Founders CBS Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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4.45/5 rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5
A: Very dark brown body with a chocolate milk-colored head that stays around at half a finger until my first sip. Lacing is pretty good.
S: Was not very strong. Initially all I got was rich coffee notes, but as the beer warmed up a bit of bourbon and chocolate worked their way in as well.
T: Starts off with a blast of strong but sweet coffee. I get bourbon and milk chocolate in the middle, and then more of a dark chocolate taste at the end. As I got more accustomed to the flavor, I tasted some vanilla in the middle and end as well. The aftertaste surprisingly isn't strong at all, just a bit of coffee. None of the flavors are very intense, but they are very well-balanced. I really didn't get any maple.
M: Velvety and smooth, but I would've liked it to be a bit thicker.
D: Very drinkable. The balance, smoothness, and complexity paired with an under control abv % make this one you could have a few of.
A very good stout. I am not giving it a 5 for flavor because as I noted earlier, though there was good complexity, the flavors were not quite as intense as I'd like, and for an American double stout, I want strong flavors. This was certainly better balanced than the regular and KBS versions. I almost wonder if the maple merely served to smooth things out and take away the cofee's bitterness, rather than imparting much of a flavor itself. Then again, other people taste the maple, so who knows?!
Serving type: on-tap
08-10-2010 03:58:29 | More by WorldWideStout
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