Burton Baton | Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Burton BatonBurton Baton
6,608 Ratings
Burton BatonBurton Baton

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

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
Ratings: 6,608 |  Reviews: 1,885
Photo of Beer_Brewer_MD
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of Tonerelia
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of Kern_Anderson
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of OAITW
5/5  rDev +18.2%

Photo of jberg316
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of swills
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Jpollock077
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of speedvagen
4/5  rDev -5.4%

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

Photo of dannycohen62
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of Drumnart
4.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of Jssteinman
3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of jeffaroo95
4/5  rDev -5.4%

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

Photo of gmerrick
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of OldeSchool
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of mattday25
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of M-girard
4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: it had a nice amber orange with moderate head that leaves a surprising amount of lacing.

Smell: the aroma is definitely interesting. The first notes are of oak and alcohol, with piney overtones. There is also tinge of marshmellow-y sweetness that round everything up in a surprising balance.

Taste: despite the high alcohol ABV, the taste is very well hidden behind a mask of sweet malts and fruits (banana and dates). This is then followed by a finishing bitterness from the hops as well as oak characteristics. Very nice.

Mouthfeel: it has a medium low carbonation and leaves a film-like texture in your mouth even after ten seconds or so.

Drinkability: Really drinkable despite the 10% and the intense flavors that are at play.

 746 characters

Photo of ssmilkstout
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of joegard
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of smanson56
4/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of chicagoish
4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Photo of Robbie
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of ffshore545
4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

Burton Baton from Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 6,608 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.