1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Founders Bolt Cutter - Founders Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Founders Bolt CutterFounders Bolt Cutter

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,139 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 1,139
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.35%
Wants: 173
Gots: 688 | FT: 71
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Founders Bolt Cutter Alström Bros
Ratings: 1,139 | Reviews: 207 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of fenlop54
fenlop54

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

05-12-2014 20:38:45 | More by fenlop54
Photo of gmendez1122
gmendez1122

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-12-2014 20:38:04 | More by gmendez1122
Photo of I_BYE_MI_BEER
I_BYE_MI_BEER

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-12-2014 13:22:00 | More by I_BYE_MI_BEER
Photo of kybeerdrinker
kybeerdrinker

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-11-2014 18:39:50 | More by kybeerdrinker
Photo of reebtaerG
reebtaerG

Maryland

4.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had on draft at churchkey in snifter on 5/10/14

A-Pours caramel brown with off-white head. Excellent lacing.

S-Aromas of caramel, pine, toffee.

T-Tasting notes of caramel, pine, citrus, toffee. This was outstanding where the 15.5

M-Medium body with a dry finish. Light syrupy mouthfeel. Super smooth

O-Overall this is an excellent barley wine where was the 15.5% it was the surprise beer for the night for me.

Serving type: on-tap

05-11-2014 14:16:00 | More by reebtaerG
Photo of DrChadly
DrChadly

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

05-10-2014 22:05:31 | More by DrChadly
Photo of rxthree
rxthree

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-06-2014 01:47:50 | More by rxthree
Photo of patrick802
patrick802

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

05-05-2014 14:22:24 | More by patrick802
Photo of WVUbrew
WVUbrew

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

05-04-2014 14:08:55 | More by WVUbrew
Photo of williamjbauer
williamjbauer

West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

05-04-2014 10:11:58 | More by williamjbauer
Photo of amalburg
amalburg

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-03-2014 16:46:02 | More by amalburg
Photo of CardsWinAgain
CardsWinAgain

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

05-02-2014 06:06:23 | More by CardsWinAgain
Photo of victory4me
victory4me

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -38.3%

05-02-2014 03:01:29 | More by victory4me
Photo of polopaul20
polopaul20

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-28-2014 12:39:58 | More by polopaul20
Photo of dubdrop
dubdrop

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-28-2014 01:14:19 | More by dubdrop
Photo of DerekQXQX
DerekQXQX

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-27-2014 12:56:52 | More by DerekQXQX
Photo of Bwagner1122
Bwagner1122

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-25-2014 02:41:17 | More by Bwagner1122
Photo of 2_Beardz
2_Beardz

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-24-2014 16:28:16 | More by 2_Beardz
Photo of mverity
mverity

Florida

4.26/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle courtesy of @heatwave33. Amber brown in color with hints of deep red. Cream colored head, faded into thin wisps and a craggy medium collar. Aroma is of molasses, earthy burnt wood, tobacco, and some earthy spices. Taste is spiced and tobacco up front, faded earthy hops, woody and a touch boozey at the very end. Nice toffee/molasses flavor running throughout too. Nice full body and low to medium carbonation.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2014 04:50:29 | More by mverity
Photo of ToadiesForCody
ToadiesForCody

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-22-2014 20:12:48 | More by ToadiesForCody
Photo of dxbq48
dxbq48

Missouri

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-22-2014 15:47:24 | More by dxbq48
Photo of monitorpop
monitorpop

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

04-21-2014 12:33:40 | More by monitorpop
Photo of jarrgal
jarrgal

North Dakota

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

04-21-2014 03:45:14 | More by jarrgal
Photo of jkball01
jkball01

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-19-2014 22:04:02 | More by jkball01
Photo of Hallertau
Hallertau

Wisconsin

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

04-19-2014 03:01:09 | More by Hallertau
Founders Bolt Cutter from Founders Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,139 ratings.