Founders Backstage Series # 2: CBS (Canadian Breakfast Stout)

 
overall
100
100
style
Serve in Snifter

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unknown

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RATINGS: 750   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.3/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 318   ABV: 10.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Ale Brewed with Chocolate and Coffee, aged in Maple Syrup-Bourbon Barrels.

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4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (8049) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 6, 2011
UPDATED: DEC 6, 2015 Draft at kite and key in Philly. Pours a dark brown, pretty much black body with thin well carbonated lacing that lasts throughout. Aroma is rich deep, coffee roast with some compliments of dark chocolate and vanilla. Mouthfeel is medium and smooth with notes of coffee, chocolate, sweet maple, bourbon. Lots of sugar and maple a bit too sweet overall.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reynolds314 (3421) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 29, 2011
Had on tap at Armsby Abbey stoutfest in Worcester Mass. What an amazing beer. Aroma and taste are so complex its nearly impossible to pick out all of the intricate flavors. Light maple sweetness compliments the rich chocolate and coffee flavors. If you have a chance to try this beer go out of your way to get it.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
blipp (8881) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAY 25, 2011
Draft. Pours near black with a tan head. Roasted malty and sweet aroma with nice molasses notes. The flavor has roasted malts, coffee, maple syrup, a hint of smoke, and really light hoppy notes in the finish. Super smooth. Awesome awesome stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Todeon (325) - SWEDEN - MAY 7, 2011
Bottle. Huge thanks to Forgetfu! :) Pours pitch black, medium sized beighe head. Looks absolutely beautiful! Aroma is filled to the brim with maple, vanilla, roasted malt,dark chocolate and some coffee. Some dark fruits can be felt aswell. Just lovely! Flavor is intense with some pretty sweet notes of chocolate, roasted dark malt, subtle nice vanilla tones, some bourbon and of course maple syrup that completeley coats the entire mouth. Ends with a luxurious sticky alcohol punch and some really dry dark chocolate along with some dark malts and coffee. The party ends with a huge amount of fat creamy maple syrup that hides the alcohol excepitionally! Just great balance, nothing more to add! WOWIWOW!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor (3514) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 29, 2011
On tap at Fountainhead. Pour is thick, gluggy black with a nice heavy tan head on top. Subtle aromas of brown sugar, maple and rick, dark malts. Maple really comes through in the taste with notes of vanilla. Almost creme brulee like. Very good

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ernesto987 (5876) - Arizona, USA - APR 16, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 26, 2012 Had on tap at the armsby abbey stoutfest, Most complex aroma, most of the maple is on the nose, the maple adds to the already immense complexity on the KBS

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
patrick767 (4038) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - APR 16, 2011
tap at the brewpub last summer - Pours black with a lasting tan head. It smells of dark roast malt, coffee, and bourbon. The intense flavor has very rich roast malt, ample hops, coffee, smoke, and... is that a note of bacon?! Perhaps seeing the words "Canadian" and "breakfast" just make me think of bacon. Anyway, this brew is very full bodied and quite excellent.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
drabmuh (194) - Maryland, USA - MAR 31, 2011
Opening night at Birch and Barley / Churchkey, special appearance by a white whale of a beer, Canadian Breakfast Stout from Founders on draft. Served in a snifter, beer looks as you might expect. Black, thick, brown thin head carbonation low to moderate. Head leaves minimal lacing on the glass. Aroma is very complex. There is a dominant aroma of cream or milk, with hints of wood, chocolate, sweet, some smoke, and a tiny sour note in there as well. This is one of the most balanced and drinkable beers I have ever had. Seriously. Mouthfeel is good, not too thick, not thin at all. Flavors line up well with the aroma. The beer warmed a bit, probably around 50 - 55 degrees when I was drinking it. The cream flavors come through, in the back there is some, slight, roast, a good balance for sure. Lots of chocolate and some wood notes. This beer lived up to the hype for me. If you ever get an opportunity to try it, do it. Its amazing. Serving type: on-tap

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DJMonarch (9179) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 31, 2011
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 18/09/2010 Big coffee aroma. Beige head Black strong in alcohol hoppy and initially sweet on the palate with a hint of bitterness in a dry full coffee roast finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chibuck (3513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2011
CBS pours a very dark black with no brown in the light with a very nice mocha colored head. The head is about a finger and super thick but is gone quickly. Lacing is ok. The aroma is light chocolate and oak with a little vanilla. I didnt get any syrup here. The taste is very sweet, almost way to sweet and now i know where the maple was hiding. It is prominent here with some bourbon and a coffee finish. The feel is nice but too sweet to be drinkable. I was very excited to drink this and I like it better than the KBS but to me this is way overrated. There are so many better beers let alone better RIS that no way this is deserving of a top 10 ranking. The rarity really must bump it up


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