Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Ratings: 5,749
Reviews: 1,734
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 301
Gots: 988 | FT: 27
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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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4.83/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one of the best beers I've had in the past year. An absolute beauty. It smells of wood and hops simultaneously. Beautiful amber color, and a smooth but hoppy taste. Mellow and exilirating at the same time, there is no way this is 10% abv! But it is. Oh, it is. My favorite Dogfish beer by far. A masterpiece.

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle into a snifter.

A - Pours a copper color, slightly cloudy. 1-finger, off-white head with a medium retention and a limited lacing. No sign of carbonation coming from the bottom of the glass. 4/5

S - Very nice blend of oak,smoothing the hoppy character with tropical fruits and floral notes. Malt is well present and balances nicely the rest and adds some fruity aromas to it (mostly peach and apricot). 4.5/5

T - Taste is first dominated by hops and alcohol with a good spiciness. Malt gets bigger in the middle of the mouth and the oak dominates at the end and lingers. 4.5/5

M - Lively carbonation, semi-dry finish. Alcohol is certainly there, throughout the experience, but is nicely balanced by the malt. 4/5

O - An awesome beer with an excellent complexity. Alcohol might be a bit intimidating but, in my opinion, it really adds something to it and is never overpowering. Seek it out! 4.5/5

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4.75/5  rDev +12%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of yamar68
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber gold body, loads of beading, soapy finger of cream colored head that sits pretty stubbornly... some spotty lacing.

Oak, vanilla, a wide array of hop qualities that don't seem to really take any one direction, it reminds me a bit of Great Divide's Anniversary BA IIPA. Vanilla, warming wood notes, hops, awesome.

Some caramel/butterscotch/toffee surfaces on the tongue, bold hop flavors take a back seat to these dessert notes and vanilla/oak. Lovely stuff. This is such an underbrewed style of beer... would love to see more breweries take a swing at this. DFH was one of the first, and they nailed it pretty early on.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice dark copper, with half-inch white head. A little bubbly lacing on the side, but not spectacular.

Nice aromas of the advertised oak staves, with malted barley in the background. Some dark fruits, dried raisins.

Smooth body, medium level of carbonation.

Can taste the oak, barley and a good hop presence. Neither which overwhelms another. The hops are actually played down here, in favor of the more malty presence, and the obvious oak barrel. A good alcohol presence is noted and obvious.

This a decent beer, nothing great or wowing, but worthy of a try, especially on a cold/rainy winter day.

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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
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