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RATINGS: 992   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.31/5   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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3.8
SirLimpsalot (4797) - SWEDEN - FEB 17, 2018
@ Bottle Craft, San Diego 18-2-17:Riktig fin och mjuk med tydlig ton av torr kaffe och vanilj

4.1
rosenbergh (12021) - Tampere, FINLAND - FEB 17, 2018
12 oz can. Bottled on 10/27/17. From boxbeers.dk. Black color, medium size creamy tan head. Roasted malt, chili (?), bell pepper, sweetness, Bourbon, yumminess and some coffee in the aroma. The flavor is roasted malt, Bourbon, some booze, mild bitterness and sweetness. Maple syrup is not that strong. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
jinroh (2571) - ESTONIA - FEB 17, 2018
CBS vertical tasting @ Tim's. The most anticipated highlight of the evening, thank you TimE for sharing! First one is 2011 version. Pours dark brown, light beige foam. Nose has spices, chocolate and some maple syrup with booze and vanilla. Toasty, some tobacco, deep chocolate. Light chilli heat, sweet but not too sweet or cloying. Taste has dark bitter chocolate, bitter booze, really intense still, flavours intact, tasting like KBS on steroids. Still dry finish, chocolaty, light maple booze. Worth the hype, nothing short of amazing. We move forward to 2017 version. Well, you can recognise its still the same beer. Thats about it, fresh version has more maple, its sweeter and all characteristics are not as chiseled compared with this original 7 year old sample. So rating based on the 2011 version, 2017 is still amazing but should probably be aged a bit more.

4.3
langeveld12 (601) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 16, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2018 Well balanced beer. Loads of flavors: roast, molasses, vanilla, oak, bourbon, maple syrup, sweet fruits, chocolate, coffee, etc. Also balanced on sweetness and bitterness. Great complexity. Thick and syrupy. Brilliant.

2.7
olsvammel (7330) - Örebro, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2018 Bottle from Systembolaget. Smell of bourbon, dark malts and chocolate. Similar taste. Quite boozy both on the nose and in the taste. Tastes like they added a shot of bourbon, which is something I dont want in a BBA beer.

4.7
Dahlstrom (454) - Nygatan 29, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2018 355 ml bottle from Systembolaget. Pitch-black with a high mocha head. Strong aroma of maple syrup, bourbon, vanilla, coffee, chocolate, caramel, bourbon. Full body with creamy texture. NOTE: wonderfull. Just wonderfull.

4
TychoJames (1568) - �rebro, SWEDEN - FEB 16, 2018
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2018 Flaska Systembolaget. Svart vätska. Guldbrunt skum. Doft av rostad malt, mörk choklad, knäck och bourbon. Ganska diskret bourbonton i smaken. Rejäl rostad bas med fina toner av vanilj, sirap, bitter choklad, brownie och kallbryggt kaffe. Mycket djup i munkänslan. Till en början ganska frän men avslutas förjävla snyggt med en lång, mjuk och aningen söt eftersmak. Kanske en liten lagring får det fräna i den att lägga sig.

4.9
Daboch (263) - Gdansk, POLAND - FEB 16, 2018
Praktycznie czarne nieprzezroczyste piwo z obfitą drobnopecherzykową pianą, która powoli opada zdobiąc szkło. Aromat z butelki: syrop klonowy, czekolada, słody palone, bourbon w oddali nuty kawy, z szkła kawa, nuty palone dalej czekolada i syrop klonowy. Smak dla wielbiciela syropu klonowego i kawy - fantastyczny. Lekka dominacja syropu i kawy, ale obecna jest gorzka czekolada, karmel i toffi jest trochę bourbonu. Piwo ma znakomity balans. Troszeczkę intensywniejszy aromat i piwo idealne. Fantastyczne

4.8
TimE (6349) - Tokyo, JAPAN - FEB 16, 2018
2011 version in 2018. Pitch black color. The nose is amazing, aged maple, bourbon, oak, raisins, brown sugar but never too sweet or cloying. Out of this world nose. Low carbonation, modestly sweet with tons of aged maple, bourbon, charred oak,dark fruit, dark chocolate, vanilla, brown sugar. Out of this world. Super perfectly balance. Alcohol is well hidden. Had this just after blueberry eisbock and this was better. Just can’t say enough. Had the 2017 against the 2011. The 2017 was a 3.8 or 3.7. Nowhere in the same territory. It will age well but to put the two beers in the same category is totally inaccurate

4.3
piwneopinie_pl (125) - POLAND - FEB 15, 2018
Czekolada, kawa, syrop klonowy i beczka. Ułożone. Im dłużej się je pije, tym lepiej smakuje.


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