Lakewood The Temptress - Lakewood Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
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65 Reviews
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Reviews: 65
Hads: 602
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.14%
Wants: 63
Gots: 159 | FT: 6
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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Photo of pants678
3.17/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Black body, beige head.

Sweet and roasted nose.

No question it's a milk stout, sweetness is well pronounced and roasted malt take a backseat. Hops aren't totally hidden, medicinal--could do well to dial those back. Seems the bourbon barrel version would be a good fit.

Smooth. (279 characters)

Photo of cpetrone84
3.28/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pour is black with a light brown, worthers original head and some larger bubbles. Nose has light roast up front, hint of metallic sweet twang and a fair bit of malt sugary sweetness behind. Taste has a bit more rich malt depth. Some fudge like flavors and some vanilla with a heavy roast mid palate. Lots of sweetness in back and a lingering coffee bitterness. Body is full, soft, and nicely carbonated. (408 characters)

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.31/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pretty close to straight up black. Some super dark brown at the edges when held to direct light. Head is khaki and super creamy. Drops to a thin cap and smallish creamy collar that persists for the duration. Some splotches of lacing.

Smell: Roasted chocolate. Chocolate malts with a big helping on lactose. Milky sweet chocolate. So much chocolate. Grainy roasted malt. Touch of alcohol and grass in the back. Not a ton of complexity, but what it has is nice.

Taste: Melt a Tootsie Roll down and roast that bad boy and that's this beer. Milky sweet with a ton of lactose sugar sweetness. Incredibly sweet. Crystallized chocolate candy. Boozy. Gritty cocoa bitterness on the back. Chalk. Some vanilla and something almost woody. Licorice and something slightly smoky. Bitter from cocoa. Hops are non-existent.

Mouthfeel: Silky smooth. Super creamy. Medium body with a moderate carbonation. A bit dry on the finish.

Overall: I wasn't tempted, but I was intrigued before the diabeetus kicked in.

Entirely too sweet overall. Dial back the lactose a touch and it would be a solid milk stout, very solid. (1,117 characters)

Photo of ThickNStout
3.35/5  rDev -17.3%
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. (963 characters)

Photo of kengetty
3.38/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Three Floyds Teku glass

A - Black, pours medium tan head, soapy lacing, slight persistent head rings glass throughout.

S - Medium High roasty bitter chocolate malts on the front, finishes with a moderate alcohol bite and a slight smokiness.

T - Medium-High Lactose on the front, then Medium Chocolate and Roasted malts take over the palate and finishes with a medium high anise smokiness. Aftertaste is moderately sweet, bitter chocolate, roasty with a slight acidic smokiness that lingers.

M - Medium bodied, Moderate carbonation, Alcohol warmth present throughout and with a very biting finish (almost like taking a shot of alcohol). Medium-High creaminess. Tongue slickness is very much like an oatmeal stout.

O - Too much roasted malts in this for my liking, but a very well balanced beer. I would love to be able to try a bourbon barrel aged or coffee version, as I think it would balance the malt bill and compliment the flavors very well. (963 characters)

Photo of angrybabboon
3.43/5  rDev -15.3%
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. (1,407 characters)

Photo of cjgator3
3.49/5  rDev -13.8%
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. (391 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
3.55/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

BOTTLE: 12 fl oz brown glass. Branded stylish black pry-off pressure cap. Appealing label art and design.

9.10% ABV. 1.091 OG. 56 IBU. 33 SRM. "Bottled [illegible].24.14" Reviewed live as an "Imperial milk stout" per the label. Served cold into a snifter and allowed to come to temperature over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: Two fingers wide. Khaki-tan colour. Has a good complexion, with a creamy soft supple appearance and an even consistency. The label calls the head "milk chocolate"; I think that's fair. A healthy coating of lacing clutches the sides of the glass as the head recedes. Thickness is fantastic, especially coupled with the creaminess and softness. Retention is superb for the high ABV - easily 7+ minutes.

BODY: Opaque solid dark black. Not quite an ink or jet black, but aphotic. Clean; no yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible.

Appears well-carbonated. Overall, it looks quite good for a milk stout, but isn't unique or special. Comparisons to Left Hand's Milk Stout come to mind.

AROMA: Obvious lactose sugar, dark malts, chocolate malts, cream, a kiss of faint grape, and light vanilla. Unfortunately, the vanilla character isn't real genuine or evocative; don't expect a rich Madagascar vanilla bean aroma, but then it could be worse - it's not the artificial vanillicin featured in many inferior beers. Sweetness seems just right for the style, with no evident hop profile to attack it with bitterness. No yeasty notes are detectable, nor is/are any overt booze or other off-notes.

It's a surprisingly light aroma for an imperial stout of any sort, but it's pleasant enough. I do wish it were richer and more evocative, with more commitment to rich chocolate and genuine vanilla bean notes. Some oak might also help, but that might be too prescriptive...

TASTE/TEXTURE: Not too much of a dessert beer; the sweetness is right for the style but not cloying. I'd call this brew balanced, definitely.

But the first thing I notice isn't the sweetness of the chocolate and dark malts; it's the silky creaminess of the supple mouthfeel, which is comforting and soft, inviting the drinker to each sip. Perfectly medium-bodied; it walks a fine line between the heaviness and thickness needed for the "imperial" moniker and the lighter more airy body necessary for a good milk stout. Predictably smooth and wet. Overall presence on the palate is excellent, but the almost nitro-draught like creaminess does limit depth and duration of flavour - which are both merely average.

Flavour intensity is just right; this isn't as intense as the "imperial" epithet might suggest, but it isn't as muted as inferior milk stouts.

Getting back to the taste: I love the cream, and luckily the grape hint from the aroma never manifests in the flavour profile. Lactose sugar ties the beer together nicely, lending it an even cohesion but also a sort of plainness; the beer's acts blend together, making the flavours of the third act and finish largely inseparable/indistinct from the flavours of the open and body. There is some nice vanilla, but it's not too genuine or evocative. Clearly real vanilla beans were not utilized. But it's not the artificial chemical taste of vanillicin or extract.

Overall, it's quite well balanced and built, but as cohesive as it is it isn't a gestalt whole; there are obvious immediate improvements which could be made: oak aging, more vanilla, maybe even bourbon aging, more chocolate, richer chocolate, an even softer more delicate mouthfeel...this isn't a perfect brew by any means, but it's a damn good one, and has enough complexity and subtlety to intrigue the discerning drinker.

OVERALL: I'm very happy this is on shelves in Texas. Up there with - if not better than - Left Hand's Milk Stout. I'll have to make a note to start including this as an extra to my trade partners. It's incredibly drinkable - especially for its well-disguised ABV - and may be a semiregular addition to my fridge going forward. I can see myself plowing through many a six pack of this stuff. One of the few Texan brews I can actually recommend to friends. Bravo, Lakewood.

Pair with nougat, milk chocolate, hazelnuts, etc.

Low B (4,288 characters)

Photo of champ103
3.63/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours an opaque black color. A well formed, tightly packed, two finger tan head rises with good retention. Rings of lace are left all the way down the glass.
S: Milk chocolate, roasted malt, cream and coffee. Very nice, if a bit simplistic.
T: Follows the nose. The roasted malt is more apparent up front. Sweet milk chocolate, creamed coffee as well. Though a metallic/tinny flavor persists throughout. Then the sweetness lingers on forever.
M/D: A big full body and moderate carbonation. Inky, sticky, and slick. Not hard to drink. The alcohol is present, but more warming than anything. Still a slow sipper because of the large, almost over powering sweetness as this warms.

This is an enjoyable imperial Milk Stout. I am enjoying sipping on this, though the tinny flavor is a bit off putting for me. Maybe just variation from bottle to bottle? Something worth a try, and I will be sure to finish the four pack without a problem. (936 characters)

Photo of BucannonXC5
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Ratings are correct below, but I changed some marks above to make the final rating as close as possible with Beer Advocate's "revamped" system. The 3.70 overall rating is accurate.

Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Pint mug
From: Beer Advocate’s mschantz
Price: N/A
Purchased: N/A; Received on April 17, 2015
Consumed: April 23, 2015
Misc.: Bottled on Jan. 6, 2015

Thanks Mike!

Poured a pitch black color with 1-to-2 fingers of dark khaki tan, frothy head, which dissipated rather quickly. Very light sporadic foamy spot(s) on the sides of the glass. Poor retention. (Sight - 3.50)

Smelled dark fruits, caramel, toffee, artificial vanilla, fake chocolate, roasty malts and chocolate syrup late. (Smell - 3.38)

Tasted much better than the smell, initially reminding me of a Sam Adams Chocolate Bock. Got milk chocolate, chocolate syrup, toffee, caramel, artificial vanilla, faint smokiness and light chocolate milkshake. Doesn’t taste anywhere near 9.1 pct. ABV, maybe like 6.4 pct. (Taste - 3.75)

Medium-to-full body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Long, smooth, slightly warming finish. Best part of this beer. (Feel - 4.13)

This was an OK milk stout, but it did get better was it went down. I’m sure after two or three of these, the night would be good. (Overall - 3.75)

3.70 | 84 | B (1,299 characters)

Photo of UnknownKoger
3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
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! (798 characters)

Photo of BigBarley
3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Live review. Found this at the local liquor store, hadn't heard of it before, but the idea of imperial milk stout is always an intriguing one.

A - Pouring hard lead to about a finger of light tan head, good lacing on glass. Head recedes to a foamy cover on the surface. Actual beer is nearly midnight black, with traces of ruby. No real bubbles visible.

S - sweet, roasted scent. Not very strong smelling, but faint black malts and an unidentified sweetness come through. Disappointed by lack of real aroma

T - Up front is a faintly chocolate note of dark malt, immediately followed by an explosion of vanilla and oaky notes. Strange beer, enters in a unique way and coats your tongue with conflicting flavors. Alcohol and milky sweetness fight it out, and there's a spicy vanilla bean thing that's clashing with the chocolate. An interesting flavor profile, makes up for the lacking nose. Think something oak aged with vanilla and pasteurized into creamy, spicy madness. It's a little jumbled, and I personally feel like the boozy is working against the great notes of vanilla and wood, but for the most part it's very flavorful and enjoyable

M - Thick but smooth. Feels like it's got very active carbonation, and it foams and creams up with little provocation in the mouth. Excellent feel for this style, exactly what you'd hope for.

O - Other than the disappointing lack of nose, and the slightly contrary flavors, this beer is pretty great. It could use a little balance, and I sure wish I could smell this thing, but all around it delivers some complexity, some body, and for the price it does it's job well (1,617 characters)

Photo of guityler83
3.71/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: An aggressive pour into a snifter glass resulted in a nice thick head about 1 finger tall, tan/kahki in color that receeded slowly. When it did fall it left a nice thick coat of lacing on the edge of the glass. A mild amount of alcohol legs when swirled. The liquid is opaque black, no light coming through at all.

S: First whiff at cooler temperatures I'm getting dark bread aromas. think pumpernickle crust or rye bread. A little bit of lactic sweetness and cocoa giving a milk chocolate vibe. English yeast impression im picking up with lots of fruity esters.

T: Sweet cocoa, coffee and slight roasted dark malts are dominant on the first sip. Some gram cracker and caramel flavors come through as well. Balance is on the malt side and definatly on the sweeter side, but there is an underlying bitterness that keeps it from being clowing.

M: A big thick body, almost chewy. medium to low carbonation with a sweet astringent aftertaste and some alcohol warming.

O: As this got to proper serving temperature this one shined much more. Big, milk chocolate with some caramel flavors and a nice aftertaste. (1,111 characters)

Photo of rjp217
3.74/5  rDev -7.7%
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. (712 characters)

Photo of Mora2000
3.77/5  rDev -6.9%
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. (301 characters)

Photo of smcolw
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Required two pours from the bartender. The cup runneth over anyway, with a beige dome. Leaves a blanket of lace with some emphasis on the rings after each sip. Deep, dark brown where no light shines through.

Very mild smell. Creamy with some "refrigerator" aromas.

Lots of milk chocolate up front. Quite sweet. Lots of cocoa which lasts through the aftertaste. Rich body, more than the Irish dry stouts. Low carbonation. This could be be chocolate porter as there are no burnt elements. Still, it's a wonderfully flavorful beer to seek out. (544 characters)

Photo of sleuthdog
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Gtermi...thanks Cody!

Pour: Black beer with one inch light brown head leaving moderate lacing.

Smell: Chocolate, coffee, roasted malts but just big time sweetness all over the place.

Taste: Coffee upfront. Lots of coffee actually. Following this up is a bitter dark chocolate and a lot of sweetness. I get a faint vanilla and some oak notes. The finish is hard to describe. Not sure if it is hops or just a lot of bitter dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Heavy side of medium and very creamy and silky smooth. I really do not get the 9.1% in this at all.

Overall: I'm not a fan of milk stouts in general but this one is by far the most enjoyable one I've had yet. Still will not go out of my way to purchase this style but I could drink The Temptress every once in a while if it were available to me. (812 characters)

Photo of vcoggins
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle
Served in a pint glass

A - Black pour. One finger brown head with tight bubbles but not as creamy a head as a RIS.

S - Not a huge dominant smell but definitely some roasted malt sweetness with a bit of chocolate or maybe coffee. No dark fruit smells but still very milky sweet smell.

T - Definitely a sweet malty chocolate taste. Not tasting the coffee. A little bit of vanilla as the beer warms. Slight bitterness on the back end.

M - Very smooth and creamy. Moderate carbonation.

O - Very drinkable despite the 9.1% ABV. This is a great Milk Stout for such a new brewery. Love to see a Texas brewery making stouts! (639 characters)

Photo of SpeedwayJim
3.89/5  rDev -4%
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! (1,261 characters)

Photo of brurevu
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
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. (646 characters)

Photo of mjohnson17
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into snifter

A: Pours pitch black with a creamy tan head.

S: Roasted coffee, figs, dark chocolate with a sour lacto tinge. A bit of a sour 'spoiled milk' aroma creeping into nice sweet stout.

T: Solid taste, very enjoyable. A smokey char, burnt raisins, bitter chocolate finishing with a silky sweet chocolate milk taste.

M: Nice carbonation, sticky sweet mouthfeel. At first its dry then coats the mouth with a sticky sweetness.

O: A solid brew and a nice milk stout. There's a really nice silky sweet chocolate milk quality to this beer. There's a hint of sour lacto that can at time be a bit surprising on the nose but works very well with the taste. (678 characters)

Photo of bmwats
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a snifter.

A: Very dark brown. Pours a 1 finger, bubbly, brown head. Dissipates pretty quickly, leaving a thick ring of carbonation around the rim. Very little in terms of lacing. Head renews fully with each pour.

S: Charred espresso, a little peat, and some sweetness from the lactose. Smell of liquor in there, too.

T: Hearty roasted malt, with a touch of peat, and some sweetness in the end. Just a little bit of vanilla in there too.

M: Powerful up front. Kind of knocks you off your feet. Pungent through the middle. Sweetness kind of punches its way through before the pungency to balance off the punch in the face. Bitter woody feel hangs on the palate throughout. High alcohol is apparent.

D: Sip and enjoy. It seemed to soften up, just by spending a few minutes in the glass. The latter parts of the experience seemed more smooth than the initial punch.

Atmosphere is good. Dark hue, nice bubbly head, and very little lacing. Nose is simple and subtle combination of coffee malt, peat, and some sweet tones. Syrupy roasted malt flavor, pungent peatiness, and some sweetness for balance right in the middle. Overall, this is a really good quaff. (1,191 characters)

Photo of Powderhornphil
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours black. Nice looking but nothing jumps out as exceptional. Very nice though.

Aroma is vanilla and lactose sweetness. They really dominate the nose.

Big sweetness on this stout. Also big on the vanilla and lactose. Light milk chocolate on the end.

Medium mouthfeel. Medium carb. (286 characters)

Photo of dar482
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer is a dark brown color.

The aroma has sweet mocha coffee, almost a French vanilla coffee. With some chocolate in there.

The flavor follows with that strong vanilla flavor and light coffee flavor. A light chocolate flavor. The finish as a bit of graininess and an aggressive alcohol.

A delicious beer, though the finish is not quite there. (349 characters)

Photo of EgadBananas
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
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. (413 characters)

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Lakewood The Temptress from Lakewood Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.