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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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3,035 Ratings

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Ratings: 3,035
Reviews: 871
rAvg: 4.67
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 3,370
Gots: 607 | 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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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Thank you to a good friend of mine who sent his sister on a wild goose chase to find this one at a liquor store in Grand Rapids

Look: Black and totally opaque with a 1 inch tan head and fantastic retention and lots of amazing lacing

Smell: Roasted malts that are intertwined with maple syrup that is then backed up by a very nice chocolate and bourbon note

Taste: Lots of dark chocolate that reminds of you of a fresh batch of chocolate chocolate brownies midway through the beer you get a nice touch of oak and maple syrup that compliments the sweetness from the chocolate nicely. The beer finishes with the perfect amount of bourbon

Mouthfeel: Full body and medium to low carbonation and a bit sticky

Overall: Absolutely fucking amazing beer

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Had this beer at Al's of Hampden.

A-Black with a finger and a half of head that lasted the whole time and lacing was impeccable.

S-This was the ultimate beer for the true beer geek. All of the smells: (maple, bourbon, oak, vanilla, coffee, chocolate )all converge into the perfect aroma. At the same time nonetheless.

T-All of the flavors : maple, coffee, bourbon, oak, vanilla, chocolate all converge into the perfect brew. At the same time. This truly is a multi flavor beer in perfect balance converging all at the same time.

O-I would give an arm to have a case of this all to myself...could someone help me open and pour this. -signed the one armed beer geek.

This is the best beer ever.

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Founders CBS Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 3,035 ratings.