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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: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
linusb (899) - SWEDEN - OCT 12, 2016
A: Pitch black with a nutty brown coloured head that dissapates fast, leaving a thin lacing. N: Toffee, fudge, caramel, chocolate, brownie, soap, vanilla, bourbon, liqourice T: Liqourice, vanilla, chocolate, caramel, creme brulee, coffee, chocolate O: Very nice and thick mouthfeel! Extremly complex flavours on both nose and taste! Just a little bit boozy, but very very nice...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Beergaard (307) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2016
Vanilla, chocolate, coffee and bourbon (not too much surprisingly). Great beer (not surprisingly)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mariona80 (27) - SPAIN - OCT 7, 2016
Very very good beer. One of the my favourite stout. Definitely try it again

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
witt (20) - Elsinore, DENMARK - OCT 4, 2016
Pitch black, small tan head fades away quite fast. Fills the room with vanilla, bourbon, oak, cocoa, chocolate cake. Taste is huge vanilla and bourbon. So smooth, got some heat to it and a little boozy in the finish. The hype is real!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Douberd (4915) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - AUG 21, 2016
(Mikkeller Beer Geek Vanilla Shake (Bourbon Edition)) Bottle 330 ml at home with a yellow wax. Served into a snifter, ABV 13% Pours a thick beer, pitch black in colour, with a non-existent head, just a bit of dark brown foam sticking around the glass. Smells great, lots of chocolate and vanilla, fudge, bourbon, chocolate cake, inviting alcohol, a touch of coffee somewhere on the back. Great taste, lots of bourbon and vanilla on the front, followed by plenty of chocolate, fudge, mocca, a bit of alcohol but for the most part very well hidden, oats, a touch of coffee, some plums even, roasted malts on the finish and more bourbon. Thick, full body with soft carbonation, very sticky on the palate. Even more fantastic than the regular version.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
markextrae (3994) - Maastricht, NETHERLANDS - AUG 8, 2016
Bottle bought at the mikkeller bar. Poured a fudgie dark black colour with a tanned ring on top. Aroma is just a piece of heaven. Big sweet natural vanilla notes, darkest sweet chocolate, charred oak, marshmallows, sweet bourbon notes, little big of heat, fudge and sticky caramel. The mouthfeel on this bad boy is just amazing. Liked it even more than vanilla rye of FO. By far the best mikkeller beer i have had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
djd07 (10553) - Houston, Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2016
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with medium tan head that lasts. The aroma is strong vanilla bean, cocoa, roast, wood. Thick body, chewy, strong vanilla light roast, chocolate, wood, hides the alcohol well, really enjoyed this.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (6383) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2016
Poured a very dark brown with a tan head. Aroma was big barrel, vanilla, dark fruits. Flavor similar, fudged and vanilla, a bit hot but way better than the original version

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Art (3151) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2016
Bottle shared by Dan. Pours a thick inky black with no head. Looks like an oil sligh on top of the pour. Aromas of vanilla and dark fruits. Some alcohol. Taste is sweet with a vanilla middle and an alcohol burn at the finish. Way better than I expected.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ej (1254) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAY 15, 2016
Bottle enjoyed at Mikkeller Bar. Pours a viscous black body with no head. A swirl gives it a dark tanned film of foam. aroma is rich vanilla and bourbon. some alcohol is here along with an abundance of chocolate, cocoa and roasted malts. taste is sweet but not overly. roasted malts, vanilla and bourbon. some dark roasted coffee and loads of burnt sugars. this is pretty insane stuff. all the good flavors just masterly combined. Full body,sticky mouthfeel and soft carbonation.

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