Lakewood Bourbon Barrel Temptress - Lakewood Brewing Company
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Reviews by WTKeene:
4.64/5 rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Poured from a bottle into a Jester King "Wine" glass on 2/1/14.
Most of what I said in the old review stands, but the lack of bourbon flavor was no longer a problem for the bottled version. I got loads of bourbon vanilla flavors in both the nose and in the taste of the beer. This is the bourbon aged stout I was expecting. My tongue was actually burnt from hot coffee when I did the original review, and BBT wasn't the only beer that seemed to lose all barrel flavors when I tasted it with my burnt tongue. The normally whisky-forward Ola Dubh 16 was just as barrel-less. With my now healthy tongue, and from the bottle instead of on-tap, I'm re-rating taste from 4.00 to 4.75.
Enjoyed on tap at the brewery at the BB Temptress release party 12/7/13. Reviewed from notes. Served in a beautiful Bourbon Barrel Temptress 2013 snifter.
Appearance: A dark brown almost black body, with a moderate head the color of malted milk. Head sticks around for a tiny bit and leaves around some thick lacing.
Smell: Typical lactic and roasty dark chocolate smell I get from the normal Temptress. I'm not getting much in the way of bourbon character here, but it smells great anyways.
Taste: Where's the bourbon? Unfortunately a weak point, relatively speaking. Still great, lots of bitter dark chocolate and sweet, milky sugar. But I don't get a clear bourbon flavor. I don't notice any obvious difference from the regular Temptress here. Perhaps enjoyed side by side I could find the difference, but I did not have that luxury.
Mouthfeel: Thick and full bodied. The beer sticks around quite a while too, like a good stout should.
Overall: Definitely a very solid beer here. But it wasn't obvious to me that this was Bourbon barrel aged.
Serving type: bottle
02-02-2014 04:11:49 | More by WTKeene
More User Reviews:
4.31/5 rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A- Jet black, medium vanilla lacing ring minimal legs. No gumming up the glass when swirling around.
S- Malt roast up front, charred dark fruit after that, minimal barrel nose; and no vanilla to speak of on nose. Lactose sugar in present.
T- Lactose milk stout, vanilla is way more present in the taste, charred dark fruit and toffee in background. Well done on taste
M- Thin for the style, of course two of the three in this category come from CCB. Carb is perfect; it shows a lot of carb but doesn't punch you in the throat.
O- This is a well done BA sweet/milk stout. I never heard of it! Thanks thread and Ronn!
Serving type: bottle
05-15-2014 22:21:16 | More by gueuzedreg
Lakewood Bourbon Barrel Temptress from Lakewood Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.