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

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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 585   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.29   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
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Ale Brewed with Chocolate and Coffee, aged in Maple Syrup-Bourbon Barrels.


jrodooo5's rating

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jrodooo5 (807) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Pours black with a thin tan head that leaves significant lacing. The bourbon aged smell comes out with possibly a hint of maple? The taste is exceptionally smooth & fairly complex. While nothing in particular stands out, the beer is incredible! It leaves u wanting more & more! Founders simply does stouts like no other. Amazing.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Geokkjer (5386) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with smallbeige head. Aroma of bourbon, oak, alcohol, congac, malt, alcohol,chocolate and licorice. Flavor is sweet and boozy with some caramel, alcohol, chocolate,brown sugar, bourbon and maple syrup. full body, average cabonarion.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Meilby (6459) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
Bottle 750ml @ yngwie
Pours black with a small off-white head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, alcohol, coffee, oak and vanilla. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, coffee, wood, oak, vanilla, bourbon and chocolate finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (12722) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 18, 2014
Bottle, 75cl. Thanks Papsoe. A black one, topped by a finger-thick light tan head. The aroma is ridicoulusly wonderful, with brown sugar, a faint boozy hint and both coffee, chocolate and maple syrup. Hints of dried fruits, licorice, and with some vanilla. Perhaps a bit sweet on the palate, but damn it’s lovely. Full-bodied, soft carbonation and with some warmth. Bourbon, dried fruits, vanilla hints, chocolate, coffee and quite a lot of dark sugars. Lasting finish. Wonderful, tasteful and dangerously easy drinkable. Some say it’s too boozy and bourbon-ish. I normally don’t care too much for bourbon in beer, but this is just wonderful. 140418

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gramity (1301) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 30, 2014
Deep dark brown, almost black. Swirly tan head. Nose is huge maple syrup. chocolate chip pancakes, some barrel. Taste is sweet maple syrup, chocolate chip pancakes, bourbon barrel. Smooth sticky mouthfeel. Medium bodied. Unbelievable.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DrSilverworm (5051) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2014
750ml bottle - big thanks to Jay A. for sharing this! Split with b3shine and danielcoor. Bottle has kind of a higher fill... Maybe this has aged better than other examples? Very dark brown / red color. Thin bubbly dark brown head. Dots of lace. Big coffee in the nose. Medium to bigger body. Smooth, lighter, creamy carbonation. Very nice chewy texture to it. Kind of dry in the finish. Dark chocolate, whipped cream, coffee, and some nice maple syrup still. Just light hints of oxidization. Moderate to bigger bitter taste, just a very light acidic bite - not sure if that’s the coffee or the age, giving that light bit of bitter acidity. Definitely getting way better as this warms up, holy shit. Super creamy, velvety smooth texture to this. Big chewy oat character coming out a ton. Awesome vanilla coffee notes, good oats, maple. Wow. Glad I got a bigger sample of this, just so much complexity and awesome flavors playing together. Maple syrup way more now. Looks very good for an aged imperial stout, I’m tempted to raise appearance to a 5. Incredible stuff, wow. Wasn’t expecting to rate this so highly (especially for a not fresh example - though it was stored cool), but it really is incredibly impressive. Looking for criticisms, maybe just some very light hints of molasses, but I have to look for them.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
WanderinCelt87 (134) - Hamburg, New Jersey, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Aroma is malty and sweet. Taste is malty and brown sugar with hints of coffee. Leaves a bitter after taste.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Howlader (444) - - JAN 30, 2014
On draught at Meridian Pint during the 2013 Craft Brewers Conference. Apparently there was something wrong with this keg, as it wasn’t anything special?

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sic1314 (2586) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2014
Very generously shared by Kermis. Poured a deep, dark brown black with an oily viscosity and a small tan ring,. Aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla, roast coffee. Full body, flavour as the aroma, lushly smooth, some bourbon sweetness, slight hint of the maple syrup?

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kermis (4293) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle shared for rating #4000. Pours near black with a small beige head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, maple syrup, dark chocolate, vanilla and fudge. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Oily in the palate. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmgreenuk (3591) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Kermis. Big thanks. Poured a dark mahogany with a thin broken tan head and a few bubbles around the edge of the glass. The aroma is rich roasted malt creamy caramel coffee chocolate. The flavour is medium to strong bitter with a rich malt ripe fruit creamy malt alcoholic palate. Full bodied with flat carbonation and a medium to long bitter finish. A really superb rich creamy smooth bitter alcoholic beer. The best beer of the day and some more.


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