Another Dogfish Head brew on the blog tonight, Dogfish Head Raison D’Etre. This one has been sitting in my fridge for a long time and Po has had a draft review on the site for just as long or longer but tonight I decided to bite the bullet. Po, please forgive me, but you created the draft on 3/3/08… that should be plenty of time to write the review… 🙂
As I sit here drinking this fine brew, I can’t help but feel the warmth in my tummy from this 8% ABV beer and think about how this has to be one of the smoothest high ABV beers I have ever tasted. Everything about this beer is subtly complex. If you smell it, you get a hint of malt and a sense of earthiness. The color is a dark amber brown that looks almost like wine if it weren’t for the persistent head floating on top. The first taste is only slightly tingly on the tongue and then it fills your mouth with a pleasant calmness that leaves you with the most complexity of the experience… the finish brings about malt, grapes, and a hint of yeast that keeps you wanting for more.
Overall a really good experience withh this beer. I would definitely buy it again and for the uniqueness, it gets a for the win!
JBB6 Rating: For the Win