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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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5,654 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,654
Reviews: 1,727
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 302
Gots: 935 | 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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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

valkyre65, Sep 02, 2013
Photo of utopiajane
4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy and deep amber/ orange. Copper. Had a small but creamy head that fell fast and clung to the glass with some pretty wet lace.

When I first observed the nose, I thought "is that it?" There's some wood, bread and a gentle citrus and floral. The taste was fabulous. It has a smooth and creamy mouthfeel with a hearty bread that's sweet and smooth. Maybe a little doughy it's so smooth. The citrus is on the palate with some orange and grapefruit pith. Floral and while there is no pine on the nose there is a little in the drink. The oaky flavor and the malt are supple and expansive. It flows and then some brown sugar comes on to the malt as it warms. There's a spice that compliments the oak and brown sugar perfectly. Some alcohol to warm on the way down and an aftertaste that is greater than the sum of it's parts.

When dogfish says that this beer is a "gentle giant" you can believe them. It drinks sophisticated. For as sweet and deep as the malt is, it stays just shy of heavy. It has tea like qualities but it's not that light. The body is full. The orange becomes more prominent as it warms. The oak makes it drink so smoothly and accentuates all the other flavors so delicately. It's not a hop bomb, it's not a fruit bomb. The citrus is well integrated and the spice is just right with all the bread.

Dogfish head has made a beer that is unique, flavorful, has depth and complexity. It drinks deliciously and they say it ages well too.

utopiajane, Sep 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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Photo of jeff1973
3.93/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a New Belgium snifter. Bottled on 11/12/12, so almost 10 mos old.

A - Clear dark burnt orange. Off-white head leaves decent lacing.

S - Booze, dates, figs, oak, a little catpiss. Not a lot of hop aroma going on.

T - Although the booze was upfront on the aroma, it is really mellow in the taste. Again, figs, dates, vanilla, oak. Only a little bitterness on backend, which dries the beer out to prevent it from being too sweet. You can taste the booze on the finish also. Reminds me of Bigfoot a lot. If you like Bigfoot, you would definitely like this.

M - A little light for this ABV. Mouthfeel is the light side of medium, with a watery finish. Medium carbonation.

O - A really good beer. I had it fresh a couple of years ago and seem to really liked more than I am liking it today, but again that was a year ago. I am missing the hop presence in it. I will have to get a fresh bottle now to compare.

jeff1973, Sep 01, 2013
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4.55/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Consumed fresh:

Awesome large fluffy white head with a kick of yellow tint. Head lingers nicely too. Brew is fantastic clear amber color with deep browns.

Aroma is full of vanilla, pine, apricots, raisins, malty, sticky.

Heavy viscosity, sticky, deep, expeditious variety of flavor, biting, nicely bitter with rounded sweetness. Pine, apricot, grape, oak, vanilla, flavors all back up the aroma. Carbonation is medium placed and elegant.

A super solid brew from DFH, it's one of my favorites now that I've discovered it... I can't wait to see where this one goes with some age. I will continue to purchase DFH four packs, not so much the bombers... Highly recommended.

chugalug06, Aug 30, 2013
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4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Amber-ruby hue. Pours a 1 finger, bubbly darkish-white head. Slight amounts of rising effervescence. Settles to a thick beer ring, and a smattering of bubbles on the surface. Solid spiderweb lacing.

S: Pine, plenty of honey, orange citrus, apricot, and lavender.

T: Lots o' pine hop, oak barrel, and fresh flora.

M: Syrupy and thick. Very liquory. Floral nature infiltrates the nasal cavity as you consume, and pretty much lingers there throughout. Bitter, biting, dry finish. High alcohol, apparent.

D: Sip and savor. The character will dictate it.

Atmosphere is great. Amber hue, nice bubbly head, and persistent lacing. Nose is a complex concoction of resiny hops, with sweet, fruit, and floral components. Hops, wood, and plant material. Hoppy, syrupy, liquory, and a little sweet. Overall, this is an excellent quaff.

bmwats, Aug 30, 2013
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4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured this imperial IPA from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. The IIPA poured a orange amber color, produced an average white head, left a nice amount of lacing on the glass. above average retention. The aroma consisted of toasted malt and floral citrus fruit. Full bodied, smooth and creamy mouthfeel-There is a foundation of malted grain, herbal hop flavor, fresh fruit, citrus grapefruit and oak. Outstanding Imperial IPA another great offering from Dogfish Head

GossageBrewery, Aug 30, 2013
Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
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