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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
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5,055 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,055
Reviews: 1,688
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 265
Gots: 691 | FT: 24
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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tuckerlikesbeer

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

11-29-2012 05:09:38 | More by tuckerlikesbeer
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SCZ

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

09-07-2012 04:22:25 | More by SCZ
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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

08-08-2013 00:27:10 | More by RyanAU
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mikefuski17

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

11-12-2013 15:50:13 | More by mikefuski17
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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

12-15-2013 00:45:11 | More by RobinLee
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Varkias41

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

08-27-2013 14:09:17 | More by Varkias41
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BrewMaster

California

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
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xdtfx

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

08-27-2012 03:23:41 | More by xdtfx
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Pearlstreetbrewingco

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.4%

12-30-2013 03:38:49 | More by Pearlstreetbrewingco
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spicelab

Australia

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

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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New York

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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jackorain

Pennsylvania

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

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Colorado

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
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taigor

New York

5/5  rDev +18.2%

11-26-2011 12:48:07 | More by taigor
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

11-24-2012 16:28:22 | More by hopswap1
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Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Oklahoma

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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Texas

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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Nebraska

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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Maryland

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

11-07-2013 07:20:48 | More by wolf_switzer
Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 5,055 ratings.