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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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

$25 for a growldog of this over at joe canals this week...
I have had bottles of this in the past, never caught it on tap @ the brewpb in rehoboth or in dover.. so thanks for sending it north !

sort of cloudy glowing orange, crazy lacing (this one speaks of your exploits with it's spun web of hop yarn), about 1 finger of head initially that quiets down pretty quickly but never totally dissapears, ever the one straggler and some of a carbo-bubble makes a break for the top, a nice looking brew

I was expecting more hops...but I get more subtle notes from the oak like vanilla, very subdued overall, totally belies the big ABV looking to kick my ass, some hop citric notes.. but very tame

taste etc...
that old ale staleness is there, and I mean that in a good way, there is this sort of flavor that is like aged cheese, or aged anything... it tastes not new.. I love being technical... hah,
anyhoo, this drinks very smooth but yet does not totally hide the fact that the ABV is kickin', this drinks sort of like a barleywine light... but an american barleywine like say Bigfoot with a really nice hop kick, the bitter helps hide the punch but yet there is still some dark boozy notes in there. the feel is medium to heavy but not gut bomb inducingly heavy, this drinks way too easy for what it is.. but yet it screams every note of what it is.. damn!

a masterful concoction, it has flavor, substance and kick. I remember trying this when it was first made years ago... boy have they really honed this recipe.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The appearance of this Imperial IPA is above average. It has a a solid amber color but nothing exceptional or out of the ordinary.

The smell is the first indication that the beer is going to be strong (which it is at 10%). Pleasant yet pungent, it reminds you with every sip that the alcohol content is doing it's job.

The taste of the beer is fantastic; well balanced, strong, and very hoppy. In addition I can tell, and appreciate, the fact that it is aged in oak. I think it has a certain sweet after-taste as well, almost like honey.

The mouthfeel is down the middle, so to speak. When the beer is cold it is fine but as it warms it becomes average. And given the strength of the beer there is a good chance that it may take you a while to finish a serving.

Overall I love the beer, which is why the overall score is above the average of the four primary characteristics. I enjoy strong beer with balance and flavor and this beer has it. If you like hoppy, strong beers then I think you will enjoy this beer. If you are looking to expand your beer horizons and want to try a brew with real strength and character then you should try Burton Baton.

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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 6,601 ratings
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