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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

2,321 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 2,321
Reviews: 754
rAvg: 4.66
pDev: 10.09%
Wants: 2,873
Gots: 514 | FT: 6
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: CRJMellor on 02-01-2009)
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ThurmondTX

Texas

4/5  rDev -14.2%

06-24-2014 03:11:05 | More by ThurmondTX
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sandlansd

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +7.3%

06-22-2014 12:52:26 | More by sandlansd
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harripat

Illinois

5/5  rDev +7.3%

06-21-2014 17:51:47 | More by harripat
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MichiganderHB

Michigan

5/5  rDev +7.3%

06-15-2014 04:36:39 | More by MichiganderHB
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Brutus627

Maine

5/5  rDev +7.3%

06-14-2014 03:13:54 | More by Brutus627
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RolandBlunts

California

5/5  rDev +7.3%

06-13-2014 20:37:59 | More by RolandBlunts
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shoretaxi

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +7.3%

06-12-2014 22:14:32 | More by shoretaxi
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Paccamacca

California

4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

06-11-2014 06:05:26 | More by Paccamacca
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joshfullam

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +7.3%

06-01-2014 14:00:04 | More by joshfullam
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mythaeus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -8.8%

06-01-2014 10:53:14 | More by mythaeus
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Devman171

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

06-01-2014 10:34:07 | More by Devman171
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SharkNado

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +7.3%

05-31-2014 22:35:10 | More by SharkNado
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IPAIsaac

Florida

4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

05-31-2014 19:24:01 | More by IPAIsaac
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dspinler

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

05-31-2014 16:02:20 | More by dspinler
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-29-2014 11:42:52 | More by Stinger80OH
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CBodamer

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +7.3%

05-25-2014 22:50:31 | More by CBodamer
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pathman

Ohio

5/5  rDev +7.3%

05-25-2014 22:01:20 | More by pathman
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BillDon

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

05-22-2014 02:37:59 | More by BillDon
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VTEno17

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-21-2014 00:19:28 | More by VTEno17
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PappyVans

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev -3.4%

05-19-2014 16:48:18 | More by PappyVans
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stogirelli

Florida

5/5  rDev +7.3%

05-10-2014 00:18:02 | More by stogirelli
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

4.99/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from bottle into a snifter glass

Appearance – The beer pours a thick and viscous black color with a one finger of tan colored head. The head has a good level of retention, slowly fading to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is of a huge and delicious coffee and roasted malt smell mixed with a strong showing of chocolate. Along with these big and robust darker aromas are strong notes of maple syrup as well as sweet darker fruit smells of raisin, fig, and plum. A decent amount of a bourbon and vanilla are there as well and seem to add a nice dimension of warmth to the aroma inviting one to come and sip the fine roasted nectar that awaits the tongue.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweet chocolate and roasted malt flavor with the sweetness being a fine balance of maple syrup, vanilla, caramel and the darker fruits that were detected in the nose. While quite dark and roasty upfront, it gains even more robustness in the roast being accompanied by some smooth espresso flavors matched by a faint smokiness. The sweeter flavors all the while stay strong, wonderfully balancing out the big tastes of the brew. Around the middle of flavor profile comes some bourbon tastes mixed with a bit of a woodsy flavor. These flavors, like their counterpart aromas did, bring a warming taste to the brew, bringing on just the right level of “heat”. Right at the very end, after the warm has hit the tongue, a slight surge in the maple syrup flavor is delivered, culminating the taste and leaving a wonderfully smooth and warmingly sweet and roasted, but balanced flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is huge and thick with a lighter but creamy level of carbonation. The combo of thick body and subdued carbonation is magnificent for the big and bold blend of flavors in this dark roasty brew and truly create a fantastic medium for all the flavors of the brew a to bath the tongue in all the richness of flavor.

Overall – This is one amazing beer. One of the best if not the best stout I have ever had, and competes with the world wide I had run through the vanilla coffee randall. It is super smooth and approachable with a wonderful blend of flavors that make it a true pleasure to sit back and sip.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2014 01:13:42 | More by Darkmagus82
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Fitze

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +7.3%

05-02-2014 15:38:27 | More by Fitze
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jadler16

Indiana

5/5  rDev +7.3%

05-02-2014 15:05:53 | More by jadler16
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tmaury

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +1.9%

05-02-2014 01:08:14 | More by tmaury
Founders CBS Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,321 ratings.