Beer of the Week – Mikkeller: Beer Geek Vanilla Maple Cocoa Oatmeal Stout
Beer Name: Beer Geek Vanilla Maple Cocoa
Style: Oatmeal Stout
Std. Drinks: 5
Additions: Coffee, Vanilla, Cocoa & Maple Syrup
Winter is for stouts. I’ve been putting off trying this Mikkeller Beer Geek (because honestly, I was a tad scared) but tonight it’s cold and windy, so what better time than now?
Oooooh baby – he thicc! I’m not sure I’ve ever poured such a dark beer – it looks like the soul of Satan himself. It’s got a really soft carbonation, resulting in a short-lived dark tan head. It smells like breakfast in Canada – the maple comes on strong. At first, it’s kind of imperial in taste – it has the sweet-bitterness of molasses. It literally made me shiver, it was a bit of an assault on the taste buds – possibly because it’s also a hefty 13%. It’s got a very roasty malt. The coffee comes through strong at the end, there’s a long aftertaste. It’s certainly a very complex beer, and a full on flavour bomb, but I think it’s a bit much for me to be honest.
Rating (out of 5): 🍺🍺 and a half