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

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RATINGS: 743   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.31/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
Ale Brewed with Chocolate and Coffee, aged in Maple Syrup-Bourbon Barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
onceblind (7313) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 18, 2016
Aged 5 years. Black pour with a thin light tan head. Big aromas of maple, oak barrel, char, tobacco, coffee. Amazing flavor wth chocolate, maple, oaked bourbon, coffee, more maple and barrel, some bourbon, more chocolate, a wee touch of licorice, and a little touch of tobacco. Amazing as heck.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
spycow (21) - Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Canadian breakfast stout is another excellent example of how maple, coffee and bourbon barrel mixed together contributes to a fabulous barrel aged example. The notes of maple are strong but not over powering and the hint of chocolate, coffee and tobacco round out the balance. Hits your palate not too hot and not over powering as the 10.6% is well hidden. Another example of great bourbon based stouts. A must try, Cheers!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Birrraio (27) - ITALY - DEC 24, 2015
Having wanted this beer since I got into craft beer I was hyped to finally be able to try it. It is a good beer but I guess the hype and anticipation outweighed how good the beer is. Im glad I got to try it but wouldn’t give up my cellar for a bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (3949) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2015
Bottle @ Deans Bomb Shelter Tasting, thnx to the crew for sharing! Pours a pitch black beer with a thin tanned head on top. Aroma of soy sauces, molasses, slight chocolate and some faint ground coffee in the back. Flavor is sweet, big influence of the syrup in there, Has a faint herbal note in the very back. Soft carbonation, long bittersweet aftertaste. Nice, but I’ve expected way more to be honest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zer0 (1202) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 22, 2015
Bottle shared at Kermis’ b-day bottleshare, thanks to Jeroen. First batch. Pours pitch black with a small brown head. Aroma is minty, chocolate, coffee, mocha, caramel. Taste is rather sweet. Full bodied with mild carbonation. Great, but the mint was a bit weird.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deanso (8982) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle sampled at Kermis’s birthday tasting. Thin ring tan head. Clear black pour. Minty coffee and chocolate aftertaste. Lovely

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigda83 (838) - Jamestown, New York, USA - SEP 28, 2015
Tap at Aurora Brew Works Founders takeover. Poured a jet black color with small sudsy off white head. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, and bourbon hit the nose. Flavor was coffee, chocolate, woody, bourbon, slight sweet maple. Little more mellow and smooth than KBS, which was also on tap. Full body, oily texture, average carbonation, a slight bitter and bourbon burn finish to it. Nice beer that I’m glad to finally tick off.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jordtbrooks (20) - Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2015
Pours dark oil color with tan head. Aroma is chocolate, maple and booze. Very boozy taste semi bitter. Wonderful beer. Has a lot going on. Better as it warmed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Iphonephan (6188) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - SEP 12, 2015
On draft at Snallygaster 2015. Pours black wth a tan head. Aroma of coffee and chocolate. Flavors of smoky and bacon and maple syrup. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beersiveknown (5053) - NORTHERN IRELAND - SEP 11, 2015
Sample at craig’s tasting,
Dark brown black with tan lacing.big, coffee, chocolate, heavy, rich, boozy,

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