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RATINGS: 372   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.6
dcschiller (2211) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Bottle from Rayl101! Pours a crystal clear orange mahogany and eggshell head. Aroma is sweet malts, dried fruits, alcohol

3.4
DavoleBomb (1867) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2013
Poured into a pint glass. 5.0 A: Nearly clear dark orange color. Two and a half fingers of beige, frothy creamy head. Retention is insanely good for a beer this big and lacing covers the whole glass. Really impressed here. 4.0 S: Quite fruity with a lot of citrusy hops. Tangy fruitiness is what I’d call it as it meshes with the caramel and toffee backbone. Toasted malts with some strength. The hops also give a lot of floral aroma and perhaps a touch of herbalness as well. Peach, plum, and apple fruits from the malts. Booze is exceptionally well hidden as I can’t smell any of it. It’s good, but really isn’t all that special. Solid hoppy BW nose. 3.5 T: Taste is good too, but it’s surprisingly simple for a beer this big. A lot less citrus than in the nose with a lot more of the peach, plum, melon, and apple components. Lots of sweet neutral maltiness with lots of caramel and toffee. Again a heavy toastiness, which I like. Mild to moderate bitterness from the hops along with floral and herbal notes. Booze is much more noticeable in the taste, but it still doesn’t seem like 15%. 3.5 M: Heavy body. Good moderate carbonation. Slightly chewy. Not a lot of creaminess. Light warming on finish. Not bad. 3.5 D: It’s decent, but I probably wouldn’t trade for it again as there are much better options out there. Serving type: bottle 12-15-2012 04:24:40

4
faroeviking (11220) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - MAY 23, 2013
Chopp. Nice amber brown colour, small off-white head. Aroma of well toasted malt with fruit, alcohol bit wood. Good mouthfeel. Sweet caramel fruity dark malty alco (pleasantly) woodish flavour with dark fruits and some vanilla to it too.

3.9
thewolf (12806) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2013
Tap @ Mikkeller Bar, Viktoriagade. Pours completely clear red with a love, staying, frothy, off-white head. Aroma has chewy caramel malts, strawberry, light toasted, mild vinious, citrus, a light pepper touch. Medium to low carbonation, wonderful creamy and fat mouthfeel. Flavour is sweet, lots of caramel, blackberries, strawberry, vinious, warming. Had they obtained this flavour at 11% it would have been magnificent. Now it is ’just’ very good.

4.4
jesperhammer (4927) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 21, 2013
17-MAY-2013, draft @Mikkeller Bar with Ulkløbben. #100 Barley Wine. Clear amber with lasting, lacing, almost white head. Aroma is bread, fruit, dried fruit, sugar. Taste the same. Some alcohol in the taste that I do not get in the aroma. Full body, very very sweet, medium carbonation. Very fine barley wine.

3.6
5000 (6862) - 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
Pyrmir (6210) - 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
sfhodense (4788) - 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
Theis (15151) - 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
ICEatALAMO (1355) - 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


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