Craft Beer of the Week: Kentucky Breakfast Stout

There are always going to be certain legendary names in the craft beer industry.

With that being said, it’s easy to understand why the Founders Brewing Co. Kentucky Breakfast Stout has made a name for itself in Michigan after the first taste of this imperial stout.

This brew balances full flavor with the perfect amount of sweetness from combining notes of chocolate and roasted espresso. It dons a deliciously creamy chocolate color and a strong boozy aftertaste due to being brewed in oak bourbon barrels for a full year – not to mention it weighs in at 11.2 percent alcohol by volume.

KBS is not for the weak at heart and the powerful aftertaste could be too strong for some. It is also not the easiest beer to find, since Founders only releases so many bottles once a year in April.

Darker brews like KBS are best served around 50 to 60 degrees, so remember to not chill this beer too much before showing off to your friends.