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RATINGS: 329   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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Made to Celebrate Founders 15th Anniversary, Bolt Cutter Barley Wine is an American barley wine that pours deep copper color and is strong, sweet and malt-forward, with a spicy complexity. Typical of the style, it is very cellarable. The final product is a blend using beer that was aged in Bourbon barrels, some from aged maple syrup Bourbon barrels and some from standard fermentation. After blending, the beer was allowed to mature in bottles and kegs for a few months before releasing.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomas15 (682) - USA - MAY 8, 2013
Aroma of big hops dialed back with age wood booze maple syrup vanilla citrus. Dark gold brown orange. Light tan head decent lacing. Bittersweet maple and citrus hop mixture. Hops have dialed back but are still dominant. Sticky syrup quality.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (1049) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 8, 2013
Bottle from HOTB raffle. Poured dark orange with light tan head. Light bourbon aroma. Flavors of barley bourbon which is semi-smooth. ---Rated via Beer Buddy

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
artmcd8 (1562) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 11, 2014 Bottle thanks to charule. Pours a reddish orange color. Aroma of alcohol and dark fruits. Tastes slightly sweet with an alcohol burn. Fairly tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
saxo (13851) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2013
Sample @ CBC. Medium head with medium duration. Color is amber. Aroma and taste are caramel, fruits, flowers, hops and malt. Quite warming with some alcohol.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (2283) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 6, 2013
Sample @ CBC. Pours copper. Notes of marzipan, smoke burned sugar, caramel and vanilla. Oily mouthfeel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
haukur (1282) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - MAY 6, 2013
Huge in every sence of the word. Caramelly, sweet with some massive hops. Bourbon is obvious in the finish. Long burning bitterness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor (13802) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2013
Tap @ CBC, 2013. Pours ruby copper with a white head. Slick and vinous. Fuit, caramel and biting alcohol.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29217) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2013
Draft. An amber beer with a yellowish head. The aroma has notes of hops, malt, and caramel. The flavor is sweet with notes of hops, caramel, malt, citrus fruits, and alcohol.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (10262) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2013
Draught at CBC 2013. Copper/orange beer with a small beige head. Nutty aroma, caramel, grassy, fruity, some hay, toffee notes. Caramel flavor, hay, sweetish, raisins, alcohol, floral notes, brown sugar. A bit too sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (6136) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 4, 2013
Sample @ CBC’13.
Pours clear mahogany color with a small head. Aroma of ripe fruits, caramel malts, some toffee notes and nuts, mild hops too. Flavor of caramel malts, nuts, some resin, faint sugar and ripe fruits. A tad too sweet and boozy but otherwise nice slow beer.
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