Beer Geek Vanilla Shake - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
Mikkeller ApS

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Mikkeller ApS
American Imperial Stout
4.58 | pDev: 6.33%
Jun 11, 2022
Feb 16, 2014
Beer Geek Vanilla Shake - Bourbon Barrel-AgedBeer Geek Vanilla Shake - Bourbon Barrel-Aged
Notes: 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.
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
On tap at Cardinal’s big Brewers’ Night, Pitch black colour, moderate tan head. Intense aroma of vanilla, bourbon, chocolate and oak. Sweet flavour with nearly overwhelming notes of vanilla, also roasted malts, coffee and chocolate, bourbon and oak again, but the hops are very moderate.
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
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Reviewed by terpsnburps from California

4.6/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
One of my favorite BA stouts.
Pours a dark black, with a nice tan head.Not much head retention as its common with some BA beers.
Aroma is amazing, complex and decadent mix of vanilla, chocolatey bourbon, caramelized sugar, cookie dough, with hints of coffee and oak.
Taste is just as good. Smooth bourbon laced chocolate,lots of vanilla, caramelized sugar, followed up by hints of coffee, roasted malts, and oak. Incredible.
Mouthfeel is silky smooth, with a mellow carbonation.
Over all one of my favorite BA stouts. Mikkeller makes some incredible stous, Huge fan of the shake series. The non barrel aged ones can be too sweet for people. But this BA version is damned near perfect, everything comes together so nicely.
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4.39/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Appearance - The beer poured a murky black color with a dark tan head crowning the glass.

Smell - The sweet nose of vanilla and chocolate cakealmost reaches the level of children’s breakfast cereal. But then there is the bourbon. There is no bourbon in children’s breakfast cereal.

Taste - The bourbon leads the taste, with bold notes of chocolate, vanilla, and even a hint of coconut. Black licorice notes were also detectable at times. In the aftertaste, the sweetness of the vanilla stands out among the continuing flavors.

Mouthfeel - The stout was slick with sweetness without the need for gobs of lactose sugar.

Overall - I may like the sweetness of the non-BA version better, but this is very solid.
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4.67/5  rDev +2%
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Wow there is a lot to like here. The base stout big and fudge-y. Everything else compliments rather than overwhelms it. The bourbon barrel is subtle, sweet, and warming. The vanilla is assertive, but luscious and not artificial. The coffee is difficult to discern but does add a nice layer.
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4.65/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Very good head production, and good retention. Body is a deep, dark hue, close to ebony.

Absolutely huge nose, swarming with tones of chocolate and vanilla (and I'm not even sure chocolate is added to this beer). Bourbon is fairly restrained, but adds a nicely sweet mash. No real coffee note. Deep and rich malt base.

Similarly thick, rich, and sweet on the palate, but with plenty of bourbon and oak, lasting all the way through the finish with some boozy heat. Absolutely delicious, with a crazy amount of vanilla, rich chocolate and brown sugar tones, and plenty of coffee, all wrapped in a warm, lush blanket of bourbon. The boozy heat announces the high ABV, but it's incredibly smooth, thick, and drinkable.
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