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:
#478
Reviews:
181
Ratings:
1,034
pDev:
8.08%
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0
 
 
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Photo of Erik-P
4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of biggoon16
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of RobinLee
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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

Photo of Kmkapalka
4.01/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MeLoynes
4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of akk14
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of izzyismyrott
4.27/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of Bruno74200
4.56/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The look is deep darkness with only a one finger mocha head.
It smells almost like a RIS with aside the coffee, vanilla and coffee some tangerine and orange. Also some nuts. Some booziness but not that much. Earthy.
Well it's melted marshmallow with the vanilla and some smoke or even burnt notes, but also ristretto coffee and cocoa nib. Very roasted. Some more vanilla like vanilla ice cream. The hop is there no doubt with a big earthy presence. The taste is very balanced.
The mouthfeel is thick and chewy. Tinkling carbonation.
Well one more time this a world class beer from Mikkeller very well crafted at De Proef. It's impressively bold and balanced. I can't believe that's at 13% ABV. It's one of the most drinkable imperial stout I ever had.

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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 paulish
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of OrangeMen
4.19/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2016 vintage
~ 6 months from bottling date

Appearance- Pours a black color, slight brown hues, opaque. Thin layer of frothy, medium tan colored head. Alcohol legs stain glass with a brown film-like layer. Small patches of head lacing.

Aroma- Earthy vanilla beans, sweet creaminess. Sweet chocolates, dark fruits, oatmeal raisin cookies. Rich molasses, brown sugar. Mild roasted malt, cocoa powder, tinge of alcohol.

Taste- Milk chocolates, bittersweet cocoa, dark chocolates, vanilla cream, marshmallow. Rich molasses, brown sugar, dark fruits, raisins. Roasted malt, slight char, coffee, alcohol notes.

Feel- Medium to full bodied, very creamy and smooth, lingering bitterness mostly from alcohol. Lower carbonation.

Overall- Wonderful creamy dessert-like flavors combine and blend so smoothly. Vanilla is right up front w/ a creamy marshmallow type sweetness, but the beer finishes with an aggressive bite of roastiness, coffee, and warming alcohol. Dark fruits, molasses, and rich sweet flavors add nice complexity.

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Photo of parpalapelix
3.67/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.72/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Everydayoff
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On-tap served in a stemmed glass at Mikkeller Bangkok. This one is 2015 brew.

Pitch charcoal black in color with very deep brown hue at the bottom through the light, it comes with thick tan frothy head that stays with good retention before sinking to some long-lasting bubble film atop and leaving lots of lacing patch and spot.

Aroma is massive vanilla, it is everywhere and coats a nose for a while until coffee and milky yet creamy chocolate come into play together with cocoa powder and roasted profile. It is also nicely complement with brown sugar, dark bread, a little smoke, and caramel.

Loads of vanilla as well through the palate sensation, very very sweet vanilla-ish. It is quite boozy at time with warming alcohol poking through, anyway, its creamy and milky chocolate, cocoa, and coffee help to distract your attention from alcohol together with roasted, dark bread, brown sugar, caramel, slight smoke, and charred nut. Hop is muted here and sunken underneath the other flavors.

Full body with some sticky touch, smooth mouthfeel with some crisp and moderate carbonation through the palate to carry all the things well, finish is dry.

Great sipping beer, warming, complex yet very tasty, alcohol is there but do not let it take you away from this almighty one.

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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 Duffman79
4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jmaskell33
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.24/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.2 FL OZ bottle
Served in a snifter
2015

This beer pours black and is topped with an inch of mocha head that leaves a little lacing.

I get lots of vanilla in the smell. I get a little chocolate. The coffee seems to have faded.

Once again I get a lot of vanilla. The coffee is faint and very bitter at this point. I get some chocolate.

Full mouthfeel with low carbonation

I should have drank it soon after purchase. The coffee is pretty much gone, but the vanilla is great. The alcohol is well hidden.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.67/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

11.2 oz. bottle

Pours black with a creamy frothy tan foam head. Smells like pure vanilla, rich dark chocolate, roasted coffee, some dark fruits, with floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes slightly boozy with lots of vanilla, rich dark chocolate, roasted coffee, some dark fruit, and floral earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy and slick with moderate carbonation. Overall a real nice coffee vanilla imperial oatmeal stout.

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Beer Geek Vanilla Shake from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 1,034 ratings