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Founders Bolt Cutter 15th Anniversary Barley Wine

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by joshrosborne, Jun 24, 2012.

  1. Already hit Philly. Probably means Eastern PA already has had its deliveries.
  2. Fuck yes!
  3. come and gone in the pittsburgh area at least. pretty sure the few places that got it only got 1 case.
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  4. TCaldwell

    TCaldwell Aficionado (115) Jul 30, 2012

    Damn, ok thanks
  5. TCaldwell

    TCaldwell Aficionado (115) Jul 30, 2012

    My area usually gets hit a little after Philly so might still have a chance. Thanks
  6. AHood

    AHood Aficionado (155) Texas Nov 28, 2012


    I don't think this brewers distributes to Texas. If it does, I have yet to find it. But I WANT!!
  7. 1Adam12

    1Adam12 Savant (310) Indiana May 6, 2011

    Man, I was so excited for this.......and then I tried it.
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  8. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    KH lived up to the hype. Bolt Cutter, I don't think it did, and partially because of what KH was. Too many people were hoping or thinking that Bolt Cutter would be like King Henry, but honestly, there will never be another beer like KH. Bolt Cutter is fine...not great.
  9. The font treatment on the bolt cutter label is driving me insane.
  10. beerborn

    beerborn Savant (345) Georgia Jan 22, 2012

    I got mine last night from my bottle shop. It was his only, costing me $34 and change
  11. Morey

    Morey Advocate (530) Pennsylvania Dec 30, 2007

  12. King Henry is an incredible beer as is Leon. My personal preference is Leon because the apple brandy treatment does things to a barley wine that defies physics. Overall they are the two best barley wines I can think of (sorry MOaS). If I could have a case of either by just snapping my fingers, I'd pick Leon.
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  13. Morey

    Morey Advocate (530) Pennsylvania Dec 30, 2007

    Good to know. I still wanna try KH really bad obviously, but Leon completely exceeded my expectations. Cheers!
  14. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Savant (460) Utah Jul 12, 2012

    Hey if there's anyone in GR who missed out on getting some, send me a BM. There's one place that still has about a case and a half at 23.99 each. But please, only if you didn't get some. I left it there because I already got my share.
  15. It might be gone, but GB Russo had 2 bottles yesterday afternoon. ~$21 ea.

    They also have a few bottles of Rodenbach 2010 if you are interested.
  16. CCC

    CCC Disciple (60) Illinois Aug 17, 2010

    I tried this at a tasting, and even snagged a few bottles, but my preference is definitely for KH. But, with a year or two on this, who knows, it could make a world of difference. For reference, I paid $22.99 a bottle.
  17. just did a split with a couple friends... hoppy, boozy, sweet. impressive overall.

  18. A place by me started with 4 cases and still has one left. I'd be willing to get someone some if they really want to store/try it.
  19. Goosey

    Goosey Aficionado (240) Missouri Jan 18, 2012

    I think that it has the potential to be nearly as good as KH after it has been put away for 5 or so years, just IMO. I am going to forget about my other bottle for a long time, and the day I remember it will be a happy day. Did the same with a Old Ruffian; fanstatic.
  20. Got mine at Common Market in Charlotte for $18.99 last one on the shelf.
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  21. DrewV

    DrewV Aficionado (175) New York Mar 30, 2011

    Eh, it was just okay. Around here it goes for $23/bottle. Not entirely worth it, to be honest. I love Founders' stouts and porters, but I had some on tap and unfortunately Bolt Cutter isn't quite up to snuff. Too sweet, too fruity, too boozy. Not enough depth and balance. Maybe aging might help, but what little hop balance there is might just go away completely, leaving nothing but sweetness and booze. I think I'll pass.
  22. krl2112

    krl2112 Advocate (585) Illinois Nov 10, 2012

    Man I was in Cedar Rapids IA yesterday and walked into a liquor store that had 2 cases of this sitting on the floor with no bottle limit. Sooooo crazy what u see in different markets from your own. This is half the fun of going to shops in different states.
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  23. MUMike

    MUMike Aficionado (145) Missouri Feb 3, 2012

    Can you mule a case down to the Ozarks for me? :D
  24. krl2112

    krl2112 Advocate (585) Illinois Nov 10, 2012

    LOL. I am already gone but I would have been happy to buy you some if I was still there! Sorry bro.
  25. So many places I know on Long Island have this just chillin' everywhere right now, guess the price compounded with bad reviews have put people off. Oh well.
  26. A few package stores near me have quite a bit each, price at $23.99 per bottle. It's been about two weeks and I honestly don't think they have sold any.
  27. Bolt Cutter is nothing like KH. Bolt Cutter is the most average BA Barleywine I've ever had.
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  28. I'm hoping for exactly that.
  29. malfunxion

    malfunxion Savant (420) New York Dec 14, 2012

    wanted to try it when I saw it on the shelf the other day , but at 28$/bottle i was holding off hoping maybe I could catch it around on tap somewhere for 10$ or less for a glass .. is it available on tap anywhere?
  30. Czar_chasm

    Czar_chasm Savant (355) Michigan Jun 20, 2012

    Some bottles in Royal Oak for $25 a piece if anyone is still looking BM me...
  31. steebo777

    steebo777 Advocate (535) Michigan Jun 30, 2009

    Once again, what bad reviews? It has a 91 with an rAvg of 4.11% for reviews. That's positive numbers, you're just only looking at the negative comments some have said.
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  32. Anyone else taste this fresh and was underwhelmed? We thought it was hot, boozy, sweet (not bad things...) Thinking the complexity I am used to with Founder's will come through after some age...lets hope. $25 / bottle is a tough sell...
  33. Haven't had a chance to review this proper because I just had it quickly at a tasting, BUT...I don't get the hate that this beer has often received in its short lifespan. From all the bad reviews, I was expecting the worst, but was pleasantly surprised. It's pretty damn smooth for a 15% abv beer, drinks more like 10% or less. Also, I liked the flavor and the slight sweetness to it. One knock I can understand is it's not the most complex beer out there and the mouth feel is a bit thinner than I expected. Just saying, a few people called it undrinkable...total bullcrap. Not the best beer by any means but nowhere near guilty of the wretched ire it's received.
    szmnnl99, JohnB87, Omensetter and 4 others like this.
  34. founder26

    founder26 Savant (460) Michigan Sep 9, 2009

    I feel the same way, also the other thing I don't like about the beer is that I don't get any of the barrel character out of it.
  35. Hopefully the barrel character will become more apparent with age...
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  36. Yeah, by no means was this a bad beer...Probably better than good even, but just needs some time...
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  37. agree, it was like drinking a strong ipa, not that there is anything wrong with that, but i did expect more, with time perhaps...
  38. If you could guide me on how to get you the money, I'd be appreciative of this
  39. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    PayPal homie, PayPal.
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  40. Picked up two bottles today, I think I'll just put it away for 5 or so years and then give it a shot.

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