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

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RATINGS: 243   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (14489) - 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.

4
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Theis (14481) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
saxo (15025) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (36104) - 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.

4.4
   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

4.1
   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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Doppelganger (1388) - Dry County, Arkansas, USA - MAR 17, 2008
Bottle, at Fin’s excellent UK Imperial Stouts tastings, sampled with Fin, Loz and Traci. Thanks mate! Black, brown highlights, good cap of light tan head that settles in a sticky ring. Nail polish in the nose, sassafras, tree stump woodiness. A fair dose of raw green alcohol in the flavor, more sassafras root, mint, a bit of coffee. Lots of flavor, but still kind of green and noisy. A couple more years would probably help this one a lot, as it does feel like the base character has some good potential.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (8430) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - MAR 16, 2008
Tasted during an Imperial Stout Tasting evening with Casey, Traci and Loz 14-03-08, Poured very dark brown with light brown bubbles on the rim. This starts of with a liquorice assault with brandy snaps thrown in for good measure. Some cream soda on the nose, the alcohol was maybe just a bit harsh but it does soften with a creamy vanilla finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6393) - Oslo, NORWAY - JAN 10, 2008
Bottle from Pigs Ear 07. Forest fire, with the warming glow from the alcohol underlining it. A little sourness, a little yeast. Fine dryness lingering. Nice, but not quite there.


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