CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout) | Founders Brewing Company

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CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)
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4.66/5
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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:
1,232
Ratings:
5,283
pDev:
8.37%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
4,521
Gots:
1,363
Trade:
63
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Ratings: 5,283 |  Reviews: 1,232
Photo of spinrsx
4.4/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12oz Bottle from the LCBO for around $8

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Photo of user785335
3.98/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Much too sweet.

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Photo of snowen21
4.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Shaneb818
4.82/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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

Photo of Nephilium
4.43/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Rich deep aroma of chocolate, oak, vanilla, and a hint of maple. Pours an opaque black with a ring and dusting of tan head. Deep rich flavor of chocolate, oak, and vanilla, with a touch of roasted earthy bitterness in the finish. The maple is there as a hint, not overpowering anything, but working with the other flavors. Full body, with a silky mouthfeel. This is an exceptional beer, and I'm glad it got more distribution in bottles for this release of it.

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

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

Photo of mpmsu2003
4.88/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Patlee3324
4.82/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of bigpoppa67
5/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of Holderness
4.58/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

L -- Pours a dark black, although not as dark as KBS. Good-sized light brown head given the ABV produced with moderate pour. Good retention and great lacing
S -- More muted than expected. Maple, milk chocolate, coffee, oak, vanilla, toffee, bourbon. The oak and bourbon character is subdued
T -- The sweetness of the maple offsets the intense chocolate, coffee, and bourbon flavors of KBS wonderfully. Turns a beer that I think tastes like an Irish coffee with chocolate syrup into a decadent, gentle sipper. The barrel character -- as others have pointed out -- is weaker than it could be. Perhaps a few more months in the barrels before bottling?
F -- Wonderfully fluffy, velvety mouthfeel that dances across the palate. Medium- carb. Quite sweet, but not cloying
O -- It's a great stout, worthy of the hype. Is it worthy of the price? Maybe a bottle a year.....

92/100

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Photo of Beer21
4.77/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of scottsoileau
4.65/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of gradey
4.47/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smoothcruz
4.21/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chris1907
3.41/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

MUCH too sweet. KBS IS the real McCoy, CBS is just way too sweet.

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Photo of generalredneck
4.5/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Too sweet for my tastes, but man everything elese about this beer is amazing.

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Photo of TonyBolognaMN
3.02/5  rDev -35.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of AJmon13
4.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Octavius440
4.27/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of TJ675
4.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Kerrieh66
2.98/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Too sweet

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CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.66 out of 5 with 5,283 ratings