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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

3,269 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 3,269
Reviews: 909
rAvg: 4.67
pDev: 9.21%
Wants: 3,454
Gots: 632 | 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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Ratings: 3,269 | Reviews: 909
Photo of Cyclone8
4.75/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Been waiting 4 years to try this.
As I sip (and as it warms) new flavors keep emerging, like a good whisky. Sweet but not cloying, bourbony but not overpoweringly so, it is just beautifully put together, like if Mozart was a brew master.

Photo of micromaniac129
4.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The sweetness of the maple which I did't notice really tones down the bourbon taste and brings it more in line with stout as a whole, so it drinks more balanced.
My god this was a good beer.

Photo of JasonHaviland
4.6/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ipc2000
4.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BullBearHawk
4.69/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of maizeandblue93
5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of MarshallBirdhouse
4.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.39/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Definitely not overrated. This blows KBS out of the hemisphere. Smooth, coffee, bourbon and maple are all present.

Photo of Horbar
4.34/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of sternamagrapha7x
4.83/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Would buy as much of this as possible any time I see it.

Photo of Drumtgot
4.95/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of kansascobleigh
4.52/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Pooles26
4.38/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thrifty101091
4.93/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Mikecap
4.13/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smutty33
4.39/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RAlmeida77
4.48/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Beautiful beer. The maple sweetness makes you crave it the next day. If I had to be critical, I would say it was just a skosh thin. Well worth the two-hour wait.

Photo of FriedCheeseCurds
4.68/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TimDisaster
4.77/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Wolfpac78
4.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Founders CBS Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 3,269 ratings.