Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery
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4.5/5 rDev +6.4%
Poured from a 12-ounce bottle dated 6/19/09 into a Dogfish Head pint glass.
A: Poured a slightly hazy, burnt-orange amber color with a frothy, two-finger head of dense, dark manila colored foam. Medium, lazy carbonation is visible due to good clarity in the brew and clingy webs of lace line the glass.
S: Smells quite robust; lots of grapefruit and citrus as well as toffee and caramel aromas. Grassy, fruity and floral ale qualities are picked up with a somewhat smoky, burnt wood, pine-laced, spicy zest.
T: Flavor is big, sweet and sticky at first. Loads of sweet roasted caramel malt wash up front with a lush citrus fruit profile. Orange, grapefruit, apple and a bit of sweet raisin jump out of the mix. The malts and fruity ale flavors seem more mellow because of the oak-aging and bring a bit of that charred wood flavoring into the mix. Backing this is a sticky, stinging layer of citrusy and herbal hop flower characteristics. Oily and acidic with a sweet, semi-alcoholic finish.
M: Mouthfeel is big, sweet and sticky, but has a nice, mellow, smooth and somewhat creamy palate with a coating, full-bodied finish. Good balance with a bit left to chew on.
D: A big, dangerous sipper at 10% ABV and certainly one for sharing territory. I just happen to be taking down a 12-ouncer solo, but it's still pretty heady and delicious. I'd imagine it would pair well with BBQ or roasted meats, maybe even a wood-fired veggie pie. Could definitely see picking up a 750ml for a special occasion down the line.
On it's own, it's a slick, decadent treat for the DIPA enthusiast. I've got one more bottle aging a while longer, I suggest you'd do the same. That is, if you can resist Burton Baton's temptation.
04-06-2010 23:22:44 | More by Gambrinus1184
4.5/5 rDev +6.4%
One of the first glasses poured on Lucky Cat night at the ole' Grey Lodge.
I'd say a dark rusty copper is the colour of this enigmatic brew. There is also a nice head of slightly off-white tan. This brew also left excellent lacing in my glass as well. The aromas are all floral, spicy hops, oak notes, a distinctive spicy fruitiness, and more. The taste is somewhat sweet up front with a very rounded mouthfeel and some slightly oaky hints as well. The oak hints are not very wood-like, but they do lend a distintively spicy level of complexion to the hoppiness of this beer. The mouthfeel is very well rounded, and truly cask-like in composition, and the drinkablity remains extremely high for a 10%abv, 80ibu brew from the folks at DFH. Wow, this one was really worth the wait. Another extraordinary creation by DFH. Excellent job guys!
02-03-2005 17:01:08 | More by francisweizen
4.5/5 rDev +6.4%
Pours a clear amber with a great fluffy 2 finger white head that lasts. Aroma is a little floral, with some sweetness and a orange brulee scent. Its as if someone took a torch to an orange rind and caramelized the oils. Taste has the same citrus sweetness with a bit of citrus oil bitterness. There is just a slight woody note. Its if the 90 minute and the wood aged parts are fighting for the title. There is also a taste there that i cant find, but it is so deep and good maybe a bit of lemon tartness or is it more floral, or a combination? There is a nice bit of sweetness to counter act the hops. Mouthfeel has a touch of sticky sweet hop notes like a natural citrus candy. Well carbonated and very smooth. This is tip top drinkable. Not quite as great as the straight 90 minute in my mind as something is just a little different and less. Overall however this is a great beer. I hope they make more of this, maybe the price will drop then.
03-07-2005 03:05:20 | More by TinusTime
4.5/5 rDev +6.4%
A: Foggy amber with hints of yellow green and a minimal head. Lacing is almost non-existent but no worries shes a beauty, would it make a difference in the bed if your wife had stockings on? Probably not. Especially if she was gorgeous.
S: Ohh yeeeaaa.... Malt and hops immediately all masked by a pristine campfire aroma. Almost as if you were just putting the fire out with the water from the nearby spout. Did I mention malt and hops? You know, real malt and hops.
T: Yes! If you could imagine taking DFHs 90 Minute IPA and aging it to perfection on a cask of luxurious burnt oak giving you any sort of excitement, this is exactly that. Fruity caramel goodness, hops and wood, nothing more, nothing less, straight up, but seems to be far more complex. A pinch of yeast but all things compliment each other working together to please my needs.
M: Creamy, thick, mellow and smooth with just a bite or maybe a nibble in that case of bitterness to round things off. Carbonation is perfect and almost unnoticeable which means its substantial, not annoying. Slowly moves down the throat and lingers a bit, but lingers like a good dog.
D: I have to slow down, its incredible how easy you can believe this is a 6% beer. Caught up very quickly, the only reason its a 4.5 is because before too long I would be forced to stop drinking it. GREAT
Overall: If you are into wood aged beers, love IPAs, this is the beer for you. Exactly what I expected, perfect. Also, if you have had DFHs 90 Minute IPA, imagine that with a complimenting wood swing, just glorious. Grab a four and make your palate happy!
01-01-2009 02:12:43 | More by AMoceri7
Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
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