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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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#78
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
509
pDev:
6.33%
 
 
Wants:
439
Gots:
55
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 509 |  Reviews: 69
Reviews by 4lo:
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4.84/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
5/5  rDev +9.2%
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 -7.9%
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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4/5  rDev -12.7%

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4.59/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Everydayoff
4.7/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2016 batch, on-tap served in a Mikkeller stemmed glass at Mikkeller Bangkok.

Sinful black with some deep ruddy brown hue along the edge when hits the light, rich tan frothy head builds up to stand for a while before subsiding to some foamy sheet atop and leaving plenty of refined yet sticky lace sip by sip.

In a nose, the aroma delicately comprises of big vanilla, very rich dark and creamy chocolate, cocoa, mocha, caramel, dark bread, toasted biscuit, charred nut, also with some touch of bourbon that is reminiscent of oaky, woody, spicy, and mellow fruit.

Chocolate fudge, dark and creamy chocolate, cocoa, mocha, vanilla, caramel, dark bread, toasted biscuit, charred nut, all of these flavors are harmoniously blended up creating super delicious and luscious taste. Bourbon barrel yields more complexity with its spicy, woody oak, and some mellow fruitiness profile. It is vanilla and sweet overall but in very good way and not that cloying as it is counterbalanced by all those delicacy and tasty tang.

Full and rich body but not that too sticky with some carbonation to yield smoothness and some crisp mouthfeel through the palate, finish is pleasantly dry.

This one is just really close to flawless. Completely blow me away, complex, solid, tasty, and alcohol is very well hidden, could never be missed. I also keep one bottle for cellaring and will see how it is developed by year to come.

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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.22/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.56/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.9/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.44/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.15/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -12.7%

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4.66/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.92/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

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4.79/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.42/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of mserviam
3.94/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: black, little light brown head disappears quickly
S: Vanilla with some nutty chocolate. Sharpness of the vanilla mellows as it warms.
T: Chocolate, some coffee bitterness with a nice bourbon alcohol finish.
M: Creamy, low carbonation.
O: Glad I got this one on tap at Mikkeller and Friends before it was gone. An outstanding barrel aged stout. Not overly sweet as I'd expected from the vanilla infusion with the right hint of bourbon finish. The alcohol tasted comes more from the barrel than the high ABV. The flavors of this beer unite, living up to the name of "Shake."

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5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.49/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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Beer Geek Vanilla Shake - Bourbon Barrel-Aged from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 4.58 out of 5 with 509 ratings