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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
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5,051 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,051
Reviews: 1,687
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 265
Gots: 689 | 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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Roman5150

Spain

4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Bottle into tulip, dated Jan 31st

Appearance: cloudy unfiltered orange/amber with short white head

Smell: lots of smokiness oak character, earthy hops, subtle dark fruitiness

Taste: follows the nose, heavy oak character followed by resinous earthy hops, prominent malt backbone is almost sweet. Not super hoppy for a dips, aging gave it a more malty earthy character.

Mouthfeel: not much carbonation, very full, thick beer.

Overall: probably my favorite dogfish head, this is one of the better oak aged beers I've had. Alcohol is pleasantly disguised and the complexity of the flavors Is almost mind blowing. Not your typical dip, do not pass this over.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 05:03:50 | More by Roman5150
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MarriedAtGI

Illinois

4.93/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottled on 06/08/12. Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a 14 oz snifter.

Appearance: Orangish amber color, cloudy and opaque. I would have preferred more clarity from this beer. Quarter inch of white head dissipates fairly quickly. Good lacing, especially after I swirled the snifter to pull out more aroma.

Aroma: Vanilla, orange zest, sourdough bread. Compelling - once I smell this, I can't wait to drink it.

Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation and medium body. Perfectly suitable to the style.

Taste: Oak tannins combine with the orange and sourdough from the nose. The oak aging is distinctly noticeable and enjoyable, not overpowering. A very pleasant sweetness blends perfectly with subtle tartness and bitterness. No puckering and no astringency. Just a hint of alcohol heat.

Overall: Excellent balance of sweet, tart, and bitter with delicious complexity from the oak aging. One of my absolute favorite beers.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2013 00:11:36 | More by MarriedAtGI
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twenty5

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-10-2013 17:33:29 | More by twenty5
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Murrhey

Montana

4.16/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz standard pressure-cap bottle into a conic pint glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. Purchased from Belmont Station in Portland, Ore. for $4.67. Reviewed live.

A- One-finger white head, lasts about a minute. Some delicate lacing. Reddish-amber color with medium clarity. Not a bad looking beer. Very pleased.

S- Semi-sour. Oak, cherries, northwest hops, pine. That wood-aged, mellow aroma is quite nice.

T- Amazingly smooth. Alcohol content is wonderfully well hidden. A slight hint of scotch. The mellowness of the English Ale and the hoppiness of the IPA is blended expertly. I am a huge fan of this flavor. Hoppy, mallow-y, scotch. Yum.

M- Medium bodied, slightly alcoholic feel. Perhaps the lowest point of the beer.

O- This beer actually exceeded my expectations. I am very impressed, which is something Dogfish Head usually doesn't do for me.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2013 02:29:39 | More by Murrhey
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jkane101

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-10-2013 01:21:17 | More by jkane101
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hit728

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-09-2013 19:15:27 | More by hit728
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ItalianHopHead203

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +18.2%

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Oregon

2.75/5  rDev -35%

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Beerswag

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

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nramaker

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-08-2013 20:47:03 | More by nramaker
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imyourhero21

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-08-2013 17:04:58 | More by imyourhero21
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littlebeer

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-08-2013 08:15:31 | More by littlebeer
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ObeMaltKinobee

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

05-08-2013 07:31:50 | More by ObeMaltKinobee
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BDstripp

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-08-2013 01:25:28 | More by BDstripp
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cadaugherty

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

05-07-2013 23:54:55 | More by cadaugherty
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JoshBrews

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

05-07-2013 15:53:58 | More by JoshBrews
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ahermsen

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-07-2013 14:11:45 | More by ahermsen
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cnbrown313

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-07-2013 14:07:51 | More by cnbrown313
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bergdj

Colorado

5/5  rDev +18.2%

05-07-2013 00:58:51 | More by bergdj
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Topher78

California

2/5  rDev -52.7%

05-06-2013 22:26:54 | More by Topher78
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diehl07

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-06-2013 19:41:48 | More by diehl07
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safaricook

Netherlands

4/5  rDev -5.4%

05-05-2013 09:29:45 | More by safaricook
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Casterbridge

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

05-05-2013 05:04:41 | More by Casterbridge
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Juice-O

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-05-2013 00:09:35 | More by Juice-O
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BradMacMullin

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

05-04-2013 21:54:12 | More by BradMacMullin
Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 5,051 ratings.