Beer Geek Vanilla Shake - Bourbon Barrel-Aged | Mikkeller ApS

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Beer Geek Vanilla Shake - Bourbon Barrel-AgedBeer Geek Vanilla Shake - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: American 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
Ranking:
#68
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
500
pDev:
6.32%
 
 
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437
Gots:
55
Trade:
7
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

01/2017 - Lovely marshmallow, vanilla, wee graham, bourbon up front; sweet, creamy, bourbon, chocolate on body with vanilla lingering; amazing mouthfeel that's chewy and luscious.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: An oily, black pour with brown highlights: length, retention, and lacing are minimal

S: Aroma is well involved with traces of bourbon coinciding to arrays of vanilla fudge, caramel brownies, cocoa, oak, and tones of smoked molasses with faint, whiskey-soaked dark fruit coming on delicately

T: Vanilla surmises the palate in exquisite fashion accompanied by milk chocolate mounds, marshmallows, roasted caramelized-nuts, oak, and coffee infused creamer with traces of fruit, and hints of smoked bark

M: Granted syrupy, rich, and creamy yet mitigated and not cloying sweet. Thus, a moderated thick feel, with apt carbonation and medium heat

O: The barrel plays extremely well with the notes: the whiskey element works immensely – A sensible, and measured effort from the Mikkeller team

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A 11.2 fl. oz. bottle, bottled on 5th September 2016 and a best before date of 5th September 2026. Poured into a snifter glass.

Appearance: Dark dark brown, near black in colour with pretty much no head and no lacing.

Aroma: Vanilla, caramel, cream, chocolate, cocoa, oak and bourbon with hints of alcohol soaked raisin.

Taste: Cocoa, chocolate, caramel, fudge, vanilla, bourbon soaked raisin, oak, bourbon cream with touches of roasty coffee.

Mouthfeel: Creamy, full bodied with low carbonation.

Overall: A very nice sipper with good creamy vanilla and bourbon flavours.

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