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Beer Geek Vanilla Shake - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 426
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 8.88%
Wants: 165
Gots: 83 | FT: 16
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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 portia99:
Photo of portia99
4.54/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz bottle poured into a Throwback snifter.

A - Pours a pitch black color with practically no light making any penetration into the body. No real head formation, but a thick dark tan collar forms and manages to leave sparse lacing on the glass.

S - No mistaking it...there is a ton of vanilla in here. Alcohol wafts out of the sea of vanilla giving an almost vanilla extract quality to it. Really great, sweet and smooth vanilla...not much else. A faint coffee-ish aroma makes its way thru the vanilla barely and is hard to place exactly as coffee. I also get a really mild, cool and almost minty aroma too. Liquid dessert for sure.

T - Wow...very nice! Far more coffee penetrates into the flavor and takes a firm leading role. Fudgy, chocolatey flavors are rich against the coffee. Vanilla comes in equally strong creating a three way combo of perhaps the worlds 3 greatest flavors - coffee, chocolate, vanilla. Throw in a light caramelly, brown sugary sweetness and the combination of flavors is complete. I've had some liquid candy bars before, but this one makes a strong case for being the best representation I've ever had.

M - Sweet, smooth vanilla, rich fudgy chocolate and dark roasted and bitter coffee...extremely smooth overall. Boozy in the aroma, but hidden rather well in the flavor and feel...only a mild warmth hits the back of the throat on each swallow. Thick and full bodied, rather syrupy in texture. Carbonation is at a lower level...just enough to breathe some life into the beer and present a mild tingle.

O - When I saw the name Vanilla Shake, I had high hopes for this...vanilla laden imperial stout just sounds like a perfect libation...and it lives up to expectations nicely. Really great dessert beer. Could drink a lot of this v ery easily. Will be looking for this one again.

portia99, Oct 02, 2013
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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.

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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

RickS95, Sep 22, 2013
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Beer Geek Vanilla Shake from Mikkeller ApS
95 out of 100 based on 426 ratings.