Baudoinia | Goose Island Beer Co.

BA SCORE
99
world-class
285 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score
Send samples
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Goose Island Beer Co.
Illinois, United States
gooseisland.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Baudoinia is a collaboration between Brewmaster Brett Porter and John Laffler. Baudoinia is the name of a fungus that grows on barrels stored low to the ground in distillery rickhouses. Given these barrels uniqueness, they have aged Goose Island's Bourbon County Brand Stout solely in these Baudoinia covered barrels for a new spin on Bourbon County.

Added by TMoney2591 on 12-27-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
285
Reviews:
35
Avg:
4.6
pDev:
6.74%
 
 
Wants:
185
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 285 |  Reviews: 35
Photo of joesteinkamp
5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of freemanj
4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of mrn1ceguy
5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is mini-Rare. Not quite as smooth or as warming, but still a clear cut above BCBS and up there with some of those perfectly aged 2008 & 2009 BCBS.

 152 characters

Photo of Davihaw
4/5  rDev -13%

Photo of Deutschetaters
5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of jono0101
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Broom
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Smileitsfreetobehappy
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of 1jstafan
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of kidzord
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Makubex
5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of VerticalLiturgical
4.8/5  rDev +4.3%

Photo of Brocklanders34
5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of ArdyExfor
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of SixPack6
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of dipaguy
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of TheKmac
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of BRami127
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of pmarlowe
4.69/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

On tap at Madison's, 2014 GToM Eve.

A: Looks like BCBS. It has the thinnest of head, showing a light sand color. Jet black, surface is mostly still, body is viscous/thick. Looks pretty.

S: Restrained bourbon, oak and vanilla, all wonderfully integrated, with the dark chocolate more in a support role.

T: Rich dark cocoa shows through much more than the nose, lots of woody character and delicious bourbon, medium-light sweetness, a hint of anise and coconut, and more cocoa on an exceedingly long and decadent finish. Absolutely no heat or alcohol to this, unlike fresh or a few years old BCBS.

M: Full bodied and velvety, with the light carbonation really spot on. I don't see how they could improve the mouthfeel.

O: Great complexity. Hard to exactly pinpoint how this differs from regular BCBS save for the lack of alcohol taste that BCBS often displays. Exceedingly well balanced and integrated.

 910 characters

Photo of badboy7113
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of jhillwastaken
5/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of DrunkAl
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of VAbdoyan
4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of vissai
4.25/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of RobinLee
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Baudoinia from Goose Island Beer Co.
4.6 out of 5 based on 285 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.

    Learn More
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.

    Learn More
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Learn More