Beer Geek Vanilla Shake - Mikkeller ApS
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4.44/5 rDev +3.7%
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....
09-18-2013 22:25:04 | More by williamjbauer
4.38/5 rDev +2.3%
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.
Overall, it's pretty spectacular. It's really just what I'm looking for, being a fan of the dark, chewy stuff.
09-22-2013 03:08:52 | More by RickS95
Beer Geek Vanilla Shake from Mikkeller ApS
95 out of 100 based on 390 ratings.