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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,742 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 4742
Reviews: 1669
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%


Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Brewery visit their website
Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This oak-aged gentle giant has been gaining popularity over the past few years and is now available year-round.

For Burton Baton, we brew two "threads," or batches, of beer: an English-style old ale and an imperial IPA.

After fementating the beers separately in our stainless tanks, they're transferred and blended together in one of our large oak tanks. Burton Baton sits on the wood for about a month.

When enjoying the Burton Baton, you'll find an awesome blend of the citrus notes from Northwestern hops melding with woody, vanilla notes from the oak. The wood also tends to mellow the 10% ABV of Burton, so tread cautiously!

70 IBU

(Beer added by: Todd on 12-08-2004)
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Todd

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4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Pours a hazed amber topped with a very tightly laced finger thick creamy head with some glass stick action and ample retention.

Some biscuity tannin aromas in the nose, framed with floral and wood.

Very smooth upfront, and a bit creamy in mouthfeel. The malty body flexes with a full and even bready sweetness and doughy and soapy edges. A citric bite throws down on the taste buds with some herbal spice, flower pith, leaf, and some oily stick, with piney notes. Loads of fruit presence, like a fruit mélange of blood orange and grapefruit steeped in a rose-hip peel tea-like character. An aggressive spicy alcohol presence waits beneath, hitting the head with a warming sensation that targets the forehead region and numbness forming in the temples. A deep oak flavor comes about towards the finish, and especially throughout as the beer warms. A very distinct and subdued dry and semi-tangy flavor that’s pulled from the oak and is a bit vinous at times, layers this beer with much depth. Suggestions of vanilla as the beer warms, with hints of brown sugar sweetness. Bready and soapy lingers.

A two-thread beer, blended with a new Imperial IPA aged in French oak for four months and 90 Minute IPA. The latter is noticeable, perhaps too noticeable to make this truly unique, but the end result is a welcomed familiarity, and none-the-less deliciously complex. Burton Baton is a concept that I've come to expect from Dogfish Head. Kick-ass.

Serving type: bottle

02-04-2005 04:11:06 | More by Todd
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Jason

Massachusetts

4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 oz brown bottle with no vintage or freshness date, the website says it was brewed in 2004.

Appearance: Hazed orange amber with a thin lining of off-white lace, good stickage on the side of the glass.

Smell: Flowery with an almost rosewater like aroma, ripe fruit is in the back with some toasted grain.

Taste & Mouth Feel: Super creamy with a mellow smoothness, nice showing of malt upfront … good to have a sturdy beginning. Herbal, flowery and mildly soapy hop character. Bucket full of fruity esters and oak punch through but the hops hold strong. Suggestions of ruby red grapefruit and mango come to mind. Mild alcoholic bite leaves a long lingering warmth.

Drinkability & Notes: This is one hefty double IPA, I paired it with a creamy Danish blue cheese and honey wheat crackers. Big time kudos to DFH for keeping it real as usual.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2005 02:29:16 | More by Jason
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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
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