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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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5,268 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,268
Reviews: 1,701
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 277
Gots: 782 | 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 Atkinson


4.39/5  rDev +3.8%

Serving Type: Bottle

Bottled on: 5/15/14 Tasted on: 08/03/14

Appearance- One inch foamy off-white head, a beautiful amber/gold with great transparency. Excellent lacing retention

Smell- Pine, Pineapple, Grapefruit, Alcohol

Taste- Wasn't expecting it, but the wood does come through on the taste. Not really much bitterness. Alcohol warms your throat and nose. Did not taste like a beer sitting at 10% ABV, more along the lives of 8%. Dogfish Head knows how to produce a lovely malt-backbone.

Mouthfeel: Thick, buttery smooth, moderate carbonation.

Overall: A: 92-95; If you see this beer and haven't tried it, it is worth the steep price-tag.

08-04-2014 15:12:51 | More by Atkinson
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

08-04-2014 03:12:59 | More by smbslt
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

08-04-2014 03:08:51 | More by Buttstallion
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

08-04-2014 03:08:39 | More by Drewvel
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

08-04-2014 02:30:19 | More by a_beckman25
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4.19/5  rDev -0.9%

Bottled on date of 05/14/14

Appearance - Pours a slightly-hazed orange copper with a sandstone colored finger's worth of head. Fair retention gives way to a thin layer of surface suds and a thick ring around the edge of the glass. Fair lacing with good stick.

Smell - Woody oak notes are most prominent, along with a mild orange sweetness. Fair leather and distant vanilla.

Taste - Follows the nose, and displays great overall balance. Earthy oak notes upfront. Hints of roastiness, as if the oak were lightly charred. Caramel sweetness which strengthens and peaks by mid-taste. Bittersweet citrus notes which hit on orange and touches of ruby red grapefruit. Faint vanilla. Moderate orange pith aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Near full in body with moderate carbonation. Creamy texture before a somewhat dry, warming finish.

Overall - Pretty dang delicious. I don't know that I'd drop $13 for a 4-pack (bought a single) but I'd consider it if I ever saw it on tap, or maybe even another single if the mood struck me.

08-04-2014 02:23:20 | More by TheSixthRing
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

08-04-2014 01:30:42 | More by Xecman
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North Carolina

5/5  rDev +18.2%

08-03-2014 21:25:09 | More by tellis100
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South Dakota

4.49/5  rDev +6.1%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

The beer pours a cloudy dark copper color with a dense, long-lasting head that leaves lacing down the glass.

The aroma is rich with oak as well as pineapple, lemongrass, a little toffee from the malt and a hint of vanilla.

The beer tastes great. Loads of flavor: Piney resin, pineapple, lemon, oak, vanilla, caramel. It's mouthpuckering goodness that makes you want to go back for more.

The mouthfeel is outstanding -- so smooth, almost creamy and a wee bit sticky.

Overall, simply an outstanding brew that i wish I could get on a regular basis. Great stuff.

08-03-2014 21:08:21 | More by SD-Alefan
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North Carolina

4.61/5  rDev +9%

Bought in a growler from Lowe's Foods. Touch of sweetness hides the alcohol well. Really unique flavors. Good color and texture. Delicious. I have tried the bottled version since and found excellent as well. One of my favorite DIPAs. Looking forward to my next growler.

08-03-2014 20:49:26 | More by mhanc
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

08-03-2014 20:11:26 | More by BeerBeast
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

08-03-2014 18:11:52 | More by Charney50
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

08-03-2014 03:04:06 | More by Boggdogg
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

08-03-2014 02:03:39 | More by Mister23
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New Jersey

4.26/5  rDev +0.7%

Amazing looking beer, one of Dogfish's best. Two threaded blend, aged for a month in oak, worth it and a must try!

A: Reddish coper body, with the longest lasting, thickest head and abundant lacing.
S: Plenty and interesting, deep mahogany, oaky, woody aroma goes with the color.
Tobacco, cedar, and salty like a cigar humidor room filled with flowers and roses on the Titanic.

T: Follows the interesting, old fashioned smell. Strong, intense and wine like. Oily, deck stain.
Lots of steeped, tea like fruit flavors. A bit too sugary and alcoholic for me and many reviewers, definitely a 1 and done, last beer of the night.
But... a fine after dinner, scotch like, Old Ale-like IPA.
MF: Creamy start, ends in bitter, long, flowing scotch like finish where you can feel the alcohol.

Pair with dessert or blue cheese. Savoring this and absolutely you must try it.

08-02-2014 23:58:49 | More by Act25
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

08-02-2014 22:32:04 | More by Mpenders
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

08-02-2014 20:49:28 | More by pat_usher
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

08-02-2014 19:23:53 | More by mja234555
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South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

08-02-2014 15:13:11 | More by EConnOG
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

08-01-2014 19:58:29 | More by MaxPowers
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

08-01-2014 17:14:10 | More by bfitzge2
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

08-01-2014 01:21:53 | More by Midkidd450
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

08-01-2014 00:11:58 | More by benjamincarter
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4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

07-31-2014 23:15:05 | More by rudedude985
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

07-31-2014 15:18:33 | More by Westyn
Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 5,268 ratings.