Beer Geek Vanilla Shake (Bourbon Edition) | Mikkeller ApS

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Beer Geek Vanilla Shake (Bourbon Edition)Beer Geek Vanilla Shake (Bourbon Edition)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
In the beer geek breakfast series – the beer that really put Mikkeller on the map, we decided to shake things up by adding a truck load of vanilla to the french press coffee trick, creating a whole new dimension to the beer that are loved by freaks and geeks worldwide. Not only that, we then placed it in bourbon barrels for 8 months for a truly unique beer experience. It’s dark, dangerous, sweet and incredibly tasty as you would expect, but most of all; it’s ready to conquer your breakfast table routines. Please note: The label is the same as the regular version. This one comes with a limited edition yellow wax.

Brewed at Lervig in Norway.

Added by johnsonni on 02-16-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
405
Reviews:
57
Avg:
4.6
pDev:
6.52%
 
 
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402
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Bottled 5/9/16 ("best buy 5/9/26"); drank 4/22/17 @ the Yarchives.

Brown/black appearance.

A violent pour yielded a small tan head; minimal lace.

Vanilla, rich milk chocolate, port wine & mild oak notes in the nose.

Smooth medium thick mouthfeel.

Rich milk chocolate & oak spice flavors up front; massive vanilla notes on the finish. Mild bourbon heat emerged as this warmed.

This was way up my alley as far as profile, but honestly the barrel aging detracted rather than added to the overall effect; I just wanted more of that chocolate vanilla goodness. Still very good.

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Sweet vanilla

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