Lakewood The Temptress - Lakewood Brewing Company

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Lakewood The TemptressLakewood The Temptress

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Ratings: 569
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 61
Gots: 150 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Lakewood Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Mora2000 on 10-13-2012

Va-va-voom! Our Temptress is seduction in a glass. Curvy in all the right places, this Imperial Milk Stout pours with a thick, milk chocolate head. Chocolate and caramel malt give it a rich and complex body while the lower carbonation gives the beer a silky mouth feel. She’s voluptuous, with a soft alcohol warmth that grows deeper with every sip. Take your time with her and she’ll reward you.
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Ratings: 569 | Reviews: 76
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Photo of Duff27
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Half inch tall light mocha head. on a dark brown body. Collar and webby lacing.

S- Aroma consists of 75% lactose and 25% chocolate.

T- Good roastiness with hints of cocoa. Lactose notes really come through on the backend. Doesn't drink 9.1%abv, would have guessed in the 7 to 8% range.

M- Lovely mouthfeel, thick and creamy. Carbonation is low and smooth.

D/O- I really enjoyed this one. The highlight for me was the creamy mouthfeel...that's how all stouts oughta be.Thanks kojevergas!

Photo of REGreenBTRB
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Dark as night with a half-finger head that dissipates quickly. Nice lacing around the glass.

Smell: Yum! Caramel, vanilla, sweet chocolate. Mouth-watering smell.

Taste: Delicious beer. It's got a great sweetness to it, highlighted by caramel and some chocolate. I can taste just a little bit of the alcohol, but not much. I really love the sweetness to it. It's very desert-like.

Mouthfeel: A fair amount of carbonation, very easy drinking.

Overall: I love it! This is a great milk-stout with a lot of sweetness. Proud of my homeland for producing such a wonderful beer!

Photo of UnknownKoger
3.71/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Another extra from BullDoza...stoked to try this one as I love a good milkstout

Bottled on date states 6.18.14. Poured into a Woodshop 7th Anniversary tasting glass. Upon opening the bottle there is very little carbonation. A vigorous pour confirms slight but not a ton of carbonation. Appearance is black. Not viscous though. Smells of chocolate and coffee...not a lot of lactose though. Taste is smooth. Slightly sweet. The lactose makes itself known but is more sugary than sweet. Milk chocolate notes. It's almost like a toned down (but imperial version of Left Hand Nitro). Mouthfeel is decent.

Overall, it's a good beer, but it's certainly not the best milk stout I've had. I still rank Beachwood's Udder Love and Left Hand's Nitro the two best that I've had. Still, a decent beer. Cheers!

Photo of ianw87
4/5  rDev -2.9%

This is one of the creamiest milk stouts I've ever had. It was very good, almost tasted like whoppers, or a malted milk shake.

Photo of Mora2000
3.77/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On nitro tap at the Common Table.

The beer pours a dark brown color with a nitro-induced tan head. The aroma is full of chocolate and coffee notes, as expected. The flavor features a lot of chocolate and some light smoke, as well as a ton of roasted malt notes. Slick mouthfeel and low carbonation.

Photo of Sharbhund
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Lovely sampling from a local brewery. I strongly prefer stouts, and this is by far one of my favourites.

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter. Part of my milk stout lineup led by Limo Tint (drainpoured) and to be followed by Left Hand's Nitro Milk Stout.

There's a healthy frothy, dark-khaki head and a wall of lace with scattered peninsula-like arms about the glass. The liquid is pitch-black. Looks good to me. 4.25

Smells of chocolate and deep bold vanilla. Caramel and a slight floral hop aroma. Sweetness is there but subtle. Maybe a bit of sugar. 4

I like what I'm tasting here. I definitely gave a nod of approval after that first sip. It tastes like brown sugar and vanilla mixed into something lovely. My brain is telling me there might be licorice in here. Now I'm tasting coffee lingering on my tongue. There's even something sort of tobacco-like or oaken, like this brew was barrel-aged. Is it barrel-aged? Dunno but this brew is damn tasty. 4.5

The creaminess of this mouthfeel is all one could ask for in a milk stout. Silky and sweet, but not overly so. There's a component to the yeast and carbonation here that briefly feel Belgian but subside pretty quickly. They sure as hell work though. 4.25

This was a pleaser. Rich and flavorful and enjoyable to drink. I need more. I gave away 3/4 of a 4-pack foolishly and now I wish I had them all back.

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A friend brought this back for me from Texas. 12oz. bottle into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter. I love milk stouts and I love almost anything Imperial so this seems right up my alley.

Pours a frothy .5 finger light mocha head with moderate retention. Beer is pitch black but looks a bit on the thin side. Lacing is thick and patchy with good stick. Decent.

Nose is bitter chocolate, roasted malt, lactose and smoke. Creamy with a nice balance but this doesn't have the "slug you in the face" quality that I'm looking for from an Imperial stout.

Opens lactose sugar, chocolate, anise, and a touch of liquorice. Mild smoke and roast tartness in the middle balanced by some fudge and cocoa powder. End is slightly boozy with more roasted malt and chocolate. Sweet aftertaste. Pretty much what is expected, which is to say, a strong, bold milk stout. Enjoyable!

Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth with the slightest bit of bubbles in the mouth. Silky and a little bit hot going down. Finishes messy with a lingering, sticky aftertaste. Pretty good.

I wasn't sure what to expect here but the combination of Imperial and Milk Stout suggested a beer that just couldn't miss. Although this doesn't blow me away, its certainly a worthwhile offering. Try it!

Photo of cjgator3
3.49/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle

Pours a deep dark black color with a light tan head. The aroma is sweet dark roasted malts, cocoa, and a touch of smoke. The taste like the aroma starts out with sweet dark roasted malts with a lingering sweet and roasty notes in the finish. The mouthfeel is very smooth and medium bodied. Overall, this is a solid milk stout that is worth a try for anyone who enjoys the style.

Photo of rjp217
3.74/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

No bottle date to be found, poured into a tulip...

Beautiful looking beer, one finger full head with great sticky lace retention on the glass. Solid black with light brown foam. Light chocolates on the nose with some solid cookies and milk finish. Taste is very dry, almost like a Irish stout. Dark chocolate and vanilla in the finish as well. Some oak and oats as well. Mouthfeel is medium body, low carbonation and smooth.

Overall, this is a very good beer but just missing on some parts for me. The finish is a little to dry and missing some of the creaminess i was hoping for. I'd like a bottle date as well. You don't see Imperial Milk Stouts all the time and this is a good representation. I enjoyed it.

Photo of EgadBananas
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Inky black pour, with a medium brown finger of head. Nice splotchy lace. The aroma is very roasty, some coffee, vanilla and soft notes of chocolate. Sweet, somewhat sugary. Taste is more chocolaty with vanilla, a bit milky, with a slight cocoa dryness and roasted background. Creamy, naturally, with a strong medium to full body, light carbonation.

Very well done, tasty milk stout. Drinkable, no real booziness.

Photo of Gregaroo
4.47/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On draft in a tulip glass in Dallas at Blind Butcher. Tartar and jalapeño sausage. Get some.

Photo of angrybabboon
3.43/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for giving me this bottle (months ago)

Consumed 7/24/13

Appearance: Black from a distance, more of a dark, deep brown in the light - pours with a small, creamy, beige head - more or less keeps a cap - leaves some nice streaks and spots of lacing

Smell: Chocolate, roasted malts, and sugar - dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and some semisweet chocolate chips - moderately roasty, with a touch burnt, lots of chocolate malts - loads of lactose, with a milky sweetness and a straight-up dose of sugar - some dark fruits and alcohol in the back

Taste: Roasty dark chocolate sprinkled with sugar - dark chocolate, milk chocolate, cocoa - roasted and lightly burnt malts - some dark fruit sweetness and caramel - tons of lactose sugar and white sugar - it's like someone added Coffee Mate to burnt milk chocolate - definitely malty, but the sheer amount of sugary sweetness is too much - candy-like at times - some slight alcohol as well

Mouthfeel: On the heavy side of medium, nicely carbonated, smooth, kind of a sticky finish because of all the sugar

Overall: I'm certainly tempted to not give this a great score

I understand that a Milk/Sweet Stout is supposed to be sweet. But this is a bit much. It's literally more sugary than a glass of chocolate milk. There is some nice depth to the malts, and some roast, but overall this is not exactly what I'm looking for in the style.

Photo of rlee1390
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Rather sweet, good bit of semi artificial vanilla, chocolate and dark fruits.

Photo of ThickNStout
3.35/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle from Techichi (thanks). Bottled 8/7/14. Served in a goblet.

Pours a near-black, dark chocolate brown with two fingers of khaki head. The cap fades to a surface haze and a healthy collar, leaving copious lacing.

The lactose is quite apparent in the nose. Also notes of vanilla, a little roast and some burnt sugars.

Given the aromas, I find the taste surprisingly bitter. Char, roasted malts, dark cocoa, lactose, vanilla, heavily creamed coffee and some booze. The sweeter milk stout and vanilla flavors ocassionally have a hard time rising above the bold foundation of roasty bitterness.

The body is a medium full and slightly creamy with fairly light carbonation. Finishes bittersweet with char, chocolate milk and a little vanilla.

As advertised, The Temptress has some nice lactose and vanilla notes going on. I found the bitterness somewhat distracting and it was a bit thin for my tastes but that is not to say that this is bad at all.

Photo of TBoneJones
4.68/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Virtually black, one finger of mocha tan head. Lacing works well on my pint.
Smells of some dark fruit, chocolate, anise with ethers.
Sticky sweet, chewy flavors of coffee and milk chocolate, sharp vanilla notes. Bitter/ roasted and a bit drier towards the end, but greatly balanced overall. A hint of fruit is in here for me too, along the lines of cherry or raspberry, and it adds a nice touch to an already delicious stout.
Mouthfeel is oily smooth with creamy carbonation. Great with dark chocolate (coffee beans with this tasting). This is the type of imperial (milk) stout i like. Im only surprised i didnt seek it out earlier, especially given i reside in the town in which the brewery is based.

Photo of twiggamortis420
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle courtesy of fthomasl pours a rich black color with a dense cap of khaki head. Nice retention and great lacing.

Nose is sweet chocolate with a mild plum fruit and brown bread. Smells like a milk stout, thats for sure.

Taste starts with chocolate and mild roast, followed up with a surprising amount of grassy hop. The finish is long and dusty with the alcohol finally making its presence known. The mouthfeel is very nice, the beer is perfectly carbonated and the body is silky smooth. It is not as heavy and sweet as I thought from the aroma, but it is more than enough to compliment a 8.5% ABV. This is quite a tasty treat, I am looking forward to getting some more of this on my next trip up to the metroplex!

Photo of brurevu
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured a deep chocolate brown with a full khaki head that left a lingering ring. There was a noticeable presence of vanilla and the lactose sugar in the aroma that was a good indication of things to come. The taste followed the nose with a nice dose of vanilla and the typical sweetness from the lactose sugar. I also found the taste to be surprisingly bitter for a milk stout with some bitter roast and bittersweet chocolate. I felt the bitterness, while surprising, was a nice counter balance to the typical sweetness of a milk stout. The Temptress is a very well done Imperial Milk Stout that becomes a terrific treat as it warms.

Photo of cam12
4.18/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- dark brown with a finger of head that disappeared quickly, almost no lacing as I drink, tight bubbles
Smell- roasted and dark malt notes with a hint of alcohol
Taste- dark roasted malt upfront and milk chocolate as it warms with semi sweet alcoholic tones that linger in the after taste, it hides the alcohol well but is definitely present. Vanilla.
Mouthfeel- medium carbonation but feels thicker on the tongue, almost velvety
Overall- very good beer, but I do prefer it on nitro compared to the bottle. Definitely a great cold weather beer to sit and enjoy.

Photo of FocusDave
4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tall goblet.

A - Pours a very dark opaque brown, almost black. Barely half a finger of light tan head that doesn't last more than a couple minutes. Decent lacing.

S - Dark roasted malts, sweet chocolate.

T - More sweet chocolate with some caramel and vanilla notes.

M - Heavy like a milk stout and full of sweet flavors up front, but just enough carbonation and bitterness to finish cleanly.

O - This is the first imperial milk stout I've ever had, and it's inspiring me to look for more. I love how it's sweet but not overly syrupy and has enough bitter zing to finish cleanly.

Photo of roblowther
4.65/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into an Imperial pint glass. The look is absolute black with a frothy tan head that settles into thick cream and stubborn lacing. The smell is chocolate and citrus. The taste is a wallop of chocolate up front, then recedes into a woody, dry finish. Very nice indeed. The mouthfeel is thick and creamy. Overall, I really like this beer. It has a great, deep flavor without being as acidic as some beers malted this darkly can be. It hides the alcohol well and promises a great time. Besides, who can't love a beer that says right on the bottle that it pairs well with sin?

Photo of patrick68L
4.76/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

BEST MILK STOUT .....I have ever had!

Photo of titty_mcbitty
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Good looking beer. Dark cream black with a tan head as expected.

S: Sweet chocolate and malt. Syrupy and alcohol smell.

T: Sweet chocolate, soy milk, vanilla, brittle, syrup, molasses, brown sugar, raisins, fruits, and a hint of toast.

M: Pretty full. Not necessarily thick, but very creamy. Mouth is awesome on this.

O: I'm not one for the milk stouts, but this is very pleasant. I love the relaxing flavor and the creamy mouth feel. This beer definitely deserves its rating. Cheers!

Photo of Webbey
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Smooth, sweet, drinkable and just downright DELICIOUS for a stout!

Photo of pnelting
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle poured into a Libbey stout glass.

A: Almost black with a one finger beige head.

S: Roasted malts, dark chocolate and slight sweetness.

T: Creamy dark chocolate and roasted malts. Just the right amount of sweetness to balance it out.

M: Silky smooth with light carbonation.

O: This is a great milk stout! So glad to have it readily available on the shelves in my hometown.

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