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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,528 Ratings
THE BROS
92
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Ratings: 5,528
Reviews: 1,720
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 298
Gots: 884 | 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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Photo of rudzud
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this for a long, long time. My last vintage bottle of this, bottle 02/18/08. Yep, 2008 vintage!

A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a wonderful crystal clear mahogany hue with a quarter inch creamy light tan head that doesnt really fade. Light, creamy side lacing.

S - Aromas of sweet malts, caramel, vanilla, toffee, rich oak, light alcohol. A super faint yellow cake batter aroma.

T - Similar to the nose here. Tons of sweet malts, but not cloyingly so, flash of dark fruits, lots of rich caramel, vanilla, toffee, oak. The hops have completely faded away, not a trace of bitterness. Very, very tasty, and while the alcohol is hidden wonderfully this is a big time sipper.

M - Mouthfeel is quite smooth, lower carbonation, works great for what it is.

O - Overall, a delicious beer. Age has changed this in to something wonderful. Love it, wish I had more of it.

rudzud, Aug 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.71/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

From tasting notes: My sample aged for 9 months so I expected more of the hoppy Imperial IPA flavors to have diminished, but there was still plenty of that hop pop. This was a very hefty malty brew with enough hops to keep everyone honest. This opaque and syrupy concoction was akin to an American Barleywine. There were flavors of caramel malt and fruity undertones with a hop bitterness that was signature Dogfish Head.

brurevu, Aug 28, 2013
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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 5,528 ratings.