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Beer Geek Vanilla Shake - Mikkeller ApS

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Ratings: 417
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 8.86%
Wants: 167
Gots: 80 | 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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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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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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analogchainsaw, Nov 21, 2013
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osuskin, Nov 17, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

P: 12 fl oz bottle in to a DFH tulip

A: SRM is black. Opaque. Head is brown/chocolate, 1 in, dissipates to cover the top of the beer. Medium lacing. Medium carbonation.

S: Vanilla dominates the nose, but also dark roast malt, coffee, toffee.

T: Vanilla quickly followed up by big dark roast malt, chocolate, coffee. Slight alcohol burn, but it is 13%. Aftertaste is dark roast malt and vanilla.

M: Full body, viscous. Vanilla adds complexity to body. Slightly wet finish.

O: Mikkeller knows how to do the dark stuff for sure. This is great. Vanilla in this is so tasty, but not overdone. This is one of the Mikkeller beers I don't feel so bad about paying $10 for a bottle.

tsauce2, Nov 16, 2013
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Beer Geek Vanilla Shake from Mikkeller ApS
95 out of 100 based on 417 ratings.