Founders CBS Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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4.53/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
I was invited to a beer tasting where one of the participants had a bottle of CBS. I've had this beer before on tap at the Extreme Beer Fest, but this was the first time I've tried it from the bottle.
CBS pours black into the glass, but has ruby highlights around the edges. The small light brown head fades down to a ring around the surface and leaves behind a fair amount of lace on the glass.
The aroma has notes of coffee and chocolate with some bourbon and alcohol mixed in.
Each sip of this full bodied beer is velvety on the palate. Light carbonation. The flavor is sweet and similar to the aroma with notes of coffee and chocolate blended with oak, roasted malt, and bourbon. The coffee is the most pronounced flavor, but doesn't overpower. I couldn't detect any maple in the beer. Once gone the coffee and bourbon flavor lingers on the palate.
This is a very tasty stout with a fantastic mouthfeel. It's too bad there's so much hype surrounding this beer. I'd love it to be more readily available.
Serving type: bottle
10-14-2011 16:16:58 | More by WanderingFool
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