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

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RATINGS: 738   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ratman197 (12540) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bu11zeye (12516) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2009
(Draught) Pours an opaque black body with a medium creamy tan head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel and a hint of maple. Flavor of roasted malt, coffee, caramel, bourbon, chocolate, and some maple with a dry, bitter finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Benzai (12154) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - MAR 10, 2012
650ml bottle I brought @ ZZT III. [from trade with Jeffo1] Tasted side by side with the Founders BS. Pitch black opaque color, full sized light brown head. Smell malts, dark malts, roastyness, a lot of dark chocolate. Taste malts, dark and roasted malts, again a lot of dark chocolate, alcohol, bitter, mocca, vanilla, lightly molasses. Round taste, not as complex as I expected, bit sticky taste. Soft carbo, medium to full body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (11861) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
750mL bottle, pours jet black with a small light brown head. Aroma is dense, with big maple syrup, bourbon barrels, oatmeal still present, and a little bit of smoked malt. Flavour is dominated by the maple syrup, with a somewhat cloying sweetness; there is mild bourbon barrels, very light coffee and mild chocolate notes. Quite complex, but at the same time, the maple syrup is way too overbearing and a bit cloying. I much prefer Founder’s other imperial stouts, as this is too dominating on the maple syrup. Certainly a good beer, but way overrated due to the rarity and hype, I feel.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pinball (11785) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
pitch dark, small light brown head. roasted aroma, coffee, bouron, very powerfull woody aroma, flavor is roasted malts, bourbon , licorice, well balanced, sweet, complex. fantastic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (11654) - Escondido, California, USA - OCT 8, 2011
Bottle, my 5000th rating. Pours opaque with a medium, frothy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is roast and chocolate malt, caramel notes, moderate coffee, prunes, dates, and licorice, light alcohol and maple notes. Flavor is dark malt, roast and chocolate, coffee with prunes and dates, light alcohol, sweet palate with a lightly dry finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (11469) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2010
This was the first beer I drank during the 2010 Ratebeer Summer Gathering. Good place to start. Served on draft at Founders Brewing Company. Pours a pitch black color with a medium brown head. Good head retention and lacing. Big maple notes in the aroma with chocolate and bourbon. The taste is chocolate, caramel, maple, coffee and a bitter leafy hop finish. Full bodied. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scopey (11338) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2012
Bottle at Leighton’s Birthday celebrations, thanks to Bruce (deeblo) who gained instant legend status for breaking this out! It pours jet black, with a thick tan head. The nose is toasted coconut, toffee, fudge, wood, vanilla, chocolate, touch of chilli pepper and unroasted coffee. The taste is roasted malt, toffee, caramel, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, toasted coconut, nougat/marshmallow and lingering boozy warmth. Full body and fine carbonation. Really well balanced and smooth. Great stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madsberg (11248) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 22, 2012
Bottled. Huge thx santa for this. Pitch black coloured. Dense dark brown head. Aroma of sweetness, roast, coffee, liqourice, Brown sugar. flavour of chocolate, brown sugar, sweetness, cocoa., coffee, herbs. full bodied. dense roasted and sweet bitterness in the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAY 25, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2012
Name: Canadian Breakfast Stout
Date: April 25, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Tasting, DLD
Appearance: black, fine tan head, layers of drippy lace
Aroma: big smokey roasted coffee aroma, touch of sweet dark caramel
Flavor: sweet chocolate flavor, light bourbon and vanilla sweetness pulls out the rich chocolate, maple sweetness comes through after a bit

Name: Canadian Breakfast Stout
Date: July 02, 2010
Mode: draft
Source: bsp
Appearance: black, fine tan head, lots of lace
Aroma: sweet chocolate aroma, bourbon sweetness, around the 5th snifter the coffee aroma kicks in.
Flavor: sweet chocolate and bourbon flavor, vanilla sweetness, dark chocolate bitterness

Name: Canadian Breakfast Stout
Date: November 05, 2010
Mode: draft
Source: taco mac fred
Aroma: sweet coffee and chocolate aroma, light bourbon sweetness balanced with the roastyness of the coffee
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, nice dose of coffee, sweet vanilla brings out more of the maple and caramel in this batch

Name: Canadian Breakfast Stout
Date: November 05, 2011
Mode: draft
Source: taco mac fred
chocolate and coffee, bourbon and vanilla, maple coming out nice this year,

Name: Canadian Breakfast Stout
Date: September 01, 2012
Mode: bottle
Source: thirsty monk
a nice fruityness coming out of the maple sweetness,

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 8/10; Overall: 18/20
Rating: 4.2/5.0
Drinkability: 9/10
Score: **** /4

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