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

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RATINGS: 745   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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2012

Bottle 750ml. @ chriso [ chrisos festive get-together tasting ].

Clear dark black brown colour with a large to huge, frothy to creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, light brown head. Aroma is light heavy malty, chocolate, moderate to light heavy roasted and caramel, moderate maple. Flavour is heavy sweet and moderate to heavy bitter with a long duration, chocolate, maple syrup, dry, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, dark malt, very rice flavor. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. Very easy to drink. [20111230]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
75 cL bottle. Pours hazy dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma is dense coffee herbal. Smooth coffee. Mellow, dark malty and lingering coffee herbal. Smooth and toasted malty into a dense coffee finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (34696) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2012
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a thin dark brown head. The aroma has notes of soy sauce, roasted malt, alcohol, and maple syrup. The flavor is sweet with notes of alcohol, maple syrup, and roasted malt, leading to a dry roasted and alcoholic finish. Thanks madsberg for sharing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (26202) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 23, 2012
Bottle at Papsø. Pitch black coloured with a small beige head. Sweet and roasted aroma of dark chocolate and coffee with notes of liquorice. Sweet and roasted flavour of caramel, dark chocolate and coffee. Sweet and roasted finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
Bottle 75 cl. Courtesy of Skyview/madsberg. Pours an opaque black with a rough beige head. Interesting aroma of sweet roast, coffee and syrup. Solid body, a little low in carbonation, sweet roast and heavy coffee. Boozy finish. Nice alright but hardly a top 12 beer! 220312

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (23376) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2012
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty coffee aroma with weak hints of maple. Sweetish roasted malty bitter chocolate and coffee flavor with smooth weak barrel hints. Has a sweetish roasted malty coffee and bourbon maple finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
madmitch76 (22493) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 14, 2012
30th December 2011
ChrisOs Christmas Tasting. Opaque brown beer. Tidy mid tan head. Softish fluffy palate. Sweetish mid malt, maple. Mild tang. A little coffee. Minerals. Aniseed alcohol. Lacto malt. A little chocolate. Finishes semi dry and milldy warming. Complex but perhaps could do with a little ageing. Great beer though!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21899) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 6, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 12, 2015 On Tap at DLD ... Very late on in day :-( ... When i saw the list for the day This was my number 2 pick after the Oak aged DL ... Sadly i was pretty disapointed with this... It was Still ok but Absolutly no hint of maple syrup anywhere, or at leat to my palate... deep black ... rich roast malts and coffee nose .. again deep roast malt flavours with some coffee.

bottle at home ... dark roast .. thin tan head ... soft spice chcolate... soft sweet malts .. soft fruits .. ligth maple .... dark malt ... sweet chocolate .. dark roast .. sweet malts .. soft fruits ... soft toffee chcocolate 4.0

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (21680) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2010
Bottle with duct tape label "CBS!!!" courtesy of tarheels86, to whom I owe a debt of gratitude. Almost completely black, very small large bubble edge head, shotty lacing. Aroma of unsweetened chocolate syrup, vanilla beans and cocoa. Taste is sweet, syrupy Hersheys bar with cinnamon, roasted coffee. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton (18744) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 22, 2012
Bottle at my birthday celebration at CBC, London. What a great birthday surprise it was when Bruce pulled this out of his Tesco shopping bag (no, this beer isn’t sold in Tesco). Pours black-brown with a creamy, tan head. Sweet, dark malt nose, some chocolate. Big sweet flavor, dark sugar, chocolate cake, moderate roast. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Restrained warmth on the finish, very sweet and chocolatey, light maple notes, some wood. Lasting dark chocolate, dark sugar and baking cocoa. A powerful beer with an incredibly cohesive character. That’s really the strength of this beer, the fact that all elements seamlessly come together. I would say this beer is worthy of the almost universal acclaim it receives. I really hope to try this again sometime. Excellent.

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