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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: 143   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rune (9661) - Tromsø, NORWAY - NOV 18, 2015
Draught. Naked surface, jet black body. Vanilla and roasted malty nose. Taste of dark vanilla, coffee and chocolate. Scent of bourbon beneath. Finish with a dried fruity twist. Very tasty, indeed (Black Sensation at Mikkeller Bar Viktoriagade, Copenhagen 12.11.2015).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Desverger (5043) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 12, 2015
Tap@Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen - black pour with tan head. Aroma and taste is sweet and roasted malty, caramel and milky chocolate, great vanilla notes, milky substantial mouthfeel, very nice. ---Sent via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (8864) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle shared by Jack, thanks! Pours black with a thin light brown head that starts and remains at the edges. Aroma is full of sweet dark grains and strong vanilla with a bourbon note supporting. Flavor has a great combination of dark grains, sweet chocolate and vanilla with a hint of bourbon.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Clownoisseur (389) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - SEP 17, 2015
Bottle. Pours a pitch black. Motor oil-esque. Small brown head quickly fades to a ring around the glass. Aromas are loaded with vanilla, coffee, more vanilla, bourbon, another dash of vanilla, caramel malts, light chocolate and yet more vanilla. Seriously, this beer just wreaks of vanilla! Taste is nicely balanced between the mega-sweetness of the vanilla and the heat of the bourbon. Some bitter coffee, dark chocolate notes, brown sugar and hints of char emerge and harmonize nicely. Big notes of oak and bourbon chase closely behind and lead into the finish. Vanilla lingers on the palate and provides a fairly sweet back-end to this one. A really tasty beer...although, a bit excessive with the vanilla.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jtclockwork (11784) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle. Thanks Jacob. Pours black no head. Nose/taste of vanilla, bourbon, baked brownie, brownie batter, chocolate cake, toasted marshmallow, coffee and oak - Full bodied.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
vtafro (5248) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - AUG 27, 2015
Bottle. Black pour with tan head. Brownie, chocolate, vanilla sweet aromas. Chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, sweet malts, full on chocolate brownie.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chrisv10 (13462) - DENMARK - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle with Wax, 13%. Black with no head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla and bourbon. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, dark chocolate, thick, vanilla, bourbon, little dry, warming, hop, little liquorice and medium bitter.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rasmus40 (14809) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2015
Bottle from Vinspecialisten, Aalborg. Black without head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt, coffee, heavy vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Sweet and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. Oily, smooth and soft. Imperial stout, vanilla and bourbon: The perfect mix. 270715

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (1549) - CROATIA - JUL 20, 2015
On tap at Mikropolis, Copenhagen. Pours black, small brownish head. Vanilla, licorice, milk chocolate. Roasted malts, wood. Full bodied and complex. Vanilla gives it smooth and silky character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Aniela (4195) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 29, 2015
Draught at Mikkeller Bar, Stockholm. Black beer with an brownish head. Vanilla, licorice, figs, chocolate and caramel aroma. Bourbon, vanilla, caramell, Woody, dark fruits flavour. This is really a Lovely beer :-)

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