CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout) | Founders Brewing Company

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CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)
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4.66/5
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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 Double / 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:
#12
Reviews:
1,233
Ratings:
5,288
pDev:
8.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4,520
Gots:
1,365
Trade:
63
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1/5  rDev -78.5%

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1/5  rDev -78.5%

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1/5  rDev -78.5%

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1/5  rDev -78.5%

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1/5  rDev -78.5%

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1/5  rDev -78.5%

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1/5  rDev -78.5%

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1/5  rDev -78.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Meh. Hype ruined this beer

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1/5  rDev -78.5%

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1/5  rDev -78.5%

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1/5  rDev -78.5%

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1.33/5  rDev -71.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This must be the most unbalanced beer I ever had. My fillings jumped out of my teeth because of the sweetness. No depth, just sugary maple syrup with the smell of 5-day-old coffee. Reminds me a bit of Peche Mortel on a bad day with diet sugar in it. I’ll take KBS over this overhyped stuff any day! After Darklord, Darkness and KtG, another huge overly sweet letdown from the USA. Drain pour. Hype hype hype

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1.5/5  rDev -67.8%

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1.51/5  rDev -67.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Def cooked!! And by cooked I mean way past prime. Smelled of funk and gym socks. Taste of rotten black licorice. Very disappointed in what I gave up for this beer.

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2/5  rDev -57.1%

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2.22/5  rDev -52.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Thanks to Black13 for this.

A- Black. Very little head. No lacing. 4/5

Smell- Ashy aroma but not much else. 2/5

Taste- Ashy as well. Little smoke but after that it is a bit funky. Weird taste. 2/5

Mouthfeel- Eh. Medium mouthfeel. 3/5

Overall- Not really good at all. Not interesting and too ashy for my taste. Very one sided. Drain pour. 2/5

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2.5/5  rDev -46.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -46.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -46.4%

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2.75/5  rDev -41%

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2.94/5  rDev -36.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Changing my review after having this 2017 release. What happened to this beer? A beer that was once so sticky and viscous is now fizzy and thin. A sweet mess, without getting any of the advertised flavors. Coffee- nope. Maple- nope. Smell of black licorice? Never thought I'd say it, but give me KBS over this. What a disaster. Selling my other 2 bottles if anyone is interested.

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2.98/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Too sweet

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3/5  rDev -35.6%

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3/5  rDev -35.6%

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3/5  rDev -35.6%

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CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.66 out of 5 with 5,288 ratings