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

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RATINGS: 227   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
pivnizub (9036) - 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…

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
gegwilson (1478) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tom303 (90) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Maris (1026) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zimbo (612) - SCOTLAND - OCT 14, 2013
Roast nose. Thin. Some fizz. Medium to light body. Some earth and chocolate. Interesting but lacks dimension & stuffing.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (4990) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - 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!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (5752) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrHangover (2766) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Iphonephan (3652) - McLean, Virginia, USA - OCT 12, 2013
From a 50 cl bottle shared in South Park Colorado - courtesy of jmgreenuk. Pours black with tan head. Roasted malt nose. Flavors of caramel, some dark fruits and and raisin. Soft mouthfeel. Bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ComradeK (1052) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - SEP 17, 2013
500ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a large tan head, which lasts well and leaves decent lacing. Bitter espresso, milk chocolate truffle and, oddly, ripe pears make up the aroma. Very mild floral and sweet citrus hops up front give way to a full-bodied mix of milk chocolate, vanilla truffle and praline in the mid-palate. Mocha and mild liquorice combine at the finish, and there is a lingering alcoholic warmth. This is quite smooth and sweet for an imperial stout, and very enjoyable, with the Goldings a particularly nice touch.


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