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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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BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,445 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,445
Reviews: 761
rAvg: 4.66
pDev: 10.09%
Wants: 2,990
Gots: 521 | 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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Photo of Smokesnotes
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of brianmandell
4.38/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

8 oz draft from the latest batch.

Thick and dark with a lasting brown head. Smells of sweet chocolate and coffee. This beer drinks like a chocolate milkshake. The maple is forward and sweet. Chocolate fudge brownie, coffee and light bourbon flavors follow. The mouthfeel is thick and creamy. This is an ideal dessert beer. It is sweet and decadent. Alcohol, what alcohol? Despite some bourbon flavor there is nearly no heat. Overall it's a little too sweet but I'm very happy to have tried this.

Photo of Timotheus1
4.88/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of acostuhhh
4.65/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Daniel608
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Srkolodn
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Phoodcritic
4.64/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On tap. Truly fantastic, and better than KBS, but not as flavorful, nor as complex, nor as smooth as Panther Cub or Founders' best product ever, Curmudgeon's Better Half, which had more of the maple present.

Photo of EricTKole
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of wiescins
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MWolverines66
4.51/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kimjongill
4.93/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DrunkAl
3.8/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

9/7/13
Bottle, black pour almost flat. Aroma is weird, stale air, like a dense wet cave. Taste is completly different, lots of coffee. Cant find the bourbon or maple.

Photo of Chingringo
4.25/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of Phil_H
5/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of kgncfl
5/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of thebigredone
4/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of bruedabaker
4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of loganburgh
4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of Moses_Malone
5/5  rDev +7.3%

Photo of Nedster10
4/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of beenfishin21
1/5  rDev -78.5%

Photo of WhodeyQ
3/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of bmmortale
4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Founders CBS Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,445 ratings.