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Founders Bolt Cutter - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,181 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,181
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.35%
Wants: 191
Gots: 709 | FT: 74
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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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

AlexU360, Apr 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Lare453, Apr 24, 2013
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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.

alpinebryant, Apr 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

RochefortChris, Apr 23, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

SaxmanRick, Apr 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Ilafan, Apr 22, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

supa0525, Apr 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

swtchuck, Apr 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

drgonzo2k2, Apr 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

mickgeo, Apr 19, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.9%

rodkin, Apr 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

888, Apr 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

rsuske, Apr 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

buzzy, Apr 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

cadaugherty, Apr 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

RayOhioFelton, Apr 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

AlphaKingKegger, Apr 15, 2013
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3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Shared bottle. Very high ABV cannot be hidden. While I'm not hit in the face with the full 15%, this is, nonetheless, a bit too boozy for me. The high ABV comes in a very flavorful brew, which suggests various fruits and fruit brandy. Excellent hop/malt balance.

M: Rather full bodied, with excellent (low) carbonation.

chinchill, Apr 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

penguinstout, Apr 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

lpayette, Apr 12, 2013
Founders Bolt Cutter from Founders Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,181 ratings.