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Raison D'Extra - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

820 Ratings
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Ratings: 820
Reviews: 575
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 15.54%
Wants: 97
Gots: 152 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  18.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-22-2002)
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

2007 vintage shared by Mike at Bob's tasting. The oldest beer I've ever had.

Pours a deep dark almond brown, slightly murky but not opaque. No head or lacing.

Smells like raisins, chocolate, caramel, maple, with, somehow, even 7 years later, boozy aromas.

The taste is similar. I've never had this beer fresh, but I can still tell the aging has done this one well. Unbelievably smooth malty flavor, some great raisin flavor, some brown sugar and caramel, some other sweet flavors that remind me of maple. A bit leathery, too. In the taste, the alcohol has abated a lot, making it almost barely noticeable.

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Raison D'Extra from Dogfish Head Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 820 ratings.