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style
RATINGS: 1105   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 555   ABV: 18.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Raison DExtra is our amped up version of the Raison DEtre. 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

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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dfroms (477) - 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 Ive had from DFH.


3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mintzmeet (456) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 23, 2016
Ooosh! This is delicious! Almost a raisin, grape like flavor. Smells like a nice leather belt. Molasses flavor. A little flavor like a port or sherry.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
b79turner (255) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - DEC 11, 2016
12 oz bottle, 2014 vintage. Cloudy reddish brown color with a thin film of white head. Nose is unbelievable! Sherry, dried fruit, just fantastic! Taste is sweet but well balanced with the alcohol burn. I purchased 1 bottle of this but should have bought them all.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Gluepot (529) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2016
A reddy mahogany body with obvious effervescence and a quickly disappearing light tan head. The nose is a work of art - dark berries, congac, raisins, dough and red wine. The taste leads with a significant thick raisin presence, rich toffee, and dates. There is a slight citrus hop bitterness, ripe juicy dark berries, cognac and a nice injection of balancing red-wine acidity. there is a touch of cocao and yeast in the finish. A slick mouth feel and a dense slightly sticky body help maintain the taste. So well integrated, complex and balanced.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tapefuzz (243) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
teamsale (227) - Washington, USA - AUG 12, 2016
On tap. Pours a cloudy brownish with a thin beige head and light lacing. Smells sweet, alcohol, raisin, fruit. Doesnt taste like 18%, sweet flavor (and plenty of it), brown sugar delicious. Light bitterness and a nice sweet aftertaste. Interesting and fun.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sjogro (3187) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 26, 2016
At Maakuns. 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maakun (4458) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dodgrblu (739) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 15, 2016
12 ounce bottle from Total Wine in Medford, way sweet, raisins come through.

4.6
   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 ;)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chalumeaux (1217) - Middleton, 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.


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