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


on tap

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RATINGS: 246   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.

Velkyal's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Velkyal (317) - Gordonsville, Virginia, USA - DEC 16, 2012
This stuff looks like crude oil, black, inky, more than opaque it sits in the glass like a liquid black hole. The huge body it a riot of sweet malt flavours, caramel, toffee, chocolate all playing against a noticeable coffee note and the spiciness of the hops. Perfection.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markoijelena (1451) - Belgrade, SERBIA - OCT 25, 2015
Draft sample at the Great British Weekend New Edition 2015 Belgrade Serbia.11.09.2015.Pour it dark almost clear color with medium white head.Aroma of coffee, roasted malt.Taste sourish fruits, tart, plum, Belgian note really present.Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kerenmk (3483) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 24, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at tomer’s place. Thanks tomer. Black with a tan head. Deep plum aroma, some soy, vanilla and wine. A little burnt taste, sweet and yet roasty, with some ink. No carbonation, full body, roasty and burnt finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Psytron (1634) - Turku, FINLAND - OCT 17, 2015
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2015 Black colour. Smell of raisins, red wine. Aroma of coffee, cocoa, oak, cognac, faint of tar. Bitter and sweet. Flat carbon. Velvety palate. Very surprising in a positive way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zvsn (1189) - ISRAEL - SEP 2, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting. Thanks tomer. Pours brown black with a big beige head. Smell of chocolate, cocoa beans, coffee, prunes. Sweet, chocolate, nuts, soy, caramel, a bit acidic flavors, alcoholic warmth down the throat. Medium-bodied, a bit too fizzy, sticky texture. Good sipper.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tomer (2425) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - SEP 1, 2015
At a tasting, thanks Roei, small creamy head, opaque vert dark brown color, lots of aromatic coffee, with wood, shrubs, cinamon and dark bread in the back, roasted coffee flavor, some roasted malt and dark fruits, mellow sourness. Very nice to sip slowly, should continue to improve.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (9343) - Tel Aviv, - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at tomer’s place. Thanks tomer. Black with a bit of tan foam. Aroma is burnt and boozy, with wine, dark fruits, chocolate, some soy sauce, charcoal, licorice. Sourish-bitterish roasty flavor, vinous, with dark fruits, soy sauce, some chocolate, coffee, and alcohol. Quite full-bodied. A bit too boozy, but mellows with some time in the glass.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JorgeLee (1522) - Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 14, 2015
Bottle from Beer Hawk. Deep and almost black, moderately high carbonation, something of a head. Very powerful beer, lots of roasty notes, deep dark fruit cake and a slightly licorice spicy flavour. Love the Goldings, Imperial Stout with lots of spicy British hops seems to fit together better than an aggressive citrus overload. Very pleasant, and in a big bottle too!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
redders1974 (510) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Werckmeister (1303) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
androman (1140) - 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.

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