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


on tap

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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.29/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Hellfire, a mariage made in hell. Temptation and chilli in an erotic embrace of sumptious sweet malt and throat burning fire. Te definitive winter warmer - brewed for Christmas 2012.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
s_hartshorne (2714) - wakefield, West Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2017
Bottle bier huis rating night with jackbholmes. Black tan head. Chocolate molasses aroma taste same nice sweetness good roasty dark malts nice chilli burn. Good chilli beer this.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Bov (12354) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - JAN 28, 2016
from Bier-Bienne - black beer with a little beige foam left; aroma of pralines and chili, mineral and vegetables notes; full-bodied, some malt sweetness just before a strong sharpness; long burning chili notes with more chocolate - the components dont fit together

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Garrold (4761) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - MAR 22, 2015
Bottle. Just about black. Halo of dense, beige head. Lovely chocolate cake aroma. Bit of fruit to it. Black Forest Gateau, maybe. Theres a little vegetal thing going on, presumably the chilli. After a swirl, theres treacle, and caramel. Smells good. Taste is caramel sweet, then any other flavours get blown away by the chilli heat. And thats it really. Plenty of light burn. Not a subtle beer, but I did like it. Smells lovely. Fairly intense sipping beer. Definitely tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
allmyvinyl (9949) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 13, 2014
330ml bottle from the brewery, shared with Ashton McCobb, who is a big girls blouse with chilli heat, by the way. Pours dark brown, red tinge, nice beige head and lacing. Aromas of chocolate, liquorice, smoke. Tate brings a light heat, lots of dark chocolate. Creamy texture. Burn doesnt linger. Good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AshtonMcCobb (6072) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle from the brewery - interesting it was the 2012 version and there still was some. So, theyve aged it for us. Appearance - opaque black with another red chink situation. Good head. Nose - dark chocolate, liquorice, charcoal and smoke generally. Taste - dark chocolate, then hot chilli note. Its ok for allmyvinyl, but the chilli edge is slightly too much for me. Palate - medium bodied with a big creamy texture and a dry and fiery finish. Overall - this is an imperial porter style. Too viscous and lacking roast for a stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (2781) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - NOV 5, 2014
330ml bottle originally from the Cheese & Wine shop, Darlington. Pours black with a light brown head and aroma of spicey malt with chocolate & coffee notes. Taste is chilli hot, dark roasted malts, toffee, dried fruits, chocolate, coffee notes and some lingering chilli & bitterness. Smooth mouthfeel swamped with warming chilli, medium bodied, soft carbonation, dry roast bitter finish with lingering chilli heat. Quite drinkable on a cold bonfire night.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
zacgillbanks (4868) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle from Coppers, Newcastle. Aged for 2 1/2 years. An inky black beer that pours with an almost instantly disappearing tan head. It has very strong liquorice and chocolate flavours, an oily mouthfeel followed by sweet currants and a burning hot spicy chilli finish. Excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sebilinz (2086) - Linz, AUSTRIA - MAR 7, 2014
Bottle. Black body with tan not very long lasting head. Aroma is roasted malts caramel dried fruits. Taste is..... Dont like it. I like stouts. I like chillies but I dont like them together.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gegwilson (3575) - North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. Pours black with a tan head that quickly dissipates. The good chocolate and coffee flavours of Temptation are in there, but they are kind of overpowered by the chilli which brings quite a kick to the finish. An interesting novelty, but Ill stick to the normal version.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrHangover (4247) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - JAN 6, 2014
Bottle, courtesy of jmgreenuk. Pours a dark brown, clear beer with almost no head on top. Aroma is peppery, malty and caramel. Flavor is rahter bland, but the pepper kick is overwhelming, making this beer a tad better, but still not impressive. Overall quite a boring beer, except for the pepper burn of course. Mmmkay..

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