Founders Bolt Cutter | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Bolt CutterFounders Bolt Cutter
1,342 Ratings
Founders Bolt CutterFounders Bolt Cutter

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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.

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Ratings: 1,342 |  Reviews: 237
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Aged this one for a while and It. Was. AWESOME. Also had this on tap at the brewery, definitely delicious. Very much to my taste.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

I haven't logged a lot of barley wine's so I'm not the most well versed. This one goes down so easy it will put you in your place by mid bottle. Carbonation held up well after two years behind the cellar door. The alcohol is hidden so well behind a nice sweet malt backbone. You smell a bit of the booze but don't notice it until you feel the affects. Glad I got to try this one.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

This barreled-aged barley wine was absolutely delectable. I was surprised to find even after a solid 21 months of aging that it still had a noticeably boozy influence in the taste. Supremely brewed and with great fullness, Bolt Cutter definitely has established its place among Founders' stupendous high gravity series.

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Founders Bolt Cutter from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.05 out of 5 with 1,342 ratings
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