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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

2,324 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,324
Reviews: 754
rAvg: 4.66
pDev: 10.09%
Wants: 2,882
Gots: 516 | FT: 8
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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Ratings: 2,324 | Reviews: 754 | Display Reviews Only:
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jlbreeden

Illinois

1/5  rDev -78.5%

01-29-2012 19:13:15 | More by jlbreeden
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weakness33

Illinois

1/5  rDev -78.5%

12-23-2011 17:27:34 | More by weakness33
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ASUGeog

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -78.5%

01-29-2012 15:03:10 | More by ASUGeog
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JBatman

Indiana

1/5  rDev -78.5%

09-21-2012 19:21:42 | More by JBatman
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ccariano

Virginia

1/5  rDev -78.5%

12-21-2011 15:23:58 | More by ccariano
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bigmar94

Virginia

1/5  rDev -78.5%

12-21-2011 00:26:43 | More by bigmar94
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CityofBals

Illinois

1/5  rDev -78.5%

01-31-2013 23:09:00 | More by CityofBals
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nicknameddad

Michigan

1/5  rDev -78.5%

12-22-2011 20:32:09 | More by nicknameddad
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BeerMeFitz

Illinois

1/5  rDev -78.5%

03-31-2012 06:44:09 | More by BeerMeFitz
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fewa

Belgium

1.28/5  rDev -72.5%

This must be the most unbalanced beer I ever had. My fillings jumped out of my teeth because of the sweetness. No depth, just sugary maple syrup with the smell of 5-day-old coffee. Reminds me a bit of Peche Mortel on a bad day with diet sugar in it. I’ll take KBS over this overhyped stuff any day! After Darklord, Darkness and KtG, another huge overly sweet letdown from the USA. Drain pour. Hype hype hype

02-20-2012 12:29:28 | More by fewa
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Monnie

New Jersey

1.5/5  rDev -67.8%

12-07-2012 03:19:31 | More by Monnie
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Beerboi1123

Georgia

2/5  rDev -57.1%

03-01-2012 04:15:41 | More by Beerboi1123
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MADhombrewer

Oregon

2.2/5  rDev -52.8%

Thanks to Black13 for this.

A- Black. Very little head. No lacing. 4/5

Smell- Ashy aroma but not much else. 2/5

Taste- Ashy as well. Little smoke but after that it is a bit funky. Weird taste. 2/5

Mouthfeel- Eh. Medium mouthfeel. 3/5

Overall- Not really good at all. Not interesting and too ashy for my taste. Very one sided. Drain pour. 2/5

01-02-2012 04:16:45 | More by MADhombrewer
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ThatsThatDude

New York

2.5/5  rDev -46.4%

01-06-2014 15:46:12 | More by ThatsThatDude
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Trancelogix

Ohio

2.5/5  rDev -46.4%

02-10-2012 13:31:54 | More by Trancelogix
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bbes347

Massachusetts

2.5/5  rDev -46.4%

02-05-2012 06:11:41 | More by bbes347
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sludgegnome

Pennsylvania

2.5/5  rDev -46.4%

03-10-2012 20:35:05 | More by sludgegnome
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LSMroz

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -41%

12-07-2013 15:38:37 | More by LSMroz
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HugeBulge

New York

2.75/5  rDev -41%

03-05-2014 10:31:32 | More by HugeBulge
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blaheath

Missouri

3/5  rDev -35.6%

12-18-2011 03:53:55 | More by blaheath
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smchenry75

Indiana

3/5  rDev -35.6%

11-29-2011 23:00:06 | More by smchenry75
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krl2112

Illinois

3/5  rDev -35.6%

08-02-2013 02:20:45 | More by krl2112
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AleWatcher

Illinois

3/5  rDev -35.6%

Shared by Whitemomba-- thanks Jason!

Deep reddish hues in the legs and on the edges... Sand colored dark tan head. Nice thick legs. Huge chunks of spotty lace.

Smells like coffee. Coffee rules the nose here, but where's the maple syrup action?
Coffee rocks the flavor too... Very boozy, with roasted coffee flavor, some sweet malt, and a big coffee-flavored boozy bite.
This is nowhere near as good as I remember it being on tap-- too boozy, too much coffee (I like coffee, but this reminds me of "stale" coffee-- not fresh and strong).
Pretty thick feel-- but it's oily and slick.
Overall, this is NOT the same beer I remembered. I'm actually pretty disappointed in this one. It isn't "bad," but it is not "world class."

WAAAY too hot on the back end. (and bear in mind, I like big stouts. I'm not some BMC guy on his 4th review).

11-12-2011 04:53:16 | More by AleWatcher
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Acephale

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -35.6%

11-14-2011 16:41:45 | More by Acephale
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chippo33

Vermont

3/5  rDev -35.6%

11-02-2012 00:09:20 | More by chippo33
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Founders CBS Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,324 ratings.