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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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2,445 Ratings

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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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Reviewed from notes taking on 8/26/12

Poured into Kate the Great snifter

Thanks to huskermike for this 1.

A- jet black with 1/2 finger mocha head. Appearance is great for the style. Cant wait to smell and drink this bad boy.

S- chocolate, coffee, roasted malt everything that makes big stouts amazing. Then throw in some maple and bourbon barrel notes just to add another level of awesome to it.

T- Big chocolate, coffee, vanilla notes up front followed by roasted malt and more fresh coffee, chocolate and barrel character. The maple comes through to me in the end to really smooth everything out and rounds this stout out with the perfect finish.

O- "FEED ME MORE!!!" wow favorite stout to date (as of 8/26/12). I have had this beer on draft before at Armsby Abbey for stoutfest and didnt have the opportunity to review it. I had heard this beer might have fallen off a touch in the bottle, I disagree. This beer was as good as the first time I had it on draft. Amazing beer well worth the hype. I hope to land another 1 of these in the future. Maybe Founders will answer the call and find a way to remake this guy again.

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A - Midnight black. Khaki head sits low with ok lace and retention.

S - Pure and unbelievably rich dark chocolate, caramel, black coffee, and vanilla.

T - Godiva dark chocolate truffles, vanilla, caramel, outstanding oatmeal notes, toffee, and espresso. This is everything it's cracked up to be. Soft maple note on the backend.

M - Stupidly smooth and incredibly rich. Bitter sweet chocolate melting in your mouth.

O - This was stellar on tap. One of the best beers I've ever had.

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On tap at the Founders 15th Anniversary Party, served in a snifter MANY times over.

Black with a medium brown head, leaves a ring of retention and dense lacing. Nose of hazelnut, light maple, bourbon, cocoa and bakers chocolate. Taste has more bourbon, maple, chocolate, rum soaked raisins and more hazelnut. Mouthfeel is medium heavy, but not as heavy as I expected. Great flavour all around - the highlight of the anniversary party, end up having about half a dozen servings of this.

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Founders CBS Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
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