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RATINGS: 1969   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (5494) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 17, 2006
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a medium sized head of foam with a frothy top fine to medium sized tan colored bubbles that was mostly lasting and left behind a transparent typically carbonated dark orange brown colored body. The mild aroma contained hoppy and caramel malt notes. The mouth feel was strongly vinous and tingly at the start and middle with a mellow finish. The flavor was nice with strong vinous caramel malt notes. Very nice and drinkable, but in small quantities! Treat this one with respect!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (11283) - Søborg, DENMARK - AUG 15, 2006
Bottled. Amber coloured. Light brown dense head. Sweetness, pines and dense herbal notes in the nose. Flavour is piney, fruity and sweet. Herbs present as well. One of the most smooth 2IPA’s I’ve tried. Very balanced. Medium to full bodied. Lacks a bit in the hopfresshness, but this might be due to the time its spend in my cellar. Ends on a smooth bitterness. Well hidden alcohol. Thanks to BBB63 and DavidP for trading this mighty brew to me. One is good but 2 is better.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fantomas23 (463) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 13, 2006
Thanks to SoLan on a trade. Pours a thick, amber hued body. Not much head. The oaky, vanilla wood-aging flavor and aroma are definitely there overriding the hops. This bottle is a couple of years old and it really tastes mellow, the maltiness is at its peak while the pungency of the hops has fallen away. A whiskey sting on the back of the throat and quite pleasant. The 90 Minute might contribute some of the citrusy, piney hops but it’s the oak-aging that makes this one something different. I quite enjoy this one but not as much as the 90 Minute or the 60 Minute on draught.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
biznizness (1128) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2006
Yeah, pretty good IPA here. Bottle courtesy of Jine. I prefer the 90 Minute straight up, this was a little too... tart? I don’t know, I couldn’t place it. Maybe that’s what I didn’t like... too complex. Maybe I’M too complex.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jeppe (2631) - Brooklyn, Alabama, USA - 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 (6065) - 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 (25605) - 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.


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