Beer Geek Vanilla Shake Barrel Aged Bourbon
Mikkeller Brewing San Diego

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American Imperial Stout
Ranked #295
Ranked #3,068
4.6 | pDev: 4.35%
Mikkeller Brewing San Diego
California, United States
Notes: In the beer geek breakfast series – the beer that really put Mikkeller on the map, we decided to shake things up by adding a truck load of vanilla to the french press coffee trick, creating a whole new dimension to the beer that are loved by freaks and geeks worldwide. Not only that, we then placed it in bourbon barrels for 8 months for a truly unique beer experience. Aromas are sweet filled with vanilla. Palate starts with milky sweetness and offers roasted malts, chocolate and coffee.
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Photo of mothman
4.25/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap. Tan head. Black color.

Vanilla bomb. Sweet. Big barrel flavor. A bit of char however. Chocolate and cocoa. Oaky. Fairly smooth. Full bodied. Ends with roasted malts.

Not OG vanilla shake, but really solid.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
4.77/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Bottled and bottle conditioned and sent to me by my good friend and IIMHO 2nd UK rated BA user after Blackhaddock, Zimbo
Pours a jet black body with decent tan head
Aroma is vanilla sorcery
It’s like the bourbon of your dreams

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Photo of BillRoth
4.63/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Loved it. Had on tap at Mikkeller’s SDLittle Italy shop. Nothing to add... rich, bourbon, wood, huge dark malts...bit of wood...ahhh...and made sure to grab a Crowler for the suitcase home.

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Photo of gibgink
4.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured on 10-14-17 at SP release. Pours black, with a bit of head. Good coffee aroma on the nose(it is brewed with coffee), along with a strong dose of vanilla. Flavor of slight coffee followed by an absolute vanilla bomb that the barrel simply enhances. Flavor sticks in the mouth and overall is incredibly smooth. Loved it.

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Beer Geek Vanilla Shake Barrel Aged Bourbon from Mikkeller Brewing San Diego
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 21 ratings