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Beer Geek Vanilla Shake - Mikkeller ApS

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427 Ratings
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Ratings: 427
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 166
Gots: 83 | 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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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Steffano, Dec 28, 2013
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4.69/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A - Midnight brown with edges of light coffee. Dark khaki head settles quickly with low lace.

S - Really nice nose. Sweet coffee, vanilla, Oreo cookie cream, burnt molasses.

T - Outrageous profile. Fresh brewed coffee, huge vanilla cream note, almond, molasses, Oreo cookies, touch of oatmeal, dry char, thick milk chocolate, a hint of anise, bitter cocoa nibs, caramel.

M - Perfect. Thick, silky, creamy.

O - Mikkeller is a master of the style, and this is might be his best stout to date.

vfgccp, Dec 27, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Danimal25, Dec 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

MystikCelt, Dec 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

josephwa, Dec 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

pkao, Dec 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

ahermsen, Dec 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

jason_nwx, Dec 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

topdown, Dec 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -30.1%

pmarlowe, Dec 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

derkfromwi, Dec 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

XmnwildX12, Dec 09, 2013
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4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle

A: Black with a dark tan head

S: Vanilla, coffee, chocolate

T: The name of this beer, Vanilla Shake, is pretty accurate. There is a ton of vanilla and it works great with the chocolate, coffee, roasted barley and sugar. This beer is pretty sweet and there's not much bitterness but its not cloying, it works. Not much alcohol presence.

M: Pretty thick, great body

O: Maybe the best I've had from Mikkeller, its like a thicker FBS with more Vanilla. Really good stuff. Could be a bit sweet for those who don't like sweeter beers, but I think that its very well done for a sweet beer.

anteater, Dec 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

blabaer, Dec 07, 2013
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BYOFB, Dec 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

drebrew, Nov 29, 2013
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socalbrewlvr, Nov 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

IPAkindaguy, Nov 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

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

StoutSlut, Nov 25, 2013
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4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 33cL bottle into a brandy snifter.

A: Pitch-black and viscous with no head until the very end, when a mocha-dark half-head forms. Opaque. Heavy lacing.

S: The vanilla is strong and excellent and welcome. Strong boozy undercurrents hint at bourbon and/or chocolate. I love this.

T: The taste is thick cocoa, obvious vanilla, light booze, moderate roasted malt, milk chocoalte, and nutty coffee. A distant metallic character, especially on the distant aftertaste that may just be bitterness.

M: Thick as a milkshake. Damn. I have never felt anything quite like this.

O: A wonderful beer that is so oppressively thick and flavorful as to be almost overwhelming. It's not one-dimensional, but it batters the tastebuds into submission.

Paired with Theo dark chocolate (enrichens the beer), coffee dark chocolate (makes the beer taste more boozy and the chocolate more sweet), and coconut curry milk chocolate (amazing chocolate, overpowers even this beer).

AgentMunky, Nov 25, 2013
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Drtfinelli, Nov 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Kevinhcraig, Nov 19, 2013
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RHVC59, Nov 19, 2013
Beer Geek Vanilla Shake from Mikkeller ApS
95 out of 100 based on 427 ratings.