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Beer Geek Vanilla Shake (Bourbon Edition) - Mikkeller ApS

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99
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90 Ratings
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Ratings: 90
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 7.22%
Wants: 142
Gots: 24 | FT: 4
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Denmark

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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.

(Beer added by: johnsonni on 02-16-2014)
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.58/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Thanks Steve!

6oz poured into TG snifter.

Appearance- black bodied beer with no head. swirling with make a medium brown head that barely makes a thin cap. thick legs on the side of the glass after each sip or swirl.

Smell- lots of vanilla and bourbon. dark roasty coffee. chocolates. this smells fanfrickntastic! the beer has this maple thing going on in the nose even though no maple syrup was used to brew this beer.

Taste- really sweet upfront and a deep lingering bitterness on the back end of this beer. soo much vanilla. great vanilla flavor that tastes like the real deal not artificial at all. nice dose of bourbon too. in the of the beer middle I taste some light notes of both smoke & leather. beer finishes out with deep roasted espresso that is almost acrid. great balance. well done barrel notes. really really tasty beer.

Mouthfeel- medium bodied beer almost full bodied. thick, oily chewy mouthfeel. low carbonation levels, but adequately carbonated. not boozey at all. even a room temperature the beer is mellow in reguards to noticeable booze with this beer.

Overall- this is the best barrel aged mikkeller beer out there. I hope that you have deep pockets for this 12oz bottle of beer because that's what it will take at $38 for 12 oz. despite the fact that it is this over the top costly beer, I really enjoyed this beer a lot. the nose and mouthfeel are its best attributes and they definitely accentuate the flavor profile of this beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2014 09:23:19 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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MattSweatshirt

Texas

4.58/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black with a little brown head served in a little Mikkeller glass. Tons of brown film while swirling. Looks imposing and delicious.

Tons of vanilla, chocolate, and bourbon barrel in general. Wow.

Super smooth and creamy. Lots of rich chocolate and vanilla flavor and sweetness. It's almost like dunking a chocolate chip cookie in some bourbon. Slight warmth from the spirit. Some slight roast/coffee. Totally dominated with chocolate and vanilla flavor. Wow.

I loved this thing and need more.

Serving type: on-tap

07-22-2014 14:31:41 | More by MattSweatshirt
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canadianghetto

Texas

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

07-18-2014 20:16:48 | More by canadianghetto
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Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -7%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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Florida

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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Maryland

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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Maryland

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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Florida

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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New York

4.25/5  rDev -7%

06-28-2014 02:10:54 | More by Roze
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Ireland

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-24-2014 11:50:28 | More by BogBoyJD
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Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

06-23-2014 01:00:19 | More by bootdown21
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samba

Sweden

5/5  rDev +9.4%

06-21-2014 11:14:25 | More by samba
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beernads

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -7%

06-21-2014 01:24:43 | More by beernads
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legend8706

Virginia

5/5  rDev +9.4%

06-18-2014 16:26:22 | More by legend8706
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mportnoy

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

06-18-2014 15:40:38 | More by mportnoy
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

06-16-2014 19:58:48 | More by iL0VEbeer
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JohnnieNepal

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

06-12-2014 13:08:22 | More by JohnnieNepal
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PatB1987

Illinois

5/5  rDev +9.4%

06-10-2014 16:45:45 | More by PatB1987
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Sarge3130

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -12.5%

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Sweden

4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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UCLABrewN84

California

4.38/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle pour at the post-FWIBF bottle share held at the Adelaide Inn in Paso Robles, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla bean, bourbon, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, char, vanilla, and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness and an alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with a bourbon barrel aged presence that works well with the base beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2014 19:14:50 | More by UCLABrewN84
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DeanMoriarty

California

4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

06-04-2014 22:19:26 | More by DeanMoriarty
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

5/5  rDev +9.4%

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Tele

California

4.44/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: 5 Pitch black with a dark tan, almost brown head. The head is a thing if beauty. So uniform and clean looking as if it were on nitro.

S: 4.5 Huge vanilla up front followed closely by roasted malt and coffee. A bit of caramel and molasses as well. Not much barrel until it warms, then there's a hint of bourbon.

T: 4.25 Like the nose, huge coffee and sweet vanilla followed quickly by roasted malt and some bitterness. As it warms, there are dark fruits and a little barrel character, but the vanilla an coffee still dominate.

M: 4.75 So rich and creamy. It is like a shake, yet it still goes down really easily. It's only flaw is that it's a tiny bit too dry at then end.

O: 4.5 Really interesting and intense. The vanilla and coffee are definitely still the dominant flavors/aromas, but the barrel seems to balance everything out a bit. A bit more bourbon character would be nice, but the chewy thick mouth feel almost makes up for it.

Serving type: on-tap

06-03-2014 23:33:52 | More by Tele
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Beer Geek Vanilla Shake (Bourbon Edition) from Mikkeller ApS
99 out of 100 based on 90 ratings.