Foundation Stout | Badger Hill Brewing Company

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88
very good
92 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Badger Hill Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
badgerhillbrewing.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by doucmehu on 11-17-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
92
Reviews:
23
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
14.64%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
15
For Trade:
0
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Photo of DissentFatsquirrel
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattyG85
4.41/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours jet black. Moderate amount of bubbles and a solid finger of tan head that settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A roasty and toasty dark malt driven aroma with a scent of chocolate, coffee, and toast. Dark roasted malt with a scent of chocolate, coffee, toast, biscuit, smoke, oats, caramel, toffee, and nuts with yeast. Sweet hints of vanilla and brown sugar. Good hints of earthy hops. A pretty good roasty aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a roasty and toasty dark malt driven taste with notes of chocolate, coffee, and toast. Dark roasted malt with notes of chocolate, coffee, toast, smoke, biscuit, grains, oats, caramel, toffee, and nuts along with some yeast. Some notes of vanilla and brown sugar sweetness. Slight undertones of anise. Some earthy hop bitterness as well. A very solid taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, silky, and very smooth.

Overall: A very good take on an American style Stout. Big roast flavors with a moderate smooth body.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ryancl
3.84/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eric_Laine
4.68/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Very drinkable stout

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Photo of bsp77
4.28/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Sweet aroma of chocolate, caramel, cream and coffee. Taste is similar but with some spicy, floral and slightly citrusy hops to balance. Extremely silky and smooth with a mostly dry finish. Carbonation is kept in check, which works for this beer. Drinks like a 4% Stout but is flavorful like a 7% Stout. Great stuff.

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Photo of Apolloliquor
1/5  rDev -75.2%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

disgusting beer

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Photo of kraticus41
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

From a 12 ounce can into a nonic ten ounce glass.

Starts off excellently with a beautiful appearance. Black body with some amber hues. Got all the froth and lace I want from a stout.

Pulling aromas of black licorice, raisin and roasted malt from the nose and some dark bread. I likey. Even a bit smokey and that's just fine.

Nose was honest with me. Tastes exactly how the nose told me it should. Hints of smoke, raisin, dark licorice and rye bread. Dark chocolate begins to emerge as I drink away at this.

Drinks pretty well too. Light in body and smooth, but with a gentle roast and touch of carbonation to offer some presence.

A nice easy drinker with some rich flavors. Good stuff.

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Photo of iRun2Beer
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NodakEric
3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JstrawSavage
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nitro on Tap, fantastic...dark malty chocolate good finish

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Photo of B-Stad
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jrsaffert
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Metalsnota
4.07/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of dmadsen
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ta_hagen
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Foundation stout pours a black color with a small lacing head. Big bold bitter and black licorice aroma. Taste is also very big with a bitter licorice flavor. Nice body and strong flavors. Overall, its a very bold stout.

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Photo of nmann08
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cramerican
4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerSnobRobinson
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RichH55
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of warmbier804
3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chicksdiggit
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured center from 12 oz bottle into a snifter. Dark brown color with two fingers of mocha colored head of fine to moderate sized bubbles. Thick retention, thin but sticky lacing. Sporadic slowly rising bubbles around the outside edge of the glass, but most seems to be emanating from the center.

S: Malty aroma with wheat bread grain and a touch of baking cocoa.

T: Malt forward body with baking cocoa, wheat bread, banana bread, a pinch of brown sugar. Lemon and lime citrus hop finish.

F: Zippy on the tongue initially but thick on the palate after. Still easy to drink and the 6.3% doesn't detract from drinkability.

O: Love malt forward beers and this works for me. Good stuff.

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Photo of HartsyThaiFood
3.25/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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Foundation Stout from Badger Hill Brewing Company
4.03 out of 5 based on 92 ratings.
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