Mikkeller Beer Geek Vanilla Maple Cocoa

Brewery: Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 13%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Brewed by Lervig Aktiebryggeri, Stavanger, Norway

Brewer Description: (from can) Oatmeal Stout brewed with coffee, vanilla, cocoa & maple syrup.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.62
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.5

Intro: A 500ml can with a best before date of 31st October 2027. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: A very dark brown to jet black in colour with a half finger brown head that dissipated fairly quickly and left only sparse to no lacing.
Aroma: Maple, burnt sugar, molasses, cocoa and a touch of vanilla.
Taste: Heavy sweetness, maple syrup, burnt sugar, molasses, honey, cocoa, roasted coffee, toasted malt and some light bitterness from overdone caramel.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: Way too sweet for me to fully enjoy. Started off well enough but because of its sweetness, it just got too much after a few sips and finishing the whole 500ml can took a while. The sweetness just needed some balance, perhaps from barrel aging for example, much like the Beer Geek Vanilla Shake BA Bourbon which was just outstanding.


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