Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by abankovich:
4.28/5 rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pretty deep red/amber/brown color poured into my DFH snifter with a slightly off-white head that faded after a couple minutes to leave some thin lacing around the sides.
Hops hops hops in the nose, as it should be. From the aroma I'm getting some dryness and bitterness that I think will probably come through in the taste as well. A little smoky/burnt flavor is also noticeable, probably from the barrel aging. Some citrus characters also present.
Sharp and bitter at first that quickly turn to strong ale flavors and a decent malt base. Very well-balanced and smooth considering it's 10%. The sharp flavors are what I really love about this.
Mouthfeel is nice and in the middle. Not heavy but there's definitely some consistency in the mouthfeel.
I could put a few of these back no problem. The only hindering characteristic to the drinkability is the fact that this beer has a high alcohol content.
Great beer all around here, pick some up and give it a try.
Serving type: bottle
04-03-2008 23:41:18 | More by abankovich
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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 5,150 ratings.