I’ve had this puppy in my fridge since Thanksgiving…
I tried it at a beer tasting earlier this year at Patrick’s Kitchen — you might even recall I wrote a guest post about it for Daily Beer Review; but this was the first bottle I’ve had all to myself, which is obviously preferable to sharing.
Burton Baton (10% ABV/70 IBU) is Dogfish Head’s Imperial IPA blended with an English-style old ale and aged in oak.
First off? It smells divine. Strong aroma of sweet, citrusy hops, wood and caramel/vanilla.
Pours a rich, coppery red with a modest, tan head on top.
I tend to taste sort of a sticky-sweet flavor with these higher-alcohol IPAs; DFH describes it as fruitcake and raisins. But you still have that crisp, hoppy bitteress to round it out. If you’ve ever had the 90 Minute IPA? It’s kind of like that, with wood.
And, I didn’t make the “dog” connection until just now (and UPDATE: I guess there’s also an “English” connect. Too much of a stretch?), but coincidentally we watched a very interesting zombie-esque horror movie last night called Doghouse. (Clever, eh?)
It’s about this small town in England where all the ladies have turned into flesh-eating maniacs.
Now, my husband is sort of a purist when it comes to zombie movies. He doesn’t really like them to be funny (although he does love Shaun of the Dead — everything’s cooler with a British accent, right-o?) or stray too far from the traditional notion of the undead zombie.
Me? I’ll watch any old rubbish as long as there’s killing.
Favorite bad movie?