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


on tap

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RATINGS: 232   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
s_hartshorne (2157) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
Two brothers beer tasting night beer 10. Black colour thin tan head. Aroma is strong coffee. Taste is great coffee liquorice molasses dark malts and fruits chocolate. Great full body and mouthfeel soft prickly carbonation. Very very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
SarkyNorthener (2798) - West Bromwich (Yorkshire Expat), West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2014
2 brothers beer tasting. Bottle 10 from Cotteridge wines. Black beer with small tan head and touches of lacing. Aroma of licorice and dark malts. Taste is licorice, dark berries, bitter dark chocolate and pine hops. Medium to full bodied and oily. Excellent stuff best beer of night one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McNeillR (1632) - SCOTLAND - FEB 28, 2014
Opaque dark brown, edgy off white ringed head. Steely TCP, faint but not engulfed by the maltiness. The big point is it’s screwing drinkability throughout. Slightly gripping thin mouthfeel, pitter patter coffee.

Bottle, All My Vinyl Tasting

   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 (9166) - 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 (1855) - 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 (95) - 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 (1117) - 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 (739) - SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2013
Roast nose. Thin. Some fizz. Medium to light body. Some earth and chocolate. Interesting but lacks dimension & stuffing.

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