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RATINGS: 995   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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3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CMUBEERMAN (458) - - OCT 10, 2011
Ugh...huge let down. Looks like breakfast stout...smells sweeter (little wood). Taste is sticky sweetness...regular breakfast stout...gross artificial maple...little wood/booze. Mouthfeel is thick...not as tight as regular of KBS. By a long shot...CBS < BS < KBS. A chore that provoked me to rate it.


4.1
OminouSC2 (1002) - 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 (376) - 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 (34)
- 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 (1246) - 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.

4.4
haukur (2143) - Kópavogur, ICELAND - FEB 18, 2018
Bottle. Pitch black. Subtle chocolate, subtle bourbon. Very subdued but complex. Silky mouthfeel. Extremely nice.

4.4
Mad_Ferret (1029) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 18, 2018
Bottle from SB. Oily and black with a creamy thick brown head. Nice smooth bourbon aroma with chocolate, coffee, maple, cinnamon and cocoa. Sweet roasted taste with thick dessert like chocolate, coffee, bourbon, maple and some rum soaked cherries. Big body with super soft carbonation and a velvety slick texture. Maybe bordering on the sweet side but damn this is well made and tasty.

4.3
DraftScout2 (37) - - FEB 17, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2018 Kolor czarny, piana drobnopęcherzykowa, nietrwała. Zapach czekolady, wanilii, bourbona, trochę kawy. W smaku mniej kawy, niż bym się spodziewał. Dużo słodyczki, beczka. Świetnie ułożone. Alkoholu nie czuć wcale, wysycenie niskie. Świetne piwo, warte hype’u. Chyba lepsze od KBS.

4
johancederholm (48) - - FEB 17, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2018 Svart med litet beige skum som blir kvar som ett litet fint lager. Doft av kaffe med inslag av vanilj. Smak av kaffe, sötma från vanilj med en genomgående fatkaraktär. Det här är riktigt gott!

4.2
popiela (1060) - Poznañ, POLAND - FEB 17, 2018
Butelka 0,355l. Aromat średnio intensywny, delikatna beczka, czekolada. W smaku o wiele słodsze od KBSa, beczka, syrop klonowy.


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