet malts, caramel. Some fruitiness. Berries and other dark fruits. Very well balanced. Great beer!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (1210) - Maryland, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Bottle into snifter glass, clear deep reddish-copper color with tan head. Aroma notes of alcohol, raisins, caramel malt sweetness, toffee and dark fruits. Taste adds brown sugar, molasses, berries, prunes, figs, bread, candy sugar and booze. Heavy body, low carbonation, creamy, rich with boozy sweet fruity finish. Like a really heavy raisin barleywine, actually very drinkable for 18+ freakiní percent!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
S_Side_Smitty (599) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Pours redish-brown with a small off white head. Aroma is fruity Belgian-like yeast and raisins verging on leather. Taste is sweet raisins, leather, & dark dried figs. The alcohol is there but not super obvious. Really rich and good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
demannu (205) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2015
Definitely a sipping beer. Dark reddish brown pour with a quickly fading fizzy head. Aroma is sweet and boozy. Feel is kinda syrupy, like a pourly mixed fountain soda. Taste is sweet dark fruits and booze. Not as much alcohol as you might expect from the abv. Bold and assertive sipper. Maybe a bit too much.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (2984) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Pours a clear copper from the bottle with minimal ring of bubbly off-white head that leaves light lace. Aroma is big liquor sweetness with hint of dark fruit and soy. Taste follows with big sweetness, huge house, dark fruit finish. Too much for me, but not horrible.


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