Type: Russian Stout
Temptation is a Russian Stout a style that was exported to Imperial Russia in the 18th and 19th centuries. The roots of Russian Stout lie in the porters and stouts brewed in London prior to the advent of Burton pale ale. Thrale’s brewery is probably the most famous producer which, from around 1780, shipped the beer to the Baltic states and Imperial Russia. Trade continued by successive breweries for some 130 years until the Tsarist government imposed increased import duties in 1912.
Crystal malt, amber malt, black malt and roast barley in generous quantities generate a deep black colour and flavours to match. Roast bitterness, coffee and liquorice notes combine in a velvety rich malt texture. A full and sweetish body is balanced by traditional Goldings hops.
Drink on its own so that its rich complexity is fully appreciated. The large 500ml bottle is ample to share. For a full development of character keep for at least six months.
These beers are natural, having a yeast sediment which continues to develop the character of the beer. Natural processes and no filtration ensure that all the flavour is left in. All bottles are suitable for vegans. Choose 12 bottles of a single beer or mix your own case (5% off 2 or more cases).
Winner, Real Ale in a Bottle, Durham CAMRA Beer of the Year 2010
Awards at Licensed Trade International
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Brewery tour and beer tasting 14:00hrs.