Founders 15th Anniversary Bolt Cutter Barley Wine
From Founders – 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.
Founders Brewing – Founders 15th Anniversary Bolt Cutter Barley Wine – 750 ml. bottle poured into a goblet. 15% abv.
Appearance: Pours a bright orange amber with a soapy ring of white and a thin film.
Aroma: Peach, alcohol, dark sugar. Hops.
Taste: Toasted malt. Burnt sugar, a little fruity. Lingering hop bitterness and woodiness.
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, a little sticky with moderate carbonation.
Overall: A damn fine barleywine indeed. Great barrel presence without coming off boozy.