Founders Bolt Cutter | Founders Brewing Company

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
1,339 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
Founders Bolt CutterFounders Bolt Cutter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.00%

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.

Added by Thickfreakness on 11-03-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,339
Reviews:
236
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
12.22%
 
 
Wants:
213
Gots:
682
For Trade:
67
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,339 |  Reviews: 236
Photo of lysergicdream
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SoxFan
4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of khargro2
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mbmiche
3.47/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Pete_IV
4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BT_Bobandy
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cvm4
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L - Pours a red mahogany body with a one finger light tan head.

S - Malty aroma with caramel, toffee and candied sugars.

T - Rich malts along with brown sugar and maple syrup. I can definitely pick up some of the bourbon barreling on the back of the taste. Just straight forward and a delight to drink.

F - Full bodied, low carbonation. Smooth body with low abv heat.

O - A very unique barleywine to drink that has held its own overtime. I think this one still has some legs on it.

 487 characters

Photo of bcoyle
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of johnscooper
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of UcDru
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of BEERschlitz
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of halo3one
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of julielynndubee
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of McMatt7
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of brock125
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of Norseman
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of hopazoid
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of TypsiYpsi
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of Homebrew
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of memphischas
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Immortale25
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Photo of MaximumYuks
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Founders Bolt Cutter from Founders Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 1,339 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.

    Learn More
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.

    Learn More
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Learn More