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Goose Island Baudoinia

Goose Island Growler from Jim15% ABV. I received this gem from a beer buddy who lives out in Chicago. He went to a beer tasting where they had this on tap and bottled one up for me to try. I lucked out big on this one! Apparently… “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.”
I have several 2012 bourbon county bottles and been drinking it since… Baudoinia is a little better as it is richer, thicker and maybe a little more chocolatey. It’s the same whiskey, and I don’t believe there’s any flavor imparted by the fungus that grows on a barrel. But this does almost seem to have a heftier wood flavor, as if the oak were more wild, untamed. Rough edges of wood, vanilla, smoke. Almost scotch smoky whiskey character. Much more mellow than the regular BCBS nonetheless. What a beer!
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One comment on “Goose Island Baudoinia

  1. Adam
    November 25, 2013

    Damn, that looks and sounds amazing!! I need to move back to the US ASAP!

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