Founders Bolt Cutter 15th Anniversary Barley Wine

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    PABSTMASTER Initiate (0) Feb 23, 2009 Pennsylvania

  2. skaboom420

    skaboom420 Zealot (528) Sep 21, 2012 Pennsylvania

    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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  3. TCaldwell

    TCaldwell Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2012

    Damn, ok thanks
  4. TCaldwell

    TCaldwell Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2012

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

    AHood Initiate (0) Nov 28, 2012 Texas


    I don't think this brewers distributes to Texas. If it does, I have yet to find it. But I WANT!!
  6. 1Adam12

    1Adam12 Initiate (0) May 6, 2011 Indiana

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

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    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.
  8. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Savant (961) Mar 17, 2009 Washington

    The font treatment on the bolt cutter label is driving me insane.
  9. beerborn

    beerborn Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2012 Louisiana

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

    Morey Meyvn (1,126) Dec 30, 2007 Pennsylvania

  11. ASUBeer

    ASUBeer Initiate (0) Nov 4, 2011 North Carolina

    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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  12. Morey

    Morey Meyvn (1,126) Dec 30, 2007 Pennsylvania

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

    imfrommichigan Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2012 Utah

    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.
  14. beercity_chris

    beercity_chris Initiate (0) Oct 6, 2012 Michigan

    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.
  15. CCC

    CCC Initiate (0) Aug 17, 2010 Illinois

    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.
  16. lilredrocket

    lilredrocket Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2012 Pennsylvania

    just did a split with a couple friends... hoppy, boozy, sweet. impressive overall.

  17. Hopeswimmer

    Hopeswimmer Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2012 Michigan

    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.
  18. Goosey

    Goosey Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2012 Missouri

    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.
  19. caSSino

    caSSino Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2009 North Carolina

    Got mine at Common Market in Charlotte for $18.99 last one on the shelf.
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  20. DrewV

    DrewV Initiate (0) Mar 30, 2011 New York

    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.
  21. krl2112

    krl2112 Crusader (770) Nov 10, 2012 Illinois

    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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  22. MUMike

    MUMike Initiate (0) Feb 3, 2012 Missouri

    Can you mule a case down to the Ozarks for me? :grinning:
  23. krl2112

    krl2112 Crusader (770) Nov 10, 2012 Illinois

    LOL. I am already gone but I would have been happy to buy you some if I was still there! Sorry bro.
  24. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2010 New York

    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.
  25. hogansct

    hogansct Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2011 Rhode Island

    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.
  26. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Savant (961) Mar 17, 2009 Washington

    Bolt Cutter is nothing like KH. Bolt Cutter is the most average BA Barleywine I've ever had.
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  27. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Devotee (497) Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I'm hoping for exactly that.
  28. malfunxion

    malfunxion Initiate (0) Dec 14, 2012 New York

    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?
  29. Czar_chasm

    Czar_chasm Initiate (181) Jun 20, 2012 Michigan

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

    steebo777 Devotee (407) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    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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  31. Grintbrad

    Grintbrad Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2007 Pennsylvania

    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...
  32. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2010 New York

    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 bullcrap. Not the best beer by any means but nowhere near guilty of the wretched ire it's received.
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  33. founder26

    founder26 Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2009 Michigan

    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.
  34. PsilohsaiBiN

    PsilohsaiBiN Initiate (0) Aug 10, 2010 New York

    Hopefully the barrel character will become more apparent with age...
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  35. Grintbrad

    Grintbrad Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2007 Pennsylvania

    Yeah, by no means was this a bad beer...Probably better than good even, but just needs some time...
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  36. QuadrantThree

    QuadrantThree Initiate (0) Aug 14, 2011 California

    agree, it was like drinking a strong ipa, not that there is anything wrong with that, but i did expect more, with time perhaps...
  37. NickyDee21

    NickyDee21 Initiate (0) Dec 23, 2011 Pennsylvania

    If you could guide me on how to get you the money, I'd be appreciative of this
  38. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    PayPal homie, PayPal.
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  39. papaholmz

    papaholmz Initiate (58) Nov 7, 2012 South Carolina

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

    CheeseheadNation Initiate (31) Jul 4, 2012 Indiana

    This is exactly what I'm doing. Everyone that has tried it has recommended a 3-5 yr cellar. I really want to try it but don't want to be disappointed.
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