Founders CBS Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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Reviews by julian:
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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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
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