unclebleen (620) - California, USA - FEB 17, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
pours a bright orange color with a really excellent nose, caramel, hop, really nice. flavor is strange in the way it develops. it starts smooth and silky, becomes thick and slightly alcoholic and then finishes harsh and astringent. this is unlike anything i’ve ever had, but i don’t think it deserves some of the negative reviews it is getting. i agree it is not the 90 minute but without experimentation, we’d still be living in caves. Personally, I hope DFH continues its adventurous ways!
FestDecBeet (33) - - APR 16, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Served: 12 oz bottle
Look: pours a copper color. White head 1 finger that hangs around. Slight haze to the pour.
Smell: smell the hops, citrus. Slight smokey smell
Taste: hop flavors hit first. Slight bitterness. Taste the smoke from the barrels. Hint of pepper in the back. Slight alcohol taste
Feel: heavy carbonation,
Overall: not bad, slight bitter taste but a well balanced beer.
First drank: April 16, 2014 home Decatur, il
Petkus331 (157) - Redford, Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Aroma of charred malt, citrus, vanilla, flowers, and a touch of raspberry. Apears orangish-copper, clear, thick head, beautiful lace. Tastes of reisling grapes, flowers, passion fruit, a touch of pine resin, followed by a flash of mild grapefruit bitterness. Palaye very nice, fizzy, but not enough for a 5. Overall, wow! This is a great beer! Dogfish Head never fails me!
firstsip (257) - Michigan, USA - APR 12, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap. Dark amber. Lingering head. Boozey nose. Tastes of honey, floral hops, subtle oak adding to a sweet boozey taste. Fantastic.
Pizz5116 (55) - Bayville, New Jersey, USA - APR 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a darker Amber. Minimal head. Decent carbonation. Aroma very earthy hops with some oak. Taste is hops with a slight barrel tasting. Easy drinking beer
Xenon (70) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Deep lacquered color, hardly pale. This was good, but despite the complexity I still enjoy their 90 minute ipa better. I do like the hop choice they’ve made for this. It smells a bit more mossy and outdoorsy than the standard beer. It reminds me of my boy scout trips more than almost any other beer, so I think that is it’s strongest point. Sticky lace all over the glass. Really good, but I will still reach for the cheaper standard beer
Beerathon (945) - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 3, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Super smooth sweet maltiness and fantastic hop boutique. The oak notes cone through. Love it.
iRavali (22) - Delaware, USA - APR 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
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Ferris (2003) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
MrBrightside53 (29) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 30, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
BeerJones213 (2) - - MAR 30, 2014 does not count
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.