Raison D'Extra - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Raison D'ExtraRaison D'Extra

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917 Ratings
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Ratings: 917
Reviews: 595
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 15.21%
Wants: 118
Gots: 226 | FT: 14
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  18.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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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Photo of kcq101
3.66/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alienlifeforcecube
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TylerKitchens
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Carl_R
4.66/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ElGallo
4.36/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PaulsBrew
4.33/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JohnathanColeman
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of gtermi
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bmeehan
4.76/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

If you can imagine a beer that tastes like beer, but also has a grapey/raisin taste while not shoving it in your face, you get this. Absolutely fantastic from a fantastic brewery.

Photo of InkedinRi
4.96/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I tried a 2007 vintage and a 2014 on the same night.. My rating is basically for the 2007 I drank.. This beer ages SO well! Fresh off the shelve its a warm alcohol flavor.. With raisins.. A well aged bottle is almost no trace of the 18% abv! And the taste is out of this world! Age it age it age it!! It will be worth the wait!

Photo of AlbertVogler
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RAlmeida77
2.55/5  rDev -36.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Not my style. Didn't care for this!

Photo of 1KEVIN1
4.76/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jakea
3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ian_B
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CreightonSM
4.56/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kenstogie
3.3/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of billab914
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WOBrewstraveler
4.71/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had on tap at DFH brewpub. A really smooth, big beer with a gorgeous carmel color. No mistaking this is a 'big' high-alcohol beer, both in the nose an the low carbonation. Deliciously smooth, without much bite from the 16 ABVs. Sweet and rich tasting. The snifter size is plenty. A real treat, extra happy to have it back and looking forward to forgetting about a few bottles to age in our stash.

Photo of jzeilinger
3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A - Pours deep burgundy in color, very clear, no chill haze, and no floaties.

S - Raisons, alcohol, figs, cherries, brown sugar, some caramel malt.

T - Fusel alcohol/ethanol to the max on the first sip with tons of heat on the way down. After the initial hit of heat and things adjust, flavors start to come through:
follows the nose with dark fruit, figs, dark cherries, caramel malt (buried under the fruit and alcohol).

M - Full bodied, silky smooth, alcohol heat, sticky, slick.

O - The heat mellows as I get several sips in to the bottle but it is pretty alcohol forward right now. This will age well, recommended to pick up a bottle or two while they are available.

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4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.36/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of briandaube
4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JMUbrewz
3.89/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Raison D'Extra from Dogfish Head Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 917 ratings.