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BrewDog Hello My Name is Vladimir

 (RETIRED)
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96
82
style
Formerly brewed at BrewDog
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
keg and bottled, series special
Hello My Name Is Vladimir is our tongue-in-cheek, limonnik berry infused double IPA. It is the latest in our Hello My Name Is... series, but rather than continue our Scandinavian journey, we’ve travelled east to Russia, to poke fun at uber-hetero Vladimir Putin.
This beer is our first foray into controversy with a cause greater than our own. An ironic beer, but one backed up with some serious flavours.
On the nose there’s a huge explosion of audacious liberally- minded US hops, against a robust yet elegant malt backdrop.
Flavours of malt sweetness and a touch of acidic berry sharpness combine and give way to an avalanche of lightly toasted, fruity blueberry muffin malitiness, followed by a rush of piney resinous US hops to the sides of palate.
The piece de resistance; a mind-bogglingly bitter, yet tongue- twisting tart finish, with both flavour profiles fighting it out to see who will last the longest. The result; a finish as long as a cross-country topless ski journey through Siberia.
*50% of the profits raised through this beer will go directly to charities that represent oppressed minorities around the world.
Hops
Citra
Malts
Extra Pale, Cara
Twist:
Infused with limmonik berries


klas' rating

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
klas (323) - - MAR 15, 2014
Bottle at Printz, Tolv Stockholm. Very good aroma. Good taste, some alcoholic notes, not extremely bitter. Served a bit too cold, but after a while the hoppy taste becomes as good as it should be.


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (21326) - Vasa, FINLAND - JAN 26, 2015
Bottled. Slightly hazy orangeish amber colour with a mediumsized white foamy head. Aroma is berries, some floral notes along with parfumed soap and some mild alcohol. Flavour is pine, resin, some floral and berryish notes along with some alcohol and mild bready notes. One dimensional.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Florya (527) - Bergen, NORWAY - JAN 17, 2015
How: Bottle Appearance: Clear copper, small to medium white head. Aroma: Tropical fruits, citrus, caramel. Palate: medium body, smooth carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pictoman (700) - British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 10, 2015
Poured from 330mL bottle [batch 025; bb 28/01/2015]. Deep orangey yellow with off-white head. Old malt, old tropical hops, a little sweaty.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Marduk (3209) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - JAN 1, 2015
330ml (thank FatPhil). Clear dark amber color. Small size, white bubbly head, stays. Fruity, soapy, fart, aftershave in aroma. Soapy, coconut, fruity, sweet taste. Soft carbonation. Mild bitterness. I don’t know what it tires to be.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
FatPhil (9818) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - DEC 31, 2014
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2015 330ml bottle (Koht, Tallinn)
Holy jesus, this smells of shampoo. Palate is sticky. Taste is perfumey too. Bit of a mess. Malty and way too perfumey. Very sticky palate. However, it did cover the alcohol, so a bonus point, but overall, quite an unpleasant drink. Toung-scrapingly dirty chemical acidic hop finish, aggressive and quite nasty. Bit like Vlad, so well named.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (3882) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks tomer. Pours orange clear with a beige head, aroma of marmalade, orange and tangerine, flavor of tangerine, marmalade, bitter, alcoholic, medium bodied.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
teorn88 (3411) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 20, 2014
It pours a clean golden color with a large cream-colored head white head. Aroma is sweet and malty, warming with notes of toffee, juicy tropical fruits, grapefruit juice, orange peel. Taste is quite sweet upfront with toffee, caramel malts, juicy bittering hops with notes of orange peel, pine cones, red berries, grains. Medium bodied with sticky mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Ok DIPA

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jmar79 (6) - SPAIN - DEC 18, 2014 does not count
El mejor producto hasta ahora que probé de brewdog perfecta mezcla de lúpulos muy aromática con toques a frutados de sabor intenso

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kadakas (46) - ESTONIA - DEC 5, 2014
Love the aroma, kind of like any other BrewDog’s IPA. Nice copper colour and thick foam. Soft palate, everything is in its place. The 8,2% is felt at the beginning, after that it is quite moderate. I thought it would be more intense because of it’s name and IBU. Expected more bitterness, that in turn makes the body and aftertaste weaker, which isn’t bad but waited just a little bit more. The berry flavor comes at the very end, when you breath in. Overall very pleasant and nicely done beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
suurjuust (1361) - ESTONIA - DEC 2, 2014
Shared by martjoobolut, thanks! Copper beer, tan head. Nose is hoppy, fruity, citric, caramel notes with malty sweetness. Flavor is pretty malty, caramel, smooth citrus notes, boozy-hoppy finish. Long finish. Decent DIPA, fair balance.


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