Founders CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout) | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)Founders CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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

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Tasted on NYE, thanks for sharing, split 3-ways... 10 oz pour into snifter

A - perfect. Oily blackish-brown. Sliver of khaki head that just hung around the whole way, made for great beer mustache pictures.

S - maple has expectedly faded but still engrained subtlety in the big chocolate and heavy coffee notes that dominate. Getting some vanilla, possibly from the oak?

T - oh man, this is not the "maple mess" that I was scared or misled to believe it has become. The best tasting brew I've ever experienced. Dear god, the roasty sweetness, coffee, chocolate, bourbon, barrel... All still evident, and just melded together divinely.

M - low carbonation, as expected. Lingering taste, oily coating the gums and a tremendous aftertaste that leaves you dying for more.

O - I should clarify, the best brew that I've ever tried that wasn't supposed to be... Sad that I got into great beer late in the game, would've loved to try this fresh. Seek and share my fellow BA's this was a personal white whale that took me down. Permanently ISO:!!!! Can't wait for BrickStone in May.

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Founders CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
4.63 out of 5 based on 4,325 ratings.
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