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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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5,407 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,407
Reviews: 1,706
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 282
Gots: 842 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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Photo of Swim424
3.53/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This pours a beautiful copperish or maybe a nice bronze depending on the lighting. Literally no head but bubbles are noticably flowing upwards when held up to a light. Has a nice medium level scent of oaky sticky hops. Smells very thick, and fairly pleasant. Very thick, and very sweet were the first things that popped into my head immediately upon tasting the beer. Has a very sweet oaky/mapleish taste upfront,becoming very bitter right afterwards, with the sweetness mixing itself with the hops as it slides down your throat.
This one stays very thick and sweet throughout, with a bit of alcohol making itself present on the finish.
Over all this is a pretty damn good beer to sip on right before bed.

Swim424, Aug 24, 2012
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4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: a deep orange to gold hue, slightly copper. Hazy with a great two finger white head.
S: whiffs of sweet malt and vanilla dominate. Picking up hints of booze and oak. Surprised at the lack of floral and citrus hop aroma.
T: very sweet at the front with the vanilla and malt notes that were present in the aroma. Toward the middle to back, a faint bitterness blends with an oaky booze that takes over. Slightly rustic.
M: Sticky, yet smooth. Medium carbonation. A long, sweet, boozy hang. Perhaps a tad cloying, but nice.
O: fantastic beer. Labeled as a double ipa, this drinks more like a pale ale blended with a barley wine. A fine brew to sip on and savor. Perhaps a little too sweet for the style, but beer is art and interpretation is independent.

Infamous7100, Aug 18, 2012
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4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Two fingers worth of dense rich frothy off white colored head shows starts to fizz away before showing solid retention at one fingers worth... The color is a pale vibrant caramel brown with a amber hue that lies beneath... The carbonation is a mix of sluggish and moderate paced streak throughout... Loads of lacing clings to the sides of the glass... A very nice looking offering...

S - Caramelized brown sugars... A light whiff of vanilla... Some delicate fruity notes... Just a faint hint of the oak aging... Very pleasant, but perhaps a bit understated...

T - Light brown sugar... Fruity notes... Loaded with earthy tones throughout... The hops are present, but take a back seat... A boozy heat radiates... The finish is dominated by a fairly potent mix of oak and booze...

M - On the fuller side of medium bodied... Starts a bit lush... Moderate carbonation... A bit chalky midway through... The finish is a bit dry astringent boozy finish...

D - A very nice beer... A quality sipper... Provides a nice warming feeling... Not something I would necessarily buy a case of, but something that I would gladly drink again when the opportunity presents itself... A very nice way to finish a day...

philbe311, Aug 18, 2012
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4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Im not a fan of oak aged beer and this one is no different. If i put my own disliling of oak aged beer aside i would say tuis beer is very good. It pours perfect. Looks perfect. Smells perfect. And for someone who likes oak aged beer it tastes perfect.
Just another win for dogfish in my book.

jboles074, Aug 17, 2012
Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 5,407 ratings.