Founders Bolt Cutter 15th Anniversary Barley Wine

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

  1. ShogoKawada

    ShogoKawada May 31, 2009 Pennsylvania

    well, the good news- it's been rebrewed, and it's in the barrels now.
    the bad news: I cleaned out (and drank it all) at $6 a bottle locally.

    there are still some stragglers, a case here and a case there still on the shelves, but not much. I think Nikki's has some in the back.
     
  2. IcemanCometh

    IcemanCometh Sep 6, 2012 Massachusetts

    Grabbed one in Boston today $22
     
  3. stouts4me

    stouts4me Oct 9, 2011 Illinois

    If you are looking for BC in northern Illinois, Binny's Algonquin, as of 3:45 had 5, limit one at $21.99. Armanetti's in Huntley ( Umi is the Man there, great guy, tell him Fred told you he has it - he will hook you up ), same price I got 2. Check out Armanetti's Woodstock same price , it's on the shelf, limit 2. You are welcome , enjoy - share the BA love, bro's..............................................
     
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  4. chrisp450

    chrisp450 Oct 23, 2012 Minnesota
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    Grabbed the 2nd to last one at my local shop today! Didn't think I was gonna get my hands on one!
     
  5. steebo777

    steebo777 Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Have you even had Boltcutter? I guess jealousy brings out the best in people ;)
     
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  6. tehzachatak

    tehzachatak Sep 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    love how a 4.35 isn't very good anymore.
     
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  7. TheBeerDad

    TheBeerDad Sep 6, 2012 Michigan
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    I know right... only like a B+ if we were talking grade school, I'd get the belt for that...
     
  8. jbuddle

    jbuddle Feb 24, 2010 New York

    When the average beer on BA is a 3.9 and a drain pour still gets a 2.5...4.35 with 9 reviews is not all that robust.
     
  9. tehzachatak

    tehzachatak Sep 19, 2010 Massachusetts


    I don't disagree (although it has 13 reviews), but I didn't say anything about the robustness. Scalzo said "isnt getting too good of reviews," and on BA, that's just not right.

    Whether or not it holds up is anyone's guess, but if the rAvg doesn't go down, yes, I will be surprised.
     
  10. jbuddle

    jbuddle Feb 24, 2010 New York

    Fair enough. I opened one last night and thought it was very, very, average.
     
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  11. ABisonEgo

    ABisonEgo Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    four cases? i know plaves in wisconsin that have the higest allocation of founders and only got 6 bottles?
     
  12. Knifestyles

    Knifestyles Jun 7, 2005 New York

    If I could trade all of my Bolt Cutters $4$ for the Sebago Barleywine, I would do it in a heartbeat....and I haven't even had Bolt Cutter yet. Sadly, I'll likely never fall into that particular opportunity until the next batch is released.

    It's really that good.

    However, I imagine that these are two very different beers (style classifications aside)....so no use in comparing, really.
     
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  13. szmnnl99

    szmnnl99 Apr 3, 2006 Michigan
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    I thought it was excellent. Is the average BA rating a 3.9?
     
  14. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer May 10, 2012 Illinois

    At .03c/mL.... It should be better than "average." However... why are people drinking these now? I advised everyone who bought one to wait until the end of time.
     
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  15. Preluderl

    Preluderl Sep 27, 2012 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    Missed out on this one, unfortunately. Local GE had one case and it went in like an hour.
     
  16. SWChi

    SWChi Oct 25, 2012 Illinois

    In the Chi...

    [​IMG]
     
  17. Tee2Grn

    Tee2Grn Nov 6, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Picked up a bottle today. Stopped by three stores with three different prices. $25,$27,$30.
     
  18. JKIRBY

    JKIRBY Apr 4, 2010 Wisconsin

    Bought one today. $20.99 Hope it's good. I'm betting on the Founders folks swinging for the fences.
    Told the Beer Manager that I'd give it back if he could hook me up with a Coffee Bourbon County.
     
  19. Stuckey_t

    Stuckey_t Oct 29, 2012 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    If anyone has a bottle of bolt cutter they would consider trading I have 2012 abyss and 2012 darkness. I would go 1 for 1 and could do a bigger trade as well if someone wanted to. I really want to try this beer but missed the window here in the twin cities for trying to score some. Let me know!
     
  20. krl2112

    krl2112 Nov 10, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I have a couple for trade. Hit me up.
     
  21. Stuckey_t

    Stuckey_t Oct 29, 2012 Minnesota
    Beer Trader

    message sent:D
     
  22. jisom123

    jisom123 Aug 21, 2008 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    Just tried some. Glad that I only bought one bottle. (Still love Founders though!)
     
  23. jisom123

    jisom123 Aug 21, 2008 Indiana
    Beer Trader

    ... It better change. :/
     
  24. dbol

    dbol Aug 19, 2007 California

    got one, but will probably end up trading it. i haven't been that into barrel aged barleywines as of late.
     
  25. AndrewKroll

    AndrewKroll Jan 17, 2010 Michigan
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    So many haters
     
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  26. augustg

    augustg Sep 15, 2011 Illinois
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    What?! I'm seeing several people slam this beer without even trying it first. It's actually not "average" at all (just my opinion of course). Personally think it's one of the best in the Backstage series and one of the most interesting Barley Wines I've had. If you haven't tried it you should. If you don't yet have it you should get it!

    I think some people just like the attention of slamming a "hyped" beer.
     
  27. Mattmc1973

    Mattmc1973 Jun 4, 2008 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Grabbed one for $18.99 yesterday.
     
  28. nc41

    nc41 Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Jesus the prices. $15 at Bestway, 16+ at city beverage. 30 bucks is taking advantage.
     
  29. CosmicTom

    CosmicTom Nov 6, 2012

    Yup. $14.49 at Bestway trounces any other price. The Brewer's Kettle was even charging $20 I heard.

    I'm contemplating trading mine.
     
  30. nc41

    nc41 Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    I bought two, I'm not in a hurry to do anything with them. There's nothing I really want right now in way of trade anyway. I'll let one sit for a few months then drink it, maybe look to trade the other to a state where Founders isn't delivered. Maybe get me some IPA's from CA before July beach week.
     
  31. CosmicTom

    CosmicTom Nov 6, 2012

    There are a few RISs that I vehemently want to try, but I do believe I should let this one age before making a move.
     
  32. Hobby

    Hobby May 26, 2012 Michigan

    My local store has it for 30 bucks, I told him he was crazy.
     
  33. ImperialStoat

    ImperialStoat May 20, 2009 Ireland

    Did you snap your fingers at him?
     
  34. Tee2Grn

    Tee2Grn Nov 6, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    When the guy at my local store said $27 I said wow. He told me " that's what they cost. The brewery was selling them for almost as much and I am having no problem selling them. "
     
  35. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Honestly, hard to fault him for that. 5 bucks a ticket and 22 a bottle at the brewery...
     
  36. silver0rlead

    silver0rlead Dec 24, 2004 North Carolina

    I paid $13.99 at Tasty Beverage Co. I was pleasantly surprised by that after reading this thread.
     
  37. Tee2Grn

    Tee2Grn Nov 6, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    I agree. I told him he had a good point
     
  38. stakem

    stakem Feb 20, 2009 Pennsylvania
    Beer Trader

    I opened a bottle tonight and im not that impressed. The founders 10th anniversary was amazing and i was holding this to the same standard of awesomeness.

    I guess I just prefer english barleywine. This is like a DIPA with solvent alcohol added. Not really getting much of the barrel aged portion (hidden behind the hops?) While the listed 15% and big alcohol impact suggest "age me" I dont really see aging this being a good thing. If you remove the fresh juicy hop quality, you are left with nothing much other than booze.

    Color me disappointed.
     
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  39. CanisMajor

    CanisMajor Oct 24, 2012 Indiana

    Anyone see this in NW IN yet?

    Canis
     
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