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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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2,711 Ratings

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Ratings: 2,711
Reviews: 811
rAvg: 4.66
pDev: 9.66%
Wants: 3,230
Gots: 559 | 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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5/5  rDev +7.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750ml bottle into a Duvel tulip. Split with my brother-in-law. Received from rfraga77 in trade - thanks man!

A: Pours a pitch black color - aggressive center pour leads to a 3 finger mocha colored head that disappeared after about 5 minutes and left relatively inconsistent, yet plentiful lacing. Very pretty beer.

S: Coffee, cocoa, toasted malts, vanilla, oak and maple-toffee notes round out one of the most complex noses I've ever had the pleasure of smelling. I could jump into the glass and swim in the aroma of this beer.

T: Follows the nose almost directly with all of the flavors intertwining into, again, one of the more complex, yet balanced flavors. ABV makes its way through here in warmth that is preceded by a solid nutty flavor that's unidentifiable.

M: Creamy, perfectly carbonated, wonderfully warm. Aftertaste lingers and leaves me wanting more and more yet, wanting to sip and savor each and every flavor.

O: Good lord. All aboard the hype-train - this beer is the real deal. Easy the best, most complex stout I've ever had. World class for sure.

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5/5  rDev +7.3%

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4/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.47/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

My first post but I could not post this. Did side by side 2011 CBS and 2011 KBS I will write reviews on both.

Stand alone an amazing beer. Great mouthfeel. Had a much higher sugary/sweetness content compared to KBS and a much shorter finish. May be attributed to the 8 months more age on the KBS. I hate to say it, but I honestly would choose to drink KBS over this CBS, although I covet both of them more then any other beer. I am lucky enough to have two more bottles of CBS that I can lay down for some time and do this again.

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5/5  rDev +7.3%

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.84/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Huge thanks to bastu for sending me this one!

Pours an opaque black with a dense 3 inch foamy dark khaki head that settles to a small cap. A nice latticework of lace sticks to the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, coffee grounds, cocoa powder, dark chocolate, and maple syrup. Taste is of dark roasted malt, maple syrup, coffee beans, dark chocolate syrup, and a bit of alcohol. There is a nice roasty/cocoa bitterness on the finish that lingers on the tongue and a slight alcohol burn in the back of the throat. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Overall, this is an exceptional beer that completely lives up to its hype. Hands down, one of tne of the best stouts I have ever had.

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Founders CBS Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,711 ratings.