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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 sjccmd:
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sjccmd

Minnesota

4.78/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours nearly black with amber highlights. I was expecting a thicker and darker pour. I thought it would gloop into the glass like many stouts of this caliber do. It leaves a small dark brown head that leaves a pretty sticky lacing.

Chocolate, oak, maple syrup, roasted/burnt malts are in the aroma. A slight warming alcohol that is surprising subtle and well hidden. Vanilla and coffee are also dominant.

Loads of maple syrup, roasty malts chocolate, dark roasted coffee in the flavor. Bourbon has a large presence but it isn't harsh. Tastes like a nice smoky breakfast.

Thick and luxurious mouthfeel. Coats the mouth thoroughly. Sweet, but not cloying. Finishes with coffee and roasted bitterness.

Of course this beer was over-hyped, but it is an awesome beer. Everything I'd want in an imperial stout. Beers are like Dark Lord are impressive with the amount of flavor, but this is still a balanced, complex, flavorful stout, that isn't too alcoholic or sweet.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2011 01:55:39 | More by sjccmd
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Founders CBS Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,266 ratings.