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Founders Bolt Cutter - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,182 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,182
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.35%
Wants: 192
Gots: 709 | FT: 74
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  15.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Bolt Cutter is a cellarable barley wine with an ABV of 15%. Dry-hopped with a mountain of Cascade hops, it’s balanced by a malty sweetness and spicy complexity, resulting from barrel aging some of it in bourbon barrels, some in maple syrup-bourbon barrels and some not at all (standard fermentation only). We’ve allowed the beer to mature in bottles and kegs since July so that it would be perfect for its release next month. Bolt Cutter pours a deep copper color and is best sampled at different temperatures to allow the flavors to unfold.

(Beer added by: Thickfreakness on 11-03-2012)
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Photo of reizorc
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had a 22 oz bottle of this onsite at Al's of Hampden, graciously split with a buddy of mine. This was very good... Let it sit for another 6 months to a year or more and it'll be amazing. It's very HOT right now, especially when it warms up. this bottle is well worth the coin but my suggestion is to cellar it for a bit.

reizorc, Jul 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

zekeman17, Jun 04, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

DersOne, Dec 28, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

strohme2, Nov 20, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

CB_Crowe, Dec 16, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

GoldenChild, Dec 29, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

HamGlade10, Nov 24, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

aaronblain22, Nov 11, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

MalKen, Mar 15, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

mmulebarn, Nov 20, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

bmjivi221, Jul 17, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Ricklikesmibeer, Jul 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Cheezus, Jun 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

Bakker, Sep 14, 2013
Photo of maristfan
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Heard this was being released to the public today so I made a special trip to my local beer bar Mosaic in Astoria Queens to give it a try. Poured from a 750ml bottle.

For 15% this is a very approachable barley wine. A perfect amber color and inviting smell, it doesnt have the fear factor smell lots of barleys do nowadays. The mouthfeel is all about the syrup at first but then it finishes almost light on the tongue. You can taste the effort to balance it with the citrus of the hops, tons of flavor, but it's not overally boozy. I really like this beer. Founders knocked it out of the park again. It doesn't take long before I'm sharing it and the bottle is done. Can only imagine what age will do to this beer, it is already nuanced and complex, tons of malt and I'm usually not a malt loving guy. If you can, get a bottle for you and a friend, it's an awesome share.

maristfan, Nov 20, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

jnikkel, Nov 25, 2012
Founders Bolt Cutter from Founders Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,182 ratings.