Raison D'Extra | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Raison D'ExtraRaison D'Extra
BA SCORE
82.4%
Liked This Beer
4.05 w/ 1,505 ratings
Raison D'ExtraRaison D'Extra
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 18.00%

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

Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-22-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,692
Reviews:
706
Ratings:
1,505
Liked:
1,240
Avg:
4.05/5
pDev:
13.09%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
170
Gots:
564
Trade:
44
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,505 |  Reviews: 706
Photo of XicanoBeerRun
3.54/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bottle I bought in November 2014. The smell was overly boozy and metallic at times. Alcohol was too strong on the taste as well. Beautiful cloudy orangish red. Viscous. Overall I liked it but the booze was too much. I expected more. DFH usually executes well and cellars well so I was a bit surprised. Maybe I had a bad bottle. I would like to give it another shot though, if I can find it.

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Photo of leroybrown10
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of animal69
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mwvman
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of unclekeith
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Whoa, had no idea this was high ABV until I started the review. Alcohol is well hidden. Kinda meh on the appearance, but nice dark sweet fruits on the nose. Taste follows the nice. Full bodied. Very nice.

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Photo of jagada
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Raison d extra pours brown with almost no head. Big sweet sugary sugar aroma. Taste is sweet, lots of dry raisins. Warm and full flavor. Overall, very big very sweet, not sure it's worth more than the regular version.

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Photo of razorsdescent
4.48/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lupercmda
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerDawgs
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A 12oz bottle with a bottled on date of x.21.14

L - Dark orange, little clarity, no head. Very thick looking

S - Huge sugar rush, brown sugar. Subtle boozy aroma

T - Sugar, and head from the booze! Its a slow sipper, but tasty nonetheless

F - Full body and creamy, low carbonation

O - A great Belgian strong. Enjoy..slowly!

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Photo of philbe311
4.58/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TastyIsBeer
4.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Christieaok
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Reading of my tasting notes from the 2004 BA Belgian Beer Fest in Boston. 1 ounce pour.
Dark brown with reddish overtones.
Little to no head.
Dark dried fruit aroma with tangy hints in background.
Tastes warm, fruity. High heat from alcohol. Going to have to get food after this one.

Unfortunately... there wasn't much space to write on the tasting card. This is all I have. I do have fond memories of trying this one.

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Photo of fthegiants
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nate139
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chippo33
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AngusOg
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of soundaurora
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Erikshegda1994
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of FIN
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.88/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Beer Advocate review #700!

Randomly found this in a bottle shop and town I've never been to in Massachusetts today. Enjoyed 3/26/17. Amazingly, this was dated 3/15/07! Yes, just over ten years of age. It was in a cooler, but not sure of how it was aged. Popped the cap and there was a sound so no air loss here. Initial aroma of heavy booze and dried fruit filled the nose. Pours very dark, murky, brown. Thick pour, only a couple bubbles lace the outer edge of the glass. Dark fruits, molasses, and an oak wood arise from the glass. An hour has passed and still sipping. There is an almost smokeyness, like tobacco, on the finish. As it warms the candied fruit take center stage on the pallete. Boozy feel and aroma linger and of course I'm starting to feel the affects of the 18% abv. Raison D Extra was a delight and an honor to indulge upon. I'd love to compare it to something fresh but this decade old gem was a treat nonetheless!!!

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Photo of Bum4ever
2.83/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Look good and then smelled super sweet with raisins. I just didn't personally like the taste. Way too sweet. Feel is pretty good but did have a sugary vibe there too. Overall just not my deal, way too sweet.

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Photo of jcflorian
4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Raison D'Extra from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 82.4% out of 100 with 1,505 ratings
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