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

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RATINGS: 225   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (35735) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2007
Bottle @ GBBF 2007, London. Dark black color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, cola, soy sauce, plum, vanilla, alcohol. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet with a long duration. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johninmelb (1126) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - SEP 3, 2007
Nose of toasted serials with anniseed and licorice in the background. Pours very deep indeed with almost no head. Flavour is rich and satisfying with a long, moreish finish of bitter chocolate and cocoa. Very very nice indeed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (20869) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2007
Bottled@GBBF2007- Dark ruby red colour, small head. Aroma is alcohol, oxidation, acideic hops along with some dark fruits, vanilla and slight roast. Flavour is pretty much the same. Really nice palate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jbrus (4992) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - AUG 13, 2007
Bottle@GBBF07. Sweet aroma, dark dried fruits, vanilla. Black color, light brown head, good lace. Very sweet, loads of vanilla, winelike, plum, raisin. Full and warming. Id say its an old ale and not a imperial stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MesandSim (7118) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUL 16, 2007
A Mes rate: 50cl bottle at home. Black as night and virtually opaque. Nose of sweet, sweet vanilla and cherry with some HARDCORE alcohol. Thick dark alcoholic flavour. This is some heavy stuff. Tastes like 15% let alone 10. Chocolate malt and sme more vanilla. Some coffee notes in the finish. Prickly palate from all the alcohol. Pretty decent stuff but terribly unrefined.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sigmund (5278) - Tau, NORWAY - JUN 23, 2007
500 ml bottle, bought in Scarborough. Bottle conditioned. ABV is 10%. Pitch black colour, moderate tan head. Unusual perfumed aroma, dark fruits, liqueur, some oak, chocolate and liquorice. Very intense perfumed and sweet flavour, surprisingly moderate roastiness, notes of liquorice, hints of tar. Moderate hops in the finish. Not an easy drinking beer, but definitely something out of the ordinary.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NYHarvey (2153) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 9, 2007
Courtesy of Papsoe. Thank you, Henrik. Very boozy aroma smells a bit like bourbon and concentrated dark fruit essence. Hints of chocolate, raisins and licorice. Very sharp smelling from the boozy edge. The body is dark brown to black and this pours with almost no head, then briefly forms up into a finger thick mocha head before rapidly retreating. Fore is too thin for my preference. Again quite boozy and whiskey/bourbon like. Is this barrel aged in whiskey barrels? Has some port notes as well. Incredibly boozy. Licorice and dark chocolate are big int he middle where it almost tastes like a chocolate liquer. Also has some vinous red wine notes. Leaves the tongue hot and flustered. A pretty damn nice sipper that really grows on you as you warm to it and it warms up.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maria (10176) - Thisted, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2007
Pitch black with almost no head. The aroma makes my taste buds flutter in anticipation, its powerful with notes of port wine, raisin, plum and licorice. The flavour does not disappoint my almost dribbling taste buds - oral orgasm is an expression, that comes to mind. The moutfeel is oily and it has notes of roasted malt, raisins that have soaked in port wine, plum and in the finish there is chocolate and a hint of licorice. The aftertaste is loooong and its a really, really nice beer!

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Phil (178) - Kent, ENGLAND - APR 10, 2007
Bottle: Nice British Impy Stout. Very Impressive. Held up well against everything else Im drinking tonight. Lacks aroma. But I love the sweet body, mid rather than big. Good strength, nice to see a britiish brewer go to the effort to make such a beer! (L)

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
greenmanalishi (483) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - MAR 11, 2007
Roasted flavours, chocolate, coffee, plum, raisin, treacle. full-bodied and well balanced.


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