Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by Soonami:
4.15/5 rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
I too Burton Baton out from the fridge to let it come up to temperature before drinking, which helped open up the beer. This is one of the more expensive single bottles that I have recently bought at $4.50/12 oz bottle.
This beer is a very hazy blood orange amber with a little head that quickly subsided to a mottled film of fine bubbles on top. The aroma is very complex with notes of caramel, orange, rising bread dough, a little banana, and alcohol pepper. The beer tastes syrupy sweet at first, with a burst of bright tangerine, bitter grapefruit, and rosewater. Next comes that oak, vanilla and alcohol heat. The swallow dries out the mouth from the alcohol running over the tongue, leaving a dry, bitter, astringent finish. The beer is silky smooth and satiny soft, like a blanket for the tongue covered fuzzy bubbles.
Very complex, very challenging, with new flavors blossoming in every sip.
Serving type: bottle
09-14-2010 02:45:20 | More by Soonami
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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 5,160 ratings.