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Foundation Stout - Badger Hill Brewing Company

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49 Ratings
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Ratings: 49
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 13.28%
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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Photo of MNAle
4.3/5  rDev +16.5%
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.

MNAle, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of Bravak
4.7/5  rDev +27.4%

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.

Bravak, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +8.4%

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.

pat61, Sep 18, 2014
Photo of carlmoberg
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

carlmoberg, Aug 04, 2014
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1.75/5  rDev -52.6%

krl2112, Jun 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

DaveMiller, May 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Bilco, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of TooGood
3/5  rDev -18.7%

TooGood, Mar 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

heytomcat, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of mattmarka1
3/5  rDev -18.7%

mattmarka1, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of MNBeerGeek
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

MNBeerGeek, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of drop6301
3.24/5  rDev -12.2%
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.

drop6301, Dec 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

EnthusedAboutBeer, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of tempest
3.29/5  rDev -10.8%
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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2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

mmulebarn, Nov 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

XmnwildX12, Nov 22, 2013
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capuchinpilates, Nov 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

AnitaBrewski, Aug 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Ragnarok88, Jul 18, 2013
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Foundation Stout from Badger Hill Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 49 ratings.