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RATINGS: 1783   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerJones213 (2) - - MAR 30, 2014 does not count
One of the better beers I've ever tasted. If it wasn't for the exceptionally high alcohol content I would drink it more often. Beer shouldn't taste this good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (9899) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle. Amber-orange colour with a beige head. Aroma is malt, alcohol, wood, peaches. Flavour is alcohol, peaches, malt, hop, pine, wood, caramel. Bitter finish. Full body. Nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ESBob (334) - Indiana, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle. Not Aged, 2014 release. Pours a very rich nearly clear copper with orange to ruby highlights. Frothy, slightly off white head that dissipates, but laces nicely. Aroma is a combo of orange zest, pine and light tropical fruit. Taste is primarily sweet with slight bitter finish. Creamy to oily mouthfeel with only the slightest alcohol tow. Gonna age a couple of these!

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Firecape (22) - - MAR 24, 2014
Really did not get this beer. So much going on but my overall impression was of a failed nut brown ale experiment. One of the few from dogfish that I do not understand what they were going for. Maybe a bad batch? ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (2258) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 22, 2014
The beer has a copper/amber body with a dense inch or more of light tan head. The aroma brings sweet bread, dank hops, bread, booze. Robust and bold. An agressively hopped beer with a big malt body. Sticky and resinous. Without a doubt one of the better offerings from Dogfish Head. Some tangy citrus, lightly sweet. The oak character is mild, which is probably a good thing. Overall, an interesting beer and one is have again.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jbuskirk (301) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - MAR 20, 2014
The bottle of Burton Baton that I tasted from had nearly three years of age. I was impressed by how heady this beer was, even after the significant aging. The hops had lost their edginess but had left behind a huge profile of fruitiness. There was a bit of oak aroma, but it seemed to have faded over time. However, this brew had a magnificent tropical aroma in its place. The taste revealed varying levels of sweetness. The malt profile hinted at honey, while the hops created huge peach and mango notes. Though I’d love to compare this tasting with a newer batch of Burton Baton, this sample both surprised me and lived up to my expectations.

2.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
HuskerTan (343) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - MAR 19, 2014
(Thanks Chris "Budznsudz") Bottle. A- Mangoes, peaches, yeasty. A- Dark orange color, super hazy liquid, white head. T- Mangoes, peaches, slightly bitter, funky, sour, yeasty. P- Medium body, average texture, average carbonation, odd finish. O- Bottle was aged over 2 years so I am sure that was a factor in the taste. Wasn’t the best flavors and awfully funky. Expected a lot more bitterness but the fruity tones were nice.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RespertFTW (482) - Michigan, USA - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle thanks to mittenator. Murky ruby. Wood and old hop aroma. Taste is smooth and sweet with a light bitter balance. Nice body.

-- rated with beerbasher

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
chucklemation (316) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Pours a golden orange color with a very healthy white foam head. Smells of sweet citrus and a touch of oak. The oak aging comes through strongest in the flavor, which also has hints of citrus and sweet honey. Has a full body feel and goes down smooth. I enjoyed this, yet I found the combination of sweet citrus and dry oak a bit awkward, though interesting.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
catface5326 (140) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - MAR 14, 2014
Orange amber cloudy pour from a bottle. Citrus aroma and initial taste of citrus with hops and piney almost burnt after taste. Another great one from dogfishhead.


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