Founders CBS Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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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
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
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
Founders CBS Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,324 ratings.