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Burton Baton | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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Brewed by:
Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Delaware, United States

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

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Ratings: 6,603 |  Reviews: 1,884
Photo of dbell23
4.8/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This is a great beer. Looks like a normal ipa, nothing fancy. Smell is subdued with hops, oak, maybe vanilla, and some mild malt. Taste is an incredibly smooth dipa. Slightly hoppy with a perfect barrel aged flavor underneath. Somewhat subdued, certainly not a hop bomb but really, really tasty. Sometimes barrel aging a dipa makes it just an overwhelming bomb but this beer is great. It might have the best mouthfeel I've ever experienced. Super smooth with just the right amount of carbonation. By far, my favorite dogfish head beer. Certainly doesn't taste like a 10% dipa. It will definitely sneak up on you. A must try if you can find it.

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Photo of AZBeerDude72
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep golden amber with thick head and lacing. Smells of light citrus, hops, wood, floral. The taste is very pleasing, smooth oak flavors with a tangy citrus zip and some floral sweetness, little pine and dryness on finish. This is a very easy to drink beer even at 10%ABV, would give this a medium feel but easy to consume, very well made beer.

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.59/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a deep amber with a moderate head. The aroma first conjures up an image of bacon, there is a rich salinity here, with wood, vanilla, caramel, wet pine, toffee, and sweet malt. The flavor starts with a healthy dose of vanilla, toffee, caramel, pine, sandalwood, golden raisin, date, chocolate, and molasses. The mouthfeel is rich and full, with soft but plentiful carbonation. Overall this is a wonderfully impressive beer - much more barrel character than IPA, but great in the guise, a really solid and full beer with just enough presence to provide balance and focus.

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

Photo of Kmalone247
4.55/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Loved the flavor. Sweet vanilla at the beginning and a bit of heat at the end. Very drinkable and not too boozy. Not super hippy but was very balanced.

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Photo of TheBeerBro913
3.15/5  rDev -25.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Smooth with a good color, but tastes like an Amber ale. Not very hoppy

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

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

Photo of heddar33
4.31/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of evanwoertz
4.81/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of mitch3114
3.54/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of stephens101
4.4/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A dense cream-colored froth crowns this deep amber brew and extends to the rim of the tulip. Caramel and faint hops are noticed in the aroma, but take some effort getting to. Tastes of caramel and brown sugar up front with the wood and vanilla notes quickly showing themselves strong before a faint presence of pine is noticed. Alcohol heat is strong at the end; showing who's boss and demanding respect. Body is medium to heavy and quite creamy, but doesn't ever feel "big".

What an excellent change from all the West Coast vs. East Coast biz, and a very tasty and well-made one at that.

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Photo of SheaDawg
4.22/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jcarriglio
3.84/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of colbywatts
4.36/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Only had a small sample of this. Poured a nice amber orange with a thick tan head. Mild hop and nice vanilla oak flavor give this beer a unique and delicious taste. A good sipping beer.

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Photo of FlaS4
4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Darwin68
4.57/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zaktcc
4.46/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Harrison8
4.13/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep copper with just a hint of fog to it. Three fingers of khaki head, which retains well. Good lacing left behind. Aroma is oak, pine, bread, and alcohol. A touch boozy. Flavor profile is oak, pine, resin, bread, with a touch of boozy, alcohol. Mouth feel is medium-thick, with a velvety, smooth texture. It's quite filling. Overall, the oak and alcohol both show up, limiting this to a slow sipper.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz bottle.

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Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
4.14/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sposter4
4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WunderLlama
4.19/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle poured into a teku glass

hazy orange copper in color, two finger off white foam cap, sticky lacings, frothy sudsy head

aroma of pine hops, citrus hops, malts and oak

taste has citrusy hops with accents of oak and malts

no bitter bite, but the hops nicely linger on the tongue, alcohol is well hidden

Good beer, sorry I waited so long to taste it

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Photo of baldy00
4.42/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a nice looking hazy golden orange to amber color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within about a minute. There was some light clingy lacing sticking and then sliding into the beer. The smell started off with a resinous citrus to piney bittering sort of sharp hoppiness about it and then allows a nice slightly woodiness to enter into some sharp sweet caramel malts. The taste was entirely bittersweet, no ifs ands or buts, all the way through just like a spectacular DIPA should be. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body as I tended to sip it for the most part. It had a slight sharp carbonation about it. Bitterness was there but nothing overbearing. Overall, very good DIPA that I would definitely have again.

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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 6,603 ratings
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