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RATINGS: 361   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   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 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dalepryor (305) - Paducah, Kentucky, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Pours a clear orange into snifter with a one finger head that quickly fades, the aroma is very citrusy and fruity there is just so much going on. The taste is hoppy up front with grapefruit and orange citrus followed by malt sweetness some caramel and vanilla, there is a slight burn on the way down but wow the alcohol is well hidden i cannot tell this is a 15% abv beer at all. To sum it up I am very impressed. This is one to try and seek out, very limited and expensive but i think it was worth it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12076) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 16, 2015
Bottle split at the sleepy-rapping tasting at Ronny & Alex’s pad, CBC fine tuner, 30/04/15. Lightly hazed orange amber with a moderate off white covering. Nose is rich malt, spice, toffee, dates, figs, light booze fumes. Taste comprises rich fruit rinds, spice, malt backbone, caramel, figs, fruit cake. Full bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with lightly warming booze. Decent barley wine, drinks way below the big 15% billing!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (2349) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2015
Dark amber with a tiny off white head. Fruity and malty tones. Fruit, malt, spices and hops. Full body with a nice balanced finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (17446) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
30th April 2015
Bigger tasting at Ronny’s flat, Copenhagen. Hazy amber beer, small pale cream colour head. Palate is light and semi dry with modest fine carbonation. Spicy caramel malts. Brandyish alcohol. Dried fruits. Semi dry finish and a spicy linger. Still quite warm after a couple of years. Decent though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
FestDecBeet (412) - - MAY 4, 2015
Very good beer. Lots of hops for the age. Had a serious night at the end. But still good. First drank: DLD 2015 Vintage: 2012

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (3180) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 30, 2015
Bottle@Ronny and Alex pre cbc tasting #2 - copper coloured pour small off white head. Aroma and taste is sweet malty, dark dried fruit laden, brown sugar, caramel, toffee, lovely boozy bear hug of a beer. Nice! ---Sent via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (2679) - Linköping, SWEDEN - MAR 30, 2015
Sample at Linköping Beer Expo. Almost clear amber liquid with small white head. Aroma of raw sugar, bourbon, toffee, wood, maple syrup and light booze. Taste is light to medium sweet and light to medium bitter with notes of bourbon, wood and raw sugar. Medium to full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Really nice albeit maybe unnecessarily strong.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lillunken (40) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
Köpt på Linköping beer expo. Väldigt stor och tung pjäs. Arom som en kraftig barley wine. Mycket av både humle och malt i smaken. Ganska söt och lite oljig eftersmak.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BIK89 (26) - SWEDEN - MAR 28, 2015
Köpt på Linköping Beer Expo. Grumlig. Väldigt tung både i smak och arom. Lite kolsyra.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DSG (8175) - Tel Aviv, - MAR 16, 2015
[2/28/15] Bottle sample at De Garde Brewing in Tillamook. Release and bottle share event. Amber. Boozy, malt, wood stale hops. Sweet, woody and fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (4129) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Shared bottle. Pours clear copper with creamy off-white head. Aroma is brown sugar, bready malts, light alcohol spice, toast, and some faint dark fruit notes. Flavor is boozy malt character, medium hop bitterness, light toast, and some barrel character. Medium/full body and medium carbonation.

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