Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by BenSelf:
4.22/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
The beer has a naturally big, soft, foamy head that lingers. Nice copper coloring. The aroma is tropical fruit (pineapple), dark sugar, honey, and maybe some orange. The flavor is BIG and soft. Nice caramel malt body with warm sweetbread notes. It has the big hop profile that I've come to expect whenever DFH does an IPA, and they do them about as well as anyone. The bitterness is just right, and doesn't overpower the malt. The oak barrel aging does a nice job of smoothing everything out and adding a somewhat chardonnay-like oaky note. It really speaks to the level of effort and devotion that DFH puts into its beers that it can continually push our limits to review them. This is a very special beer, to be shared only with loved ones... and kept away from the unbelievers. Or so they say.
Serving type: bottle
08-06-2009 22:34:45 | More by BenSelf
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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 5,172 ratings.