Beer Geek Cocoa Shake | Mikkeller ApS

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Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.12%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by jme015 on 08-13-2014

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72
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282
pDev:
9.79%
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Photo of Hallu
4.54/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I usually don't like stouts brewed with chocolate, because usually it's an American brewery doing it, and they put rubbish chocolate in, too sweet, not enough cocoa. Mikkeller didn't make the same mistake. This is pure dark chocolate that's in this, very complex. And you find those flavours in the beer : the sharp bitterness, the smokiness, the wood notes... On top of that it's a strong stout without the chocolate. There's tobacco and leather notes, and it's not sweet at all. The genius is that usually with strong not sweet stouts you have booze notes too present, alongside dark fruits, almost a winy taste. This is not the case here. It's full bodied yes, sticky, but not sweet nor does it feel too heavy. The alcohol is nicely balanced by the strong flavour. This is an amazing stout. Don't let the "oatmeal stout" style fool you, it's very different from most oatmeal stouts out there, it's rich and complex, a pure delight.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It pours a pitch black motor oil body with a nice mocha head. It smells like a nice dark chocolate with some orange zest. You've got also some red berries notes and vanilla.
Big bitterness in the taste with a big earthy hop character. Cocoa and espresso notes are present. Burnt chicory. No booziness at all despite the very high abv. It's quite drinkable even if it might be overly bitter. It might hits me hard later

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Photo of joaopmgoncalves
4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured to a Cantillon taster.

A: Body is pitch black, having very little to no carbonation. The end is formed only in the end of the pour with a light brown head. No retention, some lacing and very syrupy.
S: The aroma is very strong of chocolate, coffee and roasted malts. There's also some plums here I guess. The aroma is really sweet.
T: Taste starts off to a milky chocolate, turning to a more dark chocolate and along the way, taste gets more bitter with chocolate and hops, finishing in a bright Imperial Stout finish of great sweetness and low bitterness from hops but high from chocolate and roastiness.
M: Body is high. Carbonation is medium to low. Alcohol is almost unnoticeable, but for a 12.1% ABV beer, this is a feat.
O: Mikkeller is the thing on imperial stouts. I'm grateful for this beer.

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Photo of Dzu
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerBucks
3.92/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of igl
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Dougwillhike
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Abe_Froman
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MTKATL
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NickThePyro
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of The_Beergery
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

330 ml bottle. Pours a deep brown black with a thin ring of tan froth which dissipates quickly, but is regenerated with swirling later. Aromas are dominated by dark dried fruits, cherries and raisins, dark chocolates and cocoas, roasted malts and some coffee. Taste starts off sweet - dried fruits, bourbon-like booziness, but quickly turns bitter - dark bitter chocolates and cocoa, and then a bittersweet mix of these two flavours into the finish. In the mouth, it feels full bodied, with some carbonation bite, creamy and oily and coats the mouth quite slickly. Massive, complex oatmeal stout with something for everyone in it.

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Photo of DanGeo
3.79/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of stephenlee
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Everydayoff
4.52/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On-tap served in a stemmed glass at Mikkeller Bangkok.

Jet inky black in color, it tops with thick creamy tan head that well retains itself with very good retention before slowly collapsing to some bubble film atop and leaving plenty of lacing patch and spot here and there.

The aroma makes me wow. It is all the way with cocoa that comes in very full scale reminding of intense cocoa beverage, creamy cocoa, and cocoa powder. Coffee and chocolate is there and not being sunken with its milky chocolate and black coffee flavor as well as roasted, subtle licorice, and some smoke. Malt is there too with notes of dark bread, vanilla, and caramel while hop with suggestion of wee earthiness undertone.

The palate sensation is coated and covered by sweetness and cocoa. Yes, it is sweet overall but totally not that cloying with touch of coffee, chocolate, roasted, vanilla, caramel, dark bread, some smokiness, and licorice to leverage. There is some bitterness at the end from both earthy hop and roasted along with big residual cocoa sweetness that is quite lasting well in the aftertaste.

The body is full with some sticky touch through the palate. Smooth through the mouthfeel with some crisp and moderate carbonation to carry all the things well, finish is pleasantly dry.

Supreme cocoa Stout, it won't go wrong and nearly flawless if you love cocoa same time as beer. Alcohol is well hidden thought underneath its rich cocoa profile.

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Photo of Jhfinn
3.79/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Martine
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Glossing over the inky black, headless stolid body and the cocoa porridge drowned nose, you get something especially special with that flavour.

This is very different, ashy on a whole 'nother level. I've had some RIS's that have tasted like a put out cigarette but this is as if one has a firework down the back of the throat. Synthetic smoke and ash, like the kind of smoke machines you get at nightclubs. It is incredibly pungent, but in a sweet, meaty and dry sauna way. I'd imagine it's akin to pouring mocha and cedar wood oil over dy coals and inhaling the fumes.

I'm not sure if it's the oats, I'm not sure if it's the alcohol, but if I had to assign a label to this beer, I'd have to come up with something new; Post-burnt, or something of that ilk.

It's very different. Very dry. But very good.

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Photo of thoglund
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Tukiluka
4.49/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rderedin
3/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jcoleMA66
3.79/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GuyFawkes
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Unknown vintage; drank 12/19/15 @ the Palace.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Black/brown appearance.

Nice dark tan head; strong lace.

Sharp dark chocolate, chalk & faint booze heat notes in the nose.

Thick mouthfeel.

Bakers chocolate, cocoa & cream flavors up front; chalk notes on the finish. A nice roasty stout.

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Photo of thisXwar
4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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