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Mikkeller Beer Geek Vanilla Shake (Bourbon Edition)

Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 91   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.06   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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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. It’s dark, dangerous, sweet and incredibly tasty as you would expect, but most of all; it’s ready to conquer your breakfast table routines. Please note: The label is the same as the regular version. This one comes with a limited edition yellow wax.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
alkolas510 (630) - SWEDEN - SEP 20, 2014
Kolsvart utan något skum. Doftar massor med vanilj, choklad och kaffe. Smakar vanilj!!, mörkt rostat kaffe, choklad och sjukt fyllig med lite kolsyra, väldigt söt men balanserad och ingen alkoholsmak! Grymt bra!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daje (2450) - NORWAY - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle kindly shared by esp0r, september 5th 2014. Black body with a small beige head. Aroma of vanilla, coffee, chocolate, wood. Sounds simple, is tremendous. Taste adds licorice, a clear bourbon presence, the vanilla seems to be milder here than in the regular edition. Light alcohol burn in finish, bourbon notes grows towards the finish, resulting in a sweet roasty vanilla bourbon aftertaste. What an excellent beer!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrFecesious (960) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle share. Thanks AGAIN GothGargoyle! Poured out thick. Aroma of vanilla, mocha, bourbon, wood. Taste is sweet, with a late bitterness. Long dry finish. Sticky creamy palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (1209) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
Solid black with a small dark chocolate head. Aroma is massive vanilla, chocolate, bourbon, cocoa, sweet coffee, fudge brownie. Full bodied, viscous mouthfeel, sweet and boozy on the palate with a sticky finish. Taste is vanilla, bourbon, cocoa powder, hint of coffee, more bourbon and vanilla. Great sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (2467) - Stavanger, NORWAY - AUG 23, 2014
Fra fat på Cardinal, Brewers Night (heldige oss som har Cardinal!): svart med litt brunt skum. Vanlije, sjokolande, kaffe i en herlig blanding med cremet munnfylde og lang ettersmak. Som den beste hjemmelagede sjokolademousse - snop og dessert fra første til siste dråpe. Heldige oss som også har Mike på Lervig.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (2525) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Served alongside the standard version. Pitch black body with a small beige head. The aroma brings everything along from the standard version with the addition of oak and a delectable bourbon scent. Rich and thick. Palate coating. vanilla, chocolate, coffee all balanced elegantly with an out front bourbon presence. Dangerously easy to drink for a 13% abv brew. While Vanilla Shake was tasty, the BA Vanilla Shake is superb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (5296) - Sandnes, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2014
On tap at Cardinals Brewers Night. Pours almost black with a small tanned head. Very strong aroma of vanilla. Taste is hefty sweet,vanilla en mass, caramel and melasse.Thick oily mouthfeel. Lingering sweet goodies.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tmrmwel (959) - Bergen, NORWAY - AUG 14, 2014
On tap @ Cardinal, Stavanger, Brewers night. Pours pitch black with a short lived mocha head. Aroma is, well yes, sweet f... vanilla, as well as chocolate, sweet liquorice, coffee and wooden barrels. Full velvety creamy body with no carbonation. Flavour is sweet, and did I mention sweet, with vanilla, bourbon barrels, tobacco and chocolate. Lingering vanilla finish. Sweet and over the top, just the way it should be.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
k92488 (258) - NORWAY - AUG 14, 2014
DWF, fat på Cardinal’s Brewers’ Night,Svart med mørkt skum.Smak av vanilla, bourbon, sjokolade, kaffe. Smak av vanilje, kaffe, malt, sjokolade. Mild of fin. Kanongod.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Holmen2 (906) - NORWAY - AUG 13, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 15, 2014 Black. Brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla and wood. Similarly fine taste combined with bitterness. Dark chocolate, vanilla and wood in afterstaste. Very well balanced. Strong in taste and alcohol.

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