Beer Geek Vanilla Shake | Mikkeller ApS

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4.33/5
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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
Ranking:
#474
Reviews:
181
Ratings:
1,034
pDev:
8.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of valianes
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of ChrisG523
4.83/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of shelby415
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gkruszewski
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Holderness
4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L — Dark black body with a small dark brown head produced with aerated pour. Minimal retention, but there’s a good amount of lacing and alcohol legs along the side of the glass
S — Vanilla, milk chocolate, char, coconut, coffee, and fresh baked cake
T — Dark chocolate, vanilla, maple, dark roast coffee, char, hint of dark fruit
F — The oats give a nice silkiness and creaminess to the body. Medium+ mouthfeel, medium- carb. Burnt finish
O — The $11/12 oz bottle pricing is a bit excessive. That said, it’s a very good, roasty dessert stout that is not at all lacking in the vanilla department

86/100

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Photo of RBuckley73
4.07/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeLev
4.29/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DoubleDaisyCutter
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cp45
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of steverx8
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of cjmccahill
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DoctorD
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Truly a dessert beer - this was so sweet and you know from the smell that it is vanilla overloaded. Good light stout which artfully hides the alcohol - very VERY smooth and quick to go down. A little thin when compared to other heavyweight stouts but about what you expect from an an oatmeal stout.

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Photo of Roguer
4.46/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Slow building dark tan head, humble size and quickly gone. Ebony brew.

Vanilla, chocolate, and coffee nose; strong, sweet, and sublime! Hint of roast and syrup .

Similar on the palate: baker's chocolate and vanilla up front, yielding to roasted barley and coffee. Finishes strong with coffee, more vanilla, and smoky bacon (I have no idea where that note comes from, but it's consistent in almost every sip). Long bitter finish.

Smooth and sticky. Not quite as sweet as a dessert stout, but close.

Complex, far too approachable for the ABV, and delicious.

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Photo of rsquared59
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fireman_RK
4.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MusicBeer_1961
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is definitely a well blended brew that comes around every once and awhile throughout the year. I picked up a few bottles recently and I’m glad I did. Smells of vanilla and coffee roast up front. And as you drink, you’re hit with a sweetened vanilla backed by a nice coffee roast on the finish.. Even better as this warms to room temperature. If you like vanilla, you’ll LOVE this beer. I’d like to try the barrel aged variant of this.

Excellent beer!...

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3.73/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: deep brown, thick, tan bubbly head, that fades quickly
S: sweet, vanilla, coffee
T: boozy, vanilla, coffee
F: thick, sticky, boozy
O: good sipper for a chilly night

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Photo of JLK7299
4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Brought to me by a friend who went on vacation to San Diego because he knows I love me some vanilla. And this stout is a vanilla bomb! Very tasty. Very rich. Wish I could have every night!

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Photo of Fishwhisperer
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shaneb818
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thoglund
4.33/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Beer Geek Vanilla Shake from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 1,034 ratings