CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout) | Founders Brewing Company

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CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)
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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:
1,279
Ratings:
5,509
pDev:
8.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4,517
Gots:
1,467
Trade:
70
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Photo of IcemanCometh
4.65/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ChrisinRI
4.79/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gcamparone
4.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Served in a snifter at Dohertys Irish Pub in Pawtucket, RI.

Pours a deep brown, nearly black body with a deep brown mocha colored head that reduces to a thin layer of foam. Sparse spotty lacing.

Aromas are very whiskey heavy, vanilla and light chocolate with a pretty substantial boozy background. Aromas develop and intensify as it warms.

Upfront is sweet milk chocolate, cocoa, whiskey, developing into absolutely delicious heavy roasted coffee, maple, vanilla. The finish is roasty malt and bittersweet chocolate. Thick, chewy mouthfeel, low carbonation.

Amazing. Complex, flavorful, full bodied. Let it warm up to let the layers come out.

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4.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.66/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.29/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.56/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PVMT
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On tap @ Clinton Hall 3/24/15. Bourbon, chocolate, maple and coffee in compete balance and harmony. This was simply the best beer I have ever tasted. Perfection in a glass.

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5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.14/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.88/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of StevePalmer
4.93/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Enjoyed on tap and served in a small tulip glass.
L: Thick, lacey and dark Black pour with a nice 1-1/2 finger caramel head. 4.75
S: Smells of Bourbon, Maple, Chocolate. Very enjoyable aroma, especially as it warms. 4.75
T: The Maple barrel comes out very pronounced yet smooth, the bourbon, coffee and chocolate all blend together with perfection. 5
F: Very thick, creamy mouth feel that is fitting for the flavors here. Again, perfect.. 5
Overall: Fantastic beer, I've had this on draft 5-6 times and it always surprises me, really wish Founders would come back with a new batch of CBS soon!

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5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.33/5  rDev -7.1%
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4.9/5  rDev +5.2%
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4.73/5  rDev +1.5%
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4.35/5  rDev -6.7%
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4.71/5  rDev +1.1%
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5/5  rDev +7.3%
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5/5  rDev +7.3%
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CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.66 out of 5 with 5,509 ratings