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:
#489
Reviews:
183
Ratings:
1,041
pDev:
8.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 1,041 |  Reviews: 183
Photo of tgates
3.15/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of SammyJaxxxx
4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours black like used motor oil with a half finger of caramel colored head
S: Roasted coffee, marshmallow, Leche chocolate. It smells like what dessert should smell like
T: Starts off bitter. Has it warms the coffee, vanilla, almond, almost as if some flan was mixed into this. Each of the flavors are present and they all play off the roasted coffee brilliantly.
Mf: Thick and lingering swear it gives me coffee breath. No way this 13%
O: It took a few sips to win me over. Half way through the bottle I was all in. Great stout.

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Photo of Yellolab2010
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hopsolutely
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Huge thanks to Phyl21ca!! Although his own rating wasn't positive, I believe this beer deserves all accolades and its spot under "Epic". A brilliant roasted malt and vanilla bomb with a finish that lingers. Less oily or thick feeling than I'd expected, but minimal heat for the 13% ABV. An awesome "sipper" that's perfect to share on one of this fall's first cool afternoons...

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Photo of Nhoelzen
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of teraflx
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TampaRainman
4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wheresblue
4.66/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of T_Hass
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.83/5  rDev -34.6%
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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Photo of TomMorris
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kevinpitts
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Lots of vanilla flavor in this stout. It's still a very heavy stout at the same time. I feel this draws away from the vanilla flavor some. Good though not world class IMO.

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Photo of spacecake9
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This was recommended to me as I was looking at beers in John's Grocery in Iowa City.
Comes in 12 oz. bottles.
A - Pours black with a tan head. Looks like it will taste great.
S - Aroma is coffee and vanilla. Smells like it will taste great.
T - You get sweetness, roasted coffee, vanilla, a little chocolate. Sweet and bitter at the same time.
M - Thick and creamy!
O - Wow, if I'd known it was this good I would have purchased 2 or 3. Not cheap, but this is an awesome desert beer. And you do not notice the 13% ABV. If your wife likes coffee and chocolate, let her taste this, mine loved it. Would I drink a bomber by myself - you betcha.

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Photo of jaydoc
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Hohnbaum
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of MuFugga
4.2/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MRVermont
4.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of RAKeeler
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ToddSoonerFan
4.02/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jlira
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
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 +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GatorLCA
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of maplebaconassassin
5/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ElJosharino
4.93/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beer Geek Vanilla Shake from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 1,041 ratings