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RATINGS: 314   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.


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
5000 (6027) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2013
Bottle:   Deep amber, orangish, moderate haze, thin sudsy white head, spotty lacing.   Big citrusy nose, soft alcohol, slight perfume.   Has a slight candied banana aspect to it.   Otherwise, says there is Bourbon and Maple Syrup... but not for this kid.   It does feel sweet and syrupy, but Bourbon and Maple syrup?   Really?   This guy gets alcohol, sweet biscuit, strong pale breadiness, with a strong pale fruitiness that borders on cloying.   I wanted this one because I heard it was the tits.   But, like most beers, most people are retarded as to what the hell is good.   Don’t get me wrong, its not a bad beer, but its far from finished.   Body and mouthfeel are fairly full bodied.   Seems a cross between American (Hoppy) and English (Malty).   It seems like a strong Blonde Barleywine or strong Golden.   Yeah, not overly hoppy nor overly malty.   This is a perfect example of what I would say is a strong Golden Ale.   Yeah, its probably just me... who the f*ck cares.   No more can they keep us in, Listen, damn it, we will win.   They see it right, they see it well, but they think this saves us from our hell.   SUCK IT TREBEK!.   Thanks to pailhead for the pleasure.



Pffttt... how is that people only write one or two sentences about this beer.   Seriously?   I am choking on this beer right now.... SAVE ME JEBUS!   Only superheros can finish an entire 750ml by themselves.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pyrmir (2758) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2013
On tap @CBC13. Hazy golden orange with thin off white head. Aroma is fruity, booze, caramel, malt and toffee. Taste follows aroma, fairly high bitterness which hides the alcoholol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sfhodense (4791) - Odense NØ, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2013
Pours amber with a white head. Aroma is malt, caramel, alcohol, dried fruit and light vanilla. Flavour is caramel, heavy alcohol, dried fruit and light vanilla.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (12753) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 14, 2013
Draught at CBC 2013. Clear amber - white head. Sweetness, barley, nice hoppy, citrus freshness, grassy, sharpness, ok bitterness, syrup, nice bourbon notes, vanilla, coconut. Smooth.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ICEatALAMO (867) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 12, 2013
Bottle. The pour is a bright hazy orange. The aroma is a nice mix of bourbon and hops. The taste is more hops than anything. A little boozy, but a good head then hops take over. Not a lot of bourbon flavor imo. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rasmus40 (9835) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2013
CBC. Hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit and alcohol. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Very sweet and rather biter finish with warming alcohol. 040513

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
finol (1974) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 11, 2013
Draught at CBC. Pours oily, heavy amber without much head. UK like barley wine with extra hops. Vanilla fudge and orange peel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (9634) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2013
Draught @ CBC. Amber coloured. Unclear. Dense beige head. ARoma: Dust, ripe fruits, caramel, herbs, marzipan. Flavour. Sweetness, ripe fruits, vanilla, flowers, bourbon, syrup, alcohol. Medium to full bodied. Ends sweetish and fruity. Lots of alcoholbite on lips and palate.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevencon (398) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Thanks jbruner. Clear copper. Boozy cherry very sweet malt smells like candy. Super sweet red fruits and prunes. Very sweet and boozy but still fits the style and good to drink.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (1972) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAY 10, 2013
Pours a hazy golden orange from the bottle with thin cream head and solid lacing. Aroma is booze, sweet malty caramel and toffee. Taste follows, add some more complex malts, a hint of bitterness, and less booziness. Pretty solid for a barley wine.


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