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Founders CBS Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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world-class

2,745 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 2,745
Reviews: 819
rAvg: 4.67
pDev: 9.64%
Wants: 3,242
Gots: 566 | FT: 9
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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4.56/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ltltony
5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Droopy487
4.9/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer has been on my bucket list ever since I have been in the craft beer world. I finally got to see what the hype was about.

The smell was wonderful with deep, rich smells coming through. Probably one of the top beers I have ever smelled in my life.

The taste and flavor did not disappoint. Rich, maple shines through in this stout. It's not over powering and it's not underwhelming. It's right on par with what I wanted it to be.

If I was to critique this near perfect beer, it would be that it is a bit thin compared to other stouts. It wasn't a thick, rich feel, like I prefer when I drink big stouts. That's my only complaint...and it's not a big complaint. It's just my personal preference when it comes to stouts.

Good job Founders.

Photo of gibgink
5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap 1/29/14, enjoyed with a fellow BA'er which made for an even more memorable experience. Barrel characteristics are present, but so much more going on! First time getting such a nice chocolate flavor that blends so well with a barrel aged beer. No one flavor dominates, every sip is a new experience. Worst part was knowing I probably will not be able to have it again.

Photo of cgskippy
4.42/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KBS
4.73/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Robrawr
5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Jas45678
4.38/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thishops4u
5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of montesown
4.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Fresh from the Taproom today - doesn't get much better!

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4.45/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of primrose54
5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Can beer taste better than this?

Photo of leroybrown10
4.99/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a deep dark black. Small khaki color head. Minimal lacing. Looks oily thick.

Incredible aroma. Malty sweet. Maple syrup and coffee. Chocolate and mildly roasted malt. Caramel, toffee and molasses.

Perfect taste. Sweet but not syrupy. Smooth sweeten coffee and maple syrup. Roasted malt and chocolate. Heavy cream and vanilla. Molasses, toffee, caramel. Some espresso underneath. Hint of cinnamon.

Rich and full bodied. Creamy and sticky on the tongue. Mild carbonation. Sweet flavor lingers. Perfection.

This is a truely standout beer. Flavors blend perfectly. Nothing overpowers the other flavors. A magical drinking experience.

Photo of Tracker83
4.25/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of robbrockjr
5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Wow! So smooth! Need more!

Photo of drmcleod10
4.71/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ShemRahBoo
4.78/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.87/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Robdiesel21
4.98/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of chillin
5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of petermethot
4.55/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dbattey
4.82/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of EuphonicHops
4.96/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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Founders CBS Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,745 ratings.