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RATINGS: 1964   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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.

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cakes (500) - New Bloomfield, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 6, 2011
12 oz. Bottle. Amber pour with a nice creamy white head that dissipates quickly. Very big/sweet aroma of caramel, honey and dried apple. Taste is sweet. At 10% ABV, surprisingly mild kick - the hops do not overwhelm you. Very well done.

GoufCustom (2309) - HONG KONG - FEB 22, 2018

355 ml bottle bought at Q-Club in SoHo, Central.

Looks: Clear amber colour with a layer of trunky yeast sediments; Half finger head with soapy white foam which fades in 40 seconds; Very good sticky lacing with active slight carbonation.

Aroma: Fragrant Amber malt, with vanilla, blueberries, wood barrel, caramel, floral, sugar, strong pine, resins, dough, lemon and grass.

Taste: Strong sweet full Amber malt, with strong caramel, grapefruits, floral, syrup, strong pine, resins, spices, herbs, dry biscuits, lemon, strong bitter hops and grass.

Body: Close to full body. Slick and very oozy palate.

Mouth Feel: Strong Amber maltyness in a pretty thick background. Strong grapefruits and strong pine dominate, like an overshot. Strong caramel with floral and SPL-like syrupy sweetness, very oozy, herbal biscuity with strong lemon to round. Unbalanced.

Hoppiness: Blueberries, floral, strong pine, resins, lemon and grass in nose. Grapefruits, floral, strong pine, strong resins, spices, herbs, lemon and grass in taste; Bitterness is strong for a lasting, high astringent strong sweet-bitter Amber malty finish.

After Taste: Quite dry. Very piney-oozy and strong bitter to mouth.

Comments: This one's aroma has a decent combo of fruits and barrels, but the taste is an overkill of sweet malt and numbingly bitter hops which goes nowhere. Strong on all fronts but close to annoying instead of being impressive. A bust!

ronaldtheriot (2041) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JAN 28, 2018
Burton Baton has a very thick, ivory head, a bright, orange, mostly opaque, but not cloudy, appearance, and heavy glass lacing. Aroma is of strong & sharp pale malts, and the flavor is of strong, yet not harsh, pale malt, moderate hop resin, sweetness, nougat, and dates. Mouthfeel is heavy, and Burton Baton finishes medium dry and memorable. Also, I never really noticed a wood aspect. RJT

weitz15 (636) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 25, 2018
Deep orange pour with a on off white head. Aroma is a wooded citrus with minor oak accents. Flavor is similar, with a full bodied oak finish.

kambei70 (1158) - - DEC 14, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 14, 2017 Pours hazy deep amber/brownish with a medium sized, thick/creamy, white head that lasts. Fades to a lasting cap. Smells of caramel malts dank, piney and citrus. Tastes sweet malt and citrus with some earthy piney hops. Lots of oakiness, burnt caramel and hint of vanilla. Finishes mostly dry with a long pine linger. Slight alcohol taste. Lighter side of full bodied creamy.

wombat23 (2168) - Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2017
12 oz. bottle. Pours hazy copper with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of caramel, citrus, and oak. Taste is caramel, citrus, oak, pine notes. Nice.

OnTheTrail (623) - Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2017
Pours clear amber, big off white head. Aroma is rich malt, orange, vanilla, wood. Taste is rich wood, toffee, vanilla. The alcohol is mostly dissolved into general warmth. The hops are noticeable, but subtle - the IBUs balanced by the malt and ABV. Fairly heavy, rich, creamy mouthfeel. Avery good well balanced beer.

mitchclay2002 (11) - - OCT 20, 2017
Great blend of 60 minute IPA and ale. Deep and rich but hoppy citrus from the IPA. Another classic from Dogfish Head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

nihtila (4044) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - SEP 24, 2017
Bottle from Whole Foods. Nose is sweet caramel, citrus hops, orange, light oak. Tastes sweet orange, caramel, toffee, hoppy citrus, oak, rich malty. Yes, boozy as well.

trapped (3871) - New York, TURKEY - SEP 21, 2017
Bottle. Pours cloudy dark orange with small foamy off-white head, woodsy aroma, sweetish woodsy taste with medium bitterness following up, alcohol undertones, thin body, long bitter finish with slight alcohol aftertaste. Tastes more like a triple ale than an IPA.

ads135 (5235) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - SEP 10, 2017
Hazy amber color. Some really nice wood and a teentsy bit of vanilla. Mostly grassy hops, some light citrus and a dense malt backbone. Very pleasant. Picked up a bottle in 2017 at On the Rocks in Lawrence.

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