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Vladislav, Baby Don't Hurt Me - Diebolt Brewing Co. - 93 Rating

Dan (L) and Jack (R) Diebolt yuck it up in front of the brewery.

BC: Who came up with this beer's recipe?
Look no further fella, you found him.

BC: What's your favorite aspect of this beer (flavor, aroma, etc.)?
The aroma is my favorite aspect of this beer; it's very complex with dark fruit, bourbon, bittersweet chocolate.  As the beer warms up though, more subtle, nuanced aromas of espresso, coconut, vanillin and vintage port join the party.

BC: Where does this beer's name come from?
This beer was originally known as The Commodore but an amicable trademark snafu with a certain beer behemoth led us to Vladislav. The full name is Vladislav, Baby Don't Hurt Me, giving a nod to a popular 80's movie, a 90's pop song, our current political climate, and everyone's favorite Russian dictator... er, I mean Russian President.

BC: Is this your "desert island beer?"
This is definitely not my "desert island beer"... unless I'm trying to forget I'm on a "desert island." Then perhaps this beauty would do the trick.  Now if you were talking "dessert island beer", then the answer is yes.

BC: Can you describe this beer in 10 words or less?
Vlad-Is-Lav? Baby, we think you're holding a glass of it!