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
Ranking:
#873
Reviews:
1,889
Ratings:
6,632
pDev:
10.17%
Bros Score:
4.09
 
 
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4.73/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of OliverWilde
1.77/5  rDev -58.2%
look: 1.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 5 | overall: 2

Way too sweet for an aged beer. I know it's a blend but tame down the fruitiness so I can taste more of that oak. May have something to do with types of hops used, but this beer would be better with more bitterness.

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Photo of Duncian
4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SolarPower36
3.06/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ADKbeerguy
4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.96/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Burton Baton has a very thick, ivory head, a bright, orange, mostly opaque, but not cloudy, appearance, and heavy glass lacing. Aroma is of strong & sharp pale malts, and the flavor is of strong, yet not harsh, pale malt, moderate hop resin, sweetness, nougat, and dates. Mouthfeel is heavy, and Burton Baton finishes medium dry and memorable. Also, I never really noticed a wood aspect.

RJT

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Photo of MJ64
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TBCE
3.84/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pens1967
4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.02/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IckyT2012
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of spav
4.42/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Lovely lacing and a beautiful color.
Aroma is a little oak with a lot of ethanol.
Flavor is vanilla, oak, resin, some pine, some citrus, and bitter hops.
Overall, great beer fantastically balanced flavor just wish the aroma had more character to cover the ethanol but at 10% ABV I suppose that's hard to do. 13.99 a four pack

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

Photo of Mcb99d
4.29/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chloe_Priss
5/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.49/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of zotzot
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of steverx8
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of andrewh995
4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a slightly hazy amber with a large white head that retains well, and a few floaties. Smells of oak, hops, and malt. Tastes of oak, hops, sweet malt, caramel, biscuit, light booze, and some sweet fruits. Medium-heavy body with medium carbonation. Overall a very tasty barrel aged IPA.

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Photo of Kjager13
4.77/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of atlandy
4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BenHoppy
3.38/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of mothmanscott
4.15/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy, medium amber producing a shy 2 fingers of off-white, frothy, somewhat lasting head that leaves only a few motes & webs of lace. Aroma is caramel, brown sugar, fruity, rich & oaky with floral, grapefruit, pine & boozy alcohol. Taste is rich oaky, roast, fruity, burnt caramel malt fronted with toffee, earth, floral, grapefruit, pine & alcohol predominating after the mid-sip to finish. Aftertaste is a balanced malt/hoppy bittersweet that gravitates toward unbalanced bitterness & slight astringency. Alcohol is prominent in both nose & mouth. Mouthfeel is medium-heavy bodied with moderate, carbonation, dry but sweet at the same time, with a drawing nature on the front half of the tongue. Very unusual. I fill that this is it's appeal. One that certainly lives up to their motto "Off-centered ales for off-centered people".

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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 6,632 ratings