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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:
#464
Reviews:
178
Ratings:
1,017
pDev:
8.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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4.93/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rderedin
3.9/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Photo of billab914
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of siege06nd
4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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 TheElectricOne
4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
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 -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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3.54/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.55/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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4.99/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

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4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
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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4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.32/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.6/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Phenomenal, nuff said

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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 larryarms847
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark brown and sits midnight black in the glass. Looks thinner than I was anticipating with a thin layer of dark brown foam.

Sweet cream/vanilla, heavy roasted coffee, chocolate, with no noticeable alcohol heat.

Just wow, huge chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and roasty flavor. Just when the explosion of sweet chocolate and creamy vanilla hit, the roast and coffee bitterness washes over to create perfect balance.

Medium-heavy bodied, low carbonation, appears thin for a hefty stout, but the creamy smooth and sweet profile fades into a nice roasty bitterness. Wonderfully balanced.

Overall, while this comes off strongly sweet, the bitter roasted profile counteracts spectacularly. Wish I grabbed a few more of these.

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Photo of Alakazam65
4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beer Geek Vanilla Shake from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 1,017 ratings
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