Baudoinia: The next BCS variant

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

  1. DarkMagneto

    DarkMagneto Apr 17, 2007 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Cat it.

    I'm fine with the content of the video, the information was delivered. I just had a hard time watching that video of him closing his eyes while talking. All the other Fulton & Wood videos were very well done.

    Just my opinion.
    JmH likes this.
  2. danimalarkey

    danimalarkey Mar 3, 2008 Illinois

    Per the announcement on facebook:

    Assuming this is similar to other F&W releases in terms of quantity (which is, yes, quite the assumption and probably not the case, now that I think about it), it should be spread fairly wide across the city. But given it's a BCS variant (toss another presto log into the Hype Train), it will probably not last nearly as long as other F&W releases.
  3. zieglemt

    zieglemt Apr 25, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Yeah, should be landing at the usual suspects next week. I know I've seen the other ones at Small Bar and Map Room, think I've also seen one at Revolution and maybe the Gingerman. I don't know if this will be as widespread, nor do I know if bars will just tap them like the other beers or if they will make events out of it since this is a BCBS variant.
  4. foobula

    foobula Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    Apparently Laffler was unavailable for the video of the beer with his name on it too. Maybe he called in sick that day... ;-)
  5. Durb777

    Durb777 Nov 30, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    They will have this on tap at Whirlyball in Vernon Hills on Friday the 14th.
    funhog and foobula like this.
  6. bgrzywa2

    bgrzywa2 Nov 8, 2011 Illinois

  7. Vav

    Vav Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    It's delicious. Like a fudgier BCS.
  8. chi16brew

    chi16brew Feb 1, 2011 Illinois

    My first pour was not at all what I expected. Super hoppy and a lot like night stalker, had a second and it seems like the first was a product of the lines not being cleared. Must have had an IPA on previous. When not mixed with random IPA this is a great beer.
    stevegoz likes this.
  9. doogie71628

    doogie71628 May 9, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    I called the clybourn pub thinking they would have it tonight, but they will not. Does anyone know where it might be tonight or Wednesday?
  10. burica2020

    burica2020 Nov 17, 2009 Illinois

    suburban folks.... I saw it coming one of the wednesdays to tribes.
  11. marcgo2

    marcgo2 Nov 16, 2010 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Anybody going to Wild Monk in LaGrange? There is a GI tap takeover Wednesday and Baudoinia will be there.
  12. foobula

    foobula Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    The release party is tonight. I don't know of any public tappings.
  13. Treebs

    Treebs Apr 18, 2011 Illinois

    I'll be there.
  14. doogie71628

    doogie71628 May 9, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Party eh? Where is it and how can I crash it? Seems like an industry thing. Vav, can I borrow your identity for the night?
  15. Vav

    Vav Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    It might work, since i've decided to take the evening off from beer stuff and just sit in my underwear playing Hardcore Team Deathmatch on Black Ops II.
    leftyhyzer and ravot like this.
  16. foobula

    foobula Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    I've said too much already. :D But it's not like I'll be there either. It's invitation-only, probably the inner circle of Chicago craft beer folks, or at least the ones close to GI. They've done one of these for each Fulton & Wood release. I imagine pics will be up on facebook this week.
  17. Hoozierdaddy

    Hoozierdaddy Apr 24, 2009 Illinois

    Shoot, so no Baudoinia at the Clybourn pub this week?
  18. foobula

    foobula Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    Anyone who has this at Blues Bar, please let me know if you're sure it's Baudionia vs. standard BCS. I had it last night and it tasted like the latter, though the manager was adamant that they hadn't mixed up their kegs. Having had them side by side at Monk's, I feel confident enough to raise the question (and willing to risk the embarrassment if I'm wrong.)
  19. CityofBals

    CityofBals Sep 12, 2012 Illinois

    I'll merk you, son.
  20. Treebs

    Treebs Apr 18, 2011 Illinois

    I was excited when I saw this as I live right by Blues. My excitement deflated when I saw they priced it out at $11 for 10 oz.

    Having said that I'll still check it out. I had Baudoinia last night at the Wild Monk one year anniversary party side by side with regular BCBS and they are distinctly different.
  21. foobula

    foobula Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    It's actually $12 for 10 oz, which I also pointed out to their beer guy. The response was "sorry it's $12". They wouldn't honor the beermenus price even after I showed it to them on my phone. I agree that Baudoinia is noticeably different. BCS has a lot of heat and a bit of astringency (I think that's the word. It kind of puckers my cheeks a bit without being sour) which is what I got last night. My pours of Baud have been more purely sweet without those two qualities.
  22. ravot

    ravot Mar 20, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    reminds me of my friend. used to watch porn in his underwear eating cheerios.
  23. Vav

    Vav Jul 27, 2008 Illinois

    FT: Orange Wang
  24. lurchingbeast

    lurchingbeast Feb 19, 2009 Illinois

    Better than ISO, I suppose....
    burica2020 likes this.
  25. danimalarkey

    danimalarkey Mar 3, 2008 Illinois

    Zing of the day!
  26. foobula

    foobula Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    FWIW I'm having Baudoinia right now. It tastes sweeter than what I had last night but I'm less than 100% convinced that my memory & palate are foolproof here. So I eagerly await any feedback from fellow NW burbanites.
  27. markrmoser

    markrmoser Jun 27, 2010 Illinois

    I had it tonight with at Blues Bar, and I am almost sure it is Baudoinia. As Vav said it tastes like a fudgier BCS, and i agree. It had a smooth chocolate fudge taste that was creamier, less harsh/hot on the bourbon than regular bcs.
    foobula likes this.
  28. foobula

    foobula Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    I agree. I'm back at Blues Bar and convinced that I'm having the same beer I had in Highwood, both of which I believe to be Baudoinia. I'm going to stubbornly refuse to change my check-ins for last night, due to my certainty at the time, but apologize to Blues Bar for the implication of false advertising based on only my gut and comparatively unrefined palate. I will say that BCS is already my favorite beer, and Baudoinia is merely a marginal improvement. (See: vanilla, rare?)
  29. doogie71628

    doogie71628 May 9, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    Can anyone at fischmans confirm if its still on tap or close to kicking? I have been stuck at work all day and don't get off till 11pm.
  30. Durb777

    Durb777 Nov 30, 2011 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    It will be on tap tonight at Whirlyball in Vernon Hills starting at 9. Look forward to meeting some BA's.
  31. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Jul 19, 2012 Illinois

    i was pretty hammered last night and wound up posting my review in a thread in some other forum, but this is a dead on description. the bartenders were dolloping vanilla ice cream into some patrons' glasses, and i was tempted to give it a shot but i didn't feel like having a third pour.
    markrmoser likes this.
  32. Mjmoser

    Mjmoser May 6, 2012 Illinois

    Btw, the first keg (yes, first) is STILL on tap at Blues Bar in Mt Prospect. Holy shit is it good.
  33. foobula

    foobula Dec 14, 2009 Illinois

    I'm pretty sure bartenders (all over the place) calling it "the fungus beer" somewhat limits the appeal.
  34. stevegoz

    stevegoz May 5, 2008 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    It didn't stick long enough at Wild Monk LaGrange for me to get any with my Friday lunch.... :(
  35. danimalarkey

    danimalarkey Mar 3, 2008 Illinois

    Pouring at Acre in Andersonville ($8/10oz.). It's been on since Thursday night so it's likely to kick really soon. Plenty of other big stouts/dark beers, though, if you miss out on the fungus beer. I think their BeerMenus page is still pretty accurate, despite last being updated on the 20th.
  36. kenm2118

    kenm2118 Apr 17, 2009 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    So Heaven on Seven in Naperville has it on tap at $7 a glass. Pretty good price. But when we said we wanted 5 glasses, the waiter said how about a pitcher for $25? $25 for a freakin pitcher of a bourbon county variant. Incredible. I recommend getting over there and getting some.
    Gonzoillini likes this.
  37. C2H5

    C2H5 Jan 7, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    pour it in to a growler and burn out of there!
  38. C2H5

    C2H5 Jan 7, 2012 Illinois
    Beer Trader

    brixies other awesome bier
    stevegoz likes this.
  39. Treebs

    Treebs Apr 18, 2011 Illinois

  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • Return of the Belgian Beer Fest

    BeerAdvocate Brings its All-Belgian Fest to Portland, Maine on September 17, 2016. Tickets are on sale now.

    Learn More
  • Get the Mag

    Become a BeerAdvocate magazine print subscriber today.