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Mikkeller Beer Geek Vanilla Shake (Bourbon Edition)

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Mikkeller
Brewed at Lervig Aktiebryggeri

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 99   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (1155) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle thanks to AntonFred. Poured thick black with a wisp of dark tan head. Aroma of sweet vanilla marshmallow choc. Very light carb med bod. Taste of bitter dark choc pretzel.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Mortlach (970) - Rome, ITALY - OCT 18, 2014
On tap @ Ma che siete venuti a fà. Nera, densa, impenetrabile, schiuma leggera, abbastanza persistente. Al naso sentori prepotenti di cioccolato e vaniglia, ossidazione, leggero caffettoso, alcol ben presente. In bocca si taglia a fette col coltello, cioccolatosa, dolce, stucchevole, piatta. A dispetto della sua rarità e del suo punteggio su ratebeer, è una birra abbastanza modesta, rozza e grossolana, non adatta a palati fini.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HoppyBudgie (756) - SOLA, NORWAY - OCT 17, 2014
Aroma of chocolate, molasses, peat, coffee and vanilla. Taste is chocolate, peat, coffee, vanilla, slight smoke. Very well hidden abv and pure candy. Its delicious if u are on the sweet side. Try it with a stout - chocolate cake and enjoy. Or with ice cream

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jesterdeal (1923) - Marlton, New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle shared by Dave with epic. Aroma is dark vanilla bean, coffee, and thick molasses. Pours black with a very feint dark brown lacing. Taste is vanilla beans, oak, molasses, bourbon and a roasty dark chocolate finish. Syruppy mouthfeel helps keeps these delicious tastes in my mouth. Truly a beer worth savoring.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dfonorow (1512) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Pour is viscus black with a very small off-white head that fades into a ring quickly. Aroma is extremely sweet - vanilla extract, oak, dark caramel, toffee, dark chocolate, and slight booze. Flavor is slight bourbon heat at first and transitions into a vanilla and chocolate finish. Alcohol is fairly well hidden considering its strength.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (5413) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle shared as a post-Borefts 2014 road soda. Pours new black with a beige head. Aroma of vanilla, bourbon, wood chocolate, fudge, liquorice (but thankfully a lot less than the regular vanilla shake) and a little coffee. Flavour is light heavy sweet and moderate bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (56) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - OCT 2, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2014 Aroma of dark chocolate and raisins. Taste of dates, dark chocolate, raisins and vanilla. Dry and full bodied. No head

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deanso (5461) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - SEP 26, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 27, 2014 Bottle shared with and courtesy of Kermis. Thin creamy tan head. Clear Black pour. Loads of vanilla. Very well done.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
alkolas510 (661) - 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!!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daje (2549) - 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!


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