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RATINGS: 1041   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


rsauermann's rating

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rsauermann (38) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JAN 5, 2008
Sam is king of high alcohol beers. All three high ABV beers that become available down here I;íve tried and liked. Ive had this out of the bottle and tap and love it.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
suprchunk (2452) - Crestview, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Toffee colored pour. Slight tan bubbles. No lacing. Caramel and date aroma. Boozy caramel taste with dark stone fruit.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
60minuteman (943) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Solid dark opaque color. Thick aroma of figs, raisins, yeast, bread, spice and booze. Flavor is a god balance of booze and dark fruits. Tastes a little like a fire, roasted and warm. Good earthy presence as well. Alcohol does NOT feel like 18.5.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
stevoj (2488) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 13, 2015
Sweet and delicious, slightly syrupy. Dates, raisins and prunes. Tasty, sipper, enjoy

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GIJOE (730) - North Berwick, Maine, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Pours a dark ruby red, with a thin off-white head that stays long. Sparse lacing. Nose is intense boozy dried fruits and taffy. Taste is boozy and sweet, but thereís a nice bitter undercurrent that carries through to the aftertaste. Very nice, nuanced brew! Iím a fan.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcon25 (125) - Duvall, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Bottle pour at home, thanks Andrew for shearing. dark red wine pour, smells of brandy, surprisingly smooth beer for how it smells, sharp taste of raison right off the bat with a little plum, taste barrel aged but its not, and probably would be even better if it was. but still solid.

3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (900) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - FEB 10, 2015
12 oz bottle pour split. Pours a ruby color with no head. Pure booze, liquor aroma. I thought this was going to be a booze bomb, but it actually ended up drinking really nicely. Smooth raisin, plum flavor. It has a little booze flavor to it, but what the hell, the ABV is higher than I can count in Spanish. This beer isnít bad. If you can get over the fact that it smells like something that removes gum off your leather seats, and just drink it, itís pretty good stuff. Iíll drink this again.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1617) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle to stem. Deep copper with bare offwhite head. A: booze, raisin, malt. T: malt, booze, citrus zest. Oddly bright.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
maxwelldeux (3959) - Everett, Washington, USA - FEB 9, 2015
No wonder I couldnít find this in North Carolina... Bottle. Pours a mostly clear dark amber color with a smallish off-white head on there. Nose is quite heavy and very fruity, with the raisins being really salient in this brew. Taste is a little sweet, but a little bready underneath. Reminds me a bit of a heavier raisin bread.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (1004) - Massachusetts, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Draft at Ale House. Pours mahogany with a tight beige head. Aroma is bread and raisins. Flavor is caramel, raisin, date, oak and booze. Some oak, slight vegetal towards the finish. Some booze in the finish, but itís smooth for 18.5%

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (2869) - California, USA - FEB 3, 2015
3 feb 2015, tap. Rosy/Amber, clear, no bubbles. Nose is serious alcohol, borders on harsh alcohol aroma. Winey, grape jelly, raisins, oak. Full body and mildly fizzy. Sweet malt, raisin jam, moderate alcohol. This is interesting. Itís not as harsh or bold as I expected for an 18% beer, nor is it as rich as I expected. Nice.


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