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


on tap

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RATINGS: 212   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Philym (692) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - JUL 28, 2013
Appearance: Black/dark brown with a quickly disappearing tan head. Aroma: Liquorice, chocolate, vinous/spiritous, bready, slightly floral and notes of marzipan. Taste: Low sweetness, medium/high bitterness, medium sourness, liquorice, chocolate, marzipan, undertone of treacle and cognac like alcohol. Palate: Smooth but thick texture, medium body, slightly astringent with average carbonation. Lingering treacle and bitter finish. Comments: Enjoyable and would have this one again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6521) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 2, 2013
50cl courtesy of sebletitje. It pours with a dark mahogany body that supports a tan head of foam. The mild aroma offers up earthy roasty tobacco, chocolate and roasted malts. The taste delivers roasted malts, a thin ribbon of black strap molasses and then chocolate. This tastes pretty darn smooth with earthy tobacco and with some mineral water notes showing up in the finish. Cool stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 28, 2013
Dark brown pour, dark head. Flavors of brewers licorice, roasted malt, toasted marshmallow, coffee, light hops, chocolate, molasses.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (5511) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 18, 2013
Bottle, thanks to Leighton. Slow gusher.... It pours near black with a small tan head. The nose is roasted malt, cocoa, toasted coconut, vanilla, fudge and Scottish tablet. The taste is roasted malt, spice, alcohol, dark fruit, cocoa, liquorice, earth and some caramel/toffee/fudge action. Full body and pretty high on the carbonation. Flavoursome and well-balanced. Rather tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jackl (3859) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle @ Bruce’s. The pour’s deep brown with a small head. The aroma’s of apples, toffee, roasted malt. The taste is similar. Chocolate-dipped orchard fruits. Toffee, chocolate malt. Full body, quite active carbonation. Overall, OK.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (9833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle at Bruce’s, London. One of my contributions. A mild gusher. Pours oily black-brown with a fine, receding tan head. Some good dark fruits in the nose, a bit of dark chocolate. Medium to big sweet flavor, dry dark chocolate, moderate roast, some alcohol punch, brownies, dark fruits, dates, light burnt earth bitterness. Medium to full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Lightly warming to finish, sweet dark malts, rich chocolate, mild roast, dark fruits, cherries. Nice lingering dry chocolate. Quite an impressive beer, really.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sebilinz (353) - Linz, AUSTRIA - APR 30, 2013
Bottle black with dark tan not very long lasting head aroma malt , chocolate a little bit of alcohol, taste malt chocolate liquorice with a little sour fruity touch and youbtaste the alcohol full body with low carbonation witha full slightly bitter alcoholic aftertaste. Very heavy very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhammaren (893) - FINLAND - APR 19, 2013
.5l @ Bottle @ Vihreä HaltiatarPours black with low tan head. Aroma is dark fruits, roasted malts, some smoke. Tar? Chocolate @ after taste. Swell!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mile (2734) - Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2013
Bottle. Very dark brown, average and mostly diminishing light brown head. Moderate to full, malty - light wheat and sweetish aroma, some roasted malt and light dark fruitiness, some coffee with light licorice, faint alcohol. Body is medium to full, malty and sweetish flavor, some roasted malt, light dark fruitiness and light coffee, light salty licorice and some alcohol. Finish is average, malty and sweetish, some roasted malt and light coffee, light salty licorice and some alcohol. Roasted IS with light coffee and some alcohol. Too much alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MoritzF (8250) - Bochum, GERMANY - MAR 3, 2013
(bottle) Black coloured hue with a beige and firm mid-sized foamy head. Earthy and leathery roast-malty aroma with notes of dark chocolate, liquorice, vanilla and a tinge of dark fruits. Roasty bitter flavour with a mildly alcoholic sweetness, full bodied with a soft carbonation. Solid leathery and a bit tarry roasted malt-character with hints of dark chocolate, liquorice and a subtle sour-fruity touch; roasty and chocolatey malty finish with alcoholic and mildly vinous notes. Very good. 03.III.13

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