Beer Geek Vanilla Shake | Mikkeller ApS

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mikkeller ApS
Denmark
mikkeller.dk

Style: American 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

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#764
Reviews:
186
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1,054
pDev:
8.08%
 
 
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4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gambyt20
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gspirit
4.22/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kwright
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Knickfan3
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheBrewsky
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smithj4
4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of edthehead
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AllHopsMatter
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jamesroses
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2 year old bottle. Completely black. No head. Strong vanilla and roasted coffee aromas. Taste follows the nose with an extra massive bittersweet chocolate bite. Aftertaste is cold coffee alike. Not the best of this beer. Alcohol not detected. Overall a really nice brew.

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Photo of ryan1788a5
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pitch black with a brown head. Retains well. Spotty lacing.

S: Heavy roast- french roast and char. Lots of bitter dark chocolate. Malted milk balls and vanilla. Starchy. Earthy hops.

T: Heavy roast and char, bitter dark chocolate, cracked coffee beans, chicory, earthy hop bitterness, and some starchiness. All of this is enveloped in a wave of vanilla that overtakes everything and becomes the dominant flavor. Trailing finish sees vanilla duelling with a lot of bitter dark chocolate and woody roast.

M: Rich and thick with a velvety smooth texture. Melted milk chocolate in the mouth. Carbonation is ample but gentle, scrubbing only slightly.

O: Pretty good stuff. The vanilla smoothes over the many harsher bitter and roasty edges of this beer and makes for a far more hedonistic drinking experience.

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3.27/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Radcpa
4.49/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

very dark appearance that has a slight tan head. The aroma is a blend of malt vanilla and coffee. Taste is also a nice blend of malt, coffee and vanilla. After 14 months of aging there is no alcohol aftertaste.

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3.83/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jazzyjeff13
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Jan 2019. Acquired a while back from the Brewdog webshop. Described on the label as an oatmeal stout brewed with coffee and vanilla; the ingredients also include lactose.

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A very dark brown hue that appears ultra-black in the glass. Produces a smallish head of creamy brown foam that resembles the crema on an espresso; this lasts for a minute or two before reducing to a collar with surface lacing.

S: Aroma of rich roasted malt with hints of dried fruit, molasses, brown sugar, coffee, vanilla, subtle spice, soy sauce, ale yeast, faint stewed hops and a massive warming whiff of booze in the background. Superb, even though the alcohol numbs the senses.

T: Tastes of rich dark malt with notes of roasted grain, dried fruit, molasses, brown sugar, coffee, vanilla, mild spice, soy sauce, ale yeast, faint stewed hops and a hot alcoholic twang in the background. Very sweet, followed by a powerful malt-driven bitterness upon swallowing. Fantastic.

M: Mouthfeel is velvety smooth, with soft carbonation and an unctuously thick body. Slightly astringent - the alcohol strips the palate. Aftertaste of bitter roasted malt, sweet brown sugar, molasses, dried fruit, coffee, ale yeast, mild vanilla and stewed hops.

O: Excellent - imperial stouts don't get much better than this. Looks great, while the aroma and flavour are superlative; astoundingly good stout character. Amazing body. Rich, intense and balanced - everything that an imperial stout should be. The coffee and vanilla blend seamlessly into the base beer. If you love stouts then this one is an absolute must-try.

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4.63/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Another fabulous, crazy huge, sublime stout from Mikkeller. The mouthfeel alone is worth the price of admission. This is a vanilla coffee stout for grown-ups, gentle dark-roasted malt sweetness supports an elaborately delicious construction of pure, elegant espresso and seriously pungent vanilla beans.

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4.84/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.81/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.83/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 1,054 ratings