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
Gots:
221
For Trade:
31
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Photo of ToddSoonerFan
4.02/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jlira
4.16/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's viscous; it's roasty; it's a Mikkeller stout! More than vanilla, I get a strong flavor of roasted marshmallows. This beer carries the spirit of the campfire. I'm glad I tried this stout. Due to price, I'll never buy it again. Which is certainly a shame, because it is rather tasty and fun to sit with for a while. But I don't feel like spending $10.99 on a 12oz bottle more than once.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GatorLCA
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maplebaconassassin
5/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ElJosharino
4.93/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of luvtotri140
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rderedin
3.9/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Photo of billab914
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of siege06nd
4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of chewpendous
4.14/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JStampler
4.31/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dataylor21
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheElectricOne
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a teku glass:

Appearance: Pours an inky jet black with a really thick, frothy head. Head lingers for a little while, which surprised me for a 13% brew. Lots of sticky mocha-colored lacing throughout.

Aroma: Plenty of vanilla bean and chocolate up front, with some booziness and heat lingering behind it. Roasted coffee beans and bitterness also.

Taste:

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Photo of Gotti311
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of KCBeerNerd
3.54/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ellswrth
4/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zhillsgator
4.55/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rfgetz
4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cosborne
4.99/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of sunofneurot
4.34/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of M_chav
4.24/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Really nice beer. Looks dark and deep with chocolate. Awesome golden foam forms with nice lacing. Smells light on the vanilla, bitter coffee grounds. The vanilla beans really come through as you work your way through this... The warmer it gets the better the creamy vanilla takes over from the bitter coffee taste. Mouthfeel is slightly thin (typical of oatmeal stouts I've had) and bitter. The vanilla notes takes over but the bitterness is still very present. Overall a great beer, would love to be able to pick this up all year long. Very enjoyable

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Photo of mytu420
4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Sweffin
4.32/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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