Review – Dogfish Head – Burton Baton
Dogfish Head Burton Baton 10% abv
Reviewed by: Evan
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into the new Samuel Adam’s beer glass.
Appearance: This beer was a very dark golden color, almost the color of an amber or brown ale. The color was in part influenced by the oak-aging of the strong ale blend.
Aroma: A little bit of a woody smell is just slightly overpowered by the very present mango hoppy fragrance. A little vanilla essence is embedded deeply thanks to the oak.
Taste: Surprisingly smoothness for an IPA blend with a noticeable smoky woody flavor. Although smooth, this blend is definitely a little dryer than other Dogfish beers.
Mouthfeel: Dry and slightly warm from the high alcohol content.
Overall: This brew is listed in the “occasional rarities” section of the Dogfish website. I highly recommend snatching some up if you see it available in your local brew store. The blend between the strong ale and highly-acclaimed 90 minute IPA creates an astonishing flavorful yet drinkable beer.