Brewed by Durham
Style: Imperial Stout
Durham, England
Serve in Snifter


on tap

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RATINGS: 246   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Cask; Very occasional. Also available bottle conditioned.
Temptation is a Russian stout; a style that was exported to imperial Russia in the 18th and 19th centuries. Massive body supports oily coffee and liquorice flavours. Malt sugars are balanced by traditional goldings, contains malted barley and wheat, hops, water and yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bov (10926) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - AUG 14, 2008
courtesy of Toni Flükiger - dark black coloured with a little but persistent dark beige foam; roasted aroma of black chocolate, prunes and caramel; full-bodied and oily, very sweet and with a low bitterness; very long sweet chocolatey finish with notes of alcohol and prunes - very good but too much on the dark side of sweetness to my liking

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KimJohansen (10404) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
Black with tiny off white head. Sweet aroma with roasted malt, overripe fruits, caramel and chocolate notes. Sweet flavor with roasted malt, dryed fruits, caramel, chocolate and warming alcohol in the end.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weaselkenievil (1608) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 13, 2008
Bottle drank in pitch black darkness sat outside my house so no idea on appearance I’m afraid. Dark fruit, prunes, raisins, roasted malt, liqourice (which I don’t like but this still flew my kite). Very drinkable. The kind of beer I would imagine would accompany a good pillaging. Made me feel like medievalkenievil.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (14562) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 6, 2008
Bottle at ÅBF08. Good roasted sweet flavour. Nice imperial stout. Good sweet alcohol flavour. Very nice. Creamy mouthfeel. Alcohol aftertaste. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - JUN 26, 2008
Bottle, Corks of Cotham, Bristol. Poured a reaperish black. Disappearing dark biege head. Like a glass of tar. Roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit and coffee aroma. Flavour was packed with more of the same. Some sweetness. Very rich yet soft and tidily balanced. Thoroughly enjoyed this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14665) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2008
Bottle at Thorups Cellar in Århus. Black - brown head. Licorice, chocolate, burned, brries, vinous, coffee, dry, english licorice, sweetness, brown sugar. Medium carbonation. Light alco-burning finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (15410) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 20, 2008
Sample at Aarhus beerfestival. Nice head with excellent duration. Color is black. Aroma and taste are roast malt, fruits and coffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (37031) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2008
Århus2008 50 cL bottle. Pours pitch black with a fizzy tan head leaving a nice little lacing on top of the beer. Coffee and hardroasted malt aroma. Flavour is sweet at first before a more roasted acidic malt note joins in and slowly take completely over with a set of nice acidic flavour hardroasted malt notes. Roasted and chocolate smoth finish. Nice one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bragesnak (5395) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2008
Cockney Pub, Aarhus, DK. Bottled. Aroma of banana and yeasty fruits. Balanced sweetness to the complex chocolate and toffeefudge flavor. Bitterness great. Though quite alcoholic

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Numenor (871) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 30, 2008
Picked this bottle up when I was in England back in ’06. Pours pure black with a nice ivory head. Very nice aroma... musky malts with a nice dark fruit accent... somewhat like a dark cherry liqour with a hint of dark chocolate. Taste is outstanding, some oatmeal, caramel, woody malts are evident. Ending is slightly bitter but with a nice milk chocolate bend. I’d say that about 1.5-2 years is the perfect time for this beer. Highly recommended.

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