Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery
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4.4/5 rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
Pours a deep walnut brown with coppery highlights, the head fading quickly to a scant, grayish film that sort of clings lightly. Sigh... A few dozen slow, long-spaced streamers run through this translucent, sediment-free liquid. Smelled cool, it's a bit unassuming, like sniffing at dry herbs (oregano?) or stale biscuits, with definite whiffs of vanilla and oak in the finish. By the time the beer is at room temperature, though, it has absolutely blossomed, getting thick with bitter hop oils and even a basil-like sweetness. The taste profile evolves similarly, but to cut to the chase, think: grapefruit salsa broiled with a drizzle of maple syrup; mango chutney heavy on the cardamom; toasted caramel sweetness spread between bitter planks of pine. Absolutely superb three-pronged attack of sweet, spicy, and bitter. As the sweetness falls away and leaves behind a high and dry mouthfeel, I feel like I have to lick the bitter varnish off each and every one of my teeth. So smooth that you have to rely on your warming belly to realize that you'd better take it easy before this Baton cracks you across the head. IMHO, this is everything a double IPA should be.
Serving type: bottle
05-13-2005 19:42:17 | More by NearerMyBeerToMe
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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
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