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Founders CBS Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,456 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,456
Reviews: 761
rAvg: 4.66
pDev: 10.09%
Wants: 3,003
Gots: 527 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CRJMellor on 02-01-2009)
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8oz. pour at Shakespeare's Pub in Kalamazoo, MI.

A- Black, pretty opaque except for some light coming through on the edges that revealed a deep brown. Small thin ring of medium brown head but didn't stick around long.

S- Sweet maple, chocolate, coffee, and bourbon, exactly as described. A bit surprised by how much maple is present but pleasantly surprised.

T- Follows the nose, nice maple sweetness, chocolate, coffee, a bit of alcohol but the sweetness helps smooth it out, decent bourbon presence but the maple and chocolate and coffee really stand out more. Best enjoyed at a warmer temp. to really let all the flavors come out.

M- To be honest a bet thinner than many big imperial bourbon stouts I've had but still not really a detracting element.

O- Certainly the best beer from Founders I've had and a big improvement on KBS, although I'm led to believe they are two different base beers. A prefect beer for Christmas time, you just want to curl up next to a fire and enjoy this stuff. Definitely a beer that lives up to the hype. I can see how some might find it a bit sweet and not more adjunct heavy (chocolate, coffee, maple) than barrel heavy but I think all aspects of the beer are well balanced.

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Founders CBS Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,456 ratings.