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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: 69 | FT: 14
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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4.75/5  rDev +11%

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California

4/5  rDev -6.5%

06-13-2014 05:30:14 | More by sourdog
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Rifugium

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3.61/5  rDev -15.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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ThickNStout

Georgia

4.46/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

330mL bottle from RichD (thanks man!). No apparent bottling date. Served in a Microbrasserie Charlevoix goblet.

Pours oil black with about two fingers of deep tan head. The froth slowly settles to wisps across the surface and a thin halo that only really laces if the glass sets still for a few moments.

The rich nose is full of coffee, sweet cream, vanilla, cocoa and roasty malts.

Tastes outstanding with tons of bitter, roasty and slightly acidic coffee up front. There is still plenty of underlying complexity with dark chocolate, roasted malts, mild smokiness, molasses, subtle vanilla, burnt caramel, faint rolled oats and a hefty dose of booze. The vanilla is not as prominent as I would prefer but still contributes to the delicious layers.

Thick, creamy, hefty body with moderately mild carbonation. Lingering finish with another strong dose of coffee, cocoa, roast and an edge of vanilla.

One of the best entries in the Beer Geek stout series, Vanilla Shake delivers in all categories. Most notably it tastes outstanding and the texture is spot-on. This makes me lament that Milkeller has been pulled from the Georgia market. Worthy.

Serving type: bottle

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California

4.38/5  rDev +2.3%
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Bottle pour at the post-FWIBF bottle share held at the Adelaide Inn in Paso Robles, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that fades to nothing. No lacing on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla bean, and vanilla frosting aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, char, and vanilla bean flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very good beer with fantastic vanilla qualities all around.

Serving type: bottle

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Beer Geek Vanilla Shake from Mikkeller ApS
95 out of 100 based on 368 ratings.