CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout) | Founders Brewing Company

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CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)
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4.67/5
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5,122 Ratings
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:
#13
Reviews:
1,189
Ratings:
5,122
pDev:
8.35%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4,536
Gots:
1,303
Trade:
55
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Ratings: 5,122 |  Reviews: 1,189
Photo of invalid665
4.15/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bbeane
4.2/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Poured into an oversized snifter with some friends... Starts with a brown head with ok retention and light lacing. Beer is black in color with no light escaping when held up to the ceiling

S- Smell is sweet with some bourbony notes and lots of wood

T- I get lots of wood taste up front before it sweetens with maple. Some mild bourbony notes come through in finish

M- Full bodied with light carbonation

O- Impressive but not what I had hoped for. I think this beer is way over hyped, and all in all, I would rather enjoy a KBS any day

CHEERS

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Photo of IPAFrankieH
5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Afroman
4.84/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Snow81
5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Jpepe08
4.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jasonrm72
4.75/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of David_Menendez
4.43/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Brihon
4.64/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of nickhiller
4.97/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

2011 Release (ABV on bottle says 10.6% - this page says 9.40). Poured into tulip glasses.

A: Black with a foamy caramel colored head. Head is thin even layer across the top. Dissipates quickly.

S: Milk chocolate, sweet coffee are most present. Strong rubbing alcohol at first. Overall, smells like walking into a good coffee shop. Fresh beans and toasty pastries.

T: Wowza! Complex, strong, thick, sweet. Like good quality drinking chocolate. Aftertaste is the best part - not bitter at all like a lot of beers of this style. The maple syrup really comes through on the finish. Mild oak flavor. Vanilla bean. Has some similar alcohol notes as a good dark rum.

M: Amazing. This is the best part of the beer I think. Smooth, filling, sticky, and thick. Light carbonation that is only notPerfection.

O: Just a good, solid, delicious beer. The only breakfast stout that really tastes like breakfast.

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Photo of nharres
4.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

Photo of jmiah22
4.99/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.75/5  rDev +1.7%

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5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of spicelab
4.44/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared with MrKennedy and mulder1010.

Jet black with a sudsy mocha head of a finger or so. Falls quietly to a slightly raised curtain.

Ultra snappy and distinctive coffee character which manifests in sharp green capsicum and herbal notes. Maple syrup, while mild, provides an additional lift. Behind is plenty of chocolate, dark fruits and brandy snap malts.

Tad more maple character in the flavours, alongside tar, caramelised dates, chocolate and muscovado sugar. Still bucketloads of that utterly distinct jalapeno-coffee action.

Creamy and decadent with moderate but unobtrusive carbonation.

Pretty difficult to find fault with, although I'd personally prefer the coffee to be wound back a notch with a corresponding increase in the maple syrup. Totally screams dessert beer.

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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.

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Photo of rjcoy06
4.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AmericaGWShark
4.55/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fsck
4.35/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.06/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.92/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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

CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.67 out of 5 with 5,122 ratings
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