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Founders CBS Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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Founders CBS Imperial StoutFounders CBS Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,312 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,312
Reviews: 753
rAvg: 4.66
pDev: 10.09%
Wants: 2,864
Gots: 513 | FT: 6
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)
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DavyJones

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +7.3%

06-05-2012 02:35:26 | More by DavyJones
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SkiBum22

New York

5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Pours a very deep black with almost no head and minimal lacing

S: A huge explosion of coffee, maple, oats, and a touch of booze

T: Chocolate, maple brown sugar, wood, boozy, and a nice hint of vanilla

M: Robust and yet very smooth and goes down so easy for a beer around 10%.

D: This is as close to a perfect beer as you can get in my opinion. I'm very happy to hear that they are bottling this soon.

Serving type: on-tap

08-14-2011 16:08:13 | More by SkiBum22
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readicculus

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +7.3%

12-14-2011 17:19:18 | More by readicculus
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scott9890

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this beer at Al's of Hampden.

A-Black with a finger and a half of head that lasted the whole time and lacing was impeccable.

S-This was the ultimate beer for the true beer geek. All of the smells: (maple, bourbon, oak, vanilla, coffee, chocolate )all converge into the perfect aroma. At the same time nonetheless.

T-All of the flavors : maple, coffee, bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate all converge into the perfect brew. At the same time. This truly is a multi flavor beer in perfect balance converging all at the same time.

O-I would give an arm to have a case of this all to myself...could someone help me open and pour this. -signed the one armed beer geek.

This is the best beer ever.

Serving type: bottle

11-21-2011 14:29:29 | More by scott9890
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newk340

Wisconsin

5/5  rDev +7.3%

02-04-2012 17:22:21 | More by newk340
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +7.3%

03-01-2014 03:06:53 | More by DaftPatrick
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heddar33

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +7.3%

03-02-2012 21:38:51 | More by heddar33
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beckard13

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +7.3%

12-16-2011 18:22:28 | More by beckard13
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Britton

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +7.3%

11-18-2011 03:43:51 | More by Britton
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +7.3%

02-07-2012 01:00:43 | More by TimoP
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jisom123

Indiana

5/5  rDev +7.3%

09-18-2012 01:02:40 | More by jisom123
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Namarsha82

Michigan

5/5  rDev +7.3%

11-22-2011 16:29:37 | More by Namarsha82
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megamass

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +7.3%

03-25-2012 22:30:43 | More by megamass
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Jason

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +7.3%

11-14-2011 19:29:02 | More by Jason
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Hoops4life511

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +7.3%

11-18-2011 18:49:01 | More by Hoops4life511
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ricoch3t

Colorado

5/5  rDev +7.3%

11-17-2011 06:07:19 | More by ricoch3t
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Prospero

Colorado

5/5  rDev +7.3%

04-07-2013 17:35:20 | More by Prospero
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jburchett

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +7.3%

02-11-2012 21:21:13 | More by jburchett
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RyanPS

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +7.3%

01-19-2012 01:19:47 | More by RyanPS
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Mantooth

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +7.3%

12-06-2011 19:42:23 | More by Mantooth
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Breylan

Ohio

5/5  rDev +7.3%

01-02-2012 08:47:03 | More by Breylan
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CUE45

Virginia

5/5  rDev +7.3%

01-21-2013 21:51:16 | More by CUE45
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TCJosh

Michigan

5/5  rDev +7.3%

01-20-2012 23:17:56 | More by TCJosh
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rwilde

Ohio

5/5  rDev +7.3%

11-20-2011 12:28:48 | More by rwilde
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mondegreen

Georgia

5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Founders Balloon Tulip. 2011 Vintage.

Pours midnight black with an inviting fluffy tan head. Looks perfect.

Nose is incredible. Decidedly, but not overwhelmingly, sweet. The chocolate and maple/bourbon come together like a lovely Ménage à trois. The coffee plays a supporting role, lending just enough roasted notes to smooth it all out.

Taste is everything I want in a stout. All the flavors work together in balance - sweetness with a touch of alcohol heat up front, and a light but noticeable bitter bite on the finish.

Mouth is full, but not viscous. It actually comes across as a bit fluffy to me, almost mousse-like.

Founders has a true gem with CBS. I really hope that their current expansion can help them get more of this beer into distribution at a reasonable price. Fantastic brew, as close to a perfect stout as I've had.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2011 18:12:17 | More by mondegreen
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Founders CBS Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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