Burton Baton | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

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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: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle in a wine glass. Dated 7/20/11.

A: Deep brown orange, minimal head.

S: Complex. Lots of oak up front, sweet, caramel, and wheat in the nose.

T: Sweet. Strong in oak, and the 10% alcohol is apparent for sure. Dark fruit is there as well. Some hops but not as strong as a normal IPA, maybe because of the oak or maybe because of the age (6 months approximately--though I imagine this will age well for much longer).

M: Dry from the EtOH. Minimal carbonation.

O: Very good. Split this one with a friend or lived one.

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4.28/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass.

A: Hazy amber with three-finger, off-white, creamy head that lasted a while. Very nice lacing.

S: Citrus and oak. Other tropical fruit aromas. Nice.

T: Light sweetness and strong bitterness. Tangy citrus and spice. Hop presence is pronounced. A bit of oak and alcohol flavor.

M: Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Smooth and creamy and very warm going down. Slightly dry.

O: This is a good ale to sip on during the cold winter months. Looks fantastic, smells and tastes very interesting.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

From notes at Crunchy's

Burnt orange semi clear colored beer. Off white creamy head. Great lacing. Sweet malts and floral hops in the scent.

Hoppy upfront but not super hoppy overall, smokey woody elements. Very rich and powerful. Wish I would have gotten a snifter instead of a pint. Nice bittering in the finish and fairly dry. Caramel is also fairly prevalent in the finish. 10% abv is well hidden. I kinda have a beef with it tasting too much like the 90, but its better. Alcohol comes out more as it warms. Very smooth and creamy with a little bit of a carbonation bite. Pretty chewy, not very easy to drink.

Overall: I liked it but didn’t love it, another very solid from Dogfish head.

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4.52/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Another review from notes.

A normal pour delivered 1 finger of cream colored head. The coppery-tan body was beautiful to look at, and a long time coming as I haven't had the privilege of drinking this fine beer since march. The head dissipated in a few minutes, leaving nothing but a ring of fine bubbles around the top of my glass.

The aroma starts off with a strong citrus dash. Mandarin oranges, tangerines and grapefruit form the body of the lovely bouquet that bequeaths a pleasant journey for the nose. Oak is a nice note that comes into play once you have basked in citrus goodness, and the experience is topped off with a strong whiff of alcohol.

The taste experience was just as lovely as the nose. It started off with a nice stiff pine flavor, then transitioned into mandarin oranges and grapefruit. These were followed up by oak and a little nip of alcohol to remember the beer by.

A good amount of carbonation delivers a pleasant bite to the tongue. This beer is medium to heavy bodied, a little syrupy, but the alcohol and overall mouthfeel is such that one needs to keep in mind this is a heavy beer and overindulgence will get you in trouble.

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Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
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