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RATINGS: 331   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SlovakSniper (3161) - Candiac/Frelighsburg, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 21, 2013
Une bouteille partagée avec rodenbach99. Dans mon verre, une robe ambrée et sa tête mousseuse qui est presque jaune. Une dentelle qui s’enroule autour de ma tulipe. Au nez, c’est la décadence. Beaucoup de douceur avec une présence houblonnée et des vapeurs tièdes bien senties : le gâteau aux fruits confits est encore chaud, l’alcool incorpore des notes résineuses, le sucre d’orge parfume la pièce, des vapeurs de mandarine Napoléon se mettent en place et le fût de chêne est un orateur hors pair. Au goût, c’est orgiaque. L’alcool poivré et floral combat de longues et langoureuses notes maltées. Le caramel est riche sur ma langue : il est indéniablement aromatisé par des agrumes. Des bonbons de sucre d’érable roulent sur mon palais. Lorsque je retrouve mes esprits, mes papilles s’enlisent dans un sirop composé de brandy et de bourbon vanillé. En bouche, je suis loin de détester cette sensation liquoreuse. Les bulles qui adoptent un comportement modéré renforcent cette impression. En finale, j’adore la rencontre entre l’érable, le bourbon au miel et les houblons fortifiés par cet étonnant alcool qui ne fait jamais ses 15 degrés. Objectivement parlant, une bombe assez cochonne. Subjectivement parlant, un monstre charpenté pour me plaire. Et dire que je voulais échanger cette bouteille... Une solide expérience.

2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
harrymel (1502) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Alright, let’s see what’s going on here. Pours a fiery orange with loose soapy light tan foam scattered over a brilliantly clarified beer. Cherry, alcohol, burning alcohol, sugar, light crystal malts, some pithy hops. Not an impressive nose whatsoever. Flavor is simply sweet. Booze, malt, sugar, brown sugar, absolutely overly boozy. Medium bodied with low carb and a wet finish that actually makes me feel like I just took a shot of cheap liquor, probably one of the least desirable mouthfeels I’ve had in quite some time. I tried, but this became a drainpour for me.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MaroonOrange (129) - - NOV 13, 2013
On tap. Murky amber color. Sweet grain flavor with a lemon candy finish. Deceptively strong and very smooth. A complex barley wine for slow sipping.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (4682) - Utah, USA - NOV 12, 2013
750ml bottle from demmbonz, thanks
Clear golden/amber with a medium sized beige head and some lacing. Aroma was malty, brown sugar and woody. Flavors of malts, sugar, some hot alcohols and pine resin
A nice BW

3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
spence3208 (18) - Maine, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Lite amber color, tast of tobacco and a lil bit of lite chocolate. Has a little bit of hops to it. A good American barley wine. Just not my particular style.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
WillRunForBeer (668) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 1, 2013
Tap at Alehouse. Pours mahogany with a creamy beige head. Aroma of dark bread, caramel, raisin, dark fruits. Taste is complex, with leather, dark fruit, caramel, earth, mineral at the finish. Alcohol is quite present as expected, but not harsh. There’s some resin bitterness left in the mouth at the swallow. A nice sipper.

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlpeeler (88) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Bottled via the grace of friends. Dark redish amber not much head. Nectar of the gods. All the tastes that are claimed bourbon, maple, malt. Complex yet simple. If you have the opportunity do not pass it up.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
CloakedDagger (593) - - OCT 28, 2013
Bottle 75 cl. Pours a clear, woderful warm amber with an off-white head. Oxidized caramel aroma combined with quite some alcohol heat. Not really heavy in body, not overly sweet either. Caramel notes and I believe I can sense some maple too, but not that strong in wood character. An enjoyable sipper, but the boozy burn is a bit much making it a difficult beer to drink. 281013

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopswagger (197) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 6, 2013
P: Pours a beautiful clear ruby red copper body with a bubbly off white head that fizzles to wet bubbly lacing. S: Rich roasted caramel malt, loads of barley, peppermint candy, caramelized sugar, and astringent booze becomes full force once warm. T/M: Rich roasted malts and spicy barley continue in the flavor. Spicy bourbon booze that covers the palate with apple peel in the dry finish. Once warmed the sweet maltiness fades to the upstaging spicy barley and heavy booze profile. The finish is much dryer and leaves a resinous pine film behind with butterscotch and faint coffee on the end. Full sticky body with moderate carbonation. O: Wow this is big time. Booze, spice, barley and great sweet melts. Complexity that changes with different temps and becomes a powerhouse once warmed. Even though the booze erupts in the warmth it’s still smooth and refined.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sfontain (802) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2013
2012 bottle, Brandon’s house, split 4 ways. Thanks, Ryan. Rich golden brown pour, heavy toffee and caramel sweetness. Some hop character. Really rich. Best-hidden 15% I’ve ever had, and it was really good, but it just didn’t stand out for me.


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