Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Beer Tasting: Dogfish Head Burton Baton

This is (DFH self-described) a blend of oak-aged strong ale and the 90 minute IPA from Dogfish Head of Delaware. This 12 ounce bottle was purchased from the Flying Pig Saloon in Malvern, PA. Reviews in general seem to be in sync with ours; this beer is a winner. It is just the type of beer that makes Dogfish Head who they are :) Have you tasted this beer? Let us know what you think. As a suggestion, try to keep the review as brief as possible for each of the following: appearance; smell; taste; mouthfeel; and drinkability. Appearance Adam: not quite shiny copper penny Bryan: pours smoothly a copper colored beer with little head Smell Adam: dark hoppy nose like a toasted marshmallow Bryan: reminds me of walking through the flower garden in the early morning of a cool spring day (said with a deep masculine voice ;-) Taste Adam: sweet toasted malty fallen apricot Bryan: nice and clean; strong but not overpowering; slight sweetness cuts through the hop bitterness Mouthfeel Adam: not thin, substantial Bryan: heftier body than the 90 min IPA, as you might expect Drinkability Adam: like a homemade turkey dinner...after a while you are stuffed ;-) Bryan: absolutely; this is complex and fascinating Seconds? Adam: and thirds :-) Bryan: sure, but watch out for the 10% ABV!


Jeremy said...

Oh man... that sounds like a great beer!

Adam said...

So it is a blended beer? Interesting. You know I didn't notice that when we tasted it. I just thought it was aged in bourbon barrels.