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Baudoinia: The next BCS variant

Discussion in 'US - Great Lakes' started by foobula, Nov 3, 2012.

  1. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Savant (410) Illinois May 6, 2012

    Did you then proceed to order 5 pitchers? That beer is amazing.
     
  2. geimerman

    geimerman Zealot (95) Illinois May 12, 2012

    Had it last night at blues bar $12 for 10oz pour. Amazingly still on tap after two weeks. Definitely fudge flavor and less boozy than normal BCBS.
     
  3. saemick

    saemick Aficionado (205) Illinois Jan 16, 2010

    I also had it yesterday at Blues Bar. little pricey at $12 for a 10oz pour, but absolutely worth it.

    As mentioned above, it does have a fudgier flavor than the BCS and slightly milder/smoother Bourbon taste to it.
     
  4. ravot

    ravot Savant (460) Illinois Mar 20, 2012

    is this in mount prospect, or the blue bar in river north, downtown chicago on clark?
     
  5. lwburns15

    lwburns15 Aficionado (135) Illinois Dec 11, 2010

    Mount Prospect.
     
  6. ravot

    ravot Savant (460) Illinois Mar 20, 2012

    thanks.
    also. shit.
     
  7. saemick

    saemick Aficionado (205) Illinois Jan 16, 2010

    Yeah, Mt. Prospect. And not that it helps you out, but I spoke with the manager and the next ones on tap once Baudoinia are:
    Big John
    Night Stalker (not sure which will be 1st)
    and then BCBS
     
  8. Treebs

    Treebs Initiate (0) Illinois Apr 18, 2011

    Glad I live 5 minutes away :)
     
  9. menkros

    menkros Aficionado (150) Illinois Dec 11, 2010

    Had it last night @Brixies. It's nice.
     
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  10. stevegoz

    stevegoz Savant (320) Illinois May 5, 2008

    That event last night was like a less-sweaty FOBAB, darn near.... :)
     
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  11. I saw that tap list they posted on Facebook.....unreal.
     
  12. ravot

    ravot Savant (460) Illinois Mar 20, 2012

     
  13. JRBecks

    JRBecks Savant (400) Illinois Apr 3, 2012

    BallyDoyles in Bloomingdale has it on tap had some this weekend!! MmmmMmmm
     
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  14. JimmyW

    JimmyW Savant (270) Illinois Feb 17, 2011

  15. Atlas1977

    Atlas1977 Aficionado (125) Illinois Nov 27, 2010

    I had a glass at GT Fish &Oyster downtown. It was great!
     
  16. ravot

    ravot Savant (460) Illinois Mar 20, 2012

    i conveniently work down the street. inconveniently, it will tap before i'm back Wednesday afternoon.
     
  17. Actually the ONLY bourbon distillery that rotates barrels is Maker's Mark. And barrels on lower racks evaporate at a lower/slower rate compared to higher floors in a warehouse.
     
  18. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    Just went on at Small Bar Division.
     
  19. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    Source? I find that interesting.
     
  20. It's at Jerry's in Andersonville too.
     
  21. PlayaPlaya

    PlayaPlaya Savant (285) Illinois Sep 19, 2012

  22. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Michigan Jan 8, 2011

    Appreciate the links... Maker's say they hand rotate barrels... Im still not convinced. Maybe distilleries think they can mimmick this by blending after, I'm going to have to dig deeper tomorrow on my computer.
     
  23. tag

    tag Disciple (65) Illinois Dec 1, 2012

    It was still on tap at GT as of last night!
     
  24. ravot

    ravot Savant (460) Illinois Mar 20, 2012

    i forgot about this. and thanks. looks like i'm taking a detour before i head home.
     
  25. ravot

    ravot Savant (460) Illinois Mar 20, 2012

    thanks again. just had my glass. a fine damn beer. based on the location, i'd be shocked if it tapped in the next 2 weeks.
     
  26. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Savant (410) Illinois May 6, 2012

    How much?
     
  27. ravot

    ravot Savant (460) Illinois Mar 20, 2012

    11 bucks sir.
     
  28. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Savant (410) Illinois May 6, 2012

    Yikes. $7 at Small Bar. You should stop there. I went Thursday and no one was drinking it.
     
  29. crossovert

    crossovert Champion (790) Illinois Mar 29, 2009

    Had it at FOBAB... its okay... nothing to go apeshit over.
     
  30. Gonzoillini

    Gonzoillini Advocate (655) Illinois Oct 15, 2008

    Problem with FoBAB (and not really a problem but...) is that its hard to really appreciate anything as most of us are enjoying our 2oz and then rinsing / repeating with another great beer. Everything tastes really good (and if something stands out as amazing or bad you really know it is).

    I have enjoyed Baudonia in a normal bar setting much more than I enjoyed the low storage barrel at FoBAB due to my ability to appreciate it and pick out nuances.

    Cheers!
     
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  31. crossovert

    crossovert Champion (790) Illinois Mar 29, 2009

    it was the 2nd beer i tried.... and I had plenty of it since the guy was offereing free pours. And I thought it was better than the other 3 variants fwiw. It is as good maybe slightly worse than reg bcbs.
     
  32. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Savant (410) Illinois May 6, 2012

    I have enjoyed it much more now than at FoBAB as well. Setting/surroundings definitely impact enjoyment. Is it the greatest beer ever? No, but it is a damn fine one and anyone who enjoys BCS will prolly love this one.
     
  33. zach60614

    zach60614 Savant (265) Illinois May 1, 2012

    They almost all blend to their flavor profile. Rotating is too labor intensive and reduces capacity.
     
  34. DanH11

    DanH11 Aficionado (160) Illinois Feb 26, 2012

    Small bar kicked this afternoon
     
  35. ravot

    ravot Savant (460) Illinois Mar 20, 2012

    now you to tell me. wasn't bad though, i didn't have to go out of the way since i just had to 2 blocks and considering river north prices.
     
  36. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser Savant (410) Illinois May 6, 2012

    I also paid $12 at Blues Bar in Mt Prospect. Expensive, but I loved it!
     
  37. thetomG

    thetomG Savant (430) Illinois Feb 17, 2010

    RATS. Was thinking about swinging by there tonight...
     
  38. sleuthdog

    sleuthdog Advocate (645) Illinois Oct 21, 2008

    Apeshit? I don't know but I thought the 2 glasses I had were fantastic! Would most definitely make it a point to try it again if I had the chance!
     
  39. dman5400

    dman5400 Aficionado (245) Illinois Jan 13, 2011

    $8 for 10 oz pour at bally doyles downers grove... enjoying one now
     
  40. thetomG

    thetomG Savant (430) Illinois Feb 17, 2010

    $10 for 9oz @ Bangers & Lace, but at least I got to try it. DAMMNED good too, IMO.
     
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