You honestly must've drank a different batch of Bolt Cutter than I. For the Devil Dancer I've had, be it fresh or 1 year+ old has had nothing on the smooth, tasty drinkability of the undisputedly higher abv BC. It's cool to get on the Bash Express though. Tons of peeps! All the hate for Bolt Cutter really made me wonder and consider drainpouring the bottle I had not the chance to try, until I actually consumed with my tasting group...Try finding a green barleywine at 15% that hides the abv as well. Or just perpetuate the hate.