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RATINGS: 1787   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.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beerathon (960) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2014
Super smooth sweet maltiness and fantastic hop boutique. The oak notes cone through. Love it.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
iRavali (22) - Delaware, USA - APR 2, 2014
Pours Amber, brownish. I was in an awfully dark place with weird lighting so, I may be wrong here. Smells hoppy, some malty feel to it. Tastes of strong hops on a big swig but when approached mildly, especially rolling it at the tip of your tongue, you can detect hints of sweet almost caramel. Burton Baton didn't disappoint. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (2044) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
Draft - Skunky hops, caramel malts and slight oak. Clearish orange with a rich beige head. Sweet orange candy and skunky with a bit of booze. A nice DIPA.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrBrightside53 (29) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2014
This is a fresh bottle from the 2014 batch. I prefer my Burton aged so this is my impression of it fresh. Pours a copper/orange with a frothy tan head. A hoppy citrusy nose with a hint of oak aged booziness. Has a medium body with a malty backbone and a sweet, sticky finish.

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 (9948) - 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 (2266) - 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 (305) - 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.


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