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Founders CBS Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

2,485 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,485
Reviews: 765
rAvg: 4.66
pDev: 10.09%
Wants: 3,027
Gots: 534 | 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 CraftFan5
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Eric_Leon
4.74/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AdamsDTD
4.59/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of AnotherVice
4.74/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of wtkphoto
4.73/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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

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

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

Photo of damngoode
4.96/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of BEERschlitz
4.96/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of GRBLUE12
4.6/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lunarbrew
4.6/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of kkleu357
4.79/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at the Founders tap takeover at Coopers in Madison. Poured thinner than I thought it would. Dark body with a creamy head. Sweet caramel aroma. Not much coffee smell. Sticky sweet taste. Lots of maple. Very smooth. Never really had a beer like this. Some chocolate and coffee tastes. Very delicious!!!!

Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.56/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dactrius
4.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Founders CBS Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,485 ratings.