Founders CBS Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by deadonhisfeet:
4.75/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Served on tap in a small snifter at the Cock and Bull Public House in Hyde Park as part of Cincinnati beer week. Appearance is dark, dark brown with a tiny bit of transparency around the edges and a thin tan head. They served it a bit chilled and so the nose was very faint, but I didn't have the patience to wait for it to warm before drinking it (otherwise, the smell score could have been higher). I did detect notes of vanilla and espresso beans. It smells like creme brulee (the dessert, not the beer from ST)
The flavor is simply off the charts. There's a tiny bit of vanilla sweetness on the front of your tongue, then at mid-palate it turns into the richest, darkest, most delicious bittersweet chocolate cake you've ever had in your life. They should call this stuff Viennese Breakfast Stout. Besides the vanilla and dark chocolate, I was getting really quality coffee notes, hazelnut, and a very faint fruity tint underneath it. Kind of like cherry. There is no, and I mean NO, alcohol burn at all. It is sweet and smooth, the mouthfeel is perfectly firm and creamy, and the beer is unbelievably drinkable. It took every bit of discipline I had to force myself to sip it and not just take huge gulps of it.
I love barrel-aged beers and I'm not aware of anyone who does it better than Founders. How can I best summarize what it's like to drink this beer? As I was walking back to my car, I was thinking to myself ``If I die on the way home tonight, I will take solace in the fact that this was the last beer I ever drank.''
Serving type: on-tap
02-10-2012 11:37:42 | More by deadonhisfeet
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5/5 rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
Honored to try the last batch ever of this fantastic beer. This is the 2011 version and according to the founders rep here, is the last of this beer. This is one of the finest beers that I have ever had. As close to a perfect drink as you can get. It tastes like breakfast stout with a subtle maple taste. Wow!
Serving type: bottle
04-05-2014 15:30:56 | More by peacemakers48
Founders CBS Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,266 ratings.