RATINGS: 1491   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
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Imperial Stout brewed with Chocolate and Coffee, aged in Maple Syrup-Bourbon Barrels.

CBS was born when we stumbled upon some bourbon barrels that had previously housed maple syrup. We opted to put the same base beer as KBS, an imperialized version of Breakfast Stout, in the maple barrels and, after one taste, we knew we had something special. Rich maple syrup, roasted coffee and velvety chocolate meld together in what can only be described as a transcendental drinking experience.

Backstage Series #2: 10.6% ABV
Barrel-Aged Series (2017): 11.7% ABV Barrel-Aged Series (2018): 11.6% ABV

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4.2
oczek2015 (1164) - Przemysl, POLAND - JAN 12, 2021
UPDATED: JAN 12, 2021 Dokładnie tego się spodziewałem, beczka po bourbonie który zalano syropem klonowym a następnie KBS to jest to, mam nadzieję że info o ostatniej warce (2019) to fejk. W nosie zaraz po otwarciu przyjemna wanilia z czekoladą, po jakimś czasie nuty syropu klonowego ( który często używam i lubię), kakao, sam aromat jakoś mnie nie powalił, za to smak - jest słodziaszek ale jaki gładki, aksamitny i kawowo alkoholowy ( bourbon) finisz. Chętnie powtórzę jak uda się gdzieś jeszcze znaleźć. Napisane po wypiciu 150ml cały czas się otwiera...

3.5
PilsnerDoctor6 (50) - villefranche sur mer, FRANCE - JAN 3, 2021
UPDATED: JAN 3, 2021 Stout très noir peu de mousse,un parfum très sucré, un goût avec des notes de café .gout très intéressant qui fini part être écœurant.

4.7
LagerGuide122 (612) - - DEC 27, 2020
UPDATED: DEC 27, 2020 355ml bottle brewed in Michigan at 11.3% (2019). Ebony with a good-sized sandy-brown head, decent duration. Light caramel, smoky creamy cocoa, a little wood and maple leafiness, giving suggestions of apple skin, and a little porridge oat base. Superb aroma, with rich notes harmonising flawlessly. Lowish carbonation, rich velvet texture with decent dryness in the finish. Again, judged perfectly. Flavours are lightly woody, a little smoke, some leafy apple from the maple syrup, mellow caramel not dominating, a little oat and lots of rich cocoa coming through in the aftertaste. Some 'top' beers are overrated - this isn't one of them. Luxury craft beer par excellence, rich flavours perfectly integrated. Stonking ABV gives no more than a nice warmth. Founders at their absolute best (although I may have found the previous year's version to be even better), it's a shame they stopped making this, I wonder why? Treasure any bottles you have left!

4.5
koorchuck (2482) - Nacpolsk, POLAND - DEC 24, 2020
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2020 Ciemnobrunatne, klarowne, piana niska, niezbyt trwała. W aromacie likierowe z nutami czekolady, wanilii, bourbonu, kawy, kakao. W smaku lekko słodkie z dużym wpływem beczki i kawy. Jest też gorzka czekolada, kakao, wanilia, nawet trochę syropu klonowego. Intensywne, bardzo ładnie ułożone, gładkie z długim finiszem i lekkim, rozgrzewającym alkoholem. Świetne piwo, nie dziwi taka wysoka średnia ocen.

4.8
defabant (424) - ITALY - DEC 22, 2020
UPDATED: DEC 22, 2020 Nera, versa due dita di schiuma beige compatta. Aroma di cioccolato, caffè, malto tostato e una punta di bourbon. Una birra molto complessa al palato, con note di cioccolato, caramello, caffè, malto tostato, frutti scuri, sciroppo d'acero e bourbon. Finale speziato e leggermente alcolico con note di bourbon in evidenza. Corpo pieno e mouthfeel avvolgente. Ottima.

4.7
brandy cools (57) - antwerp, BELGIUM - DEC 18, 2020
UPDATED: DEC 18, 2020 Adds complexity on top of an already very good beer, kentucky breakfast stout : a subtle sweetness. Maybe my fav Stout. Nice one.

4.2
AleSantini (12) - Carpi, ITALY - DEC 8, 2020
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2020 Black color with a modest brown head. Aromas start with the bourbon, though it is fairly subdued, at least in comparison with her sister KBS. There are clear maple aromas, but again not so strong. Mellow aromas of maple and red soft fruits. Plum, cocoa aromas are apparent, also coffee but again little less than KBS. Taste is a nice mix by sweet and bitter. The vanilla and maple provide a mellowness that balance out any original bitterness of the KBS, so the beer is more balanced and less rough. The body is full, there's a distinct alcohol warmness. The texture is a bit creamy, more so than KBS, thanx to the impact of the maple and vanilla from the oak barrels and the maple syrup. A great beer but I prefer the KBS's strongness than this wonderful 'soft' maple syrup version.

4.4
chin75 (95) - - DEC 5, 2020
UPDATED: DEC 5, 2020 Black beer. Pours deep. Low notes of barrel. This beer has the famous balance

4.2
BillWyce (1380) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 3, 2020
UPDATED: DEC 3, 2020 2019 (and supposedly final) bottling. Pours deep, opaque black with a 2-finger dark tan head. Notable bubbling on the glass. Aromas of vanilla oak and maple mixed with coffee. Full-bodied and thick, lightly syrupy. Finish is long, with a mild boozy astringency. Flavor of coffee mixed with vanilla oak. This gives way to sweet notes of bourbon and maple. The latter, along with a wood note, lingers at the back with a bit of coffee too.

4.4
TET (4581) - Kaarina, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2020
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2020 A black beer, a head is quite small and brown. Aroma has strong coffee, richness of malts and sweetness, some barrel, chocolate, hint of strength of alcohol. Taste has strong and smooth maltyness, coffee, chocolate, sweetness of caramel (or maple syrup), low notes of barrel, quite sweet, but nice. Full bodied, smooth, not stickyness. This beer has the famous great balance, it's more fashinating than the individual nuancees.


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