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Founders CBS Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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100
world-class

3,013 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 3,013
Reviews: 868
rAvg: 4.67
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 3,351
Gots: 604 | 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:
Beer added by: CRJMellor on 02-01-2009

Canadian Breakfast Stout (CBS) is the epitome of why we launched the Backstage Series: to bring some of our most sought-after beers, which have been available primarily at the taproom or at a few select events, to a much larger audience.

Canadian Breakfast Stout is an Imperial Stout brewed with a blend of coffees and imported chocolates, then aged in spent bourbon barrels that have most recently been aging pure Michigan maple syrup.
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On tap at Oasis. Served in a pint glass. And a second one. Beer #1100!

A- Dark black body. Like black coffee, but noticeably viscous. One finger mocha head with nice retention. No lacing. Eventually the head dies down after maybe ten minutes into a thin collar.

S- Glorious chocolate aromas come out. Milk chocolate, rich roasty coffee and some whiskey and oak. There is a fair bit of maple in the nose as well, but it's not maple soaked pancakes if that makes sense. Some maple but not a ton, the star is coffee and chocolate with a nice light bourbon aroma.

F- Plenty of coffee; rich roasted coffee bean and even more milk chocolate, like Hershey's. The latter half of the beer brings a nice complex combination of maple and bourbon. More maple than bourbon, some wood. Very nice sweet finish that is slick and coating, like actual maple syrup; there is more maple syrup in the taste than in the nose. Wonderful chocolate maple syrup flavours here.

M- Thick bodied, substantial and oily on the palate. It's like I went Supertroopers and pounded some maple syrup. It coats the tongue in nice chocolate maple syrup sweetness. Wow.

O- This lived up to the hype for me. Delicious stout that isn't actually maple heavy, but it feels maple heavy on the finish with a ton of chocolate and coffee. A very different beer than Good Morning or Mornin' Delight but I honestly think it's a totally different beer compared to these, and I haven't had anything like this before. Worthwhile and would drink again.

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Founders CBS Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 3,013 ratings.