Beer Geek Vanilla Shake | Mikkeller ApS

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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:
Vanilla Shake it is newest member of the great Beer Geek family. Oatmeal stout with coffee, and lots of vanilla.

Added by Rollzroyce21 on 08-15-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
990
Reviews:
172
Avg:
4.32
pDev:
8.1%
 
 
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248
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Photo of Avatar113
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Phineasco
4.29/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pitch black with 2 inch tan head.
Smell: Dark chocolate, dried fruit, plums, and raisins.
Taste: Rich dark chocolate, bitter bite, dried fruit, caramel, and raisins.
Mouthfeel: Thick and chewy. A big beer.
Overall: A good imperial stout, but disappointed with the absence of vanilla.

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Photo of Spinaltapped
4.28/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Dark chocolate with a half finger of dark khaki head, weak lacing, mostly opaque.

Smell: Rich vanilla extract, dark chocolate, brown sugar, tootsie roll, light burnt sugar.

Taste: Heavy creme brule, vanilla extract, milk chocolate, burnt sugar, heavily sweetened vanilla latte, a good hit of booze.

Feel: Heavy end of medium bodied, coats the mouth, thick and slick mouthfeel.

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4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing opaque black in the glass with a thin brown head that dissipates to a ring around the glass with light lacing. Aroma of semi-sweet dark toasted malt, vanilla and only hints of coffee and chocolate; there really is a vanilla shake impression in there. Flavor follows; semi-sweet dark toasted malt, vanilla, cocoa, light coffee; the vanilla giving it a light marshmallow note. Finishes with dark malt and some coffee, nuts and hop bitterness that is not as obvious in the early taste. Medium bodied with ligth creaminess. Another great entry in this Geek series. The vanilla is handled very well and melds nicely with the malt. Coffee is faint (there is actually more chocolate flavor than cofee), but there is distinct coffee bitterness in the finish which fits in with the hops. ABV well covered. A fine late night dessert stout, the caffeine not withstanding.

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4.39/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours a thick velvety black with no head and some dark brown lacing. Nearly No carbonation visible.

A: very smooth vanilla and chocolate with a mellow light roasted malt.

F: lots off chocolate and vanilla up front followed by a hit of roasted malts and coffee. Cofffee finishes.

M: full body and very smooth. Nice! A little bitter coffee and some roasted malts after. Just a hint of the alcohol.

O: exceptional beer. The name really says it all, it really is a chocolate vanilla shake.

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4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biggoon16
4.4/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RobinLee
4.13/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MTKATL
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AngusOg
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SMH_NWI
4.37/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kmkapalka
4.01/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MeLoynes
4.26/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of akk14
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of izzyismyrott
4.27/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ummswimmin
4.18/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dleiner
4.23/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bruno74200
4.56/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The look is deep darkness with only a one finger mocha head.
It smells almost like a RIS with aside the coffee, vanilla and coffee some tangerine and orange. Also some nuts. Some booziness but not that much. Earthy.
Well it's melted marshmallow with the vanilla and some smoke or even burnt notes, but also ristretto coffee and cocoa nib. Very roasted. Some more vanilla like vanilla ice cream. The hop is there no doubt with a big earthy presence. The taste is very balanced.
The mouthfeel is thick and chewy. Tinkling carbonation.
Well one more time this a world class beer from Mikkeller very well crafted at De Proef. It's impressively bold and balanced. I can't believe that's at 13% ABV. It's one of the most drinkable imperial stout I ever had.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bshefftz
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of OrangeMen
4.19/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2016 vintage
~ 6 months from bottling date

Appearance- Pours a black color, slight brown hues, opaque. Thin layer of frothy, medium tan colored head. Alcohol legs stain glass with a brown film-like layer. Small patches of head lacing.

Aroma- Earthy vanilla beans, sweet creaminess. Sweet chocolates, dark fruits, oatmeal raisin cookies. Rich molasses, brown sugar. Mild roasted malt, cocoa powder, tinge of alcohol.

Taste- Milk chocolates, bittersweet cocoa, dark chocolates, vanilla cream, marshmallow. Rich molasses, brown sugar, dark fruits, raisins. Roasted malt, slight char, coffee, alcohol notes.

Feel- Medium to full bodied, very creamy and smooth, lingering bitterness mostly from alcohol. Lower carbonation.

Overall- Wonderful creamy dessert-like flavors combine and blend so smoothly. Vanilla is right up front w/ a creamy marshmallow type sweetness, but the beer finishes with an aggressive bite of roastiness, coffee, and warming alcohol. Dark fruits, molasses, and rich sweet flavors add nice complexity.

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3.67/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.72/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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