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

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RATINGS: 739   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2010
GABF. Black with nice tan head. Lots of whiskey fumes in aroma, roasted chocolate, soil, big coffee. Big aggressive whiskey chocolate upfront, strong bitter bite at end. A little too much whiskey all around, no maple to speak of. Super oily. Not as good as KBS.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - SEP 20, 2010
Sampled at the Great American Beer Festival on September 16, 2010. Dense, black colored body with a medium brown head. Awesome, serious aroma of bourbon/wishey/alcohol/wood. Soft and silky... so smooth - I don’t know how they do it. This beer is pretty darned divine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (12814) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2010
Poured a translucent dark brown nearly black with a small lingering brown head. Aromas of coffee, bitter chocolte, light oak light vanilla and a hint of maple. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of roasted malt, coffee, bitter chocolate, light oak, light vanilla and a hint of maple with a smooth lingering roasty coffee finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BMan1113VR (7914) - Los Angeles, California, USA - SEP 18, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 20, 2010 Handbottle (from the brewery with a Founders cap) Pours very thick. Black body with a small tan head. Aroma of bourbon, pencil/graphite, maple, bacon, wood, sweetness, and brown sugar. Much more "rounded" of a smell than KBS (which we had side by side). Flavor is a bit buttery (not diacetyl though), maple, brown sugar, chocolate, wood. Lots of grade B maple syrup. Vanilla bean. Light, but rich, espresso. Huge duration!!! Big and thick, good carbonation. Very nice beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doodler (317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2010
Lucky to try twice. First from a brewery produced 12 oz bottle - courtesy of a trade with badnewsbeers...second, on tap at GABF........Pours pich black,with a monster strong espresso aroma with a slight nose of maple syrup. Not just a sweeter version of KBS, deeper roasted flavors and woodiness pervade the big body. The obvious maple sugars really mellow out the coffee bitterness. Long finish with a nice balance of vanilla and rich cocoa flavors. Wonderful stuff....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle courtesy of BrewEngineer from the Charleston Beer Exchange on 06/05/2010. Dark black body with a small creamy brown head. Big spicy roast and chocolate aroma. Big roast, chocolate, and sweet vanilla flavor. Medium full body with moderately low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
basspro76 (426) - New York, USA - SEP 9, 2010
Drank from a pint glass poured out of a bottle. Pitch black body with a sand colored bubbly head. Aroma is huggggge on coffee and a slight amount of maple syrup. Taste is overpowering coffee with a slight hint of chocolate. I hate coffee so my review is biased, but for coffee drinkers this is probably heaven.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zdk (1854) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Tap @ Founders for RBSG’10 - dark and canadian. Bourbony, maple syrup and espresso. Not as heavy as the KBS and perhaps more tasty. Still a heavy beer though.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
radagast83 (6943) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2010
Draft at Churchkey in DC. Poured a pitch black, very little head, dark tan. Aroma is WOW. Fantastic dried fruits, roasted malts, chocolate and a touch of maple permiate the air. The flavor is rich, smooth. Chocolate, roasted malts, maple syrup. Alcohol present on onset, but flavor mellows with time. This is certainly one of the best beers I have had in some time.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jdskinns (220) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - SEP 4, 2010
On tap at Founders. Reviewing from notes. Dark brown body with off white head. Smell is roasted and sweet. Taste is a great stout base with light maple and a little alcohol taste/burn. Body seems a little thin but this beer is amazing.

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