Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery
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4.36/5 rDev +3.1%
Pours a deep hazy amber with a two finger off-white head that dissipates to a delicate lacing. Aromas of bourbon, toffee, and sweet malt with some bitterness from the hops coming through. Sweetness from the malt hits the palate first then some IPA hop bitterness. Finishes smooth and sweet. Medium bodied with nice carbonation. Overall, another outstanding well crafted beer from Dogfish Head.
07-14-2013 22:32:02 | More by JohnG190
3.94/5 rDev -6.9%
Bottled on 4/31/13.
Appearance: Amber/orange and opaque. Frothy cap of off-white foam.
Aroma: Deep pine and orange tones from the hops. Touch of alcohol.
Taste: Big initial bitterness with good hop flavor to keep it interesting. Similar to the aroma with lots of pine and a fair amount of orange along with other sweet fruits. Wasn't expecting this much hop flavor and bitterness from an oak-aged beer. Some good barley flavor in there with hints of caramel. Not getting much oak but definitely a bit of heat from the alcohol, especially on the back end. Finish is smooth and there is lingering alcohol and bitterness in the aftertaste. Overall it has a similar flavor profile to a Scotch Ale or Barleywine but more rough around the edges.
Mouthfeel: Between medium and full in body. The oak-aging has given a great smoothness to the beer which helps to counteract the bitterness and make this big beer quite drinkable.
Final Thoughts: Perhaps it's my penchant for big IPAs and Scotch Ales, but Burton Baton nearly surpassed my expectations. Oak-aging an IPA seems counterintuitive but the chosen hops definitely stand up to the challenge and mixing in a non-aged IPA recaptures all the fresh bitterness hop heads like myself crave. Good one DFH. Would I drink it again? Yes.
07-08-2013 01:22:39 | More by JamesMN
Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 5,279 ratings.