Watching some Sopranos tonight. Season 1, episode 3. Up until last night we had never seen a single episode. Now we’re plowing through season one. Figured I’d be productive and pour a Dogfish Head Burton Baton while I watch. The aroma has me nervous. The 10% ABV is in the air.
The brew smells like what the beer is: a strong IPA. Pungent due in part of the big head of foam.
Surprisingly, there isn’t any noticeable hoppage in the Burton. Not at all like an IPA when it comes to the flavor. This beer is aged in oak barrels, so I should be getting woody flavors. I’ll be honest here, I don’t know what oak tastes like. I’m considering licking some of the trees around my house so I can learn.
Burton Baton isn’t my favorite beer from Dogfish Head. On the other hand it isn’t my least favorite either. The label seems to indicate that I can age one of these puppies, so maybe I’ll buy another bottle and store it for a few years before trying it again.