Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by DeFaz:
4.16/5 rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Appearance: Pours a dark golden amber color with a large head that recedes to almost an inch leaving blotchy lacing.
Smell: Not what you'd expect from a double IPA, the smell is sweet with fruit and bread flavors along with the wood. Smells good, but again it's a little surprising.
Taste: Starts off with a dominant wood taste followed by ambiguous fruit flavors, sweetness from malt, and some pine flavors from the hops. It's more sweet than bitter, but the hops come in there toward the end. The alcohol is concealed very well.
Mouthfeel: Perfect thickness, minimal bite from the alcohol, and moderate carbonation to keep it crisp. With as sweet as it is it never becomes sticky.
Overall: There's a lot going on, and some of it works and some of it doesn't. The woodiness of the beer was well-executed because it wasn't overdone, but the hops struggled to make an impression. The alcohol was dangerously hidden. Overall, I'm glad I tried the beer, but I wouldn't spend the money to drink it again.
Serving type: bottle
10-04-2013 23:24:24 | More by DeFaz
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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 5,154 ratings.