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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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4.6
PotjeBier (3912) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - FEB 15, 2018
500th RIS rating. Bottle @ homePitch black color. Firm light brown head with good retention. Aroma's: roasted, ground coffee, sweetness. Retronasal it's sweet, coffee, syrup, roasted, light (red) fruit, light bourbon, light barrel. Flavor is above moderate sweet, roasted, coffee-ish roasted, light bitter, seriously great balance. Alcohol feel is still quite moderate. Full bodied, very creamy. Long finish, light roasty bitterness. What a great beer, I was afraid it would be too sweet, but no. I never had the original version but as far as I'm concerned this lives up to its reputation. Awesome!

5
BrewCaptain2 (16) - - FEB 15, 2018
Easily the best beer I've ever had. I loved KBS, but this takes it to the next level. Lovely gloopy pour, with instant aromas of coffe, chocolate and maple syrup. The maple taste isnt overpowering, very subtle which makes you want to keep drinking for more. Hides its ABV very well.

4.2
L_Lovecraft (783) - - FEB 14, 2018
Vanilla, chocolate, touch of alcohol, some sweetness from the maple, black with a thin brown head, full body, very sweet with chcolate bourbon, vanilla, and some maple...very pleasant.

4
heman (1304) - Tychy, POLAND - FEB 13, 2018
Do szkła nalewamy czarny trunek, z bujną beżową pianą, która ładnie zdobi szkło. Aromat jest intensywny i słodki, pierwszy plan tworzy kawa (mocne espresso) a zaraz za nią pojawia się gęsta, gorzka czekolada. W tle przygrywa słodka cukrowa nuta. Po ogrzaniu pojawia się bourbon. W smaku piwo jest pełne i bardzo słodkie, wyklejające usta. Gorzka czekolada i kawa ponownie tworzą przyjemną mieszankę, następnie trunek we władanie przejmuje dominujący syrop klonowy - słodki, lepki, cukrowy. Finisz jest mocno pralinkowy - mleczna czekolada, orzechy. Goryczka jest średnio-niska, kakaowa w posmaku i za nic w świecie nie równoważy słodyczy piwa.

4.3
blankboy (7921) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 13, 2018
​[Draught at Bar Hop BrewCo, Dec.14] ​Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with an average size semi-lasting frothy tan head. Lovely Aroma: Coffee, dark fruit, roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and more. Flavour of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, maple syrup and more -- so lovely. Medium bodied. Fantastic.

4
MikeBibere (64) - GREECE - FEB 12, 2018
Bottle 355ml.Pours black with brown head in the glass.Aromas of Chocolate, bourbon, maple and coffee.Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Taste is sweet with hints of coffee, maple, chocolate and some bourbon notes in the aftertaste.

4.6
Iznogud (4991) - CROATIA - FEB 11, 2018
Bottles, 355 ml, from Beer Republic. Shared with Miro, Max and JFK10000. Pours black with medium brown head. Coffee, maple, roasted, malty, chocolate, cocoa, vanilla. Nutella. Superb smoothness. Superb texture, smooth and fine carbonation. Sweet, even too sweet as it warms. Thick, oily. Some bitterness in finish. Full bodied.

4.6
craftbeersweden (723) - SWEDEN - FEB 11, 2018
On tap at Founders CBS Release, Rover, Göteborg today January 17. A little too cold. I'll let it warm up. Pours dark, almost black with a thin head. Wow! What a nose! I think a stay all evening just sniffing on this beer... Maple syrup, coffee, bourbon, dark chocolate, roasted malt, molasses, toffee, vanilla, caramel, dark fruit, plum and raisin. Full body. Light carbonation. MAGIC!

3.4
FatPhil (17493) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - FEB 11, 2018
355ml bottle - shared by martjoobolut - thanks! (7-:4:7:3:13=3.4-)
Black as your hat, tight tan head. Rich roast aroma, lots of coffee cake, sweet, some leguminous hint, but not beany per se, vanilla. Sweet palate, full, a little slick, but carbonation cuts through that a bit. Sweet coffee cake taste. Too sweet, a bit unsophisticated. Fortunately, alcohol smothered by sugars. Ooooh the final sip and its bubbles feel bad on the lips, squick!

4.9
Cristobal37 (1324) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 11, 2018
Dark brown with a little tan head. Cocoa, roasted malt, coffee, sweet bourbon aroma. Creamy, vanilla, maple, wood, coffee, chocolate, silky smooth. Bomb stout. Long coffee and dark chocolare with hints of maple wood, wow. Fantastic complex delicious, perfect really. Heavy as fuck and great for sharing cause it's decadent as all hell. Thanks for sharing Lore!


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