Founders Bolt Cutter - Founders Brewing Company
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4.25/5 rDev +4.9%
This barreled-aged barley wine was absolutely delectable. I was surprised to find even after a solid 21 months of aging that it still had a noticeably boozy influence in the taste. Supremely brewed and with great fullness, Bolt Cutter definitely has established its place among Founders' stupendous high gravity series.
08-21-2014 04:33:42 | More by brewlover_z
3.89/5 rDev -4%
Pours a reddish body with large head that goes away real quick and leaves a little bit of lace. Aroma is boozy at first and then there are sweet malts like caramel/toffee/sugar that hit me with minimal hops. Sticky, full-bodied, the booze is prevalent with a little bit of woodiness to help it smoothly finish. There are some dark fruit flavors and a sugary, vanilla like boozy sweetness but the alcohol in this is just a little too much and overpowers the other characteristics of the beer.
08-14-2014 16:47:35 | More by clayrock81
3.79/5 rDev -6.4%
750ml into bubble snifter at about 45 degrees.
Pours with a very short, soap-bubble head over a chill-hazed amber body. Decent lacing. Appears still.
Aromas are quite sweet. Lots of maple syrup and bread - adult french toast. Mostly malts, but there seem to be some sharp hops still trying hard to power through. Vanilla and bourbon also show.
Taste is full of sweet - the vanilla and syrup nearly drown out everything else. Touch of rye-like spice. Hop bitterness still lingers, much as with the aroma. Altogether, seemed like a coffee which had too much artificial sweetener syrup mixed in.
Mouthfeel is thick and sticky - as expected with a 15% BW. Really lingers on the palate.
All that said, I'm a sweet-tooth, so this beer did not offend me... I enjoyed it. Not your prototypical Barleywine, but that's OK with me. Glad I cellared it for 18 mo's - may have taken the initial edge off of it.
08-03-2014 21:59:59 | More by BeerImmediately
Founders Bolt Cutter from Founders Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,174 ratings.