Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery
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3.6/5 rDev -14.9%
Bottled 3/4/14 at 10%.
In the Nose- Light hop scent – light grape scent and even a light malt scent (expected more).
In the glass – Dark amber – light tan head that dissipates quickly.
Taste – The body is lighter than expected (but still medium) for the alcohol level. The mouth-feel is a little too thin. Balance is slightly too hoppy – needs more malt flavor. There is a very slight grape essence.
Parting thoughts – Descent beer but not worth the money. I get the impression it did not get a proper oak ageing (perhaps it was not a good wood?). Better at room temperature but still has an odd essence. Not sure it would benefit from any bottle ageing.
08-09-2014 23:56:18 | More by RumDude
4.38/5 rDev +3.5%
A - Bronze orange clear brew, with short head that fades quickly. Mild, but not extensive lacing.
S - The smell of hops, wood, and sweet malts meld into an almost buttery, caramel, pine line, with grass and floral notes. The high ABV is present with a strong booziness that suggests spirits.
T - The booze is present, but plays a background role. The main elements are the moderate hops, hitting floral and pine, subtle pith, and strong barrel elements, with a buttery oak and vanilla. This might have been too much, but the close combines a bittering line with a heavier alcohol finish that actually keeps the beer more balanced.
M - A bitter element is here, but the main feel is a slight alcohol burn. Not much build, but you can feel the resin on the tongue as you finish.
O - This was unique. The melding of big IPA elements with an oak aged beer is brilliant, balancing two big flavors to make a more subtle, deeper final product. One I'd like to actually cellar out of curiosity; I want to see how this ages. Brings something fresh and new to the IPA game.
08-09-2014 23:18:12 | More by Tsar_Riga
4.43/5 rDev +4.7%
Great overall beer, I'm not by any means an expert on this stuff. I love my IPA's and when this came to me via a client who wanted to get rid of beer her ex left behind I figured what's the worst that could happen, like it or dump it down the drain.
This never got close to a drain, great beer!!
08-08-2014 01:52:21 | More by schmoyer1
4.4/5 rDev +4%
A - dark burnt orange, thick creamy head, white lacing around glass
S - biscuity, toasty, floral and herbal hops
T - very floral and herbal hop character, nice toasted malts, sweet alcohol
M - super creamy, medium-full bodied
O - Really delicious taste of hops, malt, super floral and herbal, strong, near full bodied, full of flavor and great from start to finish.
08-07-2014 23:57:12 | More by mthomp081
4.81/5 rDev +13.7%
Pours a hazy dark red-amber with some floaties. Nice finger and a half of light tan creamy head, which leaves a bit of lacing despite the abv.
Smell is earthy oak, sweet dates and toffee, and a big hint of the 10% abv
Taste is big wonderful malt and oak, significant alcohol burn, vanilla, maple, and hints of citrus in the aftertaste. Balanced sweeter than 72 IBU's would let on.
Firm body is slightly lightened by significant CO2 and alcohol.
I haven't tried a lot of DFH's BA efforts, not through lack of interest but mostly lack of availability (and my own ignorance). This one is so big, boozy, sweet and woody it strikes more like a light barleywine than a double IPA. I'd love to taste one of these with a few years of proper cellaring, but it certainly is wonderful right now.
08-06-2014 00:32:31 | More by ryannosaurus
Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 5,272 ratings.