Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by Beerandboards:
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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4.1/5 rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
12 ounce bottle into signature tulip glass, bottled on 5/14/2014. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy orange amber color with a 2 finger dense off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big grapefruit, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, toast, toffee, bread, oak, floral, grass, light pine, and floral/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of juicy citrus/floral hops, oak, and dark/bready malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, toast, toffee, brown bread, floral, grass, light pine, oak, light vanilla, and floral/toasted earthiness. Fair amount of pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, caramel, toast, toffee, bread, floral, grass, light pine, oak, and floral/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice balance, robustness, and complexity of juicy citrus/floral hops, oak, and dark/bready malt sweetness; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a smooth, creamy, and lightly slick/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only a small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent oak aged DIPA. All around great complexity and balance of citrus/floral hops, oak, and dark/bready malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 03:22:01 | More by superspak
Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 5,170 ratings.