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

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RATINGS: 594   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PriorL (1743) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
Bottle at first "Er klopt iemand op de deur" tasting aka EBT3. Thx to everyone for sharing today’s beers! APPEARANCE: black beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: bourbon, alcohol, vanilla, some liquorice? TASTE: liquorice, mocha, oke, but probably already little over the top?

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (3680) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 12, 2014
750 ml. bottle sampled @ "Er Klopt Iemand Op De Deur" Samson & Gert Bierproeving I. Thanks to Yarric! 2009? Vintage. Really improved & opened up as it warmed up. Spare, rocky, dark mocha head. Unclear body. Dark black colour. Liquorish nose upfront + anis, thick leading into maple, molasses & roast. Taste is black liquorish + anis, light charred oak, bitter roast, leading into maple syrup, prune, coffee, molasses & thick vanilla sweetness, herbs. Nothing at all like I expected & not top of everything right now but a very unique, fascinating & very nice beer all the same. Full & creamy maple body, soft carbonation, heavy sweetness in the back, heavy roast upfront.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1189) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle during RBSG 2014 Grand Tasting at Schlafly Tap Room thanks to Adam. Black with tan head. Aromas of light bourbon, chocolate, caramel. Tastes of chocolate, caramel, bourbon. Full body with a dry finish. Never got to try this fresh but it’s not bad for a three year aged bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Frank (2813) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 26, 2014
I bet I would have really liked this were it fresh (well, as fresh as pre-aged beer gets). I never did run into it then. It is deep black w/ a small head of mixed bubbles. It has a big barrel aged nose w/ lots of vanilla and a whallop of alcohholic heat. There’s lots of coffee and chocolate and maybe a bit too far on the sweet side but the flavors work well together at least. It has low carbonation and is generally pretty heavy on the palate. Definitely a worthwhile beer to try even though it’s a bit on the old side by this point.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcnielsen (2040) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 25, 2014
Sampled at Grand Tasting during RBSG. Pours a black color with off white head. Roasty, maple, oak, sweet flavors.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Homer321 (1851) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Shared at RBSG 2014. Thanks Adam. Nose is like marshmallow and a touch of booze. Pour is pitch black. Taste is an amazing coffee and chocolate blend with a wonderful booziness. Phenomenal.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Enjoyit (3454) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
Black of color with a brown head. An aroma of roasted malt, bitter, dry, coffee, burnt malt, weak hints of sweets, chocolate and vanilla. A flavor of coffee, dark chocolate, sweets, weak bitterness, oily texture, vanilla and spice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (948) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Draft at capones, pours black with nice dark tan head. Aroma Is sweet bourbon, chocolate and coffee roast. Taste is thick oily roast and sweet maple and bourbon, slight oxidation but really nice still

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
beerbaaron (1187) - Arizona, USA - MAY 15, 2014
Shared by a good friend for farewell. Black. Fair light brown head which partly lasted. Still full of amazing coffee yet. Rich chocolate. Dark chocolate. Licorice. Phenomenal maple syrup bourbon barrel character! Like nothing else. No booze. So well integrated. Everything comes together perfectly. Complex and interesting. Never got to try it fresh, but a couple years old and I can say its phenomenal. Full, rich, lush, smooth, creamy, otherworldly.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DiarmaidBHK (3386) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2014
Sample from bottle from two really cool awesome guys at the Bridge. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Big maple and coffee notes on the nose. The nose is so exuberant I feel like a snake being charmed. Lots of maple and roasted chocolate and bourbon on the tongue but everything blends together so nicely. Hides it’s alcohol well. As awesome as KBS is this about 18% better.


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