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


on tap

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RATINGS: 217   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.

MBison's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, - AUG 18, 2009
Bottle (500ml). Poured black with a good sized dense, tanned, frothy head which lasted very well. A complex aroma with notes of treacle, roasted malts, toast, smoke, coffee beans, Belgian truffles, raisins and fleshly ground black pepper. Flavor was of toasted malts with a good level of bitterness, lactic/sour milk notes, bitter black coffee, large notes of black pepper, homemade liquorice, molasses, dark rum & raisin chocolate, currents, pleasant earthy notes and a superb dry finish. Noticeable alcohol content. Very full bodied with soft carbonation, an oily texture, thick/ chewy mouthfeel and a long finish. A truly remarkable Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
skortila (4424) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (1371) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle at James’s. Pours black, sweet and chocolatey, dry roasted malts, rich.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dEnk (3681) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vaiz (3258) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Habanero (2439) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gurthnar (1504) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fajry (363) - 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 ...

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cuso (4206) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
Bottle. Very dark brown color with small light beige head. Roasted malt, grassy hops in aroma. Taste, roasted malt, caramel, grassy hops. Good.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MisoW (1047) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - APR 5, 2014
Bottle at Behind the hills beer tasting 2014. Pours dark brown, nearly black color, bige head. Aroma is sweet, sugary, grapes. Taste is sweet, sugary, candy, yeasty.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Derbeth (262) - Kraków, POLAND - MAR 30, 2014
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma of roasted malt, ash, licorice, alcohol. Ok, but I would like it to be more aggressive and have less licorice.

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