Lakewood Bourbon Barrel Temptress - Lakewood Brewing Company
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Reviews by WTKeene:
4.64/5 rDev +4.3%
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.
02-02-2014 04:11:49 | More by WTKeene
More User Reviews:
4.44/5 rDev -0.2%
22 oz bomber courtesy of fthomasl pours a rich black with a fluffy brown head. Excellent retention and lace, a good looking brew. Bonus points for a badass label.
Nose has quite the bourbon on it, lots of chocolate and a nice sweetness.
Wow, im pretty damn impressed...the bourbon character with the sweet lactose is very interesting. Lots of chocolate here...not a whole lot of wood. The mouthfeel is perfect - thick velvet, smooth and low carbonation. They had this on nitro at the brewery, I can imagine that would be even better. This is well worth seeking out. I like regular Temptress quite a bit, and this is a big improvement on that.
02-15-2014 01:12:31 | More by twiggamortis420
Lakewood Bourbon Barrel Temptress from Lakewood Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 94 ratings.