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RATINGS: 374   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Plovmand (7881) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAY 4, 2013
Tap. Poursuivies hazy orange with a medium off white head. The aroma is sweet drop like with some fruity notes. Ripe pale fruity flavor. Light hoppy. High malty. Too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thornecb (5540) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Pours clear blood orange into a snifter. Off-white head quickly recedes to mottle surface. Hot tropical varnish aromas. Soft with tropical fruit, maple syrup and toffee upfront turning hot in the lasting vanilla and alcohol burn finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
njager246 (697) - grand rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 2, 2013
Thanks dad! A fairly sweet aroma.... taste of maple syrup and oak a little heat f! A complex beer and great taste!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 30, 2013
Bottle acquired via trade with Homer321...had to let my pops try this as he is a fan of rich and crazy sweet and this one didnít disappoint! Fiery amber/burnt tangerine pour with a tightly packed eggshell foam. Nose isnít quite as complex as Iíd like but shows loads of vanilla bean, molasses, toffee, and maple syrup. Flavor is similar with the addition of some oak, honey-baked biscuit, and hints of cocoa. This one is quite sweet but I didnít find it at all cloying and the ABV is masterfully (dangerously) hidden. Nice syrupy mouthfeel as well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
OmegaX (1372) - Florida, USA - APR 28, 2013
Aroma is thick caramel malts with a citrus/pine hop punch. Just like arrogant bastard but more caramel heavy. Body is thick and chewy. Sticky. Color is bronze/brown with a nice head. Very intense flavors of caramel and resinous hops behind an alcoholic mask. Good. Intense.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - APR 27, 2013
What an interesting barleywine, thanks for the share OmegaX. This beer looks, smells and tastes almost EXACTLY like Arrogant Bastard. Iíd even like to go no further than to say so. Not kidding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bp (892) - New York, New York, USA - APR 27, 2013
Bottle: pours reddish orange with a thin white head, sweet and hoppy aroma, taste is hoppy, dark fruits, warming finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kennydiaz (356) - Manahawkin, New Jersey, USA - APR 27, 2013
Pours a strawberry hazy golden color. Has a nice barley , sugar and honey taste. I wish I would have aged it more. I grabbed it thinking it was the porter in my fridge but the 15 percent alcohol is well hidden in the flavor. Perfect way to end a beautiful day.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 26, 2013
bomber from cheese shop, pours murky dark orange, fruity alcohol aroma, taste is bananna, grape, licorice, its all over the place, pretty amazing that its this smooth for a 15%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Majin (256) - West Des Moines, Iowa, USA - APR 26, 2013
750 mL bottle. Pours a clouded orange amber with a yellowy off-white head. Sweet caramel aroma with citrus, toffee, very slight oxidation notes. Flavor has caramel, citrus hops, toastiness, oak with an alcohol sharpness and again a slight oxidation hint. Yum! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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