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Raison D'Extra - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Ratings: 1,052
Reviews: 631
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 14.64%
Wants: 132
Gots: 337 | FT: 23
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  18.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-22-2002

A bigger, bolder version of our Raison Raison D'Être.

This is a bulbous, brown ale brewed with a bunch of malt, brown sugar and raisins.

40 IBU
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Ratings: 1,052 | Reviews: 631 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of sgregory
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Giesch
4.68/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of antman27
4.44/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of McBraniel
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kevdemers
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 2dogbrew
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mattreitz49
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BPMeyer27
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Colby8938
4.55/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StevenH
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of st9647v3
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SithPagan
4.48/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeenTired
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ShanePB
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alostplot
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Greasy
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of alamode
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.93/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a reddish brown color. a finger or so of a tannish head with good retention and a semi-strong lacing left behind. serious alcohol legs as it swirls around. nearly opaque but shows some signs of clarity and brightness.

Smell: raisins, plums, brown sugar and pure ethanol. some hints at belgian aspects but not too much.

Taste: opens with raisins and other dark fruits such as plums, dates and prunes. a strong brown sugar sweetness comes through along with some belgian like dark candi sugar. the back has a burning, intense alcohol.

Mouthfeel: not overly heavy or thick but certainly there. sweet and with huge amounts of alcohol burn and warmth. lingering burning.

Overall: of the big dogfish head beers this is easily the hottest on the alcohol. serious burning. this one has ageable written all over it. with great flavors but so unrounded. can be tasty at times and deadly at others.

Photo of FatBoyGotSwagger
3.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer pours a rich mahogany body with a one finger white head that fades fast.
It is sweet to the nose; Aroma of dark fruit, raisons.
Taste is alcohol and sweet raisons with a lingering sugary malt juice going down.
Mouthfeel is harsh, it burns. Carbonation doesn’t help here.
Reminds me of a less refined Quad for four times the money. Overall sweet alcoholic raisons Not a bad one but not great either.

Photo of weinermyers
4.55/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had to let it sit to get the full flavor of this beer. Very bold on flavor and sipping is demanded! Not for the faint of heart.

Photo of JRed
3.64/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Ruby red in body with off-white head. Aroma of raisins, herbal, medicinal, burnt sugar. Tastes of syrupy alcohol, raisins, herbal, medicinal, sweetness, brown sugar. Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

Photo of rsquared59
4.49/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beertunes
3.6/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Shroud0fdoom for this one out of the NBS BIF#1 box. Bottled on 11/21/14. Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a lightly hazy reddish-mahogany color with just a thin ring of tan head that had OK retention and no lacing.

The aroma was big, with a lot of sweetness, a discernible alcohol scent, and just a bit of sharp hops floating around. On the tongue, all those aspects were bigger. More hot alcohol, more sweet malts, more tangy hops, and a bit of fruitiness.

The body was noticeable thinner than expected for the style, and had a harsh finish that I suspect would soften over time. Drinkability was decent, although the high, hot alcohol aspect hurt it to a degree. Overall, a solid and enjoyable example of the style. Grab a few and sample them over a period of time.

Photo of craft4mike
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Raison D'Extra from Dogfish Head Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 1,052 ratings.