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RATINGS: 40   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 189   ABV: 6.3%
Taking cues from old English and Irish Stouts, two brothers from the Land of 10,000 Lakes landed on their own perfect brew. The reveal? A sweet, malty roast that hints of coffee, caramel and chocolate—and finishes off clean with touches of Cascade hops.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
n00bface (137) - Minneapolis, USA - FEB 21, 2013
On tap at Northbound Smokehouse (Minneapolis, Minnesota, 20/2/13)
Color is dark brown with a foamy off-white head. Aroma is roasty and citrus. Taste is almost all bitter with a very light underlying sweetness. A decent beer, but I’m surprised they’re calling this a stout. If not for the name I would have guessed it were a black IPA. I had to be sure after the first sip that I was given the right thing. It might not have been so surprising if not for the fact that the nose was overpoweringly hoppy.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Guerde (1244) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2015
(can) Pours jet black with a medium tan head. Aroma of mesquite beef jerky (the kind overladen with sugar), smoke, unwanted and misplaced pine hop, roasted malt, and kipper snacks. Pass. Flavor is less objectionable with somewhat of a semblance of an even roasted malt that teeters the edge between smooth and acrid. The misplaced and unwanted hop brightness and saltiness rears its ugly head on the finish and creates this odd effect that all but disintegrates anything redeeming about the finish. This is a beer that’s suffering an identity crisis between being a black IPA, stout, or hoppy porter, and it currently fails in successfully emulating any of them. While the White IPA from Badger Hill was magnificent, this "stout" is a stark example of a brewer regressing to its mean.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nsanders (829) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2015
Growler. Near black with a medium sized light brown head. Roasted malt, salted almonds, a little coffee and leather. Taste is lightly sweet with a dry, almost salty finish. Body is heavier with an oily feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
portableparty (2242) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2015
12 oz. can. Pours brown near black with a good khaki sudsy head that hangs around. Aroma has nice roasted malt bitter bakers chocolate soft coffee. Taste is bitter roasted malt some burnt bitter bakers chocolate and hops and some day old coffee. Palate is thin/medium slightly gritty and finishes dry. Good stout and drinks well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3320) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2015
Bottle from a locals for locals trade from Atom. Pours dark brown / black color with tan head. Aromas of dark roasted malt and chocolate. Burnt malt flavor with some chocolate and a slightly ashy finish. Medium to full body with minimal carbonation. Thanks Adam.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
airlocksniffer (11) - Crookston, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2015
Had a delicious pint from the nitro tap. Trying out a rating on a bottle. This was my favorite of the Badger Hill beers. I would recommend picking some up if you find some. They had a pretty nice tap room, too. I’d recommend a visit there. Coffee, chocolate, toast, and a little bit of yeast aroma. Very dark brown with a frothy head. light sweetness, lightly bitter, medium body, lively carbonation, roasted flavor at the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
edgallow (3077) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 9, 2015
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Taste is coffee, malts, toffee and caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Stine (1713) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2014
Dense sienna brown amply capped with mocha foam. Bakers chocolate, birch bark and muddled red fruit aroma. Healthy malts with minor representations of citrus that can seem medicinal. The bittersweet flavor offers dark roasted coffee and its clanging astringency, and waterlogged wood and chocolate. The meaty, rustic roast that carries the best examples is mostly absent here, outshone by mild spicing and the bland acridity of the thin black malt. Texturally hollow, though this is not always the case with this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MNAle (71) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2014
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (40504) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2014

Bottle 12fl.oz.

[ As Badger Hill Foundation Stout ].
Clear dark bronw color with a large to huge, open and frothy, good lacing, fully lasting, off-white to light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, coffee, dusty coffee, light roasted. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet with a long duration, sweet malt, chocolate, coffee, roasted, malt bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20140118]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
gunnfryd (13303) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 26, 2014
Dark red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate. Flavour is roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, caramel. Medium body. Nice beer.

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