CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout) | Founders Brewing Company

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CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)
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CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by CRJMellor on 02-01-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19
Reviews:
1,305
Ratings:
5,669
pDev:
8.15%
 
 
Wants:
4,524
Gots:
1,512
Trade:
71
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Ratings: 5,669 |  Reviews: 1,305
Photo of Buglover83
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazing beer! Even really good with vanilla ice cream ;). Great taste, high percent, not one you will want to miss!

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Photo of berben30
3.84/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Philcassella
4/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Djsaturn1
4.11/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rooroo61
4.27/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ADrauglis
4.9/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of runmilesdrinkbeer
4.5/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jromanowicz09
4.94/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ian_graf
4.6/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VoodooBear
4.42/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

*2017 edition*

Presentation: Draft, served in a snifter.

Appearance: Pure black, with a thin, dark tan, half finger head that leaves some lacing rings.

Smell: Sweet aromas of milk chocolate and maple syrup dominate with some coffee in the background.

Taste: It has a sweet, smokey and roasted taste with notes of milk chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, sweet maple syrup and a strong alcohol presence.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, creamy and robust with medium carbonation.

Overall: A classic in every sense of the word. It has very a good mouthfeel and highlights the sweetness in the palate without being cloying.

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Photo of ZebulonXZogg
4.08/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of y2kawakami
4.33/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LazyDog
3.99/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vitaly91
4.5/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of chicagocraft
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

World Class!!

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Photo of MykeJ
4.7/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CAMRAhardliner
4.82/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours obsidian black - nary a ruby glint on the sides of the glass. The smallish tan head leaves plenty of lace on the glass. Giant milk chocolate, cocoa and espresso notes in the nose. Chocolate, caramel bread, cocoa nibs, vanilla, molasses and dark roast coffee in the taste. Full bodied with sparse carbonation. Minimal bitterness and lingering chocolate in the finish. Alcohol is basically hidden throughout.

A world class Imperial Stout. Complex and chocolatey. Incredible.

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Photo of santig0nzalez
4.63/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TasterTester
4.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JPeterson17
4.65/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of FlawlessCowboy
4.6/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SierraFlight
4.62/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of devo_51
4.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Psilo
4.24/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a half finger of khaki head which lasts as a ring and leaves spots of lace behind.

Smells of chocolate, molasses, dark roast coffee.

Taste is very chocolatey with wonderfully integrated sweet maple and some roastiness. Not much bourbon flavor, and not much woodiness, but there is a hint of vanilla. Has a bit of a cola flavor cold out of the fridge, but that disappears as it warms up. Not at all boozy. Smooth and full with low carbonation. 

Overall, it's flavors compliment one another, and nothing overpowers.

A very fine stout, but I wouldn't pay the price again.

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CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.66 out of 5 with 5,669 ratings