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RATINGS: 991   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35959) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2007
Bottle @ Københavnske Øldage 2007 in Copenhagen. Clear medium amber color with a small fizzy virtually none off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy alcohol, dry fruit, rasin, sweet. Flavor is heavy sweet and bitter with a average duration, good balance. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is heavy alcoholic.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31794) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 29, 2007
CBF07 sample from bottle. Pours amber and clear. Aroma is malty wineous and sweet. Flavour is raisins, malt and sugar. Finish is soft and slight alcohol presence.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29828) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Papsoe (25083) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 23, 2006
(Bottle 35,5 cl) Courtesy of acertain. Slightly hazy amber golden with a small, off-white head. Fat aroma of caramel, overripe fruit and alcohol. A bit low in carbonation. Very full-bodied, extremely sweet caramel and flavours of overripe fruit. Pretty much no bitterness. Not bad as such but simply way too much and almost cloyingly sweet. This could pass for a desert wine. 191206

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (21497) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 23, 2006
Bottle. Cloudy orange coloured with a small off white head. Aroma of sherry, dried fruits and alcohol. Sweet flavour of sherry, dried fruits and alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20902) - Vasa, FINLAND - DEC 29, 2007
Bottled (thanks jjpm74!). Nut brownish amber colour, not much head. Aroma is raisins, alcohol and spices, Flavour is raisins, alcohol, sweet malts and dry dark fruits. Alcohol burns ALOT in the aftertaste. Don’t chug .)

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
omhper (19945) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2006
Bottled.Thick copper red appearance. Raisiny port aroma. Extrenely sweet and malty with concentrated and complex flavours such as orange, muscat and liqueur. Somewhat sticky finish. Despite it’s sweetness I very much enjoy it, thanks to the sheer amount of flavours it contains.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (17520) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 12, 2007
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a small off-white head. Sweet malty alcoholic aroma with some caramel hints. Sweet malty warming fruity raisin flavor, with some hints of caramel. Sweet malty warming dark fruit finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (16098) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 16, 2011
11th January 2009
Cloudy brown beer, not much of a head. Rich beer! Sumptuous! Raisans and figs add to rich porty tones. The crisp dry finish has some more port and raisans. Aftertaste of rich raisan fruit cake! Warming afterglow. Lovely!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (15227) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 15, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 28, 2009 2009-08-21, 8-4-8-3-16=39
Dark amber color; medium head. Intense aroma, sweet malt and caramel, molasses, raisins, very light vanilla; the alcohl appears. Good body strength, sugary, very sweet caramel flavor; the alcohol immediately warms the tongue; maybe some raisin syrup; strong bitterness. The final is a bit too much dominated by the alcohol. More powerful than complex; interesting pumped up Barley Wine, a bit too unbalanced.

2007-01-14, 7-4-8-4-15=38
Cloudy dark amber color; the head is initially thin and creamy, but disappears, quite quickly. Some alcohol in the nose, before some caramel aroma. Round in the mouth, a lot of sweetness; malty with a touch of toffee, sweet caramel; a hint of brandy; the hopping must be a lot but still a notch below the sugars, and the alcohol warmth is hitting the sides of the mouth. The final is quite long, balanced, with an equal mix of malt, sugars, caramel, bitterness.
It’s to beers what liquors are to distillates: sweet (but not complex) and pleasant to drink, still doesn’t give me thrills.


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