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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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Mikkeller Beer Geek Vanilla Shake BA Bourbon

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

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Oatmeal Stout brewed with coffee & vanilla & aged in bourbon whiskey barrels.

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.57
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.4

Intro: A 11.2 fl. oz. bottle, bottled on 5th September 2016 and a best before date of 5th September 2026. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Dark dark brown, near black in colour with pretty much no head and no lacing.
Aroma: Vanilla, caramel, cream, chocolate, cocoa, oak and bourbon with hints of alcohol soaked raisin.
Taste: Cocoa, chocolate, caramel, fudge, vanilla, bourbon soaked raisin, oak, bourbon cream with touches of roasty coffee.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, full bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: A very nice sipper with good creamy vanilla and bourbon flavours.

Thisted x Mikkeller Beer Geek Limfjords Porter

Brewery: Thisted Bryghus x Mikkeller ApS
Country: Denmark
ABV: 7.7%
Style: Baltic Porter

Brewer Description: (from ratebeer description) Beer Geek Limfjordsporter is a double stout with coffee and licorice. A collaboration between Mikkeller and Thisted Bryghus, based on the world’s best stout “Beer Geek Breakfast Stout” and “Limfjordsporter”.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.15
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.1

Intro: A 330ml bottle with a best before date of 17th May 2018. Poured into a Lost Abbey teku glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a one finger dark tanned head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving some sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma: Roasted malts and coffee with a light smokiness. There is also some chocolate and liquorice in the background.
Taste: Rich bittersweet chocolate, coffee powder, light burnt smokiness with hints of liquorice and prunes. Nice balance of sweet and bitter.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation.
Overall: I think I was surprised about how good this was, in particular that rich bittersweet chocolate flavour. Very enjoyable.