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Foundation Stout - Badger Hill Brewing Company

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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 1
Gots: 7 | FT: 0
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Badger Hill Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: doucmehu on 11-17-2012

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Photo of ZAP
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I think this is an outstanding stout...maybe the best regular stout in the state....I like a sweeter stout and this has that....milk chocolate, and coffee roast but more like coffee with a lot of creamer in it....touches of caramel as well....

Love this beer....creamy texture.....ABV is much steeper than I would have imagined at 6.3%...it certainly doesn't drink like a 4.5% Guinness (or taste anything like that which is a good thing in my opinion), but I would have guessed more of a 5 or 5.5 ABV....

Aroma has more coffee notes while the taste adds the creamer and caramel to the mix....both have a sweeter chocolate impression..

Well done Badger Hill...it takes a lot to get me excited and tell people to try a beer these days but this is one of them.

Photo of Taybeh
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a single into a Bad Weather snifter.

A: dark mahogany, 1 finger khaki head.
S: roasted even charred coffee beans, licorice, earthy
T: follows nose, nice mild bitterness on the end.
M: low carbonation, not too thick, not too thin.

Overall: Nice surprise.

Photo of TEdubbaD
3.89/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tango_Yankee
4.65/5  rDev +24.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great smooth taste. It's best from the nitro tap at the brewery.

Photo of Shawner
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DaftPatrick
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%

Photo of AdmiralOzone
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of fuzzcherry
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of DaveAnderson
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of boogieman
4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

Spotted this one on the shelf and bought it on a whim to try it. Very decent price compared to other similar stouts. Was a little colder than room temperature when I drank it. Pours a fairly black thick-looking color and dark khaki head that dissipates slowly over several minutes. Smells like dried fruit, chocolate, coffee, and a little bit of hoppiness. Starts out with a sweet hoppy fruity chocolate taste. Hoppy "mid-flavor" that strengthens and adds strong tones of coffee. Some lingering aftertaste, not as much as I'd like. Creamy mouthfeel, although it has too much carbonation in my opinion. Definitely a good beer.

Photo of MNAle
4.28/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from bottle into a pilsener glass. Approx. 60⁰ F. Pours a black color with a nice brown toward tan head. Moderate carbonation. Bubbly lacing. Head fades within 7-8 minutes. Smell is predominately roasted, perhaps coffee, which remains after the first taste. Smooth mouth feel, almost creamy. Hop bitterness comes through in the middle and remains in the aftertaste. I'm no expert on what stouts are "supposed" to taste like, but I like this beer a lot.

Photo of Bravak
4.7/5  rDev +25.7%

Had nice sample at Lucid Brewing tour (where Badger Hill also brews). Fresh stout bottled the previous day.

A-Dark chocolate, medium carbonation with thick, off-white solid head that stayed in place throughout.

S- Subtle but present dark roast (like a teasing of fresh roast coffee). Dark chocolate and pleasant hints of burnt caramel. Stout like for sure. Hint of hops?

T - Wow. Just an incredible blend of roast, dark sweetness, like semi-bitter chocolate, yet smooth. Smooth isn't the right word, but I don't know how else to describe it. it's like you get all the flavors that a stout could be, but in a way that works awesome. Surprised at how dry the finish is.

M - I had to double check that it wasn't nitro. I isn't. Gentle medium mouth feel, almost like it was "whipped". I was told that oats are used - that would explain.

Overall - Outstanding. I don't know what else to say. This is a "real' stout with nothing adjunct a part of it (fruit, lactose, coffee, etc.). It does not drink like a 6.5% beer either. This has went to the top of six-pack type stouts on my list, only passed by the Speeway and Darkness type RIS that you can get.

Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +7%

Roasty nose with chocolate and coffee.
Black, brilliant, tan head, very lively, took half an hour to settle down.
Creamy, chocolate, coffee-espresso, lingering coffee aftertaste, lingering roast flavor.
On tap it had medium full body with medium low carbonation. In the bottle the carbonation was high.

Photo of carlmoberg
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of krl2112
1.75/5  rDev -53.2%

Photo of DaveMiller
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of Bilco
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

Photo of TooGood
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of heytomcat
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of mattmarka1
3/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of drop6301
3.29/5  rDev -12%
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.

Photo of EnthusedAboutBeer
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

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Foundation Stout from Badger Hill Brewing Company
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