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Beer Geek Vanilla Shake (Bourbon Edition) - Mikkeller ApS

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198 Ratings
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Ratings: 198
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 7.22%
Wants: 286
Gots: 41 | FT: 11
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: johnsonni on 02-16-2014

In the beer geek breakfast series – the beer that really put Mikkeller on the map, we decided to shake things up by adding a truck load of vanilla to the french press coffee trick, creating a whole new dimension to the beer that are loved by freaks and geeks worldwide. Not only that, we then placed it in bourbon barrels for 8 months for a truly unique beer experience. It’s dark, dangerous, sweet and incredibly tasty as you would expect, but most of all; it’s ready to conquer your breakfast table routines. Please note: The label is the same as the regular version. This one comes with a limited edition yellow wax.

Brewed at Lervig in Norway.
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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kristougher
4.56/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Thishops4u
5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of HoldenDurden
4.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dlino11
4.22/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured dark with a nice thick consistency. Smell did not reveal a lot of vanilla to me. At first the taste of the beer resembled Dark Lord but followed with vanilla and minor barrel flavor. Will have again.

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4.11/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jplopez21
4.47/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nightrain87
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheKmac
4.08/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ojgio
4.85/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of alexk307
4.9/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of _RL_
4.7/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brians52
5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of wordemupg
4.42/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

330ml gold waxed bottle poured into tulip 3/12/15, can't thank kumatmebrew enough for this one

A mortar oil black right out of the bottle, even an angry pour gives just a dark thin fast falling film that leaves no lace

S smells like liquid fudge, vanilla, sweetened coffee, sooooo much chocolate of all forms its ridiculous, not a whole lot of barrel but a little bourbon in the background, hard to believe I'm smelling a beer smells like desert

T again its like drinking liquid fudge and chocolate syrup, again the barrel plays only a minor role, the 13% is nearly invisible, a little char, dark roasted espresso grinds, but its like drinking fudge

M chewy liquid, super thick but almost flat, sticky on my lips, no heat, maybe more on the finish then anywhere else

O crazy brew here, remind me more of a chocolate liqueur then anything, interesting beer drinking experience

not exactly what I was expecting but amazing stuff, so rich, so intense, hard to believe its a beer, worth seeking out

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4.78/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.39/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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5/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of badboy7113
4.15/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of duceswild
4.49/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MalibuKenny
4.96/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

2014 batch poured from bottle to sniffer glass

A: Poured like a thin syrup, dark and cling to glass

S: There is no denying there is vanilla in the brew, and the coffee is very aromatic.

T: Gawd! So many characters to identify, I have to take multiple sips and wade through each one. One sip for vanilla, one sip for coffee, one sip for bourbon. Altogether, definitely a creamy smooth shake.

F: Such a heavy feel in the mouth that you might have to smack you lips a couple times after each sip.

O: Definitely near the top of this category of barrel aged adjunct stouts. Simply amazing. Does it justify the price to order and ship from oversea? To each his own I supposed. I'm just glad we ordered a CASEFUL :)

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4.42/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.02/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NHbeerguy
4.51/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bunuelian
4.6/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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Beer Geek Vanilla Shake (Bourbon Edition) from Mikkeller ApS
100 out of 100 based on 198 ratings.