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:
#867
Reviews:
1,887
Ratings:
6,625
pDev:
10.17%
Bros Score:
4.09
 
 
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Nov. 2011 bottle into tulip glass

Nose: Generous hops, alcohol, and strawberry. Hints of cereal grains. Mild vanilla and some caramel.

Appearance: Very clear rusty amber/burnt umber. It kicks up a tight, off-white head that laces down and settles to about 1/4".

Taste: Light brown sugar is the first thing, blended with alcohol solvency. Smooth vanilla is followed by hoppy bitterness that tempers some of the alcohol's heat. The bitter finish is accentuated by the flavor of charred wood.

Overall: A complex and unique offering. Slightly hot, but it compliments the overall beverage.

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Poured into a tulip.

Look: Pours clear burnt orange with a 1/2 finger vanilla colored head. Lively carbonation leaves a little lacing sticking to the sides of the glass.

Smell: Citrusy hops dominate the nose, apricots and other tropical fruits, very slight vanilla.

Taste: Oakiness and vanilla followed by somewhat subdued hops, some citrusy fruits pull through. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. Alcohol shows up in the after taste.

Overall: Pretty interesting. I expected more oak in the nose but luckily it showed up in the taste. I will look to try this one again.

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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 6,625 ratings
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