Founders CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout) | Founders Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
4,323
Reviews:
995
Avg:
4.63
pDev:
8.86%
 
 
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4,569
Gots:
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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Finally. Last keg in the region. Tapped march 2017, from 2015 release. We had an official countdown from Founders.

Midnight syrup black with almost no head.

Not much on the nose, could be my environment getting in the way. Some maple syrup and cocoa. As it warms I'm getting more of a nose. Sweet bourbon. Light nail polish. Scores adjusted.

Oh shit. This is incredible. Huge waves of bourbon, maple, and black licorice just invade the palate leaving syrup and booze behind. To say it's good is an understatement. The alcohol grows astringent but not for long as it turns to black jelly bean.

Feel is huge, viscous, thick, syrupy...all the above.

I'm having a 2015 KBS side by side and CBS is to KBS what KBS is to FBS. A killer.

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Photo of pcshotsauce33
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.65/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of lupercmda
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Jp199763
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of jdell15
4.91/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of cjweil
4.18/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

would love to have this fresh

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5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Markyg21
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ead73
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Ron_Mexico
4.95/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of stevefenster
4.96/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.62/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of archiebunkerjr
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

I visited Founders yesterday with my wife and my buddy to drink the wonderful rare beers that Founders had tapped for their annual Cellar Raid. Founders did not disappoint! The highlight of the day full of highlights was the tapping of CBS.

Look - first glance of CBS was like many many other stouts that I have enjoyed in the past. Founders served their 8 ounce pour of CBS in a snifter. The beer had a slight head on it that quickly disappeared in a minute or two.

Smell - you taste with your smell first and I knew I was in for a special treat with CBS. Coffee was the dominant note accented by the sweet maple and bourbon notes of the beer. No detection of hops whatsoever.

Taste - I'm amazed that all the flavors in CBS seem to feed off one another. I hope this makes sense but the final product ends up even better than the sum of its parts. Just an exceptionally balanced imperial stout beer with the coffee, maple syrup, bourbon and chocolate.

Feel - phenomenal aftertaste that stays with you. But it doesn't stay long because you want that next drink almost immediately. Not too heavy, not too light with a slight chew. And just carbonated enough to know it's there, but really, who cares?

Overall - this is a beer worthy of making special plans to drink. You know a beer is special when it is introduced by parading the Canadian flag around the taproom while playing the Canadian national anthem. CBS is definitely worthy of being on everyone's beer bucket list.

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4.79/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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4.72/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Moneyman11
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

One of my top 3 ever.

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4.52/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Masonz223
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smell: It's heaven in a glass huge milk chocolate and vanilla smooth bourbon with a fresh maple syrup sweetness that just makes this beer smell absolutely incredible!

Taste: Holy shit this is the best beer I have ever tasted. It tastes just like it smells huge milk chocolate vanilla and maple dominate the beer. Never gets overly sweet balanced and a smooth bourbon booziness rounds Everything out.

Feel: full body so smooth and creamy the beer melts in your mouth.

Overall: like I said above the best beer I have ever had I'm at a lose for words!

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Founders CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
4.63 out of 5 based on 4,323 ratings.
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