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RATINGS: 883   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 351   ABV: 11.7%
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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

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4.3
fonefan (52396) - 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]

4.1
yespr (48930) - 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.

3.8
Ungstrup (38958) - 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.

4.1
joergen (29623) - 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.

4
anders37 (27621) - 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.

4
madmitch76 (26434) - , 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!

4.3
Travlr (26430) - 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.

3.7
cgarvieuk (26386) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 6, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 15, 2018 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 Bottle at appellation... Dark black.. Thin tan lacing... Soft sweet coffee chocolate roast malts nose... Dark dry chocolate.. Heavy coffee chocolate roast malts.. Heavy meaty chocolate roast... Dark dry chocolate roast malts.. Dry chocolate roast malts.. big coffee chocolate roast.. big sweet coffee chocolate roast 4.3

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omhper (25955) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - JAN 15, 2018
Keg at Akkurat, Stockholm. Black with mid-sized beige head. Rich aroma of vanilla, chocolate and maple syrup. Very sweet with full to massive body and well rounded mouthfeel. Bourbon, coffee, chocolate and maple syrup. Peppery warming finish. Well made. Handling the immense sweetness.

3.7
Papsoe (25054) - 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


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