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:
973
Reviews:
168
Avg:
4.32
pDev:
8.33%
 
 
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253
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1.75/5  rDev -59.5%

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2/5  rDev -53.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -42.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.73/5  rDev -36.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

12 oz bottle courtesy of fthomasl pours a very viscous black with a small cap of mocha head. Average retention and lace.

Nose is coffee, chocolate, black licorice, herbal hops and alcohol...kind of a strange brew of everything thrown together. Kind of a mess, really. And where the fuck is the vanilla?

Tastes like old Folger's coffee grounds mixed with vodka. Ugh, maybe this is a bad bottle? I dont know but whatever it is is not working right. The viscosity would be appreciated if there was some good flavors here, but this is just a complete mess.

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2.83/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a large brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of strong vanilla notes with dry bitter coffee notes is pretty singular. Taste is a mix of light roasted malt with dry bitter coffee notes with tons of vanilla flavours. Body is full with nice creamy texture and good carbonation with no apparent alcohol. I thought the vanilla notes were way too pronounced and push the beer in the gross territory.

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3/5  rDev -30.6%

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3/5  rDev -30.6%

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3.15/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.25/5  rDev -24.8%

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3.28/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Black with no head to speak of.

Candied vanilla extract.

Powdered sugar and vanilla. Might be missing cacao. Not awfully complex and isn't hitting my palate right. Vanilla's bordering piercing, not countered by much of anything.

Somehow hallow.

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3.29/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Bottle opened on 10.7.13

A - Pours a very dark brown with a light brown smaller head with good retention.

S - Oats, coffee, then strong vanilla.

T - Vanilla hits hard at first, then roasted oats and coffee with a bitter finish.

D - Heavy body with a lower carbonation.

O - Flavors are all there, but still not very good. Fake tasting to me.

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3.36/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Beer Geek Vanilla Shake from Mikkeller ApS
4.32 out of 5 based on 973 ratings.
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