Dogfish Head beers will resort to violence, and some of the IPAs are no better than common thugs, but the Raison D'Etre is more of an intellectual bully. A few sweet, caramel-y sips launched me into a full-on, old-school existential anxiety attack. It was like getting forced out of a car onto a deserted city street on a rainy night, however, the lingering aftertaste of drunk quickly soothed my fear and emptiness. This beer actually is the cause of, and the solution to all life's problems. I give it five stars (and gaze at them from the gutter).