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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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5,649 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,649
Reviews: 1,727
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 302
Gots: 929 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

musicarcade, Sep 29, 2013
Photo of Duane_Opfer
4.64/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into an IPA glass. Bottled on 9/03. Consumed on 9/28.

A - Reddish amber hue. Gentle pour yielded no head with light foam around edges of glass. Distinct lines of carbonation. Almost no lacing as liquid recedes.

S - Very fragrant. Hints of molasses, dried apricot, and peaches. Alcohol hints present.

T - Interesting complexity of flavors. Has a slight tartness composed of pineapple and kiwi. Has a sweetness composed of vanilla (oak aged), molasses, maple syrup, brown sugar and anise. Also, has a cinnamon pepper aspect and sweet alcohol notes. The alcohol is not hidden, but rather has a warming feel. Also, has a well balanced malt backbone.

M- Full bodied with luxurious foaming in the mouth. Tingly on tongue. Even after carbonation dissipates if drunk slowly, does not take on a syrupy texture.

O - In a blind taste test, I could tell this was a DFH product, but so much better that 60/75/90/120 Minute IPA's. This is a beer to drink slowly and savor. I held off trying this beer since I am more of a West Coast IPA fan and also have been lukewarm on other DFH products, but this is a must try.

Duane_Opfer, Sep 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

ausonius, Sep 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

primrose54, Sep 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

mj81, Sep 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

lobos62, Sep 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

tipofthetongue, Sep 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

jschonert, Sep 27, 2013
4/5  rDev -5.7%

BUNZILLA, Sep 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Tertullian007, Sep 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Hophead21, Sep 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

MightyDog, Sep 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

ste5venla, Sep 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

quine, Sep 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

traviswhillier, Sep 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

hopazoid, Sep 25, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

riemster, Sep 25, 2013
Photo of burnstar
4.66/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a nice dark amber. Resilient off-white head. Huge citrusy hop aroma. Taste has a great malt backbone. Tons of hops. Not overly bitter initially, but with a pleasant bitter aftertaste. Just a touch of burnt oak from the aged beer, although I'm not sure I would have noticed it if it wasn't in the description on the bottle. Nice full bodied mouthfeel. Boozy but it's not really noticeable. Dangerous. Overall, an absolutely great DIPA.

burnstar, Sep 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

Beerontwowheels, Sep 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Travcofarms, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of mwilbur
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz bottle into snifter.
A: Pours a clear dark orange-amber with a thin skim of white head that fairly quickly recedes.
S: Soft pine and citrus hops. A distinct oak note. Vanilla, bourbon, and darkly sweet caramel malt.
T: The oak and vanilla hit first and take the slight advantage over the less powerful hop notes (pine, citrus, herbal). Mild tobacco, mint, and bourbon. Caramel malt backbone.
M: Smooth and slightly sweet. A medium body...deceiving since it drinks a bit lighter than the ABV would suggest...dangerous. The hop notes are present, but subdued (mildly bitter and dry) from the oak aging and blending.
S: A nicely complex and solidly drinkable (sippable) brew. Excellent example of style. Seek it out!
Thanks to Kris for this one!

mwilbur, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of TempeBeerMan
3.94/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a snifter.

A - Pours a clear orange/copper with a creamy, one-finger, eggshell colored head. Nice spider web like lacing. Excellent head retention for a 10% 'er.

S - Moderate strength aroma which smells more like an old ale than an IPA. Toffee, butterscotch, tobacco, wood, clean booze, with some hints of pine, mint, and grass. Smells pretty good.

T - Again, woody, old ale taste characteristics take center stage, and the taste matches the nose. Not much of the toffee/butterscotch detected in the aroma. Just enough hop bite to make things interesting, which manifests itself mostly of pine/spruce. Wood and hops combine to make this pretty bitter, but not unpleasantly so. ABV is noticeable throughout.

M - Medium bodied. Medium to low carbonation. Slightly acidic feel on the tongue.

O - Quite good, but something I'd have to be in the mood for. I found myself wishing it was a little sweeter. The alcohol heat and bitterness from the wood makes it a slow sipper, taking it out of the "refreshing" category. That said, it's very well done.

TempeBeerMan, Sep 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

corneliustoad, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of dwalters
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just had two bottles from 2007, one from March and the other from June. Pours dark brown/amber, smells of raisins and dates a touch of licorice. No head tastes like a sweet wine, always been one of my favorites, aged very well even though it aged much longer than I wanted. Really doesn't taste like an IPA, kinda like a sweet stout and barleywine concoction - very good!

dwalters, Sep 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

Hopstout, Sep 22, 2013
Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
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