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

 
overall
100
100
style
Serve in Snifter

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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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
faroeviking (10742) - FAROE ISLANDS - MAR 15, 2011
Botella. Kindly shared by Plovmand who got it in a trade with bulldogp04. Huge thanks. Pitch black colour, small creamy light brown head. Aroma has lots of coffee along with roasted malt and chocolate, very nice indeed. Thick sticky pleasant mouthfeel. Sweet flavour, plenty of coffee (bitter), deep roasted malt, dark fruit, bit wood, just lovely. Served with one damn great tasting chocolate cake! (thanks Anker). Great brew indeed!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Anker (723) - Hillerd, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2011
Bottle shared by plovmand, thanks a lot bro, im trilled! It pours pitch black with a light brown head. The aroma is dominated by fresh coffee beans, but also notes of roasted malt, marble, caramel, dark fruit, alcohol and wood is present. The flavour is fresh coffee beans, roasted malt, caramel, tobacco, alcohol and wood. Finishes lovely vinous with notes of roasted coffee and tobacco.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (8230) - Helsinge, DENMARK - MAR 14, 2011
Bottle. So kindly provided by bulldogp04! Thanks a mill buddy! Pours pitch black with a creamy tan head. Loads of coffee in the aroma and notes of maple, hard roasted malt, chocolate, tobacco, dried fruit and hops. Intense and lovely. The flavour is sweetend coffee, hard roasted malt, syrup, tobacco, sweet fruit and chocolate. Lovely brew!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
crossovert (12447) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2015 Had it from a growler. The maple isnt too intense. It is basically a mapley breakfast stout. It perhaps isnt worth the hype, I think KBS is better, though I didnt try them side-by-side. I recently had this from the bottle and am upping my rating. I also had it side by side with kbs, this brew is smoother and more complex. I am glad I could try it form multiple viewpoints and figure out that it really is amazing. Tried this again on draft, 22 oz worth. And it is a good stout, not mindblwoing.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
neepsntatties (1955) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Bottle at a recent BA/RB tasting. Colour... black with no head. Nose... sweetly maplely and very roasty. Palate... oh my! Just a bit o maple here! And siropy? Oh yes! With extra bittersweet chocolate, charcoal, wet earth, oak, a gloriously thick, rich mouth feel and lovely dry, sweet finish that lasts and lasts! I think I need to pour this on some hotcakes and then have some as a chaser!

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
oobawa (1195) - Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2011
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2011 Had to go ahead and rate this beast, since it serves as my control beer, the one upon which all others will be judged. Best beer Ive ever drank. Waited outside CBX from 6am on for a bomber and it was worth it. So worth it. Tears fill my eyes as I drift back to the tasting where we cracked that wax-dipped beauty...oh wait. My pinkie toe is caught in a pencil sharpener. That explains the tears. UPDATE: Had four glorious ounces of CBS at this years Brewvival. So, so beautiful, which makes me SO GODDAMNED MAD THAT SOUTH CAROLINA LOST FOUNDERS!!!! Hey, Carolina Craft? Pay your bills.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyCraft (6959) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 31, 2011
On tap @ Blue Dog in Chalfront, Extremely dark pour, chocolate notes with log cabin syrup, creamy sweetness, slight roast. Very warming and insanely drinkable for the alc % and style. One of the best stouts I have ever had the pleasure of trying.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mlunger12 (645) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JAN 28, 2011
Pour courtesy of a generous friend at sexy chocolate 2011, aroma if Make, vanilla and bourbon, very strong first sip, sweet, syrup... amazing.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
decaturstevo (6198) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - JAN 27, 2011
Brown black pour with tan head and lace. Aroma of chocolate and coffee dominate. Chocolate, coffee, toasted maltiness, a hint of abv. Full bodied with nice carbonaation. Growler at NBS.

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 21, 2011
Had this on tap at Fatheads for opening day of the Steelers season! Great beer and great win! A-pours a jet black viscous liquid with a thick creamy light brown head. S-the nose is light, there is a fair bit of bourbon up front with some scorched wood as well. Notes of maple, vanilla, and hints of chocolate cake batter sweeten this beer up a little as lots of roasted coffee comes through in the back. T-the flavor is bold and balanced, the bourbon and wood hits first subtly on the front of the tongue. the maple syrupy and rich vanilla add a nice balance and transition into the breakfast stout that was aged in the barrel. integrated roasted malts, burnt coffe and rich chocolate cake batter in the finish. M-this is robust and full bodied, very rich and decadent with a soft carbonation holding the large body up just right with a very creamy feel to it. D-this is a huge beer but very well balanced as the flavors integrate in cooperation. it is rich and tasty but has a complex barrel aging component to add complexity. well done stuff! Go Steelers!


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