Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery
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Ratings: 5,055 | Reviews: 1,688 | Display Reviews Only:
4.38/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance: Poured from a 12 oz bottle with no freshness markings on it into a 25 oz crystal sniffer glass. The beer pours a glowing orange color with a billowing off-white head. The head thins rather quickly but swirling revives and creamy head that shows better retention. The head is very sticky and coats the sides of the glass with lacing.
Smell: Earhty hoppiness opens scent. Contributions smelling of grass, dried peaches, pine, raspberry seed, and a light maltiness fighting through with some caramel scents. The nose is dominated by the hop smell.
Taste: The flavor opens malty with a strong fruit character. It slides more to a pectin-like dried fruit flavor with brown sugar. The hop flavor is dry and quite significant giving a light bitterness up front that fades to reveal more enjoyable maltiness. The malt is very fruity near the end with tastes of berries, spicy peach slurpee, straw and a light earthy component that is present through the entire beer but stronger near the end. This beer is resiny sweet and very complex.
Mouthfeel: Very sticky with a warmth to it in the mouth. It leaves a sweet, syrupy aftertaste all over my mouth. The fruitiness makes it feel very refreshing.
Drinkability: This beer is very well done. No flavor of alcohol at all. They hide the 10% magnificently with delicate layers of hop and malt flavor. I recommend you try this one if you haven't already.
Serving type: bottle
07-11-2005 23:33:20 | More by BrewMaster
3.85/5 rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
355mL bottle thanks to Adam@Platinum Liquor.
Deep bronze, largely clear with a two-finger tight beige head. Very healthy lacing and a final island of foam which refuses to move.
Fresh and sweet grapefruit nose initially. Oak characteristics soon emerge in combination with biscuity malts to give nicely complex and slightly smoky liquorice, chocolate, vanilla and caramel. Also some tangerine and vegetal hop character.
Oak characteristics are more subdued. Sweet is the order of the day, with plenty of caramelised malt and a more forceful resiny pine presence. Yummy, but the lack of oak character reduces the interest factor.
Nicely chewy and silky. Restrained bitterness makes for a really easy drinking 10% beer.
Well conceived, but feels like it needs either more oak character or a more intense hop profile to generate real love.
Serving type: bottle
11-24-2011 11:02:39 | More by spicelab
4.08/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A-Cloudy red copper amber color. 1/2 inch tight bubble head with good retention and decent sheeting lacing effect.
S-Fruity, alcohol, woody, oak, caramel malt, raisins, pinr and green hops
T-Very simialr to the nose. Alcohol definitely comes through here. Pine and green hops are present but this beer is not overly bitter. Very balanced with the caramel and fruity malt notes playing a very big role.
M-A little hot, smooth carboantion. Medium to full body.
D-This is apretty good beer. Very big anf hot though, thisis what would cause me to moveon after one 10oz pour. I would look to have this again though for sure. I would imagine this beer would age quite nicely.
Serving type: on-tap
08-18-2008 20:25:09 | More by jackorain
3.8/5 rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
Poured a deep ruby red amber with a small head, a little lace that faded into a nice coating with eddys and swirls embedded in the bubbly lace, lingered to the last drop. Smell was sweet, very very sweet. Candy apple, caramle, cherry were all over this and predominated. Slight hop back detected and a tiny bit of alcohol. The taste followed the same route with the huge candy sweetness predominating some other hints of apple, cherries, grapes. Some alcohol, but it is mostly balanced by the robust flavors. Goes down very smooth, light and crisp. Tingles and warms as it goes. Carbonation is not overly done though. Overall this is a very nice brew, a little too sweet
Serving type: bottle
10-19-2009 01:18:27 | More by Anthony1
Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 5,055 ratings.