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Beer Geek Vanilla Shake - Mikkeller ApS

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417 Ratings
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Ratings: 417
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 167
Gots: 80 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
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Denmark

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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1.75/5  rDev -59.2%

aarongia, Jul 13, 2014
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2/5  rDev -53.4%

djmichaelk, Aug 26, 2013
Photo of twiggamortis420
2.71/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle courtesy of fthomasl pours a very viscous black with a small cap of mocha head. Average retention and lace.

Nose is coffee, chocolate, black licorice, herbal hops and alcohol...kind of a strange brew of everything thrown together. Kind of a mess, really. And where the fuck is the vanilla?

Tastes like old Folger's coffee grounds mixed with vodka. Ugh, maybe this is a bad bottle? I dont know but whatever it is is not working right. The viscosity would be appreciated if there was some good flavors here, but this is just a complete mess.

twiggamortis420, Jul 19, 2014
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3/5  rDev -30.1%

StoutSlut, Nov 25, 2013
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3/5  rDev -30.1%

pmarlowe, Dec 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

mendvicdog, May 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

KevSal, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of mklisz
3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

mklisz, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.25/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle opened on 10.7.13

A - Pours a very dark brown with a light brown smaller head with good retention.

S - Oats, coffee, then strong vanilla.

T - Vanilla hits hard at first, then roasted oats and coffee with a bitter finish.

D - Heavy body with a lower carbonation.

O - Flavors are all there, but still not very good. Fake tasting to me.

HuskyinPDX, Oct 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

duceswild, May 08, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

baybum, Nov 15, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -24.2%

TechBrew, Sep 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Wayne17, Jun 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

UnknownKoger, Oct 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Gobzilla, Feb 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

Skrypt, Oct 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

brother_kenneth, Apr 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

topdown, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of Rifugium
3.61/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Bottle from some shop somewhere...I forget.

Black color, opaque, with a small tan head that receded to a small collar, leaving dots of lacing on the glass. Lots of roast in the aroma, coffee, dark malts, cocoa. Taste was similar, big time roast, dark coffee, dark malts, dark chocolate, charred wood. There was really no vanilla to speak of. It was good as a coffee stout, but I expected more of a "vanilla shake" from a beer called "Vanilla Shake." Medium-full body, roasty-bitter mouthfeel, lower carbonation. Booziness was relatively low for a 13% brew, making for a good drinker. Overall worked pretty good as an imperial coffee stout, but with no vanilla in there, it was a let-down.

Rifugium, Jun 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

huskermike12, Aug 19, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

-NESTO-, Sep 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Brdlist, Jun 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Dave_Treat, Sep 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Xthul, Sep 10, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

4DAloveofSTOUT, Oct 13, 2013
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Beer Geek Vanilla Shake from Mikkeller ApS
95 out of 100 based on 417 ratings.