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RATINGS: 379   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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3.9
Damico (3147) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Pours thick unclear copper amber with a smaller sandy white head. Aroma brings sharp but pretty clean sweet malts, not resiny or biting at all. Do it mellowed a bit and nicely over a few years, almost herbal honey. The flavor brings sweet and smooth boozy honey spring fresh notes that go pretty smooth with just a bit of heat warming and nice.

2.3
48FanInCali (851) - California, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle - nothing very good about this one. Faint hop bitterness. Sudsy pour with a somewhat funky nose. Little sweetness with a mild booze finish. One dimensional. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
merc7186 (3142) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JAN 18, 2015
Aroma: Caramel, Bready Malts, Raisins Appearance: Amber Hue, Passes Mild Light, Mild Head Ring, Some Lacing Taste: Boozy, Caramel, Sweet Bread, Raisins Mouthfeel: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Sweet, Mildly Boozy

3.8
teorn88 (7682) - Rimini, ITALY - DEC 21, 2014
75cl bottle via trade, thanks to Tim! Shared at Chriso’s Christmas tasting, London. It pours a rich golden color with a medium white head. Aroma is, sweet, rich and fruity, with notes of caramel and ripe apricots. Taste is again sweet, fruity and boozy. Really intense on the sweet boozy side. Overall, tasty but a real sipper

2.9
Lukaduke (3206) - Gray, Maine, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Pours a deep burnt umber color with a hint of mahogany on the edges and a finger of eggshell foam. Nose is burnt sugar, leather and booze. Palate is just disjointed. Weird medicinal aspirin notes backed by sweet caramel, boozy bourbon and some rancid butterscotch. Wasn’t feeling this bottle at all.

2.4
JBPortland (1543) - Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA - DEC 18, 2014
750ml bottle pours semi clear rusty red brown with small head. Nose is weird peanut, marshmallow, old vegetal greens, sweet pancake syrup, bread. Taste is unpleasant with all the elements of the nose and a sticky rounded sweetness. Finish is rotten fruit and greens, sweet, stale bread, artificial caramel. Total mess.

3.8
mR_fr0g (12067) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle shared at chriso’s winter tasting 7/12/2014. Reddy amber coloured pour with a lasting thin white head. Aroma is sticky toffee, caramel malts, big alcohol nose, Flavour is sticky toffee, caramel, burnt sugars, spicy liquorice and some Carmel. Palate is sweet and sticky, smooth but some hot alcohol. Long lingering burnt toffee. I like it..

4
dfearnley (2134) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle to goblet Caramel, toffee, butterscotch, apple brandy, and oak. Amber, no head. Butterscotch, booze, awesomesauce, soy, pepper.

3.8
kbudd19 (1019) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle. Copper pour with light white head. Aroma is brown sugar, oak, maple, vanilla and spirits. Taste is caramel, butterscotch, and oak. Very good, but only in small amounts.

3.9
Iphonephan (6985) - Jackson Hole/McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2014
On draft at ChurchKey in D.C. Vintage 2012. Pours a clear copper with an ecru head. Aroma of caramel. Flavors of oak and vanilla. Boozy finish.


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