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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,171 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 5,171
Reviews: 1,690
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 273
Gots: 736 | 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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Ribsandwhiskey

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

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SoCalStout

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-24-2013 16:53:17 | More by SoCalStout
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scottbrew4u

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

06-24-2013 11:56:37 | More by scottbrew4u
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IHyphySF

California

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

06-24-2013 05:43:55 | More by IHyphySF
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MonicaC

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -40.9%

06-24-2013 03:41:59 | More by MonicaC
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Chingringo

Florida

5/5  rDev +18.2%

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wstitzel

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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njable

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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grizzlytones

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

06-23-2013 04:59:20 | More by grizzlytones
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MVP09

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

06-23-2013 03:44:00 | More by MVP09
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Biffster

Michigan

4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a cloudy amber/copper, with a low persistent tawny head and an attractive lace on the glass.

The aroma - wow - lots of intense grassy citrusy hop notes, but also a ton of fruit - big melon, apricot, strawberry and cherry. The nose is also toasty, with a moderate to full malty presence to counter the hops. There are lots of toasty graham cracker and bread crust notes. There is some toffee and caramel sweetness as it warms, although no diacetyl. It is also nutty and a bit tannic, indicative of some oak character. There is the barest touch of leather as it warms.

Given the complex nose and promise of the beer, the sip is not as sweet or cloying as you would expect. The tannins seem to help dry it until the hop bitterness takes over to finish the job. There is a bracing hop flavor and bitterness all the way through. The finish is somewhat malty, but not sweet. Think of dark bread or fruitcake with just a touch of cocoa at the finish mingling with hop bitterness for a finish that is not cloying, but substantial.

This has a moderately full and very substantial mouthfeel. The carbonation is low to moderate, the body is rich and full, but the hop bitterness and oaky tannins help to dry it a bit on the palate.

What a wonderful rich but not overbearing sipper. I was given a four pack by a friend for sitting by the fire. Very generous but not the right choice for the venue. Over a few days, it was my last beer of the night, but I insisted on keeping the last for savoring in a snifter. Wow.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 02:56:40 | More by Biffster
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dexterk1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-23-2013 02:24:08 | More by dexterk1
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jdet1

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

06-23-2013 01:36:01 | More by jdet1
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wrightst

Maryland

3/5  rDev -29.1%

06-23-2013 01:35:52 | More by wrightst
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fitrock2112

Ohio

4.63/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured the Burton Baton into a Belgian Tulip.

A - The liquid pours a cloudy amber with a finger of light yellow head.

S - The aroma is sweet up front with candied fruit, some coconut, grapefruit, a little wood or vanilla in there. A bit of citrus and pine hits the nose. A lot going on here. Winning my heart.

T - Solid up front right on the nose, candied fruit, some honey, tanginess, floral, but not over powering. Citrus in there with some grapefruit mid palate. I'm digging the style, this is wonderful stuff here my friend.

M - The medium carbonation beer is silky smooth and quite heavy and syrupy on the finish which I like. Again, love this stuff.

O - I don't know, maybe this is too good to be true, I love this beer. I desire it more than just a Regular Imperial IPA because of the many different flavors that this beer has. Very well balanced. Highly Recommended ! Cheers !!

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 00:15:21 | More by fitrock2112
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crownrl28

Georgia

4/5  rDev -5.4%

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h2k2c

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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FrostyWPG

Manitoba (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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midlifec

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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cwelsh55

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 5,171 ratings.