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Lakewood Bourbon Barrel Temptress - Lakewood Brewing Company

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Lakewood Bourbon Barrel TemptressLakewood Bourbon Barrel Temptress

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85 Ratings
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 4.47
pDev: 8.05%
Wants: 58
Gots: 14 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Lakewood Brewing Company visit their website
Texas, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ThirdEyePA on 05-11-2013)
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WTKeene

Texas

4.64/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

UPDATE:

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.

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ORIGINAL REVIEW:

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
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Lakewood Bourbon Barrel Temptress from Lakewood Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.