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RATINGS: 1009   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 351   ABV: 11.7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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

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Torrefacto (1812) - Madrid, SPAIN - FEB 22, 2018
Chocolate, avellana, café, rustidos, vainilla, coco. Densa, sedosa, equilibrada, regusto de chocolate licoroso.

4.6
alteregoo (1876) - Kalisz, POLAND - FEB 22, 2018
Piana obfita, drobna, kremowa i trwała. Kolor czarny, nieprzejrzysty. W aromacie przyjemna wanilina, kokos, syrop klonowy, czekolada, daktyle, przy czym nie jest to mega intensywne, natomiast bardzo zbalansowane, żadna składowa nie wybija się przed pozostałe... Smak słodki, znów zaskakuje ułożeniem - syrop klonowy uzupełnia czekolada, wanilia przenika się z melasą, rodzynki współgrają z kokosem. Średnia, kawowo palona goryczka, delikatnie bourbonowe rozgrzewanie, odrobina umami i pikantności w posmakach. Niskie wysycenie, aksamitne i pełne, choć nie gęste czy oleiste w odbiorze.
Świetny beczkowy RIS, może nie tak intensywny jak KBS, ale bardziej złożony i elegancki.

4.5
elbernays (1736) - Dublin, IRELAND - FEB 22, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 22, 2018 Bottle from McHughs. Pours oily black with wispy tan head. Aroma is barrel wood, maple syrup, vanilla, lactose. Really get strong whiskey barrel complexity. Flavour is a maple syrup sweet with burnt bittering wood whiskey finish. Vanilla and coffee notes. Slick and full bodied. Beautiful.

4.4
Nische (2731) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 21, 2018
Bottle from Systembolaget. Pitch black with a big, brown head. Roasted with dark chocolate that lingers a long time. Some maple sweetness, vanilla, raisins and a bit of salty liquorice. Lives up to the hype, this is nothing short of delicious.

4.6
ptitlouis57 (41) - - FEB 20, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 20, 2018 0,355 ml, Saveur Bière. Mousse peu abondante brune, beau collet. Robe quasi noire. Nez: pointe café, toffee bien présent. Bouche : chocolat lait, toffee, pointe de café persistante. Belle complexité, très bonne longueur en bouche, sur le sucre candi, mais pas écœurant. Une très belle bière.

4.1
OminouSC2 (1009) - Mora, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2018
Rating #1000! (After 999 ratings my higest rated beer is Founders KBS. It only felt natural to let the CBS have a chance to dethrone it.) Pitch black color, small dark brown head. Aromas of coffee, bourbon, licorice, maple syrup, fudge and roasted hints. Bittersweet taste with coffee, alcohol, maple syrup, vanilla, licorice, oak and a slight tart hint. Light alcoholic finish. Complex, but a bit unbalanced, and the bourbon barrel is pretty anonymous. The usurper did not succeed this time! Here's to another 1000!

4.1
Linnet (1956) - Karlstad, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2018
Coffee, maple syrup, vanilla, toffee, alcohol, licorice, woody, lovely bourbon. Black colour, medium tan head, lacing. Heavy sweetness, lightly bitter, salty, Coffee, licorice, caramel, chocolate, alcohol, vanilla, raisins, heavy bourbon. Full bodied, creamy feel, soft carbonation, aged bourbon-finish. A fine brew.

3.8
EerieDrinks (380) - Malm�, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2018
4 finger beige head. Pitch black beer.

Aroma is dark roast coffee, vanilla, dark chocolate, oats and a hint of barrel.

Taste is maple syrup, dark roast coffee, brown sugar, vanilla galore, hint of bourbon and hazelnuts.

Mouthfeel is sticky but with a slightly thin body. Low bitterness. High sweetness. Very low carbonation.

Overall: I can't say that this infamous beer lived up to its hype BUT there certainly is something tantalizing with it. The non-artificial syrup notes combined with the delicious coffee Founders always seem to use makes this memorable. I can't tell you for sure what it is that throws me off but I think it's a combination of close-to-cloying sweetness and the lack of bitterness. The mouthfeel also drags the beer down overall. But this is delicious and you can't deny it. I'm glad that I could finally chase this beer down.

4.7
lasage (38)
- DENMARK - FEB 18, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 18, 2018 Flaske, 2017 release. Meget massiv sort, ikke tendens til meget skum, 5 mm brunlig som hurtigt svinder til tynd ring, mellem viskøs. Aroma fad, karamel/sirup sødme, mørk ristede malt. Lækker rund smag, sød men ikke kvalm, karamel/sirup, god kant fra mørk ristet malt, ganske lidt kaffe/chokolade. Eftersmag minder lidt om mørkristet kaffe og fad. Super lækker stout.

4.3
creppyiceman (1256) - Cracow, POLAND - FEB 18, 2018
(bottle) Aroma: coconut, maple syrup and hint of bourbon. Appearance: black color, small head. Taste: semi-dry, flavour of maple, coffee and coconut. Palate: medium to full body, medium carboantion. Overall: Very nice, perfect smell, maple is rly there, surprisingly it's dry.


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