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Raspberry Temptress - Lakewood Brewing Company

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Raspberry Temptress
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62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 10.02%
Wants: 7
Gots: 21 | FT: 2
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Lakewood Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Winter

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Beer added by: MattSweatshirt on 02-12-2014

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Ratings: 62 | Reviews: 9
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Photo of Jackp_43
2.83/5  rDev -32.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

I love Lakewood and also the temptress series but this is definitely my least favorite rendition. From what I read in previous reviews it must have been better on tap at the brewery release. However, the 2015 version from a 22 oz bottle left much to be desired. The smell and look are on point but the taste.... Not so good. The raspberry flavor and alcohol create something reminiscent of robitussin. I struggled to finish my glass.

Photo of BayouMafia
4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle. Doesn't overpower with fruit flavor, but rather gives a beautiful raspberry essence which provided an excellent complement to the nutty oat and vanilla flavor that makes the regular Temptress such a hit.

Photo of TBoneJones
3.79/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This pours into my stout glass a near-black, rich-looking beer with a nice tan head that settles pretty quickly, leaving some decent lacing.
Smells like fresh tart raspberries with some vanilla. Not a big raspberry fan in beer (or in general), but this still comes off well to me.
Tastes tart enough still, with raspberries playing their dominant role in this edition of the Temptress. But the berry really hides any other sweet flavors that typically lurk in this style, or in Temptress in general.
Bitter and tart finish, nice medium feel.
The overall impression is of a lingering medicinal raspberry flavor that overpowers most resemblances of the stout from Lakewood we've come to love. Some underlying chocolate/ white chocolate, just some. Good, but not like their regular version.
Unless on-tap and/or a year+ of age is the better way to enjoy this, I'll stick to the original next time, as well as seek out the bourbon barrel edition.

Photo of titty_mcbitty
4.66/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Nice, dark and black with a small tan head. No light.

S: Oh man this smells wonderful... chocolate-covered raspberries, cocoa, vanilla... mmmm.

T: Hands down- amazing. The flavor on this beer is impressive: Sweet chocolate, raspberries, dark fruits, syrup, sweet milk, sugar cane, oats. So nicely balanced.

M: Thick and super smooth. Velvety. It's got that lovely after taste of raspberry chocolate.

O: This beer is quite amazing. I didn't know what to expect. Blew my mind! It would be awesome if it were made more often, or even in bottles!

Photo of ranger7
4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L: Black. Off white head with nice lacing.
S: Some raspberry tart in the scent. Alcohol.
T: Chocolate in the front. Raspberry sweetness and tart in the back.
F: Light for a stout. More carbonation than I recall having in the other Temptress versions.
O: Definitely a good one. I'm partial to the Sin Mint variety of Temptress, but if you like raspberry, you'll like this.

Photo of WTKeene
4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at the brewery release party on 2/15/14. 250ml poured into a Lakewood Tulip glass. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance: Thick and opaque black, with coppery hints of red raspberry when held up to the light. No head, but an eggshell crown forms around the edge and leaves behind some sparse lacing.

Smell: Lots of lactose sugar, characteristic of the Temptress base beer. Raspberry comes through strongest here, and roasted coffee and fruity dark chocolate make their presence known too.

Taste: The dark roasted coffee of the base beer shines again on the palate. Lactose sugars are present throughout. Dark chocolate plays second fiddle to a lightly tangy raspberry. Raspberry is most evident on earlier sips, before the berries fade into a vague fruity tang toward the bottom of the glass. The finish is bitter and barely acidic, like black coffee.

Mouthfeel: Thick, and with a relatively high carbonation for the style, but certainly not too much. The beer sticks around in the mouth forever, the bitter, tangy finish lasts forever.

Overall: Please bottle this next year, Lakewood. This is delicious in every way. The raspberry is there but doesn't make the beer too sweet, and the smell is just fantastic.

Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark body and a thick brown head erupts off a strong pour. Leaves lots of lacing. Looks tempting...

Big chocolate notes and the raspberry is fairly present. Roasty and sweet.

All the same Temptress flavor is there but with an added pop of raspberry. This seems sweeter to me than the regular. The berry makes itself known more mid palate and pops bigger at the end and lingers a bit in the finish.

The Temptress has a luxurious body that feels good on the tongue.

The raspberry addition is a winner for me. Sounds like bottles next go around. Can't wait!

Photo of TBonez477
3.67/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: Color of dark coffee, with two fingers of tan head.

S: Sweet malt up front, tart fruit transitioning into sweet, fruity alcohol.

T: sweet malts completely engulf the palate, sliding into tart fruit followed by sweetness in the back from the lactose sugar.

M: thin and overly carbonated.

O: Not what I expected. Weak on the raspberry and not much flow in the flavors. Think I'll put some time on the second bottle to see if flavors blend better.

Photo of SavvyStudent
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

The raspberry adds a bitterness that breaks the stout sweetness nicely. It just builds off the temptress base (which is awesome) with a tart flavor found in some sours. Not my favorite out of the series (coffee, vanilla, bourbon) but an amazing beer to try if in Dallas.

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Raspberry Temptress from Lakewood Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.