Burton Baton | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States
dogfish.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

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

Added by Todd on 12-08-2004

BEER STATS
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#933
Reviews:
1,905
Ratings:
6,669
pDev:
10.17%
Bros Score:
4.09
 
 
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Photo of Spaten454
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Navin-Johnson
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chinaskifan1
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ben_tries_brews
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jkblr
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottled 3/28/18 (3 months ago) poured into a DFH branded teku glass at fridge temp 10% ABV. The beer pours bright orange amber in color with sticky off white head. The head recedes to an island and leaves plenty of lacing. The aroma is faint with caramel and oak. The taste is semisweet caramel with an earthy hop bite finished by an oaky vanilla note. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, adequately carbonated and mostly dry in the finish. Overall, delightful and unique. It opens up as it warms so don't rush it.

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Photo of Jrosso
4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spectru
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy amber with a creamy white head; Rich inviting aroma, perhaps a hint of sweetness, not much in the way of hops; Smooth mouthfeel with just a hint of alcohol sting. Rich luscious flavor, just ever so sweet with a hint of liquor. This is not like many IPAs. The hops are hidden. Dogfish Head 90 Minute is my go-to IPA. This is its rich uncle.

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Photo of Budlum
4.05/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of AGoodStout
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Justincredble
4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mjw2808
4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SirSaucy
4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours a perfect sticky clear copper with a lot of lacing as the beer goes down. Smells like a fine fresh ipa at first sniff with plenty of piney hops coming through being eaten up by vanilla oakyness and wet foresty wood. Taste is vanilla and oak right away with a malty flow into piney hops so smoothly. Really nice mouthfeel and sticky. To me this tastes like a barleywine, and the best one I've had. Highly recommend, although a bit pricey. Reminds me of white oak jai alai but full force, stickier and just very well rounded with no artificial or sharp flavors. Awesome

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Photo of MoreBeer4me
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Let me describe exactly what this beer tastes like.... Take a bottle of 90 Minute IPA, give it a bit more body and thickness and then drop in a shot of whiskey of some sort. That may not sound great, but the results are fabulous! Although some others state the alcohol is hidden, I didn't think so. In fact, if I didn't know the ABV, I would swear it was more like 15% and not 10%. Very tasty and a great sipping beer.

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4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jbk81
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mindcrime1000
4.03/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a single serve bottle...

Pours a deep copper-nearly amber, with an excellent remarkably light-colored foamy head and fantastic lacing.

The nose gives away a strong, just shy of overbearing malt backbone that is alive with dark sugar and toasted grains. The hops arrive soon thereafter, but wet, and muted. The barrels are almost an afterthought, but a pleasing one.

The malt character carries over even more strongly to the palate, with the hops arriving, but in a semi-sweet fashion. Orange rind comes to mind, with the typical citrus notes undoubtedly influenced by the barrel aging.

The feel is a bit off. Rather heavy and almost sticky (though not cloying).

Overall an interesting brew worth sampling.

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Photo of Higdon
4.74/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Nitty703
4.01/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RyanTheLion13
4.06/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of FLima
3.67/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Amber copper color with a thick two finger head with medium retention.
Aroma with notes of caramels, mild pine, a bit of wood, toffee, orange marmalade and grapefruit.
Flavor with notes of caramels, overripe pineapple, apple juice, vanilla, young wood and Cointreau liquor. Dry, boozy and bitter aftertaste.
Medium body with appropriate carbonation.
This felt like a hoppy and caramelly Old Ale. I would actually consider this an American Barley wine. Too much caramel for my taste, I guess hops faded over time.

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4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle dated 11/20/17 into the test glass
A - Lite cedar colored, active carbonation can not hide. The cap of of white is dense, lacing is incredible
S - A glass full of wet hops, medium toast oak, sweet brown sugar
T - Follows the nose well, add toffee, some delicate char, and a blend of orange reduction with molasses
M - full palate coating, a touch slick, wonderful tropical reduction in the linger
O - I have waited to long to try this, a very good blend then the oak aging all add up to a very fine offering

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.11/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap. Caramel-blonde color. Great aromas of oak and hops, caramel sweetness. Flavor is much the same with emphasis on hops. Hops are caramelized and transformed by the barrel aging. Slightly sweet but not overly so. Overall a tasty adventure.

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Photo of gshak
4.04/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JonB25
4.59/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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