Founders CBS Imperial Stout - Founders Brewing Company
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4.55/5 rDev -2.4%
on tap at 'Rattle n Hum'
A- Dark, Dark, dark black color with thin chocolate head that lasts forever (4.5)
S- Booze, Maple Pancakes, brown Sugar, dark coffee/malts. This is were the beer shines (5)
T- I get a lot of maple, some dark coffee, a little bourbon and a nice burp of vanilla (4.5)
M- A nice creamy texture and it attacks the front of your tung. Gets much more boozy as its warms up (4)
O- Pretty good. Is it the best stout on earth? Idk. I've had KBS, Abyss, Bourbon County, Stone, and Speedway. I truly think that Goose Island's 'Bourbon County' is the best out there, but thats my Opinion. . . Man. Still a Really good beer (4.5)
08-09-2012 03:50:24 | More by gonzowestwood
3.58/5 rDev -23.2%
Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a tulip glass.
A: Opaque black color with one finger of diminishing beige foam head. Light lacing remains on the glass.
S: Coffee is immediately evident, followed by reedy wood and intense vanilla. Coffee fades somewhat as the beer warms, replaced by dark and rustic grain. Some pure bourbon is also present, although the smell is only slightly boozy.
T: Begins off-dry, with aggressive carbonic acidity and dark chocolate. Flavors sweeten into the middle alongside potent anise that dominates the palate for a few beats. The finish begins to dry out, allowing for husky roasted malt and freshly-ground coffee to close the profile on an earthy and moderately bitter note. Hints of bourbon and vanilla linger on the palate, but essentially no alcohol is detected.
M: Thick viscosity, syrupy and slightly acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.
D/O: This beer exhibits powerful sensory qualities, even for an imperial stout. It is also a bit of a mess, although the end result is palatable. Founders KBS can be wildly inconsistent from bottle to bottle; this value-added rendition comes across as an average effort on the KBS scale--neither a disappointment nor a home run.
08-03-2012 02:55:27 | More by beagle75
4.78/5 rDev +2.6%
A: Black with a thin but surprisingly steady chocolate brown head and lacing is quite nice
S: Wow, that smells delicious: coffee up front with roasted chocolate malts and subtle bourbon, boozy aroma; some sweet molasses, dark fruit, maple syrup underneath too
T: Oh my goodness that is a sweet, boozy, awesome, complex beer: maple syrup is much more prevalent in the flavors than the aromas but the chocolate, coffee, and bourbon play so well off of it; there is a roasty and almost smokey undertone with plenty of brown sugar and dark fruits and boozy bourbon in the finish
F: Such a thick, viscous, cream, oily beer; mouth feel is perfect
O: This is nearly perfect; one of the best beers I have ever had; so many flavors but they work so well off of each other
07-25-2012 19:10:03 | More by dbossman
Founders CBS Imperial Stout from Founders Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 2,324 ratings.