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Founders CBS Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,704 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,704
Reviews: 811
rAvg: 4.67
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 3,221
Gots: 556 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: CRJMellor on 02-01-2009

Canadian Breakfast Stout (CBS) is the epitome of why we launched the Backstage Series: to bring some of our most sought-after beers, which have been available primarily at the taproom or at a few select events, to a much larger audience.

Canadian Breakfast Stout is an Imperial Stout brewed with a blend of coffees and imported chocolates, then aged in spent bourbon barrels that have most recently been aging pure Michigan maple syrup.
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4.79/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.98/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of wpqx
5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of memphischas
4.36/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zack_B
4.13/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Sam_Gladieux
4.69/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Winston3737
5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of misternebbie
4.69/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TheSleepyMonkey
4.95/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap at Flying Saucer anniv in Memphis. Poured a very dark brownie brown with half a finger of tan head.

Smell was chocolate and roasted coffee, but not as potent as I was expecting.

Very sweet, maple isn't overpowering but there. Loads of chocolate, and roasted malt. Some might say it was cloying, but I love this profile.

Beautifully thick and syrupy.

Overall a world class beer, and I'm glad to have had a shot at it. Really well done

Photo of Mphis
4.64/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.89/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of 773-F-I-B
4.75/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.91/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is the nectar of the gods

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4.13/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.84/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.86/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WI-Beer-Man
4.73/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap. Amazing brew.

Pour is very dark with minimal head.

Smell is sweet maple, chocolate and slight hint of bourbon and barrel notes.

Silky smooth mouthfeel, coats the mouth but not overly thick.

Tastes incredibly smooth. Abv is barely noticeable, but the bourbon, maple and chocolate really shine through.

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3.91/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.63/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.38/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.89/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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Founders CBS Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,704 ratings.