Dogfish Head Craft Brewery Burton Baton
What the brewers say
For Burton Baton, we brew two “threads,” or batches, of beer: an English-style old ale and an imperial IPA. After fementing the beers separately, they’re transferred and blended together in one of our large oak tanks. Burton Baton sits on the wood for about a month. When enjoying the Burton Baton, you’ll find an awesome blend of the citrus notes from Northwestern hops melding with woody, vanilla notes from the oak.
What our panel thought
Aroma: “Intense and layered notes of alcohol and sweet breadcrust. Hints of raisins, cinnamon, and cloves.”
Flavor: “Dark fruit notes with fig and grape must flavors. Firm alcohol presence and an intense malt richness that borders on barleywine. There’s definitely age on this and a hint of wood, and the perfect amount of hop bitterness to balance out the sweetness.”
Overall: “It’s complex but not overwhelming and rich but not cloying. This is a fantastic beer—a delicious, end-of-the-night, watch The Godfather and fall asleep on the couch kind of beer.”