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

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RATINGS: 271   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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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OllieBBommel (1560) - - JAN 20, 2013
[email protected], 500ml. Head: beige. Colour: deep dark brown. Aroma: hops, roasted malt, chocolate. Taste: bitter sweet chocolate, roasted malt, bitter. Palate: dry, medium bitter sweet finish, low CO2. Overall: very nice


3.4
datrael (650) - Krakow, POLAND - JAN 12, 2018
UPDATED: JAN 13, 2018 W aromacie ciemny chleb, śliwki, wiśnie, fenole, czekolada. Z wyglądu czarne z bardzo obfitą, beżową pianą. W smaku estry, fenole, czerwone owoce, nuty kawowe. Alkohol wyraźny, nieco gryzący, mocno wysycone, nieułożone. W smaku bliżej do jakiegoś belgian strong ale'a niż risa. Ogólnie ciekawe i całkiem smaczne piwo, choć zbyt alkoholowe

3.8
Silvan7 (1279) - Samarate, ITALY - DEC 11, 2017
On tap @ AF 2018. marrone scuro, velata, schiuma beige fine ma non persistente. Aroma intenso, caffè liquirizia, cioccolato fondente, cacao in polvere. poco erbaceo. Gusto amabile, decisamente dolce per lo stile, solo lievi note luppolate erbacee. tostatura non troppo intensa, più caramello bruciato che caffè. Calda, poco carbonata, corposa, non del tutto equilibrata, manca il contraltare amaro.

4
Paddycairns (89) - - DEC 1, 2017
UPDATED: DEC 1, 2017 Colour is black with a big tan head. Aroma is liquorice, coffee and dark chocolate. Taste is boozy, again liquorice and chocolate, caramel. Very nice beer

3.8
Svesse (8942) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - NOV 21, 2017
(Draught at Monterey Bar, Berlin, 26 Aug 2017) Black colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of coffee, liquorice, dark chocolate, soy sauce and some ashes. Malty, roasted taste with chocolate, coffee, espresso, liquorice, caramel and a slightly vinous finish with a balanced roasty bitterness. Full body, almost oily mouthfeel, with a certain sweetness. Tasty, warming and quite well balanced for its strength. Very nice.

3.8
sam_uk93 (78) - West Sussex, ENGLAND - AUG 30, 2017
Pours black, light tan head. Aroma is boozy, plum. Taste starts with a slight bitter, raisin soaked in brandy, slightly fruity, leading to a hit of alcohol warmth and a nice slight bitter finish with a sweet aftertaste that lingers. Lovely full bodied mouthfeel. Overall rather nice!

2.7
castor010 (290) - Kraków, 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
CH-303 (2407) - 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
Jashiu (1404) - Gdañsk, 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
adamz (19) - Kraków, 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
john44 (3456) - 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)


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