Spike Cutlass
Founders Brewing Company

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Style:
American Barleywine
ABV:
12%
Score:
90
Avg:
4.21 | pDev: 7.36%
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
37
From:
Founders Brewing Company
 
Michigan, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  3
Gots
  5
SCORE
90
Outstanding
Notes: A monster of a Barleywine, this beer is the non-barrel aged base beer that we used for Bolt Cutter. This beer was aged in stainless kegs for a few months in an attempt to let the flavors meld and the alcohol burn relax. A lovely holiday sipper.
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 37 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Donco:
Photo of Donco
4.65/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Non-barrel aged 12% Barleywine served on tap at Founders 2016 KBS release.
This is the base beer for their Bolt Cutter.
Absolutely delicious and satisfying for those who love big Barleywines. Lots of dark fruit, sweet malts and nice, balancing hops.
Highly recommended!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of wortslosh
4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Super Smooth! Shocking Copper Color. Slight malt taste. No Alcohol taste but yet a big beer.
Drink it if you can get it. Definitely a favorite.

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Photo of PhineasMcClintock
4.24/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of strohme2
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a snifter. Pours as a brilliant orange with hints of red, soapy minimum of a head. Smells like a muted DIPA. Taste is bright, concentrated grapefruit, caramel and brown sugar. Very approachable and drinkable.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of red94tt
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of djrn2
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of duceswild
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JDizzle
4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mklisz
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaphog
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BA Extreme Beer Festival 2016 - I just found my notes!

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Photo of rderedin
3.45/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tracker83
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of fredmugs
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Founders during KBS Week. Easily the best non-barrel aged barleywine I have ever had. Obviously huge and noticeable at 12% but it had the perfect amount of malt sweetness to give it a perfect balance.

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Photo of Rons35
3.42/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GRFounder
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucoli
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fettpopps
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of chillin
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mcrawford
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of scxcrunner
3.84/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PA-Michigander
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stu_Grimson
4.19/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Spike Cutlass from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 37 ratings