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

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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
travita (3705) - Frisco, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle. The look is brownish to black in color. Thinner head. the smell is coffee, malts, bourbon, sweet, alcohol, and nice. The taste is boozy, malts, coffee, chocolate, sweet, and good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1047) - Illinois, USA - SEP 7, 2013
Bottle, black pour almost flat. Aroma is weird, stale air, like a dense wet cave. Taste is completly different, lots of coffee. Cant find the bourbon or maple.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Chaneybr (52) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 20, 2013
Reviewed 9-1-10. I had this one on tap 2-3 weeks ago over at Churchkey. At the time, I liked it, but still thought the KBS was better. However, after thinking about it and in retrospect, I was out with friends, spent most of my time and energy enjoying their company, and wasnt able to give this brew my full attention. Fast forward a couple of weeks.... I was out beer shopping in downtown DC and came upon a great bookstore and tap house I had always heard great things about, but had never experienced - Kramerbooks. I went inside and the bartender handed me a draft menu and low and behold.... there it was! Ap: Very dark, pitch black even, with a great deal of carbonation for a beer this style. It poured with about an inch worth of head. This ones a beauty! Ar: Maple and coffee (just like the name dictates), with hints of chocolate and caramel. It had a very candy-like sweetness, as apposed to a brown sugar-type one. T: Founders BS with maple sweetness. How to describe this best .... Hmmm...Caramelized, coffee and maple infused, dark chocolate cotton candy, melted into liquid form and slightly chilled. Simply amazing! P: Surprisingly creamy and smooth. Some of the coffee ground notes I found offensive in the BS are now muted, and the high grade maple prevails. O: This beer is pure "man candy." No need for syrup, I think Ill just pour this over my waffle!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Bestbrew1 (60) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 4, 2013
Best beer of this style that Ive had hands down. If you ever get the chance to try it then do. You wont be disappointed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
AmEricanbrew (5523) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Black body with no head. Smoke, vanilla whiskey, dark chocolate aromas. Rich, full body with soft co2. Very tasty sweet vanilla whiskey, dark chocolate, wood, maple flavors----great stout

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wchesser (1010) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Shared with a buddy to toast the impending birth of his first. 11 vintage enjoyed 7/26/13 on a relatively cool summers night in Denver. Pitch black. Not as viscous as I had expected but thick for barrel aged. Tremendous nose of vanilla, coffee, and some bourbon and dark roast malt and wood. Lot going on. Taste follows. Just tremendous balance and complexity and so smooth. Coffee way toned down from KBS. Awesome...top notch.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Abio (1519) - Waasland, BELGIUM - JUL 25, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 26, 2013 A little celebration, finally right time to open this one. Very dark brown red beer. Like pitch black in the glass. A good holding head. Lovely mixture of chocolate, coffee, spices, a big hint of vanilla, some wood. One of the best Ive ever tasted, tought it shouldnt be that nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
alliance100 (375) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 20, 2013
750 ml bottle and draft. As good as a desert beer gets. Loaded with chocolate and vanilla... oh yeah and maple syrup. Still prefer KBS, but looking forward to cracking my last bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KingCecil (2033) - DENMARK - JUL 13, 2013
Bottle @ Halling hansen ... shared by Halling ...thanks my friend for this gem ..... I have tried to get this many times ... now thanks to Halling .... it pours molasses, brown sugar, sirup, and dark chocolate... the flavor is mosses, sirup, dark chocolate and some bourbon flavors finish.... Thanks my friend! ...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MrFecesious (799) - British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 1, 2013
Bottle share. THANK YOU GOTHGARGOYLE! Pours pitch black with no highlights. Aroma of dark chocolate, coffee, licorice, bourbon, vanilla, dark fruit (raisin, plum). This is 10.6%?!?! Unbelievable. So smooth. Like whipped dark chocolate, woody, dark fruit. Crazy good.

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