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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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5,996 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,996
Reviews: 1,787
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 341
Gots: 1,175 | FT: 33
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Delaware, United States

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

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 12-08-2004

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
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Ratings: 5,996 | Reviews: 1,787
Photo of KevChiTown
4.56/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Excellent beer! Great bitterness with a smooth quality when sipping. Should have picked this baby up a long time ago!! Sweet but not in typical imperial ipa way.

Photo of carln26
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer poured a bright copper/orange color with a medium white head that leaves a ring of lace down the side of the glass. The aroma is the grassy/piney note that you expect from the DFH offerings mellowed by the oak that lends a hint of vanilla. The vanilla combines nicely with the toffee character of the malt. Taste does not have the “malt-up-front” I’m used to and expect in the DFH IPA. Much more subtle. The vanilla/toffee character comes across stronger than I expected too. Very rich and smooth mouth feel. Very little hop bite. Mellow alcohol warming. Very drinkable beer.

Photo of Murchmac
3.53/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful dark orange glow, not much of a head.

Caramel smell, hops, oak, some heat from the abv.

The taste is thin, I was hoping for more from this beer. It was hoppy, it had some woody characteristics from it, but too thin for the alcohol content. Gets overwhelmed.

Photo of davegray
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of FickleBeast
4.32/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Consumed at the DFH Alehoush in gaithersburg MD. Reviewed on my Droid

Appearance is ruby red with a half finger of foam. Aroma is laced with grapefruit hops and a substantial malty sweetness.

The flavor is interesting... wouldn't really call this a dipa but it does have a ton of malt sweetness punctuated by a huge hop flavor and aftertaste. I kinda wish the oaked barleywine would assert itself a little more but overall this is a complex, interesting beer.

This beer does a superb job of hiding its 10% ABV... dangerously drinkable. Makes the visit to the alehouse totally worth it!

Photo of minterro
4.01/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

From notes at Crunchy's

Burnt orange semi clear colored beer. Off white creamy head. Great lacing. Sweet malts and floral hops in the scent.

Hoppy upfront but not super hoppy overall, smokey woody elements. Very rich and powerful. Wish I would have gotten a snifter instead of a pint. Nice bittering in the finish and fairly dry. Caramel is also fairly prevalent in the finish. 10% abv is well hidden. I kinda have a beef with it tasting too much like the 90, but its better. Alcohol comes out more as it warms. Very smooth and creamy with a little bit of a carbonation bite. Pretty chewy, not very easy to drink.

Overall: I liked it but didn’t love it, another very solid from Dogfish head.

Photo of CreightonSM
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of Tyecko
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of magine
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pilsner glass.

Pours a dark copper; almost caramel color. Nice fluffy of white head. Nice lacing.

Smells of citrus hops; some rustic earthy malts. Nice balance.

Nice strong citrus hops, along with some flowery tastes. Creamy initial mouthfeel due to the nice head retention. Has a spicy pop to it on the tounge. Nice smooth brew with a clean aftertaste.

This is a fine imperial IPA. Very complex flavors, yet very balanced and drinkable. The alcohol is nicely masked in this one. Very good brew.

Photo of DavidST
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter, bottled on date of 10/14/10 (I guess I'm enjoying it slightly aged).

Pours a hazy tea color with a small white head which quickly dissipates, but leaves a nice lacing. The smells are of bisquity malts, vanilla and some oak, a hint of hops. The feel is medium with okay carbonation, there is a little bitterness in it. The taste is a little vanilla, some oak, the malts and a little lingering bitterness, much more of a vanilla oak malty taste than an IPA one. Aged a little bit this isn't an IPA at all anymore, but its damn tasty and very nice. I'd love to try it fresh, but its very good aged.

Photo of davemathews68
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of wellsnb
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of barefootbrewer
3.74/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a copper/orange color with a light head. The aroma is of malt and caramel with the hops noticeable in the background. The taste is sweet and malty with not as much hop flavor as I expected – slight bitter aftertaste. The mouthfeel is full and a bit oily. Overall this is an interesting beer that is complex, but perhaps a little too sweet for more than one in a session.

Photo of leedorham
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of Goldndomer
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of brewskis
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of clay23
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Photo of BabaBeer
4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of jmich24
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2 weeks old

A: Cloudy kind of a dirty dark copper, orange edges. in color. One finger head. Nice lacing.
S: Oaky, big sweet carmel malts. Reminiscent of a nice bourbon there is also a nice citrus hop aroma. You can smell the booziness as it warms.
T: Oaky bourbon maltiness up front finishes with a nice smooth bitterness.
M: Thick almost syrupy consistency.
D: For 10 ABV this is very drinkable

This DIPA, very different in a good way. I would like to see how this one ages.
Overal: 3.95

Updated: One year old

Thin cap never completly goes away. The nose is similar to fresh. The booziness seems to have faded. Taste is great it all just comes together after a year. Oaky, malty, still slightly bitter. I am pleasantly surprized, I am a Huge Fan Aged!

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Caudalie
3/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of mrchrisray
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of Sonofalime
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
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