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Founders Backstage Series # 2: CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)

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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 742   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.31/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ale Brewed with Chocolate and Coffee, aged in Maple Syrup-Bourbon Barrels.


Overml01's rating

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Overml01 (227) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 8, 2012
Bottle from a tasting with friends a while back, graciuosly shared by "the big kahuna." ;-) This was one of the best beers Iíve had. Itís exactly what Iím looking for as a special treat from time to time... soppy sweet and boozy with plenty of complexity. Maple syrup obviously shines through with all the complexity that the breakfast stout has to offer. Better than KBS for me simply due to that sweet maple, though I agree with others that KBS might have more complexity... wish I could have tried them side by side.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jokestereo (296) - SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2016
Pours pitch black with a thin line of nougat colored head. Aroma; Roasted malt, chocolate, cocoa, maple syrup, toffee, borboun and vanilla. Taste; Bourbon, some maple syrup, cocoa, chocolate, roasted malt, coffee, vanilla, toffee, liqourice and vanilla

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
linusb (717) - SWEDEN - JUL 8, 2016
A: Deep deep dark brown with a light brown head. N: Coffee, vanilla, chocolate, melasses/brown sugar, bourbon T: Brown sugar, coffee, chocolate, liqourice, light portwine notes O: Probably seen better days, but quite sweet. Sure itís a nice beer, but probably amazing when released.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rouhlas (2597) - GREECE - JUL 6, 2016
750 ml bottle shared with Nightfall. Thank you very much Alex for keeping this beer for me!! Almost black color with beige brown head. Roasted malty aroma, milk and dark chocolate, cocoa, caramel, coffee, vanilla, some spicy notes, some fruit notes, light wood. Sweet and bitter taste like aroma but even better. Medium oily body with soft carbonation. Great beer! I could drink the whole bottle alone!!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hackobock (3291) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2016
July 25, 2015. On tap at Mission Dolores, got the last 2 pours. #3000.
Black with a medium sized creamy tan head. Aroma is intense, yet balanced, with fresh ground coffee, maple syrup, toffee, milk chocolate, vanilla, warming bourbon alcohol. , Taste is medium sweet, soft roasted bitterness. Finish is smooth bitter and roasted coffee and dark chocolate, sweet maple syrup, toffee, vanilla and some warming bourbon notes. Full bodied, creamy, sticky texture, soft carbonation.
Glad to finally try this one, been a big want for a long time and getting the two last pours with my girlfriend after a long day in the car was great. Tried it side by side with KBS and CBS was much smoother and more balanced, the maple syrup complemented the coffee in a great way. Amazing!

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (4114) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2016
Sampled on tap at the Knick. Nie bourbon nose with oak and maple. Sweet and vapory. Dark brown-black opaque with thin tan head. Medium-chewy body with medium-light carbonation. Sweet with chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, and maple. Alcohol. A little rough on the woody notes, boozy and overly sweet finish and mildly cloying after.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2016
This big flavored beer will jack you in the jaw. Pours a jet black. Aromas of espresso/chocolate, maple bourbon hints and roasted malts. Taste jumps out with dark roasted coffee and bittersweet chocolate malt with a nice bitter bite. Finishes with a sweet boozy tail...

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Booga (57) - Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2016
Very sweet and creamy. Deep roasted flavor with maple accents. Maybe the best beer Iíve tried. Perfect mouthfeel. Wish they made this more available.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2516) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 7, 2016
Pours a deep black color with excellent soft khaki colored head. Roasty aroma with syrupy sweet boozy tones. Thick and smooth yet light on the tongue; roasty with light chocolate notes a a moderate syrup sweetness. Warming going down with a touch of maple in the end. A fantastic, complex beer. Meets expectations. Notes: On tap at Aces & Ales for National Beer Day 7 Apr 16 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kathouse (1556) - Nevada, USA - APR 7, 2016
On tap at Aces and Ales. Dark brown, mahogany highlights and a big khaki foam. Oak, chocolate and whisky aromas. The body is big and creamy. Worth the wait. Dark malts are not bitter. Smooth and enticing. Wow!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RLiddell (111) - Valrico, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2016
From a bottle picked at Brawleyís Beverage several years ago, a real white whale in the beer world. Pours an opaque black with a minimal tan head. Nose is maple, coffee, cocoa and multiple dark fruits. The alcohol is not well disguised, but thatís not an issue with me. Taste was scrumptious, breakfast in a bottle. Highly recommended.


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