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Founders CBS Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders CBS Imperial StoutFounders CBS Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,313 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,313
Reviews: 753
rAvg: 4.66
pDev: 10.09%
Wants: 2,865
Gots: 514 | FT: 6
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CRJMellor on 02-01-2009)
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bound4er

Wisconsin

4.45/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Something special for Superbowl Sunday.

From a 750 ml bottle.

I've had this beer twice prior to writing this review - once on tap and once from a 750 that I shared with coworkers. I must admit that I was underwhelmed on both occasions. We'll see what a closer look reveals.

A. Black as a starless night with a nice dark tan to light brown head of three fingers. The head never totally disappears even with only a sip left in my glass.

S. Bourbon barrel notes, cola (lots of it too), licorice (Good & Plenty candy comes to mind) and maple if I really take a deep sniff. Pretty sweet smelling but in a very nice way.

T. Wow, what a mouthful of complex flavors. Licorice and bourbon flavors start things off. Secondary flavors of vanilla, dark roasted coffee and maple follow. There is some nice bitterness on the back end - herbal in nature - to help clean things up and provide a lingering aftertaste. Pretty amazing stuff.

M. Really coats the mouth in a thick, almost syrupy fashion. These heavy, full bodied beers are fun to drink at first but get tiring quickly to enjoy other than in small amounts. CBS is no different in this category.

O. Having this beer on a clean palate has given me a better understanding of it and I must say I am impressed. It is massive in both flavor and mouthfeel. That said, a small amount (5 or 6 ounces) is plenty for me in one sitting. Is it worth the $15 I paid for it? Yup, but I really have no need to revisit this beer anytime soon. Glad to have tried it but now please, pass me a FBS or FIS.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2012 22:34:21 | More by bound4er
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Founders CBS Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,313 ratings.