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4. Founders KBS (Kentucky Breakfast Stout)

Brewed by Founders Brewing
Style: Imperial Breakfast Stout
Origin: Grand Rapids, Mich.

Mike Stevens and Dave Engbers quit their day jobs and fell near bankruptcy to make the types of beers they were passionate about. Fortunately, the gamble paid off. Founders' KBS is described by the brewers as an imperial stout brewed with a massive amount of coffee and chocolates, then cave-aged in oak bourbon barrels for a year to make sure its bourbon undertones come through: A combination that will “make your taste buds squeal,” the company says. Consumers seem to agree, with KBS rated fourth on the list with 100 for taste and 99 for style.

Photo courtesy: portlandbeer.org