Founders Bolt Cutter 15th Anniversary Barley Wine

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  1. EasyReader

    EasyReader Aspirant (277) Mar 30, 2009 North Carolina

    The ABV of Mephistopheles has varied from batch to batch. It got label approval for NC during a year it was under 15%, so we have continued to get it.
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  2. EasyReader

    EasyReader Aspirant (277) Mar 30, 2009 North Carolina

    I have heard this also.
  3. Shadteks

    Shadteks Initiate (0) Apr 21, 2011 Illinois

    I don't know if you guys made it official on here didn't read every comment,I asked founders on instagram a few days ago if it was barrel aged they said yes it is. Can't wait.

    ROBSTARR Disciple (313) Aug 31, 2009 Michigan

    Agreed. The label also has a wooden background which could also support the fact that it might be barrel aged.
  5. ajfa531

    ajfa531 Initiate (194) Jun 2, 2007 New Jersey

    I thought Founders had stated that the next two Backstage Series beers would be not barrel-aged after Better Half. Maybe they changed the schedule as I think they also said the 15th Anni beer was part of the Backstage Series.

    - Joe
  6. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2012 Utah

    So my roommate works at Founders and he brought home a low fill of Bolt Cutter. It feels beautiful.
  7. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Initiate (114) Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    Pics or it didn't happen. :grinning:
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  8. raymo55

    raymo55 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2011 Michigan

    Stop feeling it...and maybe you should TASTE it!!
  9. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2012 Utah


    Plus an insurance screenshot of this thread.

    The employees get treated very well there.
  10. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    I really can't wait for this one. Has anyone heard whether this is an English-style or American-style Barleywine?
  11. Steimie

    Steimie Initiate (0) Jan 7, 2012 Michigan

    Even better...its RARE style.
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  12. Patrick

    Patrick Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    Canadian style.
  13. chanokokoro

    chanokokoro Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    There's nothing like the strong taste of RARE in the midpalate!
  14. jaminjohnson

    jaminjohnson Initiate (0) Jul 3, 2012 Canada (YT)

  15. KevSal

    KevSal Meyvn (1,138) Oct 17, 2010 California

    have you guys cracked it yet? any tasting notes?
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  16. trginter

    trginter Aspirant (234) Dec 1, 2008 Michigan

    This might be the first time someone demanded "pics or it didn't happen" and proof was shown. That's awesome, haha.
  17. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2012 Utah

    No I'll be tasting this beer when I buy one myself. My roommate doesn't drink the specialties. He just keeps the bottle.. full. I'd call it a mild hoarding problem.
    Hey I'm new around here. Got a reputation to hold up!
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  18. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Initiate (114) Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    Well, if he doesn't care about the contents, I could borrow them if he's not going to use them....
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  19. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2012 Utah

    Kind of how we should have borrowed the contents of his CBS that he lets roast in his 85 degree bedroom? Yeah.. it's like that and it saddens me.:slight_frown:<----like that.
  20. JohnB87

    JohnB87 Initiate (114) Mar 14, 2011 Michigan

    Yep. And tell him that it's just a "borrowing" program. I will be sure to fill it back up after I'm done with the contents.
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  21. genuinedisciple

    genuinedisciple Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2010 Michigan

    I see you're new here. All new people from GR are required to share a limited, not-yet-leased, beer with me. I will give you 4 BA rep pts worth much respect here and your career moving forward.
  22. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Initiate (0) May 8, 2006 Michigan

    Did the say it was part of the series or was it going to be distributed like the Backstage series? I have seen mention of the latter, but not the former.
  23. Jnorton00

    Jnorton00 Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    I emailed founders and was told its part of the backstage series.
  24. Agold

    Agold Defender (636) Mar 13, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Any info on an approximate release date. I know they are letting them age a bit in the bottles, but is there any new news?

    Impressive what a little bit of research can do. Release in late fall, likely in november. Will be released there, but that release will be separate from the anny party (where the beer will be on tap).
  25. Massbmx

    Massbmx Disciple (345) Apr 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    Anyone know what barrels it was in? Was thinking of this yesterday that maybe they're trying to pull a KH type deal and aging it in barrels previously used for CBS. A guy can dream right? Hope it's not as hard to get as KBS around here but I have a feeling it will be.
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  26. chronie

    chronie Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2011 Illinois

    I hope they don't use the same barrels. KH was in Pappy barrels, a second use of the maple barrels would, in my opinion, harbor little taste. As for the rarity, I think it will be similar to KBSx2.
  27. Hoppedup616

    Hoppedup616 Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2011 Ohio

    Still no news about the actual date yet?
  28. founder26

    founder26 Initiate (0) Sep 9, 2009 Michigan

    trying to keep the hype down
  29. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    I had a conversation with a young lad from the GR area earlier this weekend whose brother works at Founders, and happened to bring home a half filled bottle, similar story to the gent above...(possibly he IS the brother? B. Riley?) and the word on the barrels were that Bolt Cutter has been sitting in them for 8 no re-used maple crap. We shall see how much fact is involved with this.
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  30. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    Oh good, at least that should keep the hype down... :flushed:
  31. dsal89

    dsal89 Initiate (0) Jul 6, 2008 Indiana

    ^^* 8 years ...holy crap. Call me skeptical but i want a bit more than a guys word.

    but still, if there is any truth to that then that is awesome
  32. BrewmasterNate

    BrewmasterNate Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2010 Illinois

    I'm sorry but I highly doubt they've been in there for 8 years. While Founders is one brewery I give all the credit in the world to, I doubt they (1) had the intuition to predict the obsessiveness of BA beers at this stage, (2) could afford to sacrifice that much room in their brewery for 8 straight years, (3) could possibly make all their money back for the loss of time the space/barrels could have been used for other product, and (4) would have the patience to wait 8yrs before deciding now is the time. I'm not saying this is 100% false, but rather stating that I'd place my bets on the fact that this is bogus speculation.
  33. Creetoper

    Creetoper Initiate (0) Jul 7, 2011 Ohio

    Will people need to check their bottles for splinters? 8 years seems dubious.
  34. TheSevenDuffs

    TheSevenDuffs Initiate (0) Jan 20, 2010 Canada (ON)

    I heard that the only tear that Chuck Norris has ever cried was added to the barrel 8 years ago.
  35. Jnorton00

    Jnorton00 Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2007 Massachusetts

    8 months sounds more reasonable.
  36. raymo55

    raymo55 Initiate (0) Oct 3, 2011 Michigan

    I don't care what barrel it came from....just excited that a barrel aged barleywine from the great state of Michigan is finally getting bottled AND distributed!!

    Side note:: Yes, Kuhnhenn BBBW is second to none (except KH :confused:) it will be interesting to see how it stacks up to it!
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  37. 2beerdogs

    2beerdogs Poo-Bah (3,084) Jan 31, 2005 California
    Society Trader

    "Would you like some Bol?"---"YES!!!"
  38. BrewTangClan

    BrewTangClan Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2012

    To your number 2 point look up where they store their beer for barrel aging. Its a huge underground mine/cave. If there is one thing they are not short on its storage space
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  39. Pahn

    Pahn Initiate (0) Dec 2, 2009 New York

    lol at in the barrel for 8 years. i hope that's accurate just for the absurdity... that is a ton of beer to be sitting in barrels wayyyyyy past when it should come out.

    p.s. now that founders is in CT, i'm putting on my hunter's cap when this beer drops. she will be mine.
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  40. Agold

    Agold Defender (636) Mar 13, 2010 Pennsylvania

    If it was sitting in -bals for 8 years I am not going to buy it. People will jizz their pants over it, but it will not be good. 8 months sounds more reasonable. Hell, 8 minutes seems more reasonable than 8 years.
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