Home >

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

Serve in Snifter


on tap

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Big thanks to crunkchiggin2002 for getting this fine specimen to me! Poured from the bottle to a small brandy snifter. Vintage 2011 and an extremely high fill. Pours an inky jet black with edges of mahogany clarity. A finger of soft brown head swells and then recedes to a fine milky collar. Fantastic lacing and a bit of legging. Massive on the nose - bourbon is far more apparent than I was anticipating. Cocoa puffs, caramel, faint bitter coffee, rich sweet syrupy bits, more cocoa, molasses, maple, burnt wood, so incredibly complex. Not cluttered, just very intriguing. Holy fuck. No wonder this thing was so hard to get. If I had any of this sitting in my basement, I can guarantee you that I wouldn’t be giving any up. I can’t dissect the flavors without first mentioning the perfect velvet consistency. That said, the flavors are monstrous and varied - the maple-y bourbon takes the lead, big cocoa, more simple syrup, a touch of black licorice, more booze than I had hoped for, vanilla, caramel, charred wood, milk chocolate. Likely the most complex beer that I’ve ever had. Delicious and challenging. This beer is fantastic. I probably won’t try to land another bottle as it cost me an arm and a leg, but I am very glad that I sprung for it just this once. Highly, highly recommended. And if you have the ammunition to land a bottle, fucking do it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
hackobock (3122) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 5, 2016
July 25, 2015. On tap at Mission Dolores, got the last 2 pours. #3000.
Black with a medium sized creamy tan head. Aroma is intense, yet balanced, with fresh ground coffee, maple syrup, toffee, milk chocolate, vanilla, warming bourbon alcohol. , Taste is medium sweet, soft roasted bitterness. Finish is smooth bitter and roasted coffee and dark chocolate, sweet maple syrup, toffee, vanilla and some warming bourbon notes. Full bodied, creamy, sticky texture, soft carbonation.
Glad to finally try this one, been a big want for a long time and getting the two last pours with my girlfriend after a long day in the car was great. Tried it side by side with KBS and CBS was much smoother and more balanced, the maple syrup complemented the coffee in a great way. Amazing!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nate (3998) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 11, 2016
Sampled on tap at the Knick. Nie bourbon nose with oak and maple. Sweet and vapory. Dark brown-black opaque with thin tan head. Medium-chewy body with medium-light carbonation. Sweet with chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, and maple. Alcohol. A little rough on the woody notes, boozy and overly sweet finish and mildly cloying after.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 10, 2016
This big flavored beer will jack you in the jaw. Pours a jet black. Aromas of espresso/chocolate, maple bourbon hints and roasted malts. Taste jumps out with dark roasted coffee and bittersweet chocolate malt with a nice bitter bite. Finishes with a sweet boozy tail...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Booga (50) - Michigan, USA - APR 8, 2016
Very sweet and creamy. Deep roasted flavor with maple accents. Maybe the best beer I’ve tried. Perfect mouthfeel. Wish they made this more available.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dnstone (2457) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - APR 7, 2016
Pours a deep black color with excellent soft khaki colored head. Roasty aroma with syrupy sweet boozy tones. Thick and smooth yet light on the tongue; roasty with light chocolate notes a a moderate syrup sweetness. Warming going down with a touch of maple in the end. A fantastic, complex beer. Meets expectations. Notes: On tap at Aces & Ales for National Beer Day 7 Apr 16 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kathouse (1509) - Nevada, USA - APR 7, 2016
On tap at Aces and Ales. Dark brown, mahogany highlights and a big khaki foam. Oak, chocolate and whisky aromas. The body is big and creamy. Worth the wait. Dark malts are not bitter. Smooth and enticing. Wow!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RLiddell (98) - Valrico, Florida, USA - MAR 25, 2016
From a bottle picked at Brawley’s Beverage several years ago, a real white whale in the beer world. Pours an opaque black with a minimal tan head. Nose is maple, coffee, cocoa and multiple dark fruits. The alcohol is not well disguised, but that’s not an issue with me. Taste was scrumptious, breakfast in a bottle. Highly recommended.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nybol (1130) - DENMARK - MAR 19, 2016
En fantastisk stout. Den har fylde og kaffenoter i stor stil, den smager rigtig godt!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhensonb (13621) - Woodland, California, USA - FEB 27, 2016
Tap at Capitol Beer in Sacramento, CA. Pours dark brn/blk with orange glints and a tan smear. Aroma is sort of maple bourbon. Full bodied. Flavor is chocolate/maple/bourbon/earthy/ smooth burnt malt. Sort of dusty - dryer than expected.Smooth, tasty, chocolate bourbon finish. Delectable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dodgrblu (708) - Sacramento, California, USA - FEB 27, 2016
On tap at Capitol Beer and Taproom during 2016 beer week, breakfast stout with a barrel finish. Love!

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page    1  2 3 4 » 74

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50