Beer Geek Vanilla Shake
Mikkeller ApS

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Mikkeller ApS
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #454
Ranked #965
4.33 | pDev: 8.08%
May 09, 2022
Aug 15, 2013
Vanilla Shake it is newest member of the great Beer Geek family. Oatmeal stout with coffee, and lots of vanilla.
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Ratings by mothman:
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Reviewed by mothman from Minnesota

4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Bottle. Likely about 5 or so years old. No head. Thick, oily black color.

Vanilla, fudge, cocoa, chocolate, and coffee. Roasted malts. Caramel. Earthy hops in the finish. Full bodied, thick.
Jan 29, 2021
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Reviewed by Sigmund from Norway

3.25/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Shared can from Mikkeller San Diego, at Cardinal Mikkeller tasting. Pitch black colour, minimal tan head of poor retention. Sweetish aroma of malt sugar, vanilla and coffee. Very sweet flavour of vanilla and coffee, too sweet and one-dimensional for my taste.
May 09, 2022
Rated: 4.48 by JensUrup from Denmark

Feb 28, 2021
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Reviewed by Guaro from Italy

3.96/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
Black with creamy and persistent brown head. Aroma: chocolate, coffee, vanilla, caramel and a hint of soy sauce that is a bit intrusive. On the palate there is chocolate and lots of vanilla. This sweetness is slightly tempered by coffee, roasting and a light bitter resinous note. Abv present in the drink and in the aftertaste. Massive and oily body and quite velvety. Low carbonation.
Jan 09, 2021
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.36/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
16oz can. Stamped canning date is '11/25/2019'. Something about 10 TailFeather following.
Black body, with tiny mahogany brown back lit edge. Consistent one skinny finger of darker tan head. Scattered tiny spots of lacing.
Aroma is mostly vanilla and chocolate, with a little bit of fudgy coffee.
Taste is a hit of vanilla and chocolate, followed by a big hit of coffee. The aftertaste is mostly the coffee. No bitterness.
Thicker mouth feel. Okay carbonation.
This beer delivers a sweet hit and then a balancing with the coffee. Coating in the mouth allows all flavors to express.
Nov 29, 2020
Rated: 4.21 by GeorgeAKeim from Oregon

Nov 20, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by DBosco from Massachusetts

Sep 01, 2020
Rated: 4.49 by Buck_Jones from Michigan

Aug 08, 2020
Rated: 4.14 by Scottsbeer from Florida

Aug 07, 2020
Rated: 3.67 by Sound_Explorer from Washington

Jul 25, 2020
Rated: 4.73 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Jul 23, 2020
Rated: 4.48 by ppavlick from New Jersey

Jul 11, 2020
Rated: 5 by NickThePyro from Washington

Jul 08, 2020
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Reviewed by DIM from Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Gaaahhh, so much vanilla! Disappointed by the lack of coffee flavor, this is just an overwhelming amount of vanilla for my palate. I strongly prefer the barrel aged version which was stellar.
Jun 11, 2020
Rated: 4.44 by Blcookies from Nevada

Jun 09, 2020
Rated: 4.05 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Apr 30, 2020
Rated: 3.05 by Donco from Pennsylvania

Mar 31, 2020
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Reviewed by hopley from Massachusetts

3.68/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
2017 bottle, drank 03.26.20

Fell pretty far below my expectations. When I took the cap off there was no pop suggesting that the carbonation had been released and the beer had gone bad, but when I poured it, there were definite signs of carbo. Just around the edges and some swirl in the center. Black body otherwise, and an oaty kinda dirty smell. The taste out of the fridge was oaty and roasty, no vanilla. As it warmed, I got a little alcohol, but not much considering the ABV, but still no vanilla. Overall, the first of the Beer Geeks I've tried and can't say I was impressed - I'll get another one eventually and drink it fresh to see if the age may have had something to do with it; cellaring could have had an effect, but it hasn't had an effect on others of similar ages.
Mar 27, 2020
Rated: 4.5 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

Feb 27, 2020
Rated: 4.49 by Phoodcritic from Michigan

Feb 11, 2020
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