Atom (1972) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2012
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap at Northbound, pours a dark brown/black with a medium tan head. Aroma of chocolate and roasted malt, slight earthy caramel. Taste of a chocolate malt, with some roast, slight coffee, and bitter soapy hops. Nothing out the ordinary as far as stouts go but decent and drinkable.
johnnymusky (746) - Minnesota, USA - DEC 21, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Decent but lots of coffee notes....i just like more chocolate flavors...ok but not a beer i would search out
Guerde (1260) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2015
2.6 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
(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.
Nsanders (886) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 23, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
portableparty (2257) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
smith4498 (3381) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
airlocksniffer (11) - Crookston, Minnesota, USA - JAN 13, 2015
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
edgallow (3190) - nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 9, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 oz bottle pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee and chocolate. Taste is coffee, malts, toffee and caramel.
Stine (1733) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.
MNAle (90) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
fonefan (41314) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 25, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[ 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.