Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by DefenCorps:
3.18/5 rDev -24.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
12oz bottle with label code 2008F. Poured into my Duvel tulip
A: Crimson with a light tan head that stays for a while, leaving a pleasant looking lacing on the glass. The beer is mostly clear with some floaters in there
S: Pine, alcohol, sweeter malts with hints of figs and oak.
T: Piney hops right up front followed by a touch of alcohol, and a reserved malt backbone. The finish is dry and bitter. I'm not tasting much oak here - it appears for a bit in the middle but disappears to the finishing bitterness.
M: Very pleasant with the right carbonation. The drying finish makes this a bit of a sipper.
This beer is quite finely crafted - the hops are present and the blending has helped retain the IIPA characteristics while tuning down the barleywine nature that an aged IIPA becomes.
**Edit 12 Feb 2012**
Burton Baton 2008F, split with my dad
Faintly hoppy, loaded with crystal malt, mild aspirin, a surprising amount of oak. Boozy. Sweet and quite tannic, plenty of crystal malt flavor but not enough sweetness to balance out the astringent oakiness. Full in body but the oak is just way too raw and in your face. Tannic and caramel sweetness on the finish. Despite some severe flaws, this is decent, especially as an OA BW. 3.5/3/3/3
Serving type: bottle
04-01-2008 02:41:36 | More by DefenCorps
More User Reviews:
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
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