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Dogfish Head Raison D Extra

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RATINGS: 987   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


11thMan's rating

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
11thMan (20) - Dennison, Minnesota, USA - MAR 2, 2007
A very sweet beer, but not too sweet. Pours a very nice amber color with a minor white head. The taste of raisons and candi sugar hit you like a club to the tounge. A great strong ale!


2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Cory (313) - , California, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Bottle 2007. Aroma is 90% raisin, brown sugar, caramel, malt sugars. Body is thick with a long lingering sweet dates or raisin finish. To me it seems the sugars took over and went a little into over ripe dates and vinegar. I couldn’t even finish my 4 onces maybe it shouldn’t have been aged or something. Weird.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
jsnicholas (136) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Bottle (12oz $12.50): dated 9/2006,8years old. Pour cloudy brown. There was quite a bit of sediment stuck to the bottom of the bottle. Big arisen, Big sweetness. Big warming in both aroma and taste. Bottle makes 19%ABV. Great sipper.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bmerz (708) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2014
2007. Brown hazy dense no head. Aroma is big boozy raisin, thick grain. Flavor is the same with big hot sweetness and a dense contained bitterness. Feels is thick and oily. Not love but a hot and heavy lust.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dfroms (249) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle, 2006. Pours tawny amber, no head. Aroma is impressive: caramel, raisin, prune, sweet bourbon, maple. Unreal. Taste is syrupy maple, sugar syrup, bourbon, brandied raisin, caramel apple. No heat. Delicious, like something Hair of the Dog might make. Easily the best I’ve had from DFH.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (1016) - Redwood City, California, USA - JUN 5, 2014
On draught at Abbot’s Cellar for a beer dinner with Sam. Excellent complexity and a beautiful pour. Layers of aroma and flavor of raisin, dark fruit and slightly cloying sweet grain. This was a 2006 version served in early 2014.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeuroPliny (151) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAY 1, 2014
Tasted from a bottle with ML at DFH (both the 2005 and 2007). Pours mahogany. Aroma is sweet malts, molasses, raisins, figs, vanilla, bourbon, chocolate. The 07 has slightly more raisin and the 05 slightly more vanilla. The flavour delivers what the nose promises. The bottle aging has mellowed the flavour. The 05 is more subtle, and more sweet than the 07. Full body. Wow what an amazing beer. I hope they bring it back.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AirForceHops (3174) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 12, 2014
12 oz. bottle, 2007 vintage. Dark mahogany color with no head. Aroma is like a raisin infused barley wine. Toffee, burnt sugar, prunes and raisins. Damn, you could go into a diabetic shock just smelling this brew!

Flavor is over the top sweet raisin, residential sugar, vinous wine notes, dates with sprinkled sugar and thick caramel candy. The alcohol is not nearly as pronounced as I would have guessed. Unexpected smoothness. Port wine finish. Lots of dark fruit and port wine, unreal flavor. Glad to have had a chance to try it. Thanks to Adam Jackson for sharing.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olr1984 (1079) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 10, 2014
2007 12oz bottle pours a dark hazy brown with almost no head. Big raisin sweet caramel and almost an oak taste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jesterdeal (1887) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2014
2007 bottle shared by Bruce. Aroma of brandy, caramel, and dark fruits. Pours thick and amber red with no head or carbonation. Taste is a sticky mess of brown sugar, raisin, dates, and booze. Big sticky boozy mouthfeel. Had to drink this slowly throughout the night. A sloppy mess but still a treat.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (1057) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2013
Bottle shared by alexsdad06, dated 3/15/07. Pour deep copper color. Nose sweet malt, raisin, Taste sweet malt, raisin, prune, honey, molasses. Bready molasses finish. Fairly cloying. Thick mouthfeel.


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