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 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:
#18
Reviews:
1,301
Ratings:
5,639
pDev:
8.15%
 
 
Wants:
4,517
Gots:
1,512
Trade:
71
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4.93/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.43/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerLover99
4.69/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of SynthetikReality95
4.96/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.08/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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Photo of trygelski1
4.5/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.92/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.59/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of paresis
4.59/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lucnifter
4.36/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stout80mizer
4.84/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

What’s not to like? Hits on every note..Great job!

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Photo of GJKerr
4.71/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.54/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.83/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.78/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.8/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.92/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.54/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Opaque black body with just a hint of brown, a middle tan head, moderate but persistent, and thick line lacing with tight bubbles, producing a full glass coating as you drink it down. Exceptional look.

S - Barrel front and forward, with lots of wood notes combined with strong alcohol, vanilla. A bit one-dimensional here, it had me worried.

T - No worries here. The flavor is rich and full, with multiple layers. The open is roasted malts and powerful vanilla and bourbon hits, followed by a more pungent sweetness with maple elements. Coffee and semisweet chocolate notes come in with acidity and a mild bitterness in the finish that is just enough to prevent this heavy duty stout to avoid overpowering my palate. As it warms, dark fruit and dark chocolate come forward, while maple lingers on the tail end.

M - Decent but mild carbonation. The feel is sticky and full, an expected weight, with a warmth from its nearly 12% ABV, and just enough dryness in the close when coupled with the carbonation to scrub the tongue free and open it up for more.

O - I'd given up chasing this one, but I got the chance to pick up a bottle last fall, and I am certainly happy I did. It is a style that I drink only on occasion, but delicious and rich, with great depth.

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4.45/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.86/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Outstanding beer, rich, smooth, and strong. The mix of sweetness and woody char is spectacular.

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4.41/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a black color. 1/2 inch head of a tan color. Decent retention and great lacing. Smells of roasted malt, strong sweet malt, alcohol, liquor, and wood. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is a slight alcohol warmth and slight dryness. Fits the style of an American Double/Imperial Stout. Tastes of roasted malt, strong sweet malt, alcohol, liquor, coffee, and wood. Overall, great blend, strong body, good appearance, nice warmth.

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4.3/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.66 out of 5 with 5,639 ratings