Founders Bolt Cutter - Founders Brewing Company
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Ratings: 1,156 | Reviews: 209 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by RandomBattle:
3.9/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle to Founders tulip, perfect!
Appearance - pours a darkish amber and produces a nice 1 finger white soapy head. Very well carbonated.
Smell - the first of the varying aromas I got from this beer was just straight up alcohol, which is understandable given the ABV, but not exactly inviting. That asides I got a lot of hops and some sweet, malty caramel.
Taste - this is a big beer and the tastes are very evident of that. Strong hops, sweet, sticky malt, sugary caramel, and a slight alcohol burn. At the current moment in time this seems more like an American barleywine then an English style, primarily due to the strong hop presence.
Mouthfeel - for a big beer the mouthfeel was pretty much on point, asides the alcoholic twang it went down fairly easy.
Overall - I agree with everyone that said age will do this one well, I plan on sitting on the rest of my bottles for a while. Given the hype and average retail price I don't think I will be buying anymore though.
Serving type: bottle
11-25-2012 00:41:11 | More by RandomBattle
More User Reviews:
4.04/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Nearly no head, and it settles to rim bubbles. Nearly no spots for lace. The color is deep amber.
Warm and semisweet malty. Very rich.
Starts subtly, but the strong malt base provides lots of alcohol warmth. There's a bitter presence that provides balance. The mouthfeel is super rich but the carbonation is not lost. Very warming.
Serving type: on-tap
07-20-2014 21:49:17 | More by smcolw
3.89/5 rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A-brown orange color with a decent light tan head and little lacing
S-toffee, bourbon, oak, brown sugar, vanilla, nutty, light pine
T-toffee, caramel, nutty, bourbon, oak, little dark fruit, malty
F-medium body with light carbonation, smooth and a little boozy
O-decent Barleywine and not as much booze as I expected, but wouldn't put this in my upper echelon of Barleywines
Serving type: bottle
07-15-2014 10:57:32 | More by MDDMD
Founders Bolt Cutter from Founders Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,156 ratings.