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Raison D'Extra - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

817 Ratings
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Ratings: 817
Reviews: 575
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 15.54%
Wants: 96
Gots: 152 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
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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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

08-25-2013 01:24:14 | More by scxcrunner
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Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

08-03-2013 22:30:47 | More by ygolordned
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Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-23-2013 00:06:58 | More by Jamison85
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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Florida

5/5  rDev +25.3%

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aslamm75

Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.3%

07-16-2013 00:16:41 | More by aslamm75
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Gotti311

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

07-15-2013 13:32:13 | More by Gotti311
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Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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Alabama

3/5  rDev -24.8%

07-10-2013 19:54:51 | More by harpus
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MarvinSnyder

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

07-08-2013 16:27:19 | More by MarvinSnyder
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

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JamLand

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

06-28-2013 00:13:26 | More by JamLand
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pascilla

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

06-25-2013 05:06:58 | More by pascilla
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New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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Nebraska

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secondtooth

Indiana

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 13:29:32 | More by secondtooth
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One2Remeber

Florida

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2013 03:51:58 | More by One2Remeber
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +0.3%

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vonnegut21

New York

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Illinois

4.59/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2007 Vintage acquired in a trade. Surprised to hear a nice carbonated sound when cracking it open. As I was pouring it then aroma was quite prevalent.

Poured into a snifter a dark brown color with a couple cm white head which dissipated quickly.

Aroma is fantastic - brown sugar, figs, dates, oak

Mouthfeel - fairly heavy and still a bit of carb, not as oxided as I would have expected.

Taste is just outstanding - similar to aroma- sweet, brown sugar, raisins, old port, definitely boozy

Finish is strong and hot. Enjoying this very much!

Serving type: bottle

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Raison D'Extra from Dogfish Head Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 817 ratings.