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Founders Bolt Cutter - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,174 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 1,174
Reviews: 212
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 12.35%
Wants: 188
Gots: 700 | FT: 73
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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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-15-2014 02:36:19 | More by Kmat10
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incubuscience

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -63%

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Emtcraftbeerfan


4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-14-2014 14:46:44 | More by Emtcraftbeerfan
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JasonHaviland

New Hampshire

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

06-12-2014 00:34:12 | More by JasonHaviland
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s_currie

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-11-2014 13:10:02 | More by s_currie
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mpalestino

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-09-2014 23:31:53 | More by mpalestino
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Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-09-2014 18:38:31 | More by IAmHollywood13
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PG2G

California

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Rborre321

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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sloelco

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-06-2014 06:59:41 | More by sloelco
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Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

06-05-2014 23:40:12 | More by my_knew_craft
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aquazr1

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

06-03-2014 04:27:20 | More by aquazr1
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

06-03-2014 00:44:37 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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QuakeAttack

California

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

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mve102

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Florida

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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Florida

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Florida

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Iowa

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Iowa

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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

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Resuin

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +6.9%

Poured from a 750 mL bottle into a snifter. I believe this has a couple years of age on it. Reviewed from last night's notes.

Appearance: Pours a deep caramel color and leaves a finger of off-white head.

Smell: Big oak, caramel, molasses, light pine hops, dark fruits. Pretty sweet but manageable; well balanced.

Taste: Sweet caramel, molasses, dark fruits, light hops. The alcohol is well hidden. Nice balance of sweet/bitter/alcohol.

Mouth-feel: Low to medium carbonation with a medium body. Finishes well balanced between bitter and sweet, fairly smooth.

Overall: Definitely a well balanced, big barleywine. I think age has smoothed it out a good amount. Not overly sweet.

05-23-2014 15:19:35 | More by Resuin
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Boski

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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Fitze

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.2%

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Dicers

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

05-19-2014 04:16:53 | More by Dicers
Founders Bolt Cutter from Founders Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,174 ratings.