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

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RATINGS: 267   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gwoodin (44) - Birmingham, - SEP 6, 2012
Strong alcoholic taste. Liquorice and black treacle. Good but try Kernel Export Stout.


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
castor010 (258) - Krakw, POLAND - MAY 15, 2017
Aromat z butelki - wiśnie, śliwki, ciemny chleb, czekolada. Aromat ze szkła - lekka pomarańcza, nuty alkoholowe, ale nie rozpuszczalnikowe; mało intensywny. Ze szkła ciężko stwierdzić, że to stout. Piana - bardzo obfita, drobna, beżowa; oblepia szkło. Dość pusto w smaku, szczątkowa czekolada, wiśnie, sporo alkoholu. Za wysokie nasycenie. Generalnie mocno przeciętnie.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CH-303 (2175) - Fribourg, SWITZERLAND - APR 11, 2017
Appearance: Basically black, some dark tan head.
Aroma: Dark malt, dark chocolate and coffee.
Taste: Dark malt, coffee, roasted. Some chocolate. Slight alcohol. Smooth.
Bought: Drinks of the World (Online), 500 ml, CHF 8.50
Info: 8/4-2017, BB: 30/6-2020

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Jashiu (933) - Gdask, POLAND - APR 5, 2017
Bottle shared @Pułapka, Gdańsk

Mostly coffee in the aroma, not that intense on the nose. Taste is a bit sour and full of coffee and roasted notes. Mid body. Too little4ris

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
adamz (14) - Krakw, POLAND - MAR 31, 2017
Czarne, nieprzejrzyste, piana drobno pęcherzykowa, pozostaje koronka. W aromacie mocno przez kawę przebija się aromat owocowo likierowy. W smaku kawa mocno podbita goryczką, dalej likier. Dosyć wyczuwalny alkohol. Trochę zbyt duże wysycenie CO2. Troche tez brakuje ciała. Pewnie przydałoby mu się trochę poleżakować. Niezły RIS, choć trochę odbiega od tego, czego oczekuję po tym stylu.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (3041) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - FEB 18, 2017
Bottle. Pitch Black in colour. Very Malty (roast malts, caramel, toffee, dark chocolate, espresso coffee, liquorice). Fruity (berries, dried fruits, raisins, prunes). Rich, Vinous (port-like), Oily and Smooth. Alcohol not evident in the taste, but very warming. Very sweet roast malty; slight fruity sourness; no bitterness. Very tasty. Very drinkable. Great beer! (2008)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grima (2394) - Merzkirchen, RLP, GERMANY - FEB 2, 2017
Bottle from Bierzwerg!
Pours deep black with a small white head. Lots of licorice and coffee in aroma. Taste has much more coffee, lots of sweet chocolate, roasted malts and licorice. Pure coffee in the finish! Damn good one!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gramoit (488) - Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 6, 2016
Decent Imperial stout, Led by coffee, dark fruits and some chocolate. Alcohol fairly well hidden

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (7824) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2016
October 2016 - Bottle shared in London for the JK Tasting as Durham Temptation, 10%, 2013 vintage. Opaque black with a foamy brown head. Aroma is chocolate, booze, red berries, slight papery oxidation. Body is smooth with soft carbonation. Taste is chocolate, leather, papery with a dry finish. Quite dry, boozy and spicy. Im not convinced the extra aging has helped it in the way that hoppier or BA impy stouts improve with time. But its OK. (3.2)

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (11623) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2016
Bottle shared at the CBC Islington for the jk tasting. Many thanks to Daniel . A dark black, dark brown coloured pour with a halo of dark tan head. Aroma is mineral, tangy green apple, sour, nutty. Palate is tangy, frothy, carbonation, semi sweet, . Flavour is composed of nutty, brown sugars, liquorice, blackened malts. Ok.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
teorn88 (7647) - Rimini, ITALY - OCT 6, 2016
59cl bottle shared at JK tasting, London. Many thanks to Danny for this one. It pours a dark brown color with a small beige head. Aroma is tangy sweet malty boozy with notes of cognac red berries and ashes. Taste is also sweet and malty with some herbal spicy and boozy notes of melon, vanilla, chocolate, melon and cocoa nibs. Medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, tasty


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