Nice aroma of citrus and floral hops. Pours clear amber with very nice foamy head. Mouthfeel is rich for an IPA. Flavors are hops, wood, and alcohol notes. There is a carmelized sugar not ein there as well. This really is an impressive take on an IPA, and is very well balanced for a Dogfish Head beer. Very enjoyable, somewhat meaty Imperial IPA. Tasted from the bottle @ 56F.
This is a blended beer that we've been brewing for the past several years and it's recently been gaining in popularity. For Burton Baton we first brew two 'threads' or batches of beer: an English-style Old Ale and an Imperial IPA. After fementating the separate beers in our stainless tanks, the two are 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. The wood also tends to mellow the 10% of the beer - so tread cautiously!
Burton Baton is brewed and released three times per year.
Here is Sam chatting about the Burton Baton in our Quick Sip Clip: