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

bottled
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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (3912) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, molasses, liquorice. Flavour is big liquorice, roast, a bit sharp, molasses, caramel and chocolate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3524) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle, tfs Menno. Aroma is quite roasted, some caramel, coffee, licorice and chocolate. Flavor is quite bitter, roasted, full bodied and with a nice balance. Great brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2722) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2014
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a creamy and tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, plum, vanilla and coffee notes. Sweet flavor that ends up slightly more dry and with alcohol. Medium to full bodied, syrupy texture and flat carb. An excellent Impy

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (2094) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 11, 2014
Aroma roasted with notes of winey hops. Light grassy. Pitch black colour. Taste is intensely roasty, without a hint of astringency. Some chocolate. Dry roasted chocolate finish, where the hops ultimately shows itself. Easy dirnking.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fajry (764) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
Flaska. Tmava az cierna farba, hneda pena, ktora rychlo opadne. Vona jemne kyselkava, prazene slady, horuce kakao. V chuti opat prazene slady, jemne lahke telo s cokoladovou dochutou. Na imperial stout divna dochut ...

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cuso (4963) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
Bottle. Very dark brown color with small light beige head. Roasted malt, grassy hops in aroma. Taste, roasted malt, caramel, grassy hops. Good.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MisoW (1702) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
Bottle at Behind the hills beer tasting 2014. Pours dark brown, nearly black color, bige head. Aroma is sweet, sugary, grapes. Taste is sweet, sugary, candy, yeasty.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Derbeth (359) - Kraków, POLAND - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma of roasted malt, ash, licorice, alcohol. Ok, but I would like it to be more aggressive and have less licorice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (8082) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 28, 2014
Sehr dunkelbrauens, fast schwarzes Bier mit geringer bräunlichen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, Kaffee, Schokolade, holzig. Geschmack intensiv röstmalzig, holzig, Kaffe, Schokolade, leicht alkoholisch.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (1425) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 23, 2014
Aroma: dark chocolate, roasted malts, milk chocolate. Appearance: black, medium beige head. Taste: medium sweet. Palate: bitters coming out, dark coffee, roasted malts. Overall: great Imperial Stout, well balanced in both aroma and palate. Bottle from Beer Hawk, England.


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