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Beer Geek Vanilla Shake - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 412
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 169
Gots: 79 | FT: 17
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Vanilla Shake it is newest member of the great Beer Geek family. Oatmeal stout with coffee, and lots of vanilla.

(Beer added by: Rollzroyce21 on 08-15-2013)
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Reviews by facundoCNB:
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4.51/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

a deep brown/black pour with a finger of dark brown head.. beer poured VERY thick like motor oil.

aromas of vanilla beans, creme brulee, coffee, toffee, cocoa... this realy does smell fabulous, very sweet aromas, very dessert-like, very candy-like.

my goodness, this doesn't even taste like a beer.. tons of vanilla, coffee, milk chocolate, dark chocolate, creme brulee, licorice, roasted grains.. think of a stout, and then think of it tasting like a werthers original candy, but more vanilla than butterscotch. that's what this is pretty much.

a full body beer, very thick yet silky smooth going down due to low carbonation.

this is a fantastic beer, but the price may be a very hard point for some people. it's totally worth trying once, but such a small bottle for about $12 + shipping from belgium does hit the pocket hard.. since i was already placing an order with the site for a bunch of other beers, i decided to throw this on my cart, and am damn glad i did.

facundoCNB, Aug 30, 2013
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Served from bottle in a TG snifter

Pours deep dark brown with a thin half finger bubbly ecru head with min retention, moderate lacing.

Smells like a vanilla candle, pretty awesome, with a touch of booze and flaked oats on the nose. Taste starts with candi sweetness, strong vanilla notes, almost overpowering, with delightful oatmeal cleansing the palate and moderate warming booze that finishes the journey.

Very pleasant smooth, creamy, almost near watery body with moderate etoh.

Amazing strongly vanilla forward oatmeal stout with a great mouthfeel. Not worth $15 to buy another one at only 12oz but great to try once. You buy, and I will drink it....

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It doesn't appear to be much out of the ordinary. It's thick and black, and by thick and black, I mean really thick and really black. It's liquid coal. The head is a bit lacking, somewhat a given considering the strength, but it's brown bubbles with little retention and no lacing.

Everything in the nose is fairly subdued and non-aggressive. Vanilla, roasted malts, toffee and chocolate are present and accounted for, but again, they show restraint.

The taste is awfully good. With the vanilla and sweet chocolate, it resembles a strong milk stout. With your eyes closed, you can see the vanilla shake being portrayed.

Extremely smooth and creamy. A bit sweet. Some heat from the ABV. While creamy, still just a bit grainy due to the high malt bill. Only when it's too warm does the heat from the ABV work the throat a bit too much. Full bodied and then some. Goes down a little too easy.

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Beer Geek Vanilla Shake from Mikkeller ApS
95 out of 100 based on 412 ratings.