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Founders CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout) | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)Founders CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)
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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
 
 
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4,647
Gots:
824
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Ratings: 4,340 |  Reviews: 996
Photo of srandycarter
4.76/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pitch black of course, decent sized mocha heat, lots of fine cling lace.

S - Oh my gosh. Rich malty mocha boozy blend. The surprise smell here is black licorice, which I did not expect. Don't like BL usually, but might make the exception here. Soy present too.

T - Taste is exactly like smell only like 3D. Incredible.

M - Heavy body, good carb, pretty good balance considering largeness.

D - Not a session, but have been looking forward to trying this one. It's Xmas Eve 2014, and I think I might drink the whole bottle. Merry Christmas!

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Photo of Clownoisseur
4.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SixPack6
4.94/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of IowaPA
4.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Not bad, Founders, not bad at all...

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Photo of Kristy13993
5/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of eleo
4.42/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ramay729
4.9/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of JGlitz87
4.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of crobinso
4.47/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

On tap at the Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY. I got 2 5 oz pours.

Pours a fairly dark black, with a small foamy half inch head, and a little bit of lacing.

Smells very strongly of maple, with Hershey's syrup, bourbon, and roasted coffee beans.,

I am finally getting a chance to taste this one, and it tastes exactly like I expected it to taste. Every advertised ingredient is on full display here- syrupy, ultra sweet maple syrup, sweet, creamy chocolate syrup, roasted coffee beans, and sweet bourbon. There is a pretty significant boozy kick on the end of each sip, providing a bit of bitterness to the very sweet flavors up front. I'm not getting a whole lot of roasted malt, but that's likely due to the loads of adjuncts in this one.

This is medium bodied, not quite as thick as I'd like, with a very syrupy mouthfeel. I have the feeling in my mouth that I often have after I eat pancakes. That sort of call-back to a memory I like- eating pancakes- is just one thing that makes this beer really nice. It has a lower level of carbonation, and is really drinkable.

One of the biggest bucket list beers for me is finally crossed off. It is honestly worth the hype, and absolutely amazing. The definition of decadent.

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Photo of johnscooper
4.87/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of JReites
4.17/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sawwsea
3.78/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Extremely sweet. Would have liked more maple to have come through for as cloying as it was. Lots of burn from the bourbon as it warmed. Not a bad beer, but not even close to being a top tier bourbon barrel aged stout. Absolutely does not live up to the hype.

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Photo of Sarge3130
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Fargrow
4.71/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of meb3476
4.13/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lonewolfcry
4.74/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jmonah3
4.85/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Filabee
4.74/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of msmith1988
4.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kvgomps
4.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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