Founders Bolt Cutter - Founders Brewing Company
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2.88/5 rDev -28.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5
Copper/orange in color. white head that dissipates.
Smell - sweet with noticeable alcohol. mixture of fruits. Noticeable hop aroma but not as hoppy smelling as I was expecting which is a good thing.
Taste - MEH. Hits the roof of my mouth with a sticky sweet fruit bomb and stays there for minutes after a sip. A fair amount of pineappley hop flavor. Bourbon barrels? No. Maple? Maybe due to the overpowering sweetness. Some bitterness at the very end.
Mouth feel is sticky. coats my lips and doesn't go away.
Overall not worth my sobriety. If this beer was 10% I would be happier. The price tag is ridiculous for what this is. So many better beers out there for the money. A fail from Founders in my opinion.
Hey - you can't bat 1000
The high ratings has to be the hype talking. No Rare flavor here.
Serving type: bottle
11-23-2012 23:19:04 | More by SteelersX
2.98/5 rDev -26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2
750 ml bottle served in a Hofbrau tulip.
A: Semi hazy dark cherry color. A light tan head forms on the pour with great retention. Sticky webbings of lace are left down the glass. Looks a lot like Devil Dancer.
S: A little pine with some citrus zest. Some candied sugar with a hefty dose of bready malts. I'm not picking up any barrel notes and it doesn't smell anything like a barleywine. More like a big and boozy DIPA.
T: A little melon up front with some candy sugar and a ton of alcohol. A little maple with some citrus and bitter pine. Bready malts with a hot and boozy finish.
M: Medium bodied with a medium carbonation. Pretty hot with a ton of booze on the finish.
O: This isn't close to a barleywine. Too big and boozy and not really well made. The barrel is non-existent. A bigger let down than Frangelic Mountain Brown.
Serving type: bottle
01-06-2013 04:20:19 | More by Treebs
Founders Bolt Cutter from Founders Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,154 ratings.