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Founders Bolt Cutter - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

1,210 Ratings
THE BROS
83
good

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Ratings: 1,210
Reviews: 214
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.35%
Wants: 195
Gots: 712 | FT: 72
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Aged this one for a while and It. Was. AWESOME. Also had this on tap at the brewery, definitely delicious. Very much to my taste.

yarnbomb, Oct 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

I haven't logged a lot of barley wine's so I'm not the most well versed. This one goes down so easy it will put you in your place by mid bottle. Carbonation held up well after two years behind the cellar door. The alcohol is hidden so well behind a nice sweet malt backbone. You smell a bit of the booze but don't notice it until you feel the affects. Glad I got to try this one.

Flight317, Oct 09, 2014
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Founders Bolt Cutter from Founders Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,210 ratings.