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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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
IrishBoy (4111) - Bakersfield, California, USA - NOV 12, 2006
At the brewpub 11/10; Nose of tart caramel malts and woodiness; deep amber coloration with a decent, glass-lacing beige head; flavor was spicy cloves and caramel malts, slight sweetness mixed with a pleasant tartness, one of my favorite RRs!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odeed (1799) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 22, 2006
(growler sample from irishboy)clear brown with an off white head.aroma is caramel,chocolate,bret,and brown sugar.flavor mixes the aroma.very nice balanced brew for sure.

   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - APR 15, 2007
On tap at the 10th Annual San Diego Strong Ale Festival: Pours a transparent copper amber with a thin, spotty-lacing white head. Aroma of some lightly sweet toasty caramel malt and tart, funky wild yeast with some cherry notes. Body starts somewhat full and mildly dark caramely sweet, balanced with a tart, fruity earthy yeasty character toward a slightly drier, complex oaky finish. A nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aspidites (1272) - manteca, California, USA - OCT 9, 2006
Ripe dark candied fruit with toasted caramel, oak and orange peel in the nose. Interesting combination of malt forward body with appetizing lactic notes. Very drinkable for the abv.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - FEB 6, 2007
10th Annual SD Strong Ale Fest: Poured a clear deep golden brown color. Aroma of tart aged malt. Light brett and leather character. The flavor had some tartnesshitting up against a sweet malt base. Tannic bitter 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jazz88 (2669) - 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.

   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kp (10883) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Date: 12/01/2006
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Strong Ale Fest

dark amber, wispy beige head, sweet grape wine aroma with a hint of fusel alcohols, big tart malt flavor, lots of oak, tart cherry, lots of lip smacking lactic character that is not apparent in the flavor, a touch of dark fruits,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: **4

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