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Founders Bolt Cutter

Founders Bolt Cutter15% ABV. Barleywine from Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, MI. This beer rolled out to the DC metro area and I had the opportunity to try this both on draft and bottle. This brew was made to celebrate Founders 15th Anniversary, Bolt Cutter 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 release. I have a bottle remaining in my cellar and am interested in seeing how it ages. I thought it had a rather boozy finish to it, but the complexity made up for it.
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