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

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on tap
available

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RATINGS: 260   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.72/5   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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MBison (548) - Southern Highlands, - AUG 18, 2009
Bottle (500ml). Poured black with a good sized dense, tanned, frothy head which lasted very well. A complex aroma with notes of treacle, roasted malts, toast, smoke, coffee beans, Belgian truffles, raisins and fleshly ground black pepper. Flavor was of toasted malts with a good level of bitterness, lactic/sour milk notes, bitter black coffee, large notes of black pepper, homemade liquorice, molasses, dark rum & raisin chocolate, currents, pleasant earthy notes and a superb dry finish. Noticeable alcohol content. Very full bodied with soft carbonation, an oily texture, thick/ chewy mouthfeel and a long finish. A truly remarkable Imperial Stout.


3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Osprey (6853) - 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 (9920) - 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 (6965) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - 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

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alteregoo (1074) - POLAND - JUL 5, 2016
Piana niska, szybko znikająca do postrzępionej firanki. Barwa ciemno brązowa z mahoniowymi refleksami. Aromat karmelowy, czekoladowy i kawowy, uzupełniony lekką palonością, śliwką węgierką i pumperniklem. W smaku idealne odwzorowanie tego, co w zapachu, słodki, z ładnie schowanym alkoholem, ktry kojarzy się z likierem karmelowym. Goryczka średnia do niskiej, palona. Niskie wysycenie. Nie jest gęste, ale jest dość intensywne w odczuciu, gładkie i bardzo pijalne.
Nieco płaski, nieskomplikowany angielski RIS, ktry prawdopodobnie dzięki rocznemu leżakowaniu ładnie się ułożył pod kontem alkoholu. Dużą zaletą jest "easydrinking", co przy tak wysokim woltażu nie jest przecież łatwe.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PMgep (265) - Lund, SWEDEN - JUL 5, 2016
Old rating transferred to Ratebeer. Very dark colour, with chocolate and coffee in the aroma. Bitter taste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
I_LUV_BEER (216) - - JUN 5, 2016
Served in a tulip at Carinthian (Krnten) Beer Festival. Pours black colour with a beige head. Aroma is a complex combination of chocolate, coffee, molasses, liquorice, vanilla and cocoa. Taste is bitter-sweet with coffee notes. Full body with soft carbonation. Alcohol is virtually not detectable which makes this beer extremely enjoyable and very smooth. Nice stuff!

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (5035) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2016
Samo Pivo, Belgrade. Brown-tinged, smaller ring foam. Very sweet roast. Soy, molasses. Good roast and rich imp stout. Sweet alc body, a bit flabby. Ok.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ruigo (2473) - PORTUGAL - APR 23, 2016
500ml bottle. Deep black colour with beige head. Chocolate, cocoa, coffee, liquorice and vanilla in the aroma. Soft carbonation and full body. Taste is bittersweet with chocolate and coffee notes. Overall, a good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jawlo (374) - Katowice, POLAND - MAR 9, 2016
Aromat: gorzka czekolada, paloność, niezbyt intensywny. Wygląd: barwa czarna, piana raczej średnia Smak: wytrawne, gorzka czekolada, w tle paloność, goryczka średnia, trochę alkoholowe. Tekstura: za mało ciała - średnio pełne, wysycenie niskie. Oglne wrażenie: niezły ris, chociaż mało stylowy, bliżej mu do FES-a. W smaku i aromacie głwnie gorzka czekolada, na minus należy zaliczyć za mała ilość ciała oraz byt wyraźny alkohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fafnoscie (125) - POLAND - FEB 14, 2016
Piwo czarne z lekką pianą ktra ładnie lejcuje. W zapachu wyczuwalne nuty czekolady i karmelu. Zapach jest bardzo złożony. W smaku głwnie czuć nuty gorzkiej czekolady, finisz lekko goryczkowy. Pijąc je mam wrażenie że jest "gęste". Po przełknięciu zostaje w ustach lekki posmak alkoholu...


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