Beer Geek Vanilla Shake | Mikkeller ApS

Beer Geek Vanilla ShakeBeer Geek Vanilla Shake
BA SCORE
4.33/5
1,004 Ratings
Beer Geek Vanilla ShakeBeer Geek Vanilla Shake
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:
#467
Reviews:
174
Ratings:
1,004
pDev:
8.08%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
250
Gots:
233
Trade:
31
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Ratings: 1,004 |  Reviews: 174
Photo of pezhead_79
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dark color with lots of aroma. The vanilla flavor is very forward and becomes more pronounced with temperature. Overall a very sweet vanilla stout, but the thickness helps even out most of the sugars.

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Photo of Gtg642
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of reebtaerG
4.4/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brureview
4.34/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

No brew date. BB on the cap 10/02/26.

Poured a dark chocolate opaque color with less than a 1/2 finger head in a Moa snifter.

Aroma is quite good, and is stronger with warming:vanilla, sweet, milk chocolate.

Very spicy bitter and tart MF. Excellent for the style.

Taste: extraordinary- one of the better tastes in an Oatmeal stout: cocoa, chocolate, vanilla. very intense flavor which fades with warming,

Excellent finish: chocolate, cocoa, spicy bitterness on the back of my tongue.

Overall: great beer. One of the best in the style. The taste is a standout, and the MF has great character.

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

Unknown vintage; drank 9/14/15 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Black/brown appearance.

A rough pour yielded a big dark khaki head; a curtain of lace.

Vanilla, milk chocolate & marshmallow notes in the nose.

Thick, creamy mouthfeel.

Vanilla, peanut butter, marshmallow & milk chocolate flavors; no booze heat. A dessert masterpiece; among the best beers I've ever had.

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Photo of KettleBellFreak
4.62/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Warm chocolate and coffee nose, hazelnuts and oatmeal as it warms up.

Ugly as hell when it pours. Looks thin and the head is ugly and doesn't fizz quite right even for the normal short mikkeller slim, tight foam

Taste is malty, oatmeal and vanilla, little more coffee as it warms. Thick, chewy mouth feel

Great beer.

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

Pours a five+ finger light brown head that fades slowly leaving a good lace. Black color no highlights. Medium carbonation and medium bodied. Vanilla nose, flavor is vanilla, some tartness, decent, high ABV is hidden. Pricey at $11.45 for a 330ml bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, MA.

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Photo of schinebd
4.07/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of knicks19947
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of andpit
4.91/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of DispyDnb
3.63/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Tap at Lager Lager in Berlin. As usual i don't fully get the hype on most of Mikkeller beers.
This indeed was a super drinkable stout for its abv but i couldnt find it excting at all, and for the price they sell it...well. Good yes but not impressed, would like to try the ba version tho.

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Photo of BillDraper
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Expensive but important . For breakfast on an empty stomach . Smell is weak and I like that. Very sweettongue expecting of hot bourblin brooks and was presently surprised by its timidity.

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

Pours pure black oily, small dark head.
Aroma: Cocoa, molasses, vanilla, roasted malts, spice/pepper
Taste: thick, huge vanilla profile, coffee, roasted malts, molasses, little smoke, little boozy with pepper notes, very pleasant.

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Photo of brianmandell
4.44/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Best by 10/02/26: Dark brown pour with very thin dissipating head. Smells of darkly roasted malt, sweet chocolate, coffee and vanilla. The flavor is amazingly balanced by lactose sweetness and bittering hops, coffee and roasty malts. The sweet chocolate and vanilla flavors are delicious, like a decadent dessert. The mouthfeel is velvety smoothness with soft carbonation - Almost perfect. Really great sweet stout here. One of the smoothest I've had - goes down dangerously easy!

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

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

Photo of Lodisgrisen
4.11/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheGent
4.28/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of crob3888
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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

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

Photo of chuckgietzen
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Foley67
4.94/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Beer Geek Vanilla Shake from Mikkeller ApS
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 1,004 ratings
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