Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Reviews by mithrascruor:
4/5 rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle poured into a chalice.
Appearance: Pours a hazy amber/apricot color with a nice creamy tan head. Decent retention; the head becomes a thick film.
Smell: Reminds me a lot of their 90min IPA with hops, sweet malts, and a bit of alcohol.
Taste: Fairly malty taste up front, not too sweet. A bit of grapefruit comes in and packs a good punch at the finish, yet until the finish it is fairly well-balanced against the sweet malts. Definitely some alcohol there in the finish and aftertaste. It is only after quite a few sips that I begin to notice a woody/oak-like flavor in the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied; mostly smooth, though a tad grainy. Mild carbonation.
Drinkability: It takes a little bit to warm up to this one, or at least to let it mellow out on the tongue. Definitely strong in alcohol, but the flavor of the alcohol becomes less noticeable, and the beer more balanced.
Not my favorite, but it is a pleasant beer for those who enjoy ones with strong flavor.
Serving type: bottle
10-02-2011 17:10:15 | More by mithrascruor
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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 5,169 ratings.