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

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RATINGS: 599   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 28, 2009
On tap @ Brixie’s. Small pour. Good aroma of cocoa, wood, coffee, and the maple syrup is apparent in the aroma. Good flavor, I love the Breakfast Stout already and the maple syrup is barely noticeable, but there to add just a touch of flavor. Well done, nice flavor and body.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SoLan (1550) - Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2009
Courtesy StFun. Black, brown edges, and a few tan bubbles that disappear quickly. Big, smooth imperial stout. Maple apparent in the nose and more subdued in flavor, notes of barrel throughout. Awesome brew.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
gkost (1710) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2009 Bottle courtesy of Gillard. Big thanks. Poured black. Nose is big bourbon, alcohol, cocoa, some maple syrup and roasty grains. Flavor is semi sweet chocolate, some wood, loads of roasted grain, coffee, and rich maple syrup. Perfect body, smooth as smooth can be. Amazingly good beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Gillard. Pours a muddy pitch black color with tan head that settles quickly. Aroma is intoxicating with notes of chocolate, maple syrup, light bourbon, vanilla, brown sugar, molasses, some ripe dark fruit, hints of toffee. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of chocolate, light roast, vanilla, bourbon, hints of wood, some toffee and ripe dark fruit notes. Full body with a really nice mouthfeel and boozy malt finish. Really nice imp stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
gunhaver (1030) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 3, 2009 Bottle at Cigar City BA Bolita release, courtesy Gillard. We docked whilst drinking this lovely elixir. Black pour, thick head, wet lacing on the glass. Nose is massive bourbon, maple syrup, nice caramel and chocolate. Very nice. Flavor is also fantastic: incredibly smooth bourbon, chocolate, caramel, maple, dry woodsy notes, vanilla. Simply delicious. As smooth as any big beer I’ve had, drinkable as hell, amazing, really.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
MeadMe (1320) - Riverview, Florida, USA - JUN 27, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2009 HUGE thanks to Gillard for holding this one back to share with the tampa crew at the Cigar City BA Bolita release party. A: Pours a nice deep dark black. with a small tan head. No lace. S: Wonderful fresh maple syrup aroma. Hints of bourbon and vanilla hide beneath. T: WOW! Fresh sweet maple syrup up front, rich, bold, sweet good. The bourbon shows up in the middle. It does not overpower which I like because it lets the maple shine. Vanilla seems to meld right into the maple. The finish a bit of fresh coffee comes out with just a touch of chocolate. Very Very Very complex. M: Rather full in body, rich, thick, smooth. It lacks carbonation a bit but it has been in the growler a while. No sense of oxidation what so ever. D: Crazy good. I would love to start and end every day with a glass of this. One of the best tasting beers in the world no doubt about it. Only flaws this beer has is due to the growlering of it. Fresh it could very well be a 5

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
IrishBoy (3858) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Hand bottle from Sprinkle shared by the ever generous Odeed! Smells like something I wnat a growler of! Nose of chocolate, oaky vanilla, maple, and almost a bourbon like alcohol note. Black with brown edges and a small ring of tan bubbles. Flavor is peppery alcohol, and a smoky note to go with the chocolate. Excellent!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Odeed (1779) - Bakersfield, California, USA - JUN 26, 2009
(huge thanks to sprinkle for the hand bottle.)black body with not much head.the aroma is a beautiful mix of coffee,chocolate,cocoa,maple syrup,pancakes,and a hint of alcohol.the flavor blends up coffee,chocolate,maple syrup,wood,and coca cola.the palate is smooth yet complex.this is damn near perfect.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dough77 (821) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2009
Milkshake brown head with dark dark brown probably black body. Aroma is through the roof with sweet, burnt, caramel, coffee, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla. Flavor takes the KBS and 1 ups it in my opinion. Sweeter, but man it comes across nice. So smooth too. Just delicous.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beernbourbon (1315) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 25, 2009
Tap at Bavarian Lodge. Pour is jet black with smallish brown head as expected. Aromas are coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, hints of bourbon, and a light smokiness. Smell is a lot more subtle than KBS (which I had side-by-side), but this was served very cold. As it warmed, more sweetness cam therough. I do not think I would have identified it as maple syrup specifically if I did not know- more like molasses or brown sugar. Flavor is more subtle than expected: balanced sweetness, wood, cocoa, hints of vanilla , and a sweetish finish. Lighter mouthfeel and more subtle than KBS but still lovely.

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