Foundation Stout - Badger Hill Brewing Company
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Reviews by tempest:
3.29/5 rDev -9.9%
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.
11-29-2013 02:56:24 | More by tempest
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4.08/5 rDev +11.8%
Black color with a massive head that had excellant retention. The head settles to a thick cap after a long time. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass. Impressive looking stout.
Malty aroma of roast, mocha, and a hint of smoke. Some grassy and earthy hops as well. Seems to be some yeast aromas sneaking in. Slightly spicey.
The yeast that I thought I could smell, really show up in the flavor. Has an underlying Belgian quality to it. Could swear this had some spice like cardamon was added. Almost like they took a page from the Lift Bridge recipe book. Good malty flavor with notes of mocha and caramel. Moderate bitterness with some earthy and pine hop flavor. Not the cleanest overall flavor, but I like it.
Medium to full bodied. Well paired carbonation gives a nice silky texture.
Badger Hill's most impressive beer. Plenty of character with its quirks and all.
12-16-2012 19:35:24 | More by morimech
3.24/5 rDev -11.2%
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.
12-18-2013 01:01:37 | More by drop6301
4.05/5 rDev +11%
A: Pretty standard stout fare, deep murky brown with a moderate mocha head.
S: Nice roasted malt and baking chocolate presence, some mild musty earthy hops.
T: Roasted malts dominate throughout without being burnt or acrid tasting, and a bit of smokiness. Bitter chocolate and hints of caramel and toffee sweetness in the finish. Adequate musty hop bitterness helps to round out the finish.
M: This is what really shines for me and my friends. For a single stout, this one has a nice full body and silky mouthfeel with proper carbonation. This is what I expect from a solid stout.
O: Reminds me of a top notch porter as much as a stout. The description describes an English and Irish influence, but this seems pretty straightforward American craft, and fairly well done at that.
11-17-2012 15:22:06 | More by doucmehu
4.53/5 rDev +24.1%
This beer pours a near black color. The head is half an inch of light tan foam that recedes quickly into a small cal of lacing. The aroma is quite bold for a beer of this size. There is a lot of roasted malt, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and hints of graham cracker and licorice. The taste is similarly bold. It has everything the aroma does with a moderate bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a chewy texture, and appropriately light carbonation. The mouthfeel of this beer is truly excellent. Overall, this is one of the better regular stouts I've tasted in a long time. I will certainly drink this beer again.
01-08-2013 01:21:53 | More by KarlHungus
3.99/5 rDev +9.3%
A - Poured an opaque, jet black color with a one finger, light brown head of foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass.
S - It smelled of chocolate and roasted malt.
T - Good roasted malt flavor with dark chocolate and a touch of rolled oats.
M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.
O - This is a really good stout. Wish I had grabbed more while in Minnesota.
02-01-2013 19:14:36 | More by zeff80
3.98/5 rDev +9%
Nice coffee and roast aroma- bits of chocolate, not much hops to speak of. Appropriate and enjoyable.
Very dark body with biggish tan head.
Roastiness dries this beer out quite a bit and it lingers with a soft bittering. Flavor is pretty strait a copy of the aroma. Hop real hop flavor that I can detect.
Moderate body and bubbled on the south side of moderate.
Pretty uncomplicated. For my tastes could use a touch of sweetness to balance out the dryness - others may disagree. Nice having a everyday stout in these parts after Schell's dropped the one they have done for a few years. This one will fit that bill.
12-30-2012 18:15:39 | More by garymuchow
Foundation Stout from Badger Hill Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 46 ratings.