It smells like a chocolate milkshake, basically. Creamy, sweet and rich on the nose; it's followed through into the pour which shows off the thick body despite the relatively low strength for a stout.
The texture is like a milkshake too. Not a thick one, but definite creaminess and a big body that is full of sweet chocolate flavours with a touch of malt to it to help balance it out a little.
The caramel sweetness is somewhat overridden by the chocolate until the latter part of the profile, when you get a more sickly sweet flavour with the toffee notes of the caramel.
The finish is actually quite in-chocolatey, leaving more of a caramel flavour in your mouth rather than the rich chocolate one.
Sweet Temptation: Can Notes
It feels luxurious, with a rippling satin effect on the chocolate-coloured background that makes up almost all the label. The only parts that aren't chocolate coloured are two lines at the top and bottom and the text, which are all caramel/gold coloured.
It looks classy in the high-class kind of way. Like a piece of art that would be in a mansion hallway or a colourscape used by an interior designer to add 'flow' to a room, or some nonsense.
The golden text itself is very effective at adding further style to the can, with the information on the back sticking to the same brown/gold colour scheme. It's a great can, but I don't feel worthy enough to own it.
Buy Sweet Temptation Chocolate Caramel Stout
If you want to get involved with this high-class drinking then you can add Sweet Temptation to your waitlist on Honest Brew, where you'll pay £3.49 for it when it comes into stock.
We got ours from our local Morrison's in their well-reputed beer aisle, so it's definitely worth checking out there first.
A fan of beer since his first can of John Smiths he snook out of his Dad's fridge, Adam is now a craft beer enthusiast. To offset this 'hobby', he also cycles, runs and plays cricket when not spending time with his family.