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Founders Bolt Cutter - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,149 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,149
Reviews: 209
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.35%
Wants: 175
Gots: 690 | 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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Ratings: 1,149 | Reviews: 209 | Display Reviews Only:
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MinorThreat

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

05-06-2013 15:41:41 | More by MinorThreat
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SkeeterBoganski

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

05-06-2013 12:50:03 | More by SkeeterBoganski
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NSK79

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

05-05-2013 23:14:00 | More by NSK79
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chrisp450

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

05-05-2013 14:55:01 | More by chrisp450
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LinusBohman

Sweden

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-05-2013 08:40:33 | More by LinusBohman
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Billakowski

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

05-03-2013 19:44:45 | More by Billakowski
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Holland

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-03-2013 00:33:09 | More by Holland
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pinnser

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

05-02-2013 18:02:11 | More by pinnser
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Carpentiere

New Hampshire

5/5  rDev +23.5%

05-02-2013 17:56:46 | More by Carpentiere
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DrinkNewport

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-30-2013 02:38:15 | More by DrinkNewport
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Jiatlas

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

04-29-2013 20:30:41 | More by Jiatlas
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zachattack555

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-28-2013 20:15:20 | More by zachattack555
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mrebeka

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

04-28-2013 15:40:06 | More by mrebeka
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Reneejane

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-27-2013 23:41:26 | More by Reneejane
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mobius387

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-27-2013 13:22:54 | More by mobius387
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Steve_Oldrati

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

04-26-2013 06:44:23 | More by Steve_Oldrati
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srandycarter

California

3.99/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Murky dark apricot.

S - Sweet, sweet, sweet. Boozy, hoppy, yummy.

T - Same as mouth, more hops in there.

M - Heavy body, good carb, pretty good balance.

D - I like this one! Took me a long time to pull the trigger, as it is so big, but it was worth it.

Serving type: bottle

04-26-2013 05:00:55 | More by srandycarter
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LockeSD

New York

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

04-25-2013 20:53:59 | More by LockeSD
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AlexU360

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-24-2013 18:49:48 | More by AlexU360
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Lare453

Florida

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-24-2013 02:27:52 | More by Lare453
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alpinebryant

Connecticut

4.41/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy light orange caramel with a powdered dusting, and large bubbles mixed in.

S: Aroma of cotton candy , caramelized sugars, sweet oranges, light oak aromas and sweetness comes on strong.

T: Lots of Sugary cotton candy flavors, caramel along with fruity tastes and berry flavors. I am reminded of Fruit Stripe gum. Tons of red ale flavor and crystal malt flavors. Excellent balance with not an overabundance of hops but great flavor. This beer clearly shines with the fruity esters from the yeast and a refreshing flavor overall rather than a tannic overhopped and overboiled mess. I pick up light melon as some other reviews have picked up as well. This really blends well with the overall amount of bitterness in this beer and I wish more beers would follow this suit.

M: Thick body with a low level of carbonation. just right

O: Overall this is a great beer and glad to have tried this but with the outrageous price, I would never buy again.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 00:24:52 | More by alpinebryant
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

04-23-2013 02:12:53 | More by RochefortChris
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SaxmanRick

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

04-22-2013 22:02:54 | More by SaxmanRick
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Ilafan

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-22-2013 18:46:48 | More by Ilafan
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supa0525

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

04-21-2013 16:03:56 | More by supa0525
Founders Bolt Cutter from Founders Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,149 ratings.