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Foundation Stout - Badger Hill Brewing Company

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Foundation Stout
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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.88%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Badger Hill Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: doucmehu on 11-17-2012)
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Reviews by jera1350:
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Dark chocolate brown colored with a crystally light brown head of foam that is left clinging to the glass.

Nice variety of scents. Malty, hoppy, chocolate, cream, star anise.

Very nice flavor going on. Bittersweet chocolate, cocoa, roasted malts, piney, grapefruit bitterness. The grapefruit really lingers after the finish. Has to be the hoppiest american stout I've had. Has a hint of underlying black licorice in there also.

Feels quite a bit thinner than the 6.3%. The carbonation is soft, but feels a thin also with that weak body.

This is a really hoppy stout that drinks very easily. This could easily fall in the black ipa category. Could be a dangerous one at over six percent because it does not feel and taste like one. The hops are actually quite incredible in this. The only thing lacking here is the body, otherwise a wonderful brewski.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 02:54:42 | More by jera1350
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drop6301

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3.24/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Based on the other reviews I've seen, mine may have been over carbonated or some how I shook it up a bit when walking from the fridge to the table.

Appearance: Dark brown to black beer resides under a large bubbled light-tan head. This beer poured lots of foam right away.

Smell: This smelled of roasty chocolate with some dark fruit hints. American hops aroma layered in there, which came out a lot more when it warmed up more.

Taste: Roasted malt-chocolate-dark fruit at first. Coffee came out then turned more to burnt coffee mingling with some roasted malt astringency, a little too much possibly for the style. The american hops is ever-presently layered in throughout the beer nicely.

Mouthfeel: This had a foamy, not creamy, effect in my mouth making it difficult to enjoy. Body seemed medium, but again hard to tell with the carbonation. I

Overall: Appearance and smell made my mouth water. Tasting initially was good, but with warming a burnt coffee taste came forward and started ruining what was off to a good start. I have a feeling I may have just gotten an over carbonated batch or bad travel conditions. I will need to try again to reevaluate.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2013 01:01:37 | More by drop6301
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

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look: 4 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Picked up a single at Princeton's Liquor. Poured black with a tall tan head. There's a pleasant bitter mix of cocoa and coffee grounds but the aroma is off. Instead of that tasty black grain mix, this beer smells like a dirty tap line. That's a damn shame, the underlying stout shows a lot of promise, but its going sour.

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Minnesota

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maximum12

Minnesota

3.6/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a single 12 oz. bottle recently. Badger Hill has been making pretty good but not great beers, so hoping one of their efforts really comes on. This one? Lessee.

Pours is black, or close enough to be technical, with minimal carbonation. Nose has enough roast that there's another beer out there missing its roast, along with a shot of sweet milkiness. Smells like morning coffee. Which I like the smell of, but not the taste. So...

Foundation Stout is a roast virtuoso. Tons of roast flow from the nose into the mouth (though not directly I hope), dominating the experience. Quite a hop bite in the middle, enlivening the beer, pepping me up. too. Mild chocolate that's quiet enough to be half-imagined. Nice & creamy, but heavy for a low-ABV stout though, I'm getting full from just a few ounces.

Badger Hill has been inconsistent for me, one good, one not-so-good, to date. If they keep this one consistent, it might be the best beer in their stable. Not a category warper, but a good, soild stout.

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Foundation Stout from Badger Hill Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.