Founders CBS Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by BumpkinBrewer:
4.6/5 rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
750 poured into two snifters
A - Pours black as night with a frothy 1/2 inch thick head
S - is very similar to KBS, very earthy with hints of chocolate, coffe, and bourbon
T - is very chocolatey with lots of maple and bourbon notes. The taste really separates this beer from founders other breakfast stouts. It leaves a sweetness on the palette that's decadent and deliscous
M - is very creamy and smooth on the palette with a little sting of alcohol on the back end which is otherwise hidden by the sweetness. Carbonation is on the low side as expected.
O - A very good beer. Glad we had a chance to try it. I will definitely seek this out again. It also makes us want to try other maple infused beers as well as experimenting with it in our homebrew.
Serving type: bottle
10-09-2011 02:51:53 | More by BumpkinBrewer
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4.69/5 rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Been sitting on my bottle for a bit, but it was at risk of becoming a beer so hyped I'd never find the right occasion to open it. Finally cracked it on one of our Polar Vortex evenings, while watching a movie.
A - Impenetrable jet black with a cafe au lait head. One finger and then it's gone. Comparable appearance to KBS.
S - Much stronger than KBS. There's not the subtle integration of vanilla, coffee and bourbon, but all of that is present. This is assertively sweet, massively smoky, and rich like espresso. Big, brash, alluring nose.
T - Sweet like a flourless chocolate cake or a dark chocolate mousse, what a huge burnt oak smokiness. The lighter vanilla, toffee, and maple notes only come later. It immediately obliterates your taste buds, but as it warms and you settle in the flavors integrate. By halfway through, it's an incomparable confluence.
M - Thick as oily, sticky and smooth.
I'd liken CBS to falling asleep in a humidor flooded with cocoa. This is a huge, baroque stout. I hear tell that fresh, this brew was dominated by coffee and maple. Those seem less present in this bottle, but I loved ever sniff and sip of it. I couldn't drink this every week (which I definitely could with KBS), but I'd love another snifter of it sometime. Fat chance, that happening.
Serving type: bottle
02-07-2014 00:29:02 | More by TheCuriograph
Founders CBS Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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