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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: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.04   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnar (5214) - 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 (902) - 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 (252) - 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 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Holmen2 (781) - NORWAY - AUG 13, 2014
Black. Almost no head. Aroma of dark chocolate, vanilla and wood. Similarly fine taste combined with bitterness. Dark chocolate and wood in afterstaste.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
abemorsten (2682) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2014
On tap at Cardinal during Brewers Night, Black with a brown rim. Vanilla and chocolate dominate the nose with notes of bourbon. Chokolate, coffee, vanilla and sweet and salty liquorice flavors. Full bodied and oily smooth to drink. Long pleasant finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (5008) - Tau, NORWAY - AUG 13, 2014
On tap at Cardinal’s big Brewers’ Night, Pitch black colour, moderate tan head. Intense aroma of vanilla, bourbon, chocolate and oak. Sweet flavour with nearly overwhelming notes of vanilla, also roasted malts, coffee and chocolate, bourbon and oak again, but the hops are very moderate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
_angst_ (2685) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle bought @ The Mikkeller Webshop. Pours slightly viscous pitch black with a thin dark mocha head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace on the glass. Smell is intense, sweet and malty with roasted malts, dark chocolate, vanilla beans, toffee, caramel, vanilla fudge, charred wood, roasted coconut, bourbon, dark roast coffee, sweet liquorice candy and alcohol. Taste is sweet, bitter, salty, tiny sour and malty with roasted malts, toffee, burnt caramel, vanillin, hay, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, burnt wood, vanilla fudge, walnuts, toasted coconut and bourbon alcohol. Mouthfeel is fat, oily, viscous, astringent and full bodied. Finish is sweet, bitter, salty and malty with roasted malts, dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, vanillin, charred wood, bourbon, salty liquorice candy and alcohol. Smell promises a lot but taste is slightly too salty for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
oRos (1078) - sacramento, California, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle shared by Tony at capitol beer. And taproom pours motor oil black with cream head. Taste is vanilla shake. Fits the name perfectly. Amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (1992) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 26, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is toffee, vanilla, chocolate, taste is sweet, toffee, vanilla, chocolate.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BenH (2239) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle, thanks J-Dawg. Black with brown head. The aroma is ridiculous, massive vanilla and chocolate. Yaste of rich vanilla, chocolate and coffeee. Thick and sweet, just like me

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