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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,170 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,170
Reviews: 1,690
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 273
Gots: 736 | FT: 24
Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This oak-aged gentle giant has been gaining popularity over the past few years and is now available year-round.

For Burton Baton, we brew two "threads," or batches, of beer: an English-style old ale and an imperial IPA.

After fementating the beers separately in our stainless tanks, they're transferred and blended together in one of our large oak tanks. Burton Baton sits on the wood for about a month.

When enjoying the Burton Baton, you'll find an awesome blend of the citrus notes from Northwestern hops melding with woody, vanilla notes from the oak. The wood also tends to mellow the 10% ABV of Burton, so tread cautiously!

70 IBU

(Beer added by: Todd on 12-08-2004)
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Beerandboards

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3.98/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a standard pint

A - pours a hazy copper, about a 1 inch head that retains quite well throughout. Medium to high level of lacing on the glass. Small bubbles cascade up through the pint. Don't know what else you could ask for appearance wise.

S - smell is muted. There is some ripe oranges, tropical fruit notes, some woodiness. Smells good, but a little light on aroma.

T - solid. Rich tropical fruit and ripe citrus. Nice even bitterness. Trademark DFH maltiness adds a really nice backbone to the flavor profile. Lots of woody barrel in the finish. End with a good bit of alcohol drying. Aftertaste brings back the tropical and citrus notes. Tasty and different. Executes the barrel aging very well with the blend of fresh and barrel aged brews.

M - nails it here, carb and body are spot on. Perhaps a little lower than normal carb, but seems close to perfect to me.

O - nice brew. The barrel element added a nice piece of complexity. Managed to blend the hops, malt and barrel very well. Each element is complex on its own, but doesn't fight the others. I think maybe this would have been a tad better at 8% ABV rather than 10%, as its pretty hot. But, I will certainly track this down again.

Serving type: bottle

12-08-2012 01:17:36 | More by Beerandboards
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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 5,170 ratings.