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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

5,639 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,639
Reviews: 1,726
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.61%
Wants: 301
Gots: 922 | FT: 23
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Tulip.

Appearance:
Pours an amberish-brown with a thin half finger of bubbly white head. Appears to be a malt bomb with haziness guessing from the oak barrels. Head rentention goes quickly pushing head to edges of the glass.

Smell:
Boozy, oakiness, with a spicy hop character. Lots of pine too. Reminds me of an oaked arrogant bastard.

Taste:
Nice biterness with spices, pine and sweet maltiness. The boozy finish also adds a little sweetness. The oak flavor is very dominant.

Mouthfeel:
Medium bodied with a decent amount of carbonation. Two of these at most before the sweetness really gets to me. A little unbalanced in terms of attemtping to blend the hops, malt and oak but the oak is overpowering.

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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 5,639 ratings.