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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
Reviews:
54
Ratings:
374
Avg:
4.61
pDev:
6.72%
 
 
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Reviews by 4DAloveofSTOUT:
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4.63/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz poured into HF wine stem.

Appearance- dark black bodied beer with thick cap of dark brown head. Head drops quickly down to a scant ring around the glass Thick legs on the side of the glass after each sip or swirl.

Smell- lots of vanilla and bourbon. dark roasty coffee. chocolate. this smells fanfrickntastic! the beer has this maple thing going on in the nose even though no maple syrup was used to brew this beer.

Taste- really sweet upfront and a deep lingering bitterness on the back end of this beer. soo much vanilla. great vanilla flavor that tastes like the real deal not artificial at all. nice dose of bourbon too. in the of the beer middle I taste some light notes of smoke & moderate oak notes. beer finishes out with deep roasted espresso that is almost acrid. great balance. well done barrel notes. really really tasty beer.

Mouthfeel- medium bodied beer almost full bodied. thick, oily and chewy mouthfeel. low carbonation levels, but adequately carbonated. not boozey at all. even a room temperature the beer is mellow in reguards to noticeable booze with this beer.

Overall- this is the best barrel aged mikkeller beer out there and also the best mikkeller beer that I have drank by a long shot. I hope that you have deep pockets for this 12oz bottle of beer because that's what it will take at around $38 for 12 oz. of this beer; despite the fact that it is this is an over the top costly beer, I really enjoyed this beer a lot. the nose and mouthfeel are its best attributes and they definitely accentuate the flavor profile of this beer. Super sweet dessert stout that has a nice dark roastiness to balance the sweetness of all that vanilla.

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Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
5/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drank this with Mikkel sitting 5 feet from me on the TG patio at their EPIC bottle share. Mikkel brought this as well as BA Brunch Weasel....both were out of this world!! Tons of Burbon but ultra smooth!!!

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Photo of dlino11
4.22/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured dark with a nice thick consistency. Smell did not reveal a lot of vanilla to me. At first the taste of the beer resembled Dark Lord but followed with vanilla and minor barrel flavor. Will have again.

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