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


on tap

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RATINGS: 229   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
manisthebeer (240) - squamish, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 11, 2014
smells of potient whiskey and roastyness pours deep black with a smell brown heaed flavour is dark coffee with dark dark choc. and so silky smooth with a very small bitter character very well done

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beese (2560) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - JAN 27, 2014
Bottle from Beers of Europe, several years ago. Poured black with a thin tan head. Aroma dark rum, molasses and an alcoholic waft. Medium to full mouth feel; perhaps a little more watery than one would expect from a 10% imperial stout, but still fairly velvety. Initial flavours of dark fruit, sticky buns and with an earthy backbone. Rich, dark coffee on the palate with notes of cloves and burnt malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pivnizub (9162) - Bochum, Porúří, GERMANY - JAN 6, 2014
Flasche: Very deep amber to black coloured, mid-sized and lacy tanned head, solid aroma of dried fruits and nuts with roasted malt and a touch of liquorice; solid bitter-sweet flavour, full bodied; nuts and warming alcohol in the sweet-vinous finish with a balancing bitterness showing up in the aftertaste. A very, very fine winter warmer…

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gegwilson (1782) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle from teh Whistle Stop in Saltburn. Pours pitch black with a rapidly diminishing tan head. Delicous sweet chocolate flavour before a bitter licorice finish. Just a touch too carbonated, but otherwise an extremely good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tom303 (94) - Northumberland, ENGLAND - NOV 21, 2013
Aroma is sweet, roasted coffee, chocolate, Xmas fruit, Taste to follow, lovely rich sweet flavour with a slight liquorice bitterness and an alcoholic warmth that lingers. One to savour

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maris (1103) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - NOV 16, 2013
From a 500ml bottle on 21/10/2013. Pours close to black with a medium tan head which dissipates relatively quickly. The aroma is sweet chocolate and caramel, with a touch of booze. The flavour features a lot of milk chocolate and caramel, vanilla, and a hint of dark fruit and licorice.Has a very rich and creamy palate, and slightly above average carbonation for an impy. A not overly complex but enjoyable dessert beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zimbo (655) - SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2013
Roast nose. Thin. Some fizz. Medium to light body. Some earth and chocolate. Interesting but lacks dimension & stuffing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (5426) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - OCT 13, 2013
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines Birmingham, England and consumed at the South Park road tasting, Colorado. Poured a deep mahogany with a frothy light tan head and a slightly oily consistency. The aroma is creamy roasted malt. The flavour is strong bitter with a rich big liqourice red berry fruit slightly watery refreshing palate. This beer has everything!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (6193) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle shared at the South Park m’okay tasting thanks to Jmgreenuk. Pours dark dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of coffee, roast, caramel, over ripe fruit, yeast and malt. Flavour is over moderate sweet and bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (3055) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle, @ Epic view tasting, Colorado. Pitch black pour, medium sized beige head on top. Aroma is mostly licorice, roast, slightly boozy. Flavour is quite sweet, alcoholic, sugary, molasses. Very nice, long lasting sticky finish. Nice brew for sure.

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