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Burton Baton - Dogfish Head Brewery

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Ratings: 5,992
Reviews: 1,787
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 340
Gots: 1,174 | FT: 33
Brewed by:
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Delaware, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 12-08-2004

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
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Ratings: 5,992 | Reviews: 1,787
Photo of CorbinDallas
3.71/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of almostjay
3.25/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

I should revisit this one as it's been a few years since I had it, but as with most beers, I feel like this one would be better off had it not spent any time in a barrel.

Photo of CWVegas
3.94/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bcox2758
4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stompilator
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a mug.

A - Poured an opaque sienna with a frothy, finger-and-a-half head.

S - Very light aromatics of oak and hops.

T - Very boozy and a bit creamy with a light underlying taste of charred oak. The hops take over quickly and hang in the aftertaste, with the oak still lightly present.

M - A little heavier than you'd expect from a DIPA, but still a bit bubbly and aggressive. Overall not bad in a style where an aggressive texture is all too common.

O - As someone who's not a fan of the hop aggression of most DIPAs, I really enjoyed this. Very well balanced and complex.

Photo of loudidonato
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Excellent smooth,smoky IPA with a creamy oak flavor

Photo of terpdog
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Admbmb92
4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Absolut
4.01/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Not much smell. Taste is a combo of a quad and iPa. Interesting.

Photo of jamesmk48
4.45/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Great beer. Has a bit of boozieness , but not what I would consider too much. I would definitely pick this up again.

Photo of 5EKF
4.73/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of thetravelguy01
4.49/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheWiredDJ
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SpicyHippo73
4.14/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Azpittil57
4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbakondi
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of geodonnokepyo
4.52/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look - Pours a beautiful, clear amber color with thick, creamy, off-white head. Great lacing in the glass as well.

Smell - The smell isn't very aromatic, however, it is pleasant. Piney hop aroma followed by something sweet that I just can't put my finger on. Smells like brown sugar almost.

Taste - Absolutely delicious. Very sweet and subtle hop flavor. Wood and vanilla flavors are in there as well. Very complex and very yum!

Feel - Smooth as a baby's bottom. ABV is barely detectable.

Overall - Exceeded my expectations. Very delicious, complex, and well-crafted beer. Dogfish head does it again.

Photo of RyanK252
4.06/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle poured into a Sierra Nevada tulip glass

A: Pours gorgeous slightly hazy deep golden orange amber with a creamy off white head that settles and laces lightly.

S: Sweet caramel malt up front, some pine, light citrus, and floral notes.

T: Pine and light citrus, grapefruit and a little orange, a touch floral, settles into a big caramel malt sweetness, a little honey maybe even vanilla, and some fruitiness. Maybe a little mid palate woody note. Alcohol is very well hidden.

M: Towards the fuller end of medium body, low carbonation, very smooth, though it can get a bit syrupy.

O: Really hard to score this one. I'm a self proclaimed hop head so I love a good bitter kick in the face. This one is very smooth, well accented with hops, but on the malty sweet side. In my personal taste, it's good, and given that it's a partially oak aged blend, I would say it turned out quite well. Maybe not as hoppy as I'd like, but still enjoyable.

Photo of LFlo
5/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best damn beer I've had thus far every thing about it is phenomnal. Flavor is out of this world.

Photo of 2Bstout
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a spiegelau IPA glass. Cold it drinks as an IPA with some oak characteristics as it warms to room temp more of an oaked barley wine. Very solid brew from dogfishhead. I can't recall the last time I tried this beer (several years) but I am definitely going to be keeping some on hand from now on. For me it's as good as 120 IPA.

Photo of jharmon
4.23/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Svendozen
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cervezango
3.36/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

i can see how some one might like this, but i think its gross.

Photo of 60acresbrewclub
4.85/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

By far the best beer I've tried from dogfish head. I'd drink this any day of the week. It's not a session beer but I crave it daily.

Photo of dhfreak
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 5,992 ratings.