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Founders CBS Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

3,032 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,032
Reviews: 869
rAvg: 4.67
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 3,369
Gots: 605 | 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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Photo of Cath
5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of sordyl
5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of sunofneurot
4.89/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of acp21178
4.11/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MNBeer1017
4.24/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ArsMoriendiOU818
4.87/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of allenson21
4.4/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TangoJuliet
4.99/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DrChadly
4.85/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Theortiz01
4.66/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Monsta-beer-drinker
5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of antoneloc
4.99/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Gr8Stouts
4.84/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A true world-class Imperial Stout. Take one small sip out of the tap and wait. Be patient for about 15 - 20 minutes and let it warm a bit. Take your next sip and the flavors will blow you away.

Photo of 30helens
4.75/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Shinck14
4.85/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

This beer is phenomenal. Lucky to grab some at a local tap event. Pours pitch black with a khaki colored ring of head. Smell is amazing with notes of maple syrup and bourbon. Taste matches the aroma perfectly. Glad to have had the opportunity to try this.

Photo of DarthGuitarHero
4.55/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I love imperial stouts, bourbon and maple, and don't mind a good cup of coffee either. So I was pumped to finally get a chance to try this beast. It did not disappoint. While the maple was not prominent in the smell, it was perfectly present in the taste without being syrupy. Mouthfeel was spot-on, and probably the best feeling stout since BCBS. As far as Founders rankings go, I would put them in this order CBS > FBS > KBS (all behind BCBCS, however).

Photo of Sazz9
4.63/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WadeBridgman
4.69/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of imyourhero21
4.98/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of bcostner1
5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Schlegelq1
5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Every beer should strive to be this beer!

Photo of jimsaw88
5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of visualmartyr
4.98/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Tiernan
5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of stephensinner
5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Founders CBS Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 3,032 ratings.