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:
4,312
Reviews:
994
Avg:
4.63
pDev:
8.86%
 
 
Wants:
4,558
Gots:
820
For Trade:
8
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5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of bnelson997
4.94/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.31/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of AussieActor
4.48/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JTomczak
4.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of don1481
4.69/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

8th anniversary celebration at Burnhearts! 11oz snifter for $7.

Appearance: Pours a dark beautiful stout with a mocha head that disappears immediately.

Smell: Coffee, chocolate, maple syrup, and a little bit of the bourbon. If this tastes like it smells... I'm gonna be in heaven.

Taste: Oh. My. Goodness. This is AMAZING. Tastes EXACTLY like it smells. I am so loving this!

Mouthfeel: slightly sticky, pretty clean overall.

Overall: This is so awesome.

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

Photo of aquazr1
4.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of siliconalchemy
4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The first time I had this - at Founders, during Cellar Raid 2015, on the night Brew Dogs was filming - it was a 5.0; I then had it a month or so later at Warren's Ale House in Wheaton, IL - and it was a 4.0 (maybe it was tap lines, maybe it was age, maybe it was lack of ambiance... who knows?) so we'll go with 4.5

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4.42/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of DanSmith17
4.96/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of kdown
4.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PatB1987
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of mre4b
5/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of sherlin
4.75/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Had the 2015 version on tap at Cambridge Common. An epic, pitch black stout with rich coffee, maple and bourbon aromas.
The sweetness of the maple was at first overpowering, but the body and richness of the beer made the maple act as sweet highlights to an already exceptional aged breakfast stout.

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

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4.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of davistabuff
4.18/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Founders CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout) from Founders Brewing Company
4.63 out of 5 based on 4,312 ratings.
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