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Founders CBS

Postby beerstodiscover » Thu Dec 07, 2017 7:27 pm

I don't usually drink coffee beer on a weeknight, but I made an exception.

Maybe this is the best maple beer I've had. Maybe it's the best coffee beer I've had. And maybe it's the best chocolate beer I've had. Maybe it's just really hitting the spot.
I'd say the bourbon was a little subdued the first few sips (mostly chocolate/maple/coffee), but it builds as you work through it. Still about 175ml left beside me.
Founders' ability to balance flavours is truly a work of art.
I grabbed 6 and will probably pick up a few more if I can.

Anyone with experience drinking the 2011 bottling, with some age on it, please reply.
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Re: Founder CBS

Postby El Pinguino » Thu Dec 07, 2017 8:58 pm

Had the 2011 on tap, but not in bottles....but ya, it was the best bourbon-maple aged beer I've tried.
Any left at the LCBO you went to?? :D
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Re: Founder CBS

Postby Provost Drunk » Fri Dec 08, 2017 10:08 am

I've never tried it, but worry that the maple flavouring won't be my thing. It sounds like the maple isn't too overpowering, so maybe I will snag a bottle to try. Just when I thought I'd finally be ready to sit out a special release and give my wallet a break...
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Re: Founders CBS

Postby Belgian » Fri Dec 08, 2017 6:56 pm

beerstodiscover wrote:Maybe this is the best maple beer I've had. Maybe it's the best coffee beer I've had.
Still about 175ml left beside me.
Founders' ability to balance flavours is truly a work of art.

That's it. Everything Founders does knits together so well. This kind of release is almost a gift even for the price (Backwoods Bastard too.)

Heck the American MSRP for Founders CBS is $25 (US) for a 750ml bottle, often at a one-per-person limit.

This new CBS: Really good, some big coffee contrasting with the sweeter flavor layers. Besides the coffee nothing sticks out too much, just enough chocolate and a suggestion of maple. Warming bourbon oak, echoes of chocolate. Not super heavy but plenty assertive in the malt profile, wow. Finish is not acrid at all but plenty dry from hops and roast and coffee.

* Edit * drinking more of the bottle, it's extremely pleasant how the little bit of maple trickles down the late finish of the beer, and how that maple compliments the candy-ish caramel corn-like qualities of the bourbon-oak.
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