Founders CBS Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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4.59/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Yet another of the Top 5 knocked out by Redbird. In fact, I'm pretty sure all of the top 5 beers I've had have been from Redbird at this point. Big ups to him. CBS pours black with a finger of head that quickly drops down. The aroma is very sweet, with big bourbon notes shining through a dark fruit and roasted malt base. On the tongue, a smooth maltiness, vanilla, and dark fruit comes through first, then a bit of anise, chocolate, and the faintest hint of coffee on the middle that transitions gloriously to the thing that I can tell gives CBS it's reputation. That awesome, fantastic lingering maple and bourbon aftertaste. The mouthfeel is actually a little lighter than I would have expected. Overall - CBS wasn't my absolute favorite big stout - but I can forgive it, it's a little bit old at this point. It's still very delicious and worthy of the hype.
Serving type: bottle
04-13-2013 00:35:16 | More by shand
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