Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by Ego:
4.13/5 rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
$25 for a growldog of this over at joe canals this week...
I have had bottles of this in the past, never caught it on tap @ the brewpb in rehoboth or in dover.. so thanks for sending it north !
sort of cloudy glowing orange, crazy lacing (this one speaks of your exploits with it's spun web of hop yarn), about 1 finger of head initially that quiets down pretty quickly but never totally dissapears, ever the one straggler and some of a carbo-bubble makes a break for the top, a nice looking brew
I was expecting more hops...but I get more subtle notes from the oak like vanilla, very subdued overall, totally belies the big ABV looking to kick my ass, some hop citric notes.. but very tame
that old ale staleness is there, and I mean that in a good way, there is this sort of flavor that is like aged cheese, or aged anything... it tastes not new.. I love being technical... hah,
anyhoo, this drinks very smooth but yet does not totally hide the fact that the ABV is kickin', this drinks sort of like a barleywine light... but an american barleywine like say Bigfoot with a really nice hop kick, the bitter helps hide the punch but yet there is still some dark boozy notes in there. the feel is medium to heavy but not gut bomb inducingly heavy, this drinks way too easy for what it is.. but yet it screams every note of what it is.. damn!
a masterful concoction, it has flavor, substance and kick. I remember trying this when it was first made years ago... boy have they really honed this recipe.
Serving type: growler
03-17-2013 05:49:23 | More by Ego
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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
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