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Lakewood Bourbon Barrel Temptress - Lakewood Brewing Company

Lakewood Bourbon Barrel TemptressLakewood Bourbon Barrel Temptress

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56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.46
pDev: 8.3%


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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4.25/5  rDev -4.7%

01-21-2014 21:48:31 | More by vonnegut21
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MattSweatshirt

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Finally cracked my bottle.

Pours out a little more aggressively than expected. Big thick fluffy tan head constructs itself atop a dark black body. Lacing aplenty.

Served fairly warm reveals tons of barrel character on this beer. Toasted coconut is prevalent which always gets me in the mood. Vanilla, wood, chocolate, and a little roast.

Thick and smooth which I love about the Temptress. The big barrel presence transfers deliciously from the nose. A little bourbon flavor and heat in the back of the throat. Sweetness that gets the lips sticky.

So far my fav variant of this great stout. Really want that raspberry bba version now though.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 03:11:36 | More by MattSweatshirt
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twiggamortis420

Texas

4.44/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Texas

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New York

4/5  rDev -10.3%

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WTKeene

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4.64/5  rDev +4%
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

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Lakewood Bourbon Barrel Temptress from Lakewood Brewing Company
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