Founders CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout) | Founders Brewing Company

Founders CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)Founders CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)
BA SCORE
4.68/5
4,340 Ratings
Founders CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)Founders 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): 10.60%

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:
#11
Reviews:
996
Ratings:
4,340
pDev:
8.55%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4,619
Gots:
825
Trade:
8
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 4,340 |  Reviews: 996
Photo of WillYellott
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of CelticBelly1
4.96/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of Tyecko
4.91/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of quinnlapeer
4.99/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12 oz pour in snifter

Opaque black. Very little head.
Head is dark tan/brown

Lots of maple aroma. Some bourbon. Caramel/chocolatey notes.

Tastes wonderful. Lots of maple. Bourbon is just right. Chocolatey. Boozey but not overwhelming - to be expected with this high alcohol. More bourbon/alcohol flavor as it warms.

Mouthfeel is velvety smooth. Carbonation present but understated.

Would love to get bottles and cellar them if they ever bottle it again.
Better than KBS. I've been looking forward to tasting for years and I'm certainly glad I got a pour.

I can't call it perfect because I don't think I'll ever find that beer.

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Photo of tranquilocigars
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of chadwicktorres
4.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Please make this again Founders!

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Photo of JISurfer
4.46/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BA_Berto
4.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brians52
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jmt308
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Baab200
4.82/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of pharmboi89
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Gerberr
4.96/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

I've had the pleasure to have this and KBBS. I give KBBS the advantage. It didnt have the think viscous mouth feel that KBBS had, the maple flavor just wasn't as prominent. I know I've filled this review with negative thoughts in comparison to KBBS(best beer I've had), but don't get me wrong this stuff is outstanding and worth hunting down. Amazing flavor profile and an outstanding beer. 4.90.

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Photo of craftaholic
4.89/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of MadScientist
4.76/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Aroma: moderately strong aromas of coffee and roast with a moderate maple sweetness. Fair amount of caramel malt sweetness and chocolate as well.

Appearance: black with a thin ring of expresso colored bubbles

Taste: The dominate flavors of maple, chocolate and coffee are pretty well balanced along with roast notes. A medium bitterness against a medium strong level of sweetness from caramel malt and some maple making for a moderately sweet beer. There is also some alcohol sweetness an a a bit of dark stone fruit that is more red cherry than anything.

Mouthfeel: A creamy, full bodied beer with a medium level of carbonation. A light alcohol warmth.

Overall: A very smooth beer with rich, dark flavors of coffee, maple and chocolate.

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Photo of quindog
4.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fenlop54
4.13/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of coriswrasse
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I had not reviewed this beer but have had it a few years ago in bottle and on draft during the same release. It is a amazing stout with the flavours of Canadian whiskey barrels abounding. We got to drink from a sixtel and I had five pours in one sitting. Fortunately I lived down the street and was given a heads up about the release in advance. Thanks Travis! Just wanted to check this one off for posterity. Hopefully will have it again and be able to give it a more through review.

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Photo of avschmitt
4.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JefferyLaGrow
4.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Norseman
4.25/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VinceMig
4.58/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of HereforBeer
4.52/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of corysmith01
4.78/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Barnoloid
4.93/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Top to bottom, lives up to the hype and then some. As this stout warms up many layers are revealed, with a great interplay between the dark chocolate, coffee and bourbon notes with a delicate yet pertinent maple syrup sweetness that brings this all together. There are touches of caramel and vanilla that open up during warming. Nothing is overwhelmed here, all pieces add up to an exceptional barrel aged stout. Deep dark in color with a thin tan head, the nose invites you in to enjoy.

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Founders CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.68 out of 5 with 4,340 ratings
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