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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 286   ABV: 9.54%
A blend of 60% Mother of All Beers (base beer to Pizza Port’s Cuvee du Tomme) & 40% 6 month old Temptation. O.G. 1.081, ABV 9.54%, BU’s 29.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Hairofthedog (419) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 29, 2005
The aroma had dark fermented fruit and flowers. The flavor had the same w/ a hint of caramel. The beer poured a deep brown color w/ thin lasting head and lacing. The mouthfeel was thin w/ a medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sickboy282 (1114) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 20, 2005
A very interesting brew that pours a deep brwon with a frothy, tan head with wonderful lacing. Aromas of raisins, yeast, caramel, prunes and a little wheat. Flavors of the same with a light cherry finish with some brown sugar thrown in for good measure. Slight medicinal/smokey (scotch-like) finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnC (3004) - Mission Viejo, California, USA - MAR 19, 2005
sampeled at the pizza port belgian fest 2005 Opaqe dark brown, medium body, slightly sweet, nice. If I were to get a bottle I’d age it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lunaticharness (183) - Torrance, California, USA - FEB 10, 2005
the temptation really knocked the mother of all beers down a peg or two in this glass, mellowed it all out and gave it a subtle tartness and depth, very interesting contrast between these beers, hints of dusty chocolate from the MoAB, thinned body with a more zesty belgian flavor - all melted into a ruby hue

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jazz88 (2668) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 10, 2005
Tap @ Toronado. Brown in color with ruby tints. Strong wine like elements with chardonnay barrels from the Temptation mix. A slightly sour finish and fairly robust throughout. The combination brings out a lambic character on an otherwise darker beer.

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