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Foundation Stout - Badger Hill Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.97%
Wants: 1
Gots: 5 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: doucmehu on 11-17-2012)
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1.75/5  rDev -52.7%

krl2112, Jun 08, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

mmulebarn, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of TooGood
3/5  rDev -18.9%

TooGood, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of mattmarka1
3/5  rDev -18.9%

mattmarka1, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of drop6301
3.24/5  rDev -12.4%
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.

drop6301, Dec 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

bigbeers84, Apr 06, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

WolfsbaneBloom, Jul 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Beerlover, Oct 05, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

EnthusedAboutBeer, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of tempest
3.29/5  rDev -11.1%
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.

tempest, Nov 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

jds16, Aug 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

MN_Beerticker, Dec 02, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Bilco, Mar 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

zeledonia, Mar 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Mealhouse, Dec 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

iHeartMNBeer, May 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

a77cj7, Nov 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Joey1566, Apr 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

XmnwildX12, Nov 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Ragnarok88, Jul 18, 2013
Photo of maximum12
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

maximum12, May 11, 2013
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3.65/5  rDev -1.4%

DaveAnderson, Nov 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

AnitaBrewski, Aug 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

sparx1100, Apr 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

koes0024, Dec 27, 2012
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Foundation Stout from Badger Hill Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.