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


on tap

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RATINGS: 257   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2007
Bottle @ GBBF 2007, London. Dark black color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, cola, soy sauce, plum, vanilla, alcohol. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet with a long duration. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is flat to soft.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
yespr (40454) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2008
Århus2008 50 cL bottle. Pours pitch black with a fizzy tan head leaving a nice little lacing on top of the beer. Coffee and hardroasted malt aroma. Flavour is sweet at first before a more roasted acidic malt note joins in and slowly take completely over with a set of nice acidic flavour hardroasted malt notes. Roasted and chocolate smoth finish. Nice one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (34360) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - NOV 23, 2003
The aroma is very sweet with notes of roasted malts and alcohol. The color is pitch black and it has a small chocolate brown head. The flavor is very sweet with notes of roasted bread, coffee, and bitter chocolate. In the middle the high alcohol content makes its presence known. It finishes like bitter chocolate. A very fine example of an Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25360) - Vasa, FINLAND - AUG 28, 2007
Bottled@GBBF2007- Dark ruby red colour, small head. Aroma is alcohol, oxidation, acideic hops along with some dark fruits, vanilla and slight roast. Flavour is pretty much the same. Really nice palate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2005
(Bottle 50 cl) Very, very black - would’ve been opaque if it hadn’t been for a wee reddish glow. Creamy, light brown head that sticks to the glass. Roasted, vinous aroma with lots of prunes and distinct alcohol. Full-bodied with plenty of dried fruity notes - raisins in particular, raisins that almost appear soaked in port. Soft, distinctly sweet with marked notes of licorice and almost no bitterness. This I like a LOT - yummy, yummy. 211205

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
omhper (23513) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2004
Bottled. Black. Striking gin aroma. Sweet with surprisingly light body. Licorice and anise dominates. Some roasty malt.Lingering salty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22102) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 11, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2013 26th February 2008
Distinctly brandyish malt. Light and frothy but quite heady as well. No fruit or bitternes or smokyness. Not bad! 3.4

17th May 2013
Tasting at Bruce’s pad. Thanks to Leighton. Almost opaque dark brown - black beer. Little pale tan head. Light airy palate, semi dry. Mild carbonation. Tangy dark malt, no roast or bitterness. Mild dark chocolate with a trace of tangy dark fruits. Finishes airy and slightly bitter. Interesting and well joined up!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
cgarvieuk (21612) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 14, 2008
Bottle at home .. deep solid black ... deep roast coffee malt with just a hint of hops nose ... deep malts prunes and chocolate but its just a bit rough round the edges.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (19160) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 14, 2003
Dark; brown generous head. Light coffee, roasted malt, cardboard, chocolate; very light vanilla. The body gets a far better structure while warming a little… then the malt gives some good sensation, corrected by good roasted malt notes; unfortunately the alcohol is a bit too evident.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18527) - 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.

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