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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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Ratings: 3,253
Reviews: 905
rAvg: 4.67
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 3,447
Gots: 628 | 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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Thanks to GregSVT for bringing this over to the holiday party. Bottle poured into a Lost Abbey snifter.

Pours deep black with a rich dark brown head. Ample lacing lined the glass.

Sweet malt, bourbon, and coffee all intermingle on the nose. In the background there is maple, vanilla, and chocolate. The sweetness struck me at first, but as it warmed up, the bourbon got much stronger.

The taste is also very sweet, but there is a lot of bourbon notes as well. It is very complex, and incredibly balanced between sweet burnt sugar, chocolate, maple, vanilla, and bourbon.

Medium bodied, and rich carbonation.

Overall, this is the best stout I have had. If you haven't had this yet, you really should. HIGHLY recommended.

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Shared a bottle with a few friends (thank you, Jerk44).
Pours black, with a tiny tan head that doesn't stick around too long.
Smells of coffee, hints of bourbon & maple.
Has all of the coffee & chocolate taste from the breakfast stout, with bourbon & maple sweetness added.
Velvety in the mouth, very smooth.
Strong without tasting too boozy. Definitely one of my favorites.

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Thanks to Waltonc for sharing this treat.

Pours midnight black with a 1/4 inch of off white, creamy head into my cognac snifter. Smells of vanilla infused coffee, bourbon, maple syrup and chocolate. The taste is a bit mutes and more mellow than expected. A sweet concoction of maple-bourbon, chocolate milk with a very light bourbon undertone. The alcohol is barely noticeable, which makes this a very easy beer to drink - almost too easy. Light carbonation with a medium body adds to this effect.

Overall a really good beer - a bit more coffee on the nose than I'd like and wish that the flavor was a bit more pronounced - everything is very well integrated and smooth. Minor issues as this is one of the great stouts out there.

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Founders CBS Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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