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Beer Geek Vanilla Shake - Mikkeller ApS

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368 Ratings
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Ratings: 368
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 161
Gots: 71 | FT: 15
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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Connecticut

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Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

10-15-2013 04:13:51 | More by LotsofLupulin
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dar482

New York

4.71/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The beer comes in a black color with a brown mocha head.

The aroma has an aroma of vanilla bean coffee with some bittersweet coffee and roasty malt.

The flavor follows of bittersweet coffee and chocolate along with roasted malt. There's a good amount of sweetness with the thick body and it's all wrapped around a vanilla bean sweetness.

The beer is a thick thick stout that hides its ABV extremely well with pronounced vanilla. This is the best version of the Beer Geeks I've had.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2013 01:37:58 | More by dar482
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MWolverines66

New York

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

10-15-2013 00:53:10 | More by MWolverines66
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MITCHELLMPLS

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

10-14-2013 12:59:03 | More by MITCHELLMPLS
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Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

10-14-2013 12:31:11 | More by kodt
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Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

10-13-2013 17:52:09 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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starrdogg

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -6.5%

10-12-2013 15:26:48 | More by starrdogg
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South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

10-12-2013 12:02:02 | More by Damian74Shensky
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teamwiggum

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

10-12-2013 03:26:38 | More by teamwiggum
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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

10-12-2013 01:02:36 | More by bpfrush
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Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.5%

10-11-2013 22:19:38 | More by egrace84
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

10-11-2013 02:32:00 | More by tommyguz
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Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

10-11-2013 02:02:43 | More by Hallertau
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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

10-10-2013 02:23:13 | More by jrallen34
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krl2112

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

10-10-2013 01:27:20 | More by krl2112
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chippo33

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

10-09-2013 04:56:37 | More by chippo33
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cosmonick

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

10-07-2013 22:01:14 | More by cosmonick
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deadonhisfeet

Kentucky

4.26/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a Lost Abbey Teku. The pour is jet black and oily-looking with very low carbonation, but a rough pour manages to produce a dark, sinister-looking lacing on top. Really like the nose on this beer. Lots of fudge, coffee, and creamy sweet vanilla.

Full body, velvety feel, and lots of flavor. The vanilla and malt hit you first, teasing you with a creamy, candy-like sweetness tinged with dark bakers chocolate. The thick, viscous feel almost fools you into thinking you really are drinking a milkshake, then the coffee notes charge in. The coffee here is just as strong and bitter as it was in Beer Geek Breakfast (a beer I did not like). Here though, with the malt and vanilla notes to balance it, the intense bitterness seems much better-suited to the profile. Sweetness or no sweetness though, that bitterness definitely lingers behind, leaving a lasting coffee and unsweetened chocolate flavor that goes on and on.

This beer is definitely better than Beer Geek Breakfast. Same intensely-bitter flavor, but with more sweetness to balance it out. Nevertheless, I find the coffee flavor almost overwhelmingly bitter and lacking in that richness that great coffee has. Still, if you're standing in the craft beer section of your bottle shop thinking of buying a bottle of this and a bottle of Beer Geek Breakfast, just get two bottles of this.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2013 00:10:45 | More by deadonhisfeet
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BarryMFBurton

Indiana

4.3/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Celebrating an incredible Colts win against the (formerly) undefeated Seahawks with a beer I’ve been dreaming about for weeks. Cheers!

A: Deep, shining black body under a fizzy mocha-colored head – pours so thick that it swallows up the retention in a matter of seconds, leaving only dusty swirls of brown color on top.

S: Holy hell, this is hands-down the sweetest nose I have ever come across. Even a brief whiff sends up a rush of dense, milky vanilla ice cream, chocolate cake frosting, and butterscotch scents – reminiscent of crème brûlée, both the dessert and the beer – with an afterthought of rich Italian espresso. Slight hint of booze, too, though it’s mostly covered up by the sugar.

T: Complex sweetness that comes at you with remarkable intensity, just bordering on cloying. Brownie batter gooeyness, whipped cream, maple syrup, burnt caramel, and vanilla extract that’s nearly an overdose – it’s all here, with the surprisingly strong heat of bourbon, robust, spicy hops, and the occasional glance of mint. But the best part is the roasted finish. The palate dries with heat (especially from the hop flavors), but it truly takes on another form as the coffee and smoke tones come in to close it out. The aftertaste is mainly crisp burnt toast, but it has some residual sweetness that leaves the taste of pure caramel on the tongue for quite some time.

M: Has the consistency of a root beer float after much of the ice cream has melted: dense, creamy, frothy. The oatmeal in this stout has created a texture that truly capitalizes on the milkshake sweetness, allowing this beer to live up to its name even more.

O: Remarkable, especially for a massive beer in a style full of massive beers. The spicy dryness balances what can only be described as a decadent malt bill, working like a match made in heaven – though, believe me, one glass is more than enough. Another excellent, interesting beer from Mikkeller.

Serving type: bottle

10-06-2013 22:32:28 | More by BarryMFBurton
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

10-05-2013 05:52:13 | More by vrbulldog22
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pkalix

California

4.56/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

highest rated mikkeller I've had yet. and 13% ? ?
straight black, with double thick chocolate milk topping and lacing. serious issue in the aroma dept, though. I just sprayed some vanilla spray at the bug walking across the ceiling and this smells just like it; so i'm not certain if it's the brew or the spray i'm smelling although I believe it is the brew.... very nice though....
after tasting this I am certain it IS the brew. this is truly a vanilla shake. very well done. nice stout. nice coffee notes, nice cocoa; very nice vanilla... strong aroma of sweet flavors. almost a novelty brew at this point except it's very tasty and very high abv. and the thickness and categorization as a stout authenticates the brew! as I sit here, with the fan blowing and watching the ball game, I get a distinct vanilla aroma from this coming off the glass. this is nearly a masterpiece, if you're into novelty beer. It MUST be classified as 'novelty'. it would be a great dripping over some vanilla ice cream. it would good on the rocks. maybe even pureed? it belongs in its own right as a beer, although it IS very sweet and I will rate it as such. still great for its category!!!!

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 01:03:02 | More by pkalix
Beer Geek Vanilla Shake from Mikkeller ApS
95 out of 100 based on 368 ratings.