Beer Geek Cocoa Shake
Mikkeller ApS

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Mikkeller ApS
Oatmeal Stout
Ranked #25
Ranked #3,125
4.2 | pDev: 9.52%
May 29, 2023
Aug 13, 2014
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Rated by pathman from Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
05/20/23 draft @ The Whale
May 29, 2023
Rated: 4.19 by shelby415 from Oregon

Jan 01, 2023
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Reviewed by Eddieeight from Ohio

4.36/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Well this was purchased as a single in a 16 oz can, not a bottle like the picture on beer advocate shows. The can says it's a limited series, but i don't know what's limited about it - maybe that it's in a can? Oh well, the label is rather plain and shows a guy sipping a coffee with another guy in the coffee who's sipping a coffee with another guy in that coffee. It may go on further, but the picture is too small and i can't see it. This can popped open with a burst that sprayed my computer and dribbled down my hand into a mass of stickiness. Poured out a deep dark brown with a dark tan head that rose at least 3 inches, holy crap i've never seen a head like that before. After a minute or so it died down and i took a sniff. The scent is pretty typical of a stout, chocolate and coffee. But it's a bit metallic, and not the greatest of smells. The taste is overwhelmingly like the nose, lots of chocolate on the front, and bitter coffee beans rolling up on the back end. Notes of hazelnut nutella and vanilla add to the completion of the wash. I mean, the label doesn't lie, as it indicates it has these ingredients in it, so it certainly delivers on its promise. Mouthfeel is medium thick and moderate carbonation. Overall, a meaty drink that is like a beer version of a mocha espresso, I'm digging it. And at 13% I have to give it credit as a big brew. I like it. I would drink this again. Not unique enough to earn my top marks, but quite respectable for what it is.
Mar 19, 2022
Rated: 4.52 by mishi_d from Romania

Nov 28, 2021
Rated: 4.24 by Duncian from Pennsylvania

Mar 05, 2021
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Jun 18, 2020
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Reviewed by Guaro from Italy

4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Total black with irregular hazelnut head with little hold. Scent of vanilla, chocolate dessert, toasted barley, dark fruit, ash and earthy. On the palate, a sweet impact that incorporates the olfactory scents, a delicious chocolate cake, fruit in alcohol, nuts and a bitter and herbaceous finish which, together with the toasts, balances and cleans the breasts. As the temperature warms, the alcoholic warmth makes its way massively. Full body creamy and low carbonation. Delicious.
May 14, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by mcthfg from Korea (South)

Nov 17, 2019
Rated: 4.32 by arzt from Germany

Nov 12, 2019
Rated: 4.25 by MaxOhle from Illinois

Jul 03, 2019
Rated: 4.31 by icemanls4 from Switzerland

Apr 26, 2019
Rated: 4.21 by ThatAmateurBeerDrinker from New York

Apr 26, 2019
Rated: 4.08 by Houborg1 from Denmark

Apr 03, 2019
Rated: 4.34 by valianes from Canada (ON)

Mar 13, 2019
Rated: 4.28 by stratusjeans from Washington

Dec 25, 2018
Rated: 4.38 by Cliffy21 from Canada (QC)

Dec 19, 2018
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Reviewed by macrosmatic from Florida

4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Reviewed from notes. Poured from an 11.2 oz. bottle into an El Catador Barrel-Aged glass.

A: Very, very dark brown and opaque. This looks thick during the pour and coats the glass somewhat. Forms a finger's worth of brown head that lasts well. Minimal visible carbonation. This is what an oatmeal stout should look like.

S: Baker’s chocolate and 99% cacao dark chocolate. Some vanilla and roasted malts. Caramel, some burnt toffee, and the slightest amount of char. Rich oatmeal and moist pipe tobacco. It's an amazing chocolate breakfast cereal. Maybe just the slightest bit of anise as well. Nice aroma - huge chocolate without being overly sweet at all.

T: Baker’s chocolate and very dark chocolate, vanilla and lactose (I think). Caramel, roasted malts, and oatmeal. Some very dark roastiness, with mild char again but absolutely no Band-Aid or acridity. Tobacco and just a bit of acerbic burnt flavor (like charred toffee) - I think this is from the roast, and I wouldn't miss it if it were absent. But it remains mild. More dark and bitter chocolate in the hang.

M: A very nice, thick body for an oatmeal stout. Low but as-expected carbonation sensation. The alcohol presence is remarkably mild for a beer that's this big - it doesn't taste more than 8%.

O: I'm not sure this is a personal favorite – it's almost too bitter – but a very impressive entry for style. While this is a style that I generally enjoy, this isn't what I'd typically be looking for when I grab one. But to rate it fairly, it's within style guidelines and I think remarkably well-executed. Personal preference might be 3.8/5.
Nov 04, 2018
Rated: 4.46 by Mooslerfitness from Ohio

Oct 03, 2018
Rated: 4.32 by jroof1 from Massachusetts

Sep 28, 2018
Rated: 4.56 by JamieDuncan from Maryland

Jul 11, 2018
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