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

bottled
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RATINGS: 220   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.


MoritzF's rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MoritzF (8464) - Bochum, - 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


4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALLOVATE (2384) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 13, 2014
At cellar temperature and into a snifter. Black as used engine oil and as viscous as such when swirled around the glass. Thinning tan pad atop gives way and there is little evidence of life. Complex nose; rusty and dusty with hints of kelp, Balsamic glaze, damp swarf, vinous, plummy notes, driftwood and peppery spice, and a hit of alcohol that awakens the olfactories. Quite plump, sweet and fruity on the palate. Massive wine-like depth; vinous, spicy and warming, drawing at the saliva glands. Prickly carbonation needs to be shaken off where a smooth, big body presides. Rich, plummy fruit meets umami Balsamic and Bovril notes, mineral-like and meaty. Dark chocolate underneath as is some very earthy, top-soil notes. Long, long linger of everything in a generous meld. This is a great Winter warmer. Slow-sipping at its best. A few bottles for the cellar I think. Loved it!! (50cL, BBE 03/19, Gyle 2490, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PriorL (1759) - Gent, BELGIUM - JUL 13, 2014
At Hoppy Loft Brussels, with S&G Tasting group, first day trip. APPEARANCE: pitch black beer, small unstable beige head. NOSE: coffee, vanilla, alcohol. TASTE: alcohol, little fruity, coffee, nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daniele (5348) - ITALY - JUL 11, 2014
scura schiuma media intensi sentori tostati caffe cioccolato lieve liquoroso erbaceo intensa discreto amaro buona secchezza abbastanza complessa

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4483) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - JUN 7, 2014
Bottled. 5cl sample. The aroma has coffee roast malts mainly. Black coloured beer with a thin, off-white lace. The taste is sweet, has molasses, honey, some fruitiness, little roasty edge. But roast is more present in aroma.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (2138) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle at James’s. Pours black, sweet and chocolatey, dry roasted malts, rich.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (3782) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle @ tasting. Aroma is chocolate, caramel, molasses, liquorice. Flavour is big liquorice, roast, a bit sharp, molasses, caramel and chocolate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3335) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle, tfs Menno. Aroma is quite roasted, some caramel, coffee, licorice and chocolate. Flavor is quite bitter, roasted, full bodied and with a nice balance. Great brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2574) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 19, 2014
Bottled. Pours pitch black with a creamy and tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, plum, vanilla and coffee notes. Sweet flavor that ends up slightly more dry and with alcohol. Medium to full bodied, syrupy texture and flat carb. An excellent Impy

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (1654) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 11, 2014
Aroma roasted with notes of winey hops. Light grassy. Pitch black colour. Taste is intensely roasty, without a hint of astringency. Some chocolate. Dry roasted chocolate finish, where the hops ultimately shows itself. Easy dirnking.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fajry (518) - SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
Flaska. Tmava az cierna farba, hneda pena, ktora rychlo opadne. Vona jemne kyselkava, prazene slady, horuce kakao. V chuti opat prazene slady, jemne lahke telo s cokoladovou dochutou. Na imperial stout divna dochut ...


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