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


on tap

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RATINGS: 261   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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (12355) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - AUG 28, 2015
Bottle sample at a tasting at tomers 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 (1855) - 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 (1076) - 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 (2469) - 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 (1906) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (7052) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2015
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark brown pour with a bubbly tan head, aroma is quite sweet with some chocolate, light malt a hint of coffee, taste has rich coffee, burnt toast malts, some plain chocolate bitterness, Id expect a moor viscous mouthfeel of a stout of this ABV, but overall very pleasant and a bold move to put it in a 500ml.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mateuszk (2259) - Poznań, POLAND - JUN 8, 2015
Bottle. Pitch black, creamy head. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee (but not that intensive), chocolate and some liquorice. Taste follows aroma, all flavours nicely mixed, semi to low sweet with medium bitterness. In overall tastes good but I had feeling it was very clean, like lager (baltic porter). Alcohol well hidden. Full bodied beer but drinkability was great. Well done.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2015
rich ganache aroma, pitch black with tan lacing, big chocolate flavour with a bit of aniseed in the finish, a bit sickly and a real feeling of the alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mario_giri (255) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 27, 2015
Eigentlich recht gut. Schokolade, dunkle Früchte und etwas Alk in der Nase. Fast ein wenig zu dünn und spitzig im Mund, alkig. Sonst solid. Nicht mein liebstes Imp Stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
karpik (783) - Sosnowiec, POLAND - MAY 15, 2015
BB; 06.2019. Aroma of ash, coffee and booze. Pours pitch black with coke-like foam. Taste is much too boozy, which is really disturbing and covers the rest of flavors. Maybe too young but I dont think that aging this will help a lot.

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