Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery
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4.08/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours a deep, opaque caramel with good amount of head. Great lacing. Sweet caramel and toasted bread scent followed by earthy hops to wake you up. Sweet malt and candied sugar flavors up front balanced by hops and alcohol flavors with a bit of smokiness/woody taste. Bitter hops linger on the back of the tongue leaving a dry finish. Medium mouthfeel, carbonated well for the style.
I was surprised by the sweetness of this up front and then was hit by the bitterness and alcohol which lingers for quite a while. This is a man's drink. If IPAs were considered the Martini of ales, Burton Baton would be an Old Fashioned. It's deceiving though, as the alcohol flavor is present, but not overwhelming and the flavors absorbed by the barrel wood help offset this flavor. This is the first DFH beer I've thoroughly enjoyed, and I have to think it has to do with the lower viscosity which balances out the flavors much better than their other IPAs. Now if only I could find a 4 pack in my area!
Serving type: bottle
09-28-2011 02:45:02 | More by Philousa
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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
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