Founders Brewing Co. “Canadian Breakfast Stout”

19 Nov

The Pitch:

Canadian Breakfast Stout is an Imperial Stout brewed with a blend of coffees and imported chocolates, then aged in spent bourbon barrels that have most recently been aging pure Michigan maple syrup.


ALCOHOL: 10.6% alcohol, by volume

Founders Brewing Co. "Canadian Breakfast Stout"

The Skinny:

To score one of these beauties for under a hundred bills in the Carolinas is equivalent to winning the powerball!  Well maybe not quit that extreme, but pretty close.  To say these bad boys flew off the shelves is an understatement. At the time this bottle was consumed the going rate on fleabay was about buck twenty.  A beer worth a hundred and twenty? Most defiantly!  The aroma was that of your favorite cup of coffee with a dash of chocolate maple.  The nose of alcohol was notable at the onset.  The taste, amazing!  The coffee was the first to make it’s appearance, followed in the middle with the chocolaty goodness and tied up with an amazing ribbon of maple glazed bourbon.  With an ABV of over 10% it most certainly showed up on the palate as well.  Not overwhelming, but it was most there.  As far as other imperial stouts go, Founders Canadian Breakfast Stout is shoulders above the rest.  If you can find one, drink it!  The CBS is the first to be given four out of four knuckles.

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Posted by on November 19, 2011 in Beer Reviews


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