Founders CBS Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by facundoCNB:
4.8/5 rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
a thick black pour with half a finger of head which quickly turned into a ring of small brown bubbles around the glass. smells of dark chocolate, coffee, slight hint of vanilla/bourbon barrel, subtle sweet maple/caramel scent. oh dear god this is PHENOMENAL. sweet, oh so sweet of a nectar. definitely getting lots of maple, lots of barrel flavor, sweet milk chocolate, mocha flavors. i've never had such a sweet delicious stout.
full body with low carbonation, a syrupy delight to enter your mouth.
i know this beer is hyped like all hell, and let me tell you, it IS all it's worked up to be. i've had fbs, and kbs, and this is nothing like either. i believe this is the best stout i've had to date.
Serving type: bottle
02-02-2013 20:49:46 | More by facundoCNB
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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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