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Reviews for: Temptation

From: Durham

ABV: 10.0%

Quality Ales Rating:8.00 from 3 reviews

 
From: K Folwell - 3457 Rank: Head Of Allied Command
Rating: 8.50
 
Described as a Russian Stout. This was a pitch black coloured beauty. Tart and winey with a distinct coffee nose and taste. Sweet and dry aftertaste. Beware this drinks very easily.
Submited On: 2006-09-13
 
From: Sigmund - 395 Rank: Colonel Barrel
Rating: 6.50
 
500 ml bottle, bought in Scarborough. Bottle conditioned. ABV is 10%. Pitch black colour, moderate tan head. Unusual perfumed aroma, dark fruits, liqueur, some oak, chocolate and liquorice. Very intense perfumed and sweet flavour, surprisingly moderate roastiness, notes of liquorice, hints of tar. Moderate hops in the finish. Not an easy drinking beer, but definitely something out of the ordinary.
Submited On: 2007-06-24
 
From: tombyars - 1031 Rank: Lieutenant General Butt
Rating: 9.00
 
Very few pubs in Glasgow have a variety of barley wines during the festive period - thank goodness we have the Three Judges to cater for us winter warmer connoisseurs! This pub never lets us down and what a belter this beer was!! Tasted in January 2005 and January 2006. Black mahogany in colour with a thin foam white head which practically vanished away in seconds. Strong vimto fruit aroma and surprisingly thin mouthfeel! Maybe that's why its so easy to drink? Dark malt complexes, but no sign of black malt in there - so where does the colour come from? Very vinous with loads of jammy fruit from the onset, rasberry was the most dominant flavour along with bramble, blackcurrant and blueberry. Aftertaste is sweet and fruity again but with drier notes of woody redcurrant and black grape. Hop are absent in the finish which is totally fruit again but with warming maltloaf and sweet sherry or port flavours evident. The strength is delivered by stealth and it creeps up on you from the legs upwards after a pint. We noticed the range of flavours had changed slightly after our second pint and more molasses, treacle toffee and caramel notes were in there with the fruit. Or it may well be that our taste buds had become completely annihilated by that point. Thoroughly recommended and a fine example of what barley wines are supposed to do - let you write up a long review!
Submited On: 2007-09-19

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