DFH Raison D'Extra

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by sendbeer, Apr 2, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. sendbeer

    sendbeer Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2010 Georgia

    Can you tell when it was bottled? I cannot find a bottle date anywhere.
     
  2. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (6,213) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
    Society Trader

    its on the neck of the bottle , hold it up to light if you cant see it
     
  3. sendbeer

    sendbeer Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2010 Georgia

    If these bottles were stamped 5 or more years ago, they are long gone!
     
    Lantern likes this.
  4. sendbeer

    sendbeer Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2010 Georgia

    I was hoping there was some other clue. Maybe in the artwork, or the bottle cap which is bright green with a dogfish in a triangle. Should I assume they are from 2007?
     
  5. wcintula

    wcintula Initiate (0) May 2, 2010 New York

    I thinkmine is from '08, think i'll have it tonight
     
  6. cpinto6

    cpinto6 Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2010 Georgia

    Mine is in my friend's place so I can't tell you exactly where the date is right now but it should be stamped somewhere on there. I remember mine is 07 but can't remember the month and day. I doubt there are artwork or abv clues you can use to figure it out.
     
  7. sendbeer

    sendbeer Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2010 Georgia

    When was it last brewed? 2008?
     
  8. wcintula

    wcintula Initiate (0) May 2, 2010 New York

    Just checked again, mine is '07 and I think that was the last of it
     
  9. cpinto6

    cpinto6 Initiate (0) Feb 25, 2010 Georgia

    07 was the last year I'm pretty sure
     
  10. mondegreen

    mondegreen Devotee (454) Nov 4, 2009 Georgia

    Yeah, I remember 2007 being the last year as well.
     
  11. revbdub5446

    revbdub5446 Initiate (0) Dec 18, 2009 Illinois

    All my stamps were smeared when i got them....i do believe they were march of 07
     
  12. Heatwave33

    Heatwave33 Initiate (0) Sep 13, 2011 Florida

    2007 was the last year of production and it's fantastic!
     
  13. DelicateDelirium

    DelicateDelirium Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2012 Massachusetts

    I went into a tiny liquor store in a small town, which has lately been improving its craft section, and was surprised to see they had a couple singles of this, I didn't pick it up but I'm thinking about going back, do you think its worth picking up? I'm just worried about what is likely years of inadequate handling/storage.
     
  14. PhineasMcClintock

    PhineasMcClintock Poo-Bah (2,617) Oct 18, 2007 Massachusetts
    Society Trader

    I have one left...make me an offer...
     
  15. Pahn

    Pahn Meyvn (1,473) Dec 2, 2009 New York

    both the 2007 and 2005 i had still had very prominent yellow ink on the shoulder announcing when they were brewed. think the original releases were corked and caged (check last page of reviews; seems to be around 2002--could look up first release pretty easily but my attention span ran out).

    basically, it's old. strangely enough, i felt like my 2007 was over the hill, while i liked the 2005 a lot more. oxidation wasn't as total and destructive. still think every bottle of that beer is probably currently way past its prime, but this might be a minority opinion.
     
  16. Derranged

    Derranged Devotee (438) Mar 7, 2010 New York

    I have one bottled from 06. Something tells me its gonna be a raisin bomb from hell.
     
    rderedin likes this.
  17. rderedin

    rderedin Zealot (576) Dec 27, 2011 Maine

    I've got 3 bottles from '06 I just picked up 2 weeks ago. I'm certainly not as stoked as I was after reading this......Anybody had one from '06 recently?
     
  18. Derranged

    Derranged Devotee (438) Mar 7, 2010 New York

    Ive heard people say it was rough. Make a new thread about it, Im sure you'll get some answers.
     
  19. WorldWideStout

    WorldWideStout Disciple (324) Jan 12, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I had an '07 about two months ago and thought it was delicious. It was vibrant in flavor, not too boozy, and I couldn't detect any notes of oxidation. I suppose each batch is different, especially at such a high abv, but I can't imagine the '06 being that bad. It's as potent as 120 and World Wide Stout for goodness sakes!

    A few of my bottles still have visible dates, and a few don't. I'm sure they will all be raisin bombs from Hell, but that's what this beer is about!
     
  20. iwantmorehops

    iwantmorehops Aspirant (250) Sep 25, 2010 Vermont
    Trader

    As long as it isnt sitting in front of a window I'd give it a shot, your sure it was d'Extra? Green caps? If you go back pick up an extra and I'll make it worth your while with some VT goodness.
     
  21. davey101

    davey101 Meyvn (1,114) Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
    Trader

    08/30/2005 and 03/15/2007 are the bottling dates I own. There was a 2006 12 oz batch and it was also bottled in 750ml caged and corked bottles in the real early 2000's. The '05 are '07 still drinking fantasticly.

    2007 was the last year.
     
  22. Hanzo

    Hanzo Savant (954) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    I have a trade working for two 2007 bottles, I can't wait to try one.
     
    Heatwave33 likes this.
  23. danoeltico

    danoeltico Aspirant (258) Jul 14, 2011 North Carolina

    I had a 2004 a month or so ago that was fantastic, you should be fine
     
  24. sweatervest27

    sweatervest27 Initiate (0) Oct 13, 2009 Ohio

    I had one from 07 last month and was pleasantly surprised at how good it was.
     
  25. cbeer88

    cbeer88 Crusader (721) Sep 5, 2007 Massachusetts

    I've had two 05's and an 07 in the last year, and I thought both 05's were drinking wonderfully, while the 07 just wasn't quite as good of a batch.

    There definitely are still bottles of D'Extra floating around out there in stores, but they're getting less and less common. It's probably my favorite DFH beer, and I really wish they'd bring it back. It's definitely not for everyone (or even most people) though...
     
  26. DelicateDelirium

    DelicateDelirium Initiate (0) Feb 1, 2012 Massachusetts

    Yeah I'm positive, I'm gonna go back to the shop this weekend and if they're still there I'll send you a message
     
  27. davey101

    davey101 Meyvn (1,114) Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
    Trader

    I regret not buying every one I've seen. My favorite DFH beer.
     
    Jnorton00 likes this.
  28. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada Initiate (0) May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    last bottling march 2007. Dogfish has hinted about brewing this but that was a few years ago now and still nothing.
     
  29. rderedin

    rderedin Zealot (576) Dec 27, 2011 Maine

    That's great to hear. The regular Raison is one of my standby's and I had never seen a bottle of the D'Extra anywhere. I should just try one. I'm guessing it would be the first 6 year old bottle of beer I've ever had, if it sucks it sucks-I got taken.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.