15% ABV, Bottle
Appearance: Red-orange hue with a medium head.
Aroma: Very boozy, almost like brandy.
Taste: Pineapple, caramel and some biscuit flavors. Some maple as well. A bit of an alcohol burn at the end.
Mouthfeel: Strong bodied.
Founders’ 15th anniversary ale, Bolt Cutter, certainly impresses with its high booziness that’s noticeable throughout each sip. Complex flavors of pineapple, caramel and biscuit turn this beer into a sweet yet savory barley wine. It certainly isn’t for the faint of heart — the 15% ABV creates a bit of an alcohol burn at the end. This is a beer that can only get better with age, so if you happen to see one in stores, definitely snatch it up.