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Founders CBS Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

Founders CBS Imperial StoutFounders CBS Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,266 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2266
Reviews: 752
rAvg: 4.66
pDev: 10.09%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Reviews by julian:
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julian

Washington

4.55/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed last weekend with a dozen or so WA BAs. Graciously shared by BillHilly - thanks!

A: Near pitch black with a light chocolate colored head with decent retention. Lacing is decent but slightly oily. Over time, head is reduced to a small mocha ring around the edges.

S: Nose is maple syrup, chocolate, vanilla. Coffee is there but tucked away in the background...barely noticeable on the nose really.

T&M: On the front there is a sweetness from the malt, chocolate and maple syrup, then it opens to some vanilla and slight raisin like fruitiness with a slight touch of coffee on the finish. Didn't notice much bourbon. Very easy to drink. Mouthfeel is luscious and smooth, no astringency or overly roasty tones, just a nice smooth chocolatey/mapley stout.

O: I think this is my first commercial stout brewed with maple syrup and am pleasantly surprised. Tasted great - the maple syrup wasn't overwhelming in it's contribution to the sweetness and the chocolate/bourbon/coffee were well represented also. My only complaint would be no noticeable bourbon character or oakiness, although I may have already been sufficiently intoxicated by the time this was pouring :)

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 23:17:49 | More by julian
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Founders CBS Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,266 ratings.