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


on tap

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RATINGS: 255   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 (320) - 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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
I_LUV_BEER (117) - - JUN 5, 2016
Served in a tulip at Carinthian (Kärnten) Beer Festival. Pours black colour with a beige head. Aroma is a complex combination of chocolate, coffee, molasses, liquorice, vanilla and cocoa. Taste is bitter-sweet with coffee notes. Full body with soft carbonation. Alcohol is virtually not detectable which makes this beer extremely enjoyable and very smooth. Nice stuff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (4447) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Samo Pivo, Belgrade. Brown-tinged, smaller ring foam. Very sweet roast. Soy, molasses. Good roast and rich imp stout. Sweet alc body, a bit flabby. Ok.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruigo (2078) - PORTUGAL - APR 23, 2016
500ml bottle. Deep black colour with beige head. Chocolate, cocoa, coffee, liquorice and vanilla in the aroma. Soft carbonation and full body. Taste is bittersweet with chocolate and coffee notes. Overall, a good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jawlo (374) - Katowice, POLAND - MAR 9, 2016
Aromat: gorzka czekolada, paloność, niezbyt intensywny. Wygląd: barwa czarna, piana raczej średnia Smak: wytrawne, gorzka czekolada, w tle paloność, goryczka średnia, trochę alkoholowe. Tekstura: za mało ciała - średnio pełne, wysycenie niskie. Ogólne wrażenie: niezły ris, chociaż mało stylowy, bliżej mu do FES-a. W smaku i aromacie głównie gorzka czekolada, na minus należy zaliczyć za mała ilość ciała oraz byt wyraźny alkohol.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fafnoscie (90) - POLAND - FEB 14, 2016
Piwo czarne z lekką pianą która ładnie lejcuje. W zapachu wyczuwalne nuty czekolady i karmelu. Zapach jest bardzo złożony. W smaku głównie czuć nuty gorzkiej czekolady, finisz lekko goryczkowy. Pijąc je mam wrażenie że jest "gęste". Po przełknięciu zostaje w ustach lekki posmak alkoholu...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dutchbeerpages (2151) - Wilnis, NETHERLANDS - JAN 10, 2016
Maybe not the tastiest Russian Stout ever, I miss some of the little flavors, is compensated by a great mild palate. Not bad for rating number 2000

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TET (2492) - Kaarina, FINLAND - DEC 27, 2015
A black beer, a head is very big and beige. Aroma has liquirice, salt liquirice and some chocolate. Taste is powerful, great salt liquirice, some dark fruitness and roastiness. Full bodied, not sticky, balanced carbonation. Not typical IS, whick have also other nuancees than the nomal coffee and roastiness. Strong salt liquirice and lots of flavours. Very tasteful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (4625) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 19, 2015
Flaske (thanks, Steve!), hjemme etter utskriving fra SUS des-15: brunsvart med fint beige skum som varer. Aroma og smak av lakris, mørke bær (bjørnebær, solbær og moreller) og røstet malt. Saftig, kompleks, fyldig og passe tørr, slik at det er lett å strekke hånden ut etter en ny slurk. Lett bitter avslutning med litt kvalitetskaffe og et snev av aske. En elegant, smaksrik, balansert og nydelig imp.stout, understated ville kanskje en engelskmann sagt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (12813) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 13, 2015
Bottle conditioned, aged 8 years, from Westholme Stores, Goring, Oxon. Jet Black with tan head. Big heavy, black roasted malt flavours from the start, liquorice and bitumen notes, quite well amalgamated over the years, although still a considerable bitterness. Elderberry notes, pretty earthy and dry, lots of tongue coating and mouthfeel, thick and heavy. A big old bruiser of a beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
markoijelena (2050) - 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.

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