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Raison D'Extra - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

819 Ratings
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Ratings: 819
Reviews: 575
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 15.54%
Wants: 96
Gots: 150 | FT: 7
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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4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can't tell the exact bottle date, as part of the date is smudged. Looking at other reviewers, this one was last brewed in 2007, making this one at least 6 years old! A first grader!

Pours a deep, dense, and murky opaque ruby-brown. Very little carbonation, and no lace at all.

Nose is raisins, prunes, and dried fruit. Already a rich experience.

Taste is big!!! Plenty of fruit -- sour grapes, raisins, leather, tobacco... If I didn't mention again, it's BIG on flavor, but most definitely a sipper. About as heavy a beer experience as I've ever had. Alcohol is definitely detectable, but much less than expected.

Enjoyable, but not for the faint of taste buds.

secondtooth, Jun 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 09/29/06. Thanks Steve.

A: No head, at all. Murky as could be. Dirty brown body with a bright ruby red/mahogany hue.

S: Tootise roll candy. Soft chocolate, chewey caramel, light toffee. Booze, metallic notes in undertone, really have to look.

T/M: Sherry-like, mouth puckering astringent bite. Really hard going down. Malts flavors are intensely unique and quite enjoyable.

O: May have aged just a bit too long. Booze is too hot to enjoy the evolved malt profile. Impressed for taking the shot. Would def try again and hope for different results.

One2Remeber, Jun 18, 2013
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Raison D'Extra from Dogfish Head Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 819 ratings.