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RATINGS: 1785   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.8   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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The elusive brew is made from pilsner malt and amber malt with an original gravity of 26.5?P, yielding an 11% abv. It's hopped with Warrior and Glacier varieties. Primary fermentation takes place in open vessels using two yeast strains, one American and one English. For added complexity, the beer is conditioned on barrel staves of French Oak for four months before being dry hopped with Glacier at the rate of a half-pound per barrel. This elixir is then blended 50/50 with 90 Minute IPA. After blending, the beer will measure 80 IBU and 10% abv. Bottled in corked bottles through Michael Jackson’s rare beer club by late November 04 and available in 12 ounce full distribution in early January 05.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jeppe (2631) - Ølbutikken, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2006
Foamy well lasting off-white head, copper golden body with a slight haze. Mild toffee and a bit of hop in the nose, nice but rather weak for such a strong brew. Some fruit as well. Flavor is grassy , fruity and hoppy with some warming alcohol. Not very bitter for a double IPA, but nice and highly drinkable. Thaks Mads for bringing it to Ølbutikken!

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Phatz (225) - Paradise, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 3, 2006
I only had a chance to get a small sample of Burton Baton to make notes off of. I am not sure when or if I am going to get to try this again so I am going to put my notes record in a review. My who regularly visits DFH said they already quit selling this year batch having put it back to the cellar as vintage. So until next year, if someone can get there in time, this will have to do. I know this is a mix of Oak aged Old Ale and the ever so sweet 90 min IPA. I got out of this beer a remarkably sweet and smooth caramel and toasted malty characteristic. A bit of oak and cinnamon sugar as well. This is definitely a sweet-tooth’s heaven. For a DIPA it is a very malty brew, and super smooth. Hope this is helpful. Cheers!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Emil (6067) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2006
Bottle. Amber colour with a medium beige head. Heavy malty, wood, caramel, hoppy aroma and a caramel malty, wood, hoppy, alcoholic taste. Medium to full body with a sweet light alcoholic finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (19647) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUL 22, 2006
Bottle. Clear amber coloured with an off white head. Aroma of malts, vanilla, wood and fruits. Flavour of malts, caramel, wood and fruits with notes of dried fruits.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jewedekind (450) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JUL 19, 2006
Boittle (no cork). Pours a perfect copper with a thin yellowish head. Resiny oak-wood nose. White hot and fizzy on the tongue. Heat and bitterness masks some aroma. Looong finish. Cherries, oak, fruitcake. A smorgasboard of mouthfeel and depth.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - JUL 13, 2006
Hazy light cedar pour supporting a thick light khaki head with a great deal of lacing. Hoppy aroma with plenty of pine, some citrus, straw and alcohol. The flavor is very similar to their 90 min IPA but with more complexity and with added depth. The oak aging adds a touch of smoke and some mild port-like notes. Mouthfeel is creamy and the finish is rather long and while still full of hoppy bitterness, there is a definate sweet note at the end. The alcohol is also quite present in the finish. Thanks to the Foodery in Philly for getting there hands on some of these - unfortunately, I was a bit disappointed but it is still an interesting take on the style.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUL 12, 2006
Pours a rich copper with a decent dense cream colored head. The nose is very strong with alcohol, conveying big rounded malt ranging from light and sweet to dark and nearly roasty and gentle floral hops. Hints of vanilla and oak are present. A thick viscous mouthfeel, lacking in visible carbonation almost to the point of, dare I say it, being too flat! Significant alcohol warming. The flavors in this beer are complex, perhaps to complex for its own good, or at least for my appreciation. Big sweet malt, caramel and darker malt flavor seem to appear, but it might be the wood providing those latter flavors. Great big alcohol here, complementing those woody flavors well. Also hints of vanilla. The oaky bitterness lingers overshadowing any sort of hoppy bitterness. I think the hop character is overwhelmed and subdued by the oak (and perhaps oak aging) as well as the big alcohol to the point of this not really being an IPA anymore. Perhaps this should under a catchall category like American strong ale, rather than IIPA. I just think there’s too much going on with this beer to give it an incredibly high rating. The alcohol and wood are too big for this beer, period.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcruicks (282) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - JUL 12, 2006
A reddish brownish colored beer with a nice fluffy tan head on top and very low carbonation. Smells more like a barley wine than an IPA, super sweet, a bit oaky, some caramel, some vanilla. Can smell/taste some alcohol, but wouldnt have guessed that its 10%. A bit sticky on the palate, thick consistency. Its got the hops in the flavor, but it also has a whole lot of sweetness followed by bitterness in the finish. Like the aroma, it has both oaky and caramel flavors and mild fruityness- especially grape.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElBorracho (472) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 11, 2006
Bottle. Pours a medium copper with foamy white head. Heavy caramel, hints of wood, floral hops and a bit of alcohol. IPA qualities have been masked by the barrel aging making this one feel more like a barleywine. Finishes warm.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintocb (641) - Darsville, Georgia, USA - JUL 10, 2006
This is a pretty beer. The color was a rich, dark copper. Some fizzy white head. Bread and some faint citrus in the nose. The taste is rich, sweet and malty. As it warms the alcohol swells up and the beer sweetens a bit...maybe a bit too much, but I liked it. Not as hoppy as I expected.


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