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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: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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In the beer geek breakfast series Ė 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. Itís dark, dangerous, sweet and incredibly tasty as you would expect, but most of all; itís 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 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarcoDL (2513) - NETHERLANDS - FEB 24, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2015 Rating #2500. Bottle. Black oily pour, no head. Rich and strong aroma of vanilla, bourbon booze, sweet coffee and a bit of oak. Taste is overwhelmingly good. Very full and long evolving, with strong earthy vanilla, cofee, roasted malt, milk chocolate and a boozy bourbon finish with a little bitterness. Really amazing, world class beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
rxeight (1607) - Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2015
UPDATED: FEB 21, 2015 330ml Bottle, big thanks to Erik. Smell is beyond amazing. Like a Milky Way candy bar explosion. Taste is vanilla and bourbon. Some oak barrel. Roast and sweetness. My only complaint is that itís completely flat.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (900) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2015
Bottle split 4 ways. Pitch black pour with a small dense mocha head. Nose is sweet, vanilla fudge, some chocolate and light roast. Taste is sweet as well, vanilla fudge, caramel, milk chocolate, light coffee notes and some roasted malts. Wonderful stuff!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (111) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2015
33cl bottle enjoyed @ home. Pours black with almost no head. Aroma is vanilla, bourbon, chocolate, light roasted malt and molasses. Flavour is sweet. Full bodied, thick texture, soft carbonation and boozy bourbon and vanilla finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (3312) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - JAN 28, 2015
Pitch black colour, tan head. Aroma of coffee, vanilla, caramel, bourbon, lots of vanilla. Bitter coffee flavour, sweet malts, cacao, caramel, roasted malts, vanilla. Full body, thick, quite alcoholic. Finish vanilla, bourbon, coffee and cacao. Nice.
(from 33cL bottle -was initially under the impression I opened a normal vanilla until I read about the wax- @ home)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Saeglopur (537) - Vienna Woods, AUSTRIA - DEC 31, 2014
330 ml waxed bottle from Mikkeller Webshop.
Black, oily body, with a tiny, creamy, dark brown head.
Delicious, sweet aroma of vanilla, milk chocolate, coco, bourbon.
Tastes of booze, bourbon, choclate, coco, vanilla, barrel notes, dried fruits some bitter coffee.
Full, slick, oily mouthfeel, with a soft carbonation.
Finishes boozy, alcohol warming, with bourbon, bitter chocolate, coffee, subtle vanilla and long-lasting wooden barrel notes.

Tasty! While the nose is just amazing, the taste is a bit too boozy for my liking, although still enjoyable and complex. Overall a delicious, heavy, thick and sweet Stout, to sip slowly, but not my favourite Imperial Stout from Mikkeller.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (8330) - Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2014
33cl gold waxed bottle. This is something I guess that costs a bazillion dollars to get in the US. It is not worth that. Black pour, huge vanilla tones dominate, some coffee, cocoa, and soy as well. Bourbon adds nicely to the base beer but it isnít something that is blowing me away.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bobhund (439) - - NOV 27, 2014
Köpt på Systembolaget, Boländerna Uppsala. En fin öl på många sätt, se betyget för mer info. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esp0r (2165) - NORWAY - NOV 23, 2014
Bottle from Vinspecialisten Aalborg shared with daje
Pours pitch black with a thin tanned head. Smell of choco pop, vanilla, bourbon and loads of chocolate sauce and soy sauce. Heavy heavy sweet, a bit fat actually, chocolate sauce, dark malts blended with bourbon and vanilla. This feels like dessert! Good beer; maybe a bit too chocolate laden for me

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ninecats (217) - Uddevalla, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
Draught at All In Beerfest, 2014. Pitch black, small brown head. Looks like used motor oil! Aroma is sweet vanilla, coffee beans and bourbon tones. Taste is coffee, vanilla, bourbon, slight alcohol in the finish but not dominant. Big body, medium carbo, very oily and thick texture. Like a stand alone dessert, like a cake and coffee with avec in one.

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