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CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)
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4.68/5
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4,640 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:
#12
Reviews:
1,076
Ratings:
4,640
pDev:
8.55%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4,568
Gots:
1,120
Trade:
41
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Ratings: 4,640 |  Reviews: 1,076
Photo of RyanSchwam
4.75/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

Great tasting stout, just a bit strong for my taste.

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

Photo of Scott1020
4.89/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

Thought this was pretty analogous to Good Morning. Didn't get a ton of barrel, but loved the huge maple syrup.

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

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

Photo of tkruseic
4.31/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Absolute perfection in a bottle.

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Photo of GABrew
4.56/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kbhess
4.28/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of CD83
4.91/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Photo of Bhoward0698
4.59/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

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

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

Photo of M-Fox24
4.3/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pour is a deep slick black with decent carbonation. Head is a nice, off-white, color with good retention and lacing

S: Maple, chocolate, vanilla, and cinnamon pave the path here. Accompanying notes of coffee, bourbon, oat, malt, and dark fruit leave quite an impression

T: Notes continue along a path of vanilla, coffee, maple, marshmallow, raisin, fig, and of course the presence of a creamy rich chocolate. Flavors are very well balanced, not cluttered, not too sweet, and a nice touch of bourbon

M: Robust for sure: full body, some carbonation, and very drinkable…rich, creamy, silky smooth

O: Hype is a letdown; seek out a beer because you want to, and because you’re a fan of the genre. No hype here just a complex, very well executed, delicious stout

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Photo of tykechandler
4/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of captnpete133
4.88/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This has got to be the best imperial stout i've ever had. Beautiful aroma of chocolate and coffee with the perfect sweet smell. The taste is very rich and flavorful. The chocolate really stands out in a great way. Its a MUST HAVE for imperial stout lovers.

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Photo of millertime416
4.71/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

2014- on tap
Poured thick and sits with almost no head. Smell is a kick of sweet maple, dark chocolate, coffee, bourbon. Taste is exactly the same, it's sweet, maple candy, coffee, bourbon, vanilla, some brown sugar, and dark chocolate. Texture is plenty thick, coats your tongue and lingers for a long time.This beer is seriously amazing, a sweeter upgrade from kbs, which is already damn amazing so that's saying a lot! So glad I got lucky enough to try this at the taproom, a memory that I will never forget.

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

2011

A - poured a one finger thick coffee-colored head into a snifter that left good lacing throughout. The body was black.
S - maple syrup, chocolate, with a hint of bourbon.
T - same as above.
M - slick and creamy, medium mouthfeel.
O - awesome. About as good a stout as I've ever had.

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Photo of GeneralBurden
4.97/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of parris
4.8/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.68 out of 5 with 4,640 ratings
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