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

bottled
common

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unknown

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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


gwoodin's rating

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gwoodin (44) - Birmingham, - SEP 6, 2012
Strong alcoholic taste. Liquorice and black treacle. Good but try Kernel Export Stout.


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redders1974 (345) - Greater Manchester, ENGLAND - JUL 25, 2015
Bottle at home oily alcohol taste in s good sense notes of liquorice and coffee dry finish with a brown sugar mouthfeel if that possible

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werckmeister (895) - Vienna, AUSTRIA - JUL 18, 2015
500ml bottle at Austrian RB Meeting in Linz shared by Sebilinz, many thanks. BB 07/2019. smells malty roast, glueish, light coffee & chocolate, light smoke, decent. full body, soft carbonation, slick mouthfeel. tastes malty roast, light glueish again, light smoke, lightly sour, bitter chocolate & coffee, caramel, some herbs. finishes malty roasty, with herbs and light sourness. quite nice, overall was served a bit too warm. but nice one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
androman (924) - Maarssen, NETHERLANDS - JUL 14, 2015
50cl bottle at home from Beerritz.co.uk. Body is fizzy, nearly black, head is small, beige, slightly fizzy, mostly diminishing, good lacing. Nose is chocolate and mild coffee, flavor is chocolate, vanilla, spices, licorice, toast, caramel, dried fruits. Medium sweet, medium to heavy bitter. Finish is medium lasting roasty medium to heavy bitter, light fruity sweet-sour, raisin, cocoa, toffee. Full body, oily texture, soft carbonation. Easy dessert beer, delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (4496) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour with a bubbly tan head, aroma is quite sweet with some chocolate, light malt a hint of coffee, taste has rich coffee, burnt toast malts, some plain chocolate bitterness, I’d expect a moor viscous mouthfeel of a stout of this ABV, but overall very pleasant and a bold move to put it in a 500ml.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mateuszk (824) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle. Pitch black, creamy head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee (but not that intensive), chocolate and some liquorice. Taste follows aroma, all flavours nicely mixed, semi to low sweet with medium bitterness. In overall tastes good but I had feeling it was very clean, like lager (baltic porter). Alcohol well hidden. Full bodied beer but drinkability was great. Well done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilverfoX (706) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2015
rich ganache aroma, pitch black with tan lacing, big chocolate flavour with a bit of aniseed in the finish, a bit sickly and a real feeling of the alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mario_giri (162) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 27, 2015
Eigentlich recht gut. Schokolade, dunkle Früchte und etwas Alk in der Nase. Fast ein wenig zu dünn und spitzig im Mund, alkig. Sonst solid. Nicht mein liebstes Imp Stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
karpik (240) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - MAY 15, 2015
BB; 06.2019. Aroma of ash, coffee and booze. Pours pitch black with coke-like foam. Taste is much too boozy, which is really disturbing and covers the rest of flavors. Maybe too young but I don’t think that aging this will help a lot.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sarauckelman (267) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2015
Bottle. Opaque dark black, with a few varied-sized dark tan bubbles. Musty, malty, roasted aroma with a hint of cigar smoke. Very strong flavor of roasted coffee, malt, and cigar ash, a bit astringent on the end. Lively, but with a bit too much carbonation for my taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
uckelman (393) - Durham, ENGLAND - MAY 4, 2015
Pours black, only a little tan head, which quickly dissipates. Aroma is mainly earthy, with hints of malt and alcohol. Not much sweetness in the aroma. Medium body, warm long finish, which changes to burnt notes.


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