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Raison D'Extra - Dogfish Head Brewery

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90
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1,073 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,073
Reviews: 635
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 14.39%
Wants: 135
Gots: 342 | FT: 26
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:
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: 1,073 | Reviews: 635 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Lochnessmonster
4.64/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of benjamincarter
3.52/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Breakerboy215
4.74/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Very full and sweet. The sugars from the raisons ramp this to warp speed and you're floating by the end.

Photo of tlema1
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mgroothuis
3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stinkypuss
4.46/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

LOOK: Gorgeous ruby red with pretty good clarity. Head recedes to a ring. No sediment, small ring of head lasting through.

SMELL: Deeply aromatic malt, brown sugar, Belgian yeast, loads of caramel. Even some cocoa and raisin going against a wall of caramel sugars. Alcohol and yeast stank make me just intoxicated by aroma alone.

TASTE: Big dry malt, full malt flavor actually, brown sugar and caramel, some hops are kicking around also. Faint cedar, almost like this beer was "randalled" through a cigar box in a small portion. Toffee, cacao, minty hops, black forest cherry, and caramel creme. Alcohol is there but not as intense as would be expected from roughly 18% abv.

FEEL: Just sits there on the palate permeating and then after the swallow, just disappears off the tongue. Full bodied, smooth for the strength, but definitely a bruiser.

OVERALL: A very tasty, extra special beer from Dogfish Head, and a "Classic Extreme Beer". Very enjoyablle.

Photo of Abe_Froman
4.14/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of natecota
1.35/5  rDev -66.5%
look: 3 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

This is my first review and I'm not going to dress it up with a bunch of fancy talk. This beer is bad. It tasted like butt. I did finish the bottle because it cost $11 at Specs in San Antonio. The good things I can say about it are it looked good in the glass and it got me effed up pretty good. I would compare it to prison toilet wine mixed with beer. If drunk in a hurry is what you're looking for, then this is the beer for you.

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

Photo of OGShotzy
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of craftaholic
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of BAsbill
3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gww1864
3.32/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Bartos
4.69/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Milamber
4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kmos27
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cubs943
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I thought this was pretty good.

Photo of BDB_Brewing
4.74/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StoutIrish
3.36/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SackBlabbath
4.65/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of deonreds
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dataylor21
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NumberNone
4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mike
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Raison D'Extra from Dogfish Head Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 1,073 ratings.