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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:
#461
Reviews:
180
Ratings:
1,023
pDev:
8.08%
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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

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

Photo of Shaneb818
4.37/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of beersmith90
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.18/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a pure black color with an eggshell foamy white cap of a little head. Subtle quick sliding lace.
The aroma seemed to pull a nice semi-sweet to bitter grasping cocoa nib-like quality flowing on into the roastiness and then the vanilla bean sweetness comes flowing in just as I hoped it would that nice "stealthily sweet" with a mild "bean-like" quality.
The flavor mildly brings in a nice sweetness from the vanilla to present to the cocoa nib sweet to roastiness in the exact same manner that shows an absolutely fantastic realistic and wonderful aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt good, somewhat low, with the ABV showing it's due favor. Mild sweet to roasty yet creamy sort of vanilla to milk chocolate finish.
Overall, an absolutely wonderful imperial oatmeal stout that shows an absolute eloquence of aromas and flavors fully supporting it's body in it's entirety.

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

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

Photo of fehrminator
4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.41/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of xyz_entropy
4.17/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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Beer Geek Vanilla Shake from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 1,023 ratings
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