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Founders Bolt Cutter - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,156 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,156
Reviews: 209
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.35%
Wants: 175
Gots: 694 | 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:
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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zachraymer

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-17-2014 22:55:55 | More by zachraymer
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Tanger112

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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ncstateplaya

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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striker2160

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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gcamparone

Rhode Island

3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Founders KBS goblet. Bought this in November 2012, been stored at cellar temp. since then.

Appearance - Pours a hazy nectarine-colored body with a 1 finger off-white head that reduces slowly and leaves spotty lacing.

Smell - Reminiscent of an aged DIPA - piney, heavy malt, caramel, citrus rind, and bready/grainy. Some booze on the nose, but for 15% it's not too strong.

Taste - Sweet with heavy malt upfront - molasses, honey, caramel, spices. The follow through is piney, resinous, muted, and astringent with a boozy burn. The finish is slightly roasty.. burnt toffee, sugar, char.

Mouthfeel - For 15% alcohol, it's actually kind of watery. Low carbonation.

This was my first bolt cutter.. when it first came out people complained of an unbalance, hot mess. It's not quite at that level, but it's definitely not amazing either. An average high ABV barleywine at best.

Serving type: bottle

06-16-2014 02:44:01 | More by gcamparone
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Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -63%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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Founders Bolt Cutter from Founders Brewing Company
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