Founders CBS Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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4.2/5 rDev -9.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
22oz bottle poured into a HF stemmed glass. Consumed on 4/19 right before '12 + '13 KBS, reviewed from notes, bottle split three ways. I believe this bottle is approaching around a year and half old right now. Thanks Don (DonFrap) for sharing a long time want.
A- Pours a pitch black with a thin creamy mocha brown head, slightly above average retention leaving light lacing. Like most of the Founders beers I've had this beer looks extremely appealing.
S- Dark chocolate, chocolate chips, maple syrup, oak, subtle bourbon lurking in the background, definitely above average aroma strength but not overly aromatic.
T- Dark chocolate that is slightly on the bitter side, maple syrup, vanilla, light oak, some light creamy coffee on the finish. Overall nice balance although coffee maybe faded a little bit at this point.
M- Smooth, velvety, nice carbonation, very easy drinking.
O- This was a very good stout that lived up to expectations but is probably a little bit overrated. I never had this fresh but in my opinion comparing it to both the '12 KBS and '13 KBS (CBS outdates '12 KBS by ~4-5 months) it is falling off a little bit. Like the '12 KBS the coffee seemed to have faded a little bit and there was a little bit more bitterness to the chocolate then I was expecting which was similar to how the '12 KBS compared to the '13 KBS. Overall like the '13 KBS I think I might have enjoyed this a little bit more when it first came out. That being said it was still delicious and well worth seeking out.
Serving type: bottle
04-26-2013 20:49:38 | More by jaasen64
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