Molé Temptress
Lakewood Brewing Company

Molé TemptressMolé Temptress
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Lakewood Brewing Company
Texas, United States
Sweet / Milk Stout
4.14 | pDev: 8.45%
Jan 22, 2018
May 01, 2014
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Rated: 4.08 by MI_beerdrinker from Texas

Jan 22, 2018
Rated: 4.13 by Rootscipio from Texas

Jan 11, 2018
Rated: 4.24 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Jan 06, 2018
Rated: 4.26 by Tiernan from Texas

Dec 02, 2017
Rated: 3.84 by uncleotis from Illinois

Nov 14, 2017
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

2.91/5  rDev -29.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75
Currently #50 in the Top Texas beer list. I adore regular Temptress, so I had to pick this up even at its eyebrow-raising $14.99 USD per 4 pack pricetag.

BOTTLE: Bottled on 03.20.17. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle format. Branded black pry-off crown cap.

"Ale brewed with lactose sugar and vanilla with chiles, cacao, and cinnamon." 56 IBU. 33 SRM. 1.091 OG. 9.1% ABV. Brewed with a combination of ancho, pasilla, guajillo, and chipotle peppers.

HEAD: ~1-2cm in height. Khaki in colour. Recedes quickly, only lasting ~20 seconds. Leaves no lacing.

BODY: Opaque solid black - as the style demands. No yeast/lees are visible within.

Appears adequately carbonated. Not a unique or special appearance for a milk stout, but generally appealing.

AROMA: Imitation vanilla extract. Dark malt sweetness. Specialty chocolate malt. Shallow cacao. High sweetness from unfermentable lactose sugar. Honestly, I don't find the cinnamon or mole spice at chile heat, no chile-like vinegar note, no overt pepper, no cassia, no true cinnamon.

Suggests a shallow and reticent beer with little going on aside from a generic high sweetness.

Aromatic intensity is average. No overt hops, overt yeasty character, or obvious booze is detectable.

TASTE: Reticent and shallow, barely evoking its hodgepodge of simplistic flavours. I get lactose sugar sweetness and generic dark malt sweetness, with a blip of artificial vanillin - and that's it. No mole /chile spice, no cinnamon or cassia, no cacao nibs, no genuine vanilla bean.

Very uninspired work, with okay balance.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, medium to full-bodied, well-carbonated, oddly thin, slightly syrupy. Not sticky, oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, rough, or scratchy. One if its big feats is it hides its ABV remarkable well.

OVERALL: Fails to execute its core premise well, not delivering on either the mole or cacao/vanilla angles. The result is a beer that pales in comparison to regular Temptress and isn't worth its hefty pricetag. I imagine Lakewood has scaled up the volume they brew as they've raised distribution, and I fear the result is diminished quality. This is a great concept for a beer, but the execution just isn't there at all. Average at best.

Oct 26, 2017
Rated: 4.24 by jkn09 from Texas

Oct 14, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by cmbeddoe7997 from Texas

Aug 21, 2017
Rated: 3.55 by Mikexw from New York

Aug 20, 2017
Rated: 4.13 by Cpmitchno1 from Virginia

Jul 26, 2017
Rated: 4.21 by Casey_L from Texas

Jul 21, 2017
Rated: 4 by jschott75 from Illinois

Jul 20, 2017
Rated: 4.72 by Mag_Tex from Canada (ON)

Jul 08, 2017
Rated: 4.28 by ikidunot from Canada (ON)

Jul 07, 2017
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Rated by Mindsculptor from Texas

4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pretty damned good, I can definitely taste the spices. Still, I like French Quarter better.
Jul 07, 2017
Rated: 4.16 by juneof44 from Texas

Jun 25, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by archero from Texas

Jun 11, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by krome from Illinois

May 11, 2017
Rated: 3.75 by jgunther71 from Illinois

May 11, 2017
Rated: 4.46 by cwreay90 from Texas

Apr 30, 2017
Molé Temptress from Lakewood Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 174 ratings