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RATINGS: 364   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vogt5059 (30) - Michigan, USA - DEC 23, 2012
Poured out of a bottle into a small snifter Copper in color with a small off white head that quickly dissipates Nose is full of hops and a hint of alcohol As the head fades and the beer warms the malt and the alcohol come through in the nose more Taste is slightly deceived from the nose I get more malt and less hops on the palate than in the nose. Overall a great beer, a little hoppy but would be a beer that would age very nicely. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
vodka4blood (112) - Milton, Vermont, Vermont, USA - JUN 27, 2015
A masterfully made barleywine - for such a high abv value its a very easy drinker indeed, and the cellared bottle I enjoyed had loads of bourbon flavor and a decent amount of sweet smokiness. Cant specifically taste any maple underneath all the other great stuff, though who could really expect to? Yummy late night dessert treat!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tonkun (1112) - New Jersey, USA - JUN 10, 2015
Tap. Hazy red brown pour with a small white head. Red berries, oak, hop, spice, maple syrup. Full body. Oaky and syrupy but with fruits. Nice

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Cosmo6644 (84) - Illinois, USA - MAY 29, 2015
Bottle, bourbon and sweet fruits, amazing bourbon taste mixes great with the citrus and fruits, really nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12569) - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thomat (2420) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (17837) - , 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.

3.9
   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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (3554) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VsXsV (2772) - Stockholm, 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lillunken (50) - 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.


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