Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery
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4.2/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
2005 vintage, poured into my FFF nonic glass
Light tan head of millions and millions of tiny bubbles. Moderate head retention leaving tiny traces of lace on the glass edge. Head peters out in a few minutes to a rim of foam and smatterings of bubbles. Reletively clear dark orange body. No trace of carbonation bubbles.
Caramel and alcohol on the nose. Hops defintely still present, but really smells like a barleywine at this point. Can really get a whiff of the oak at this point.
As for the taste, spicy yet malty. Getting some oaked fruityness. Kinda all over the place. I'm glad to see the hops still present on the tongue. I'm not sure what kind went into the hop bill, but they have stood the test of time. It's definitely drinking like an oak aged barleywine. Medium/+ mouthfeel. Thicker than your average IIPA but very smooth. You can tell the alcohol is there, but the 10% well hidden. I've had 8%'ers that were more boozy than this. It does catch up to you at the end of the beer though. I'm glad I have 4 more of these vintages. This is how I like my "barleywines", hoppy and complex. The oak really doesn't hurt either.
Serving type: bottle
12-22-2007 03:17:23 | More by Brewfan
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3.95/5 rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Perfect clarity, light brown hue similar to maple syrup. Light tan head forms weakly and gradually reduces to the edges. Many loose bubbles.
S: Pungent, mostly pine and friendly warm wood.
T: Again, mostly pine, fading to reveal some grapefruit in the middle, and warm wood/caramel on the finish. Some sweetness is in there too. No hints of whiskey spice that might have been available in the wood. I really like this.
M: Light, a little astringent, but overall very easy drinking for 10%.
O: I'm surprised this worked. The hops are definitely restrained but still make up most of the character, while the wood reinforces any warm malt balance.
Serving type: bottle
07-20-2014 05:09:59 | More by 1000lbgrizzly
Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
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