Molé Temptress
Lakewood Brewing Company

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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 Louisiana

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
Rated: 4.42 by ovaltine from Indiana

Apr 30, 2017
Rated: 4.13 by MDDMD from Pennsylvania

Apr 29, 2017
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Reviewed by rmpic82 from Kansas

4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Although a relatively dense drink, I would like the chocolate flavors and mouthfeel to bump up just a tad. The cinnamon played very prominently throughout, with a shade of peppers providing just a hint of a bite. The beer's intensity and balance are increasingly powerful/volatile when taking larger drinks versus tasting sips.
Mar 29, 2017
Rated: 4.43 by g45215 from Texas

Mar 27, 2017
Rated: 4 by unclekeith from Alaska

Mar 26, 2017
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Rated by DucksFan16 from Tennessee

3.76/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Mar 26, 2017
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Reviewed by zimm421 from Ohio

3.69/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours black with a tan head. The nose is sweet, with touches of nutmeg, cinnamon and chocolate. The taste starts out slightly sweet, the spices follow next, along with chocolate and a touch of vanilla. There is nearly no heat to speak of. The lactose helps out the body a bit, but it's still not overly impressive. All-in-all, it's a good spiced stout, but the spice proportions seem off, and the lack of heat takes away from the overall experience.
Mar 05, 2017
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Reviewed by tprinzing from Texas

4.74/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75
Wow!! This is quite simply outstanding!! This is my first encounter with one of the mole beers. The chiles come through with a very complex flavor. The beer is sweeter than a typical stout, which really works with the peppers. I get the cinnamon as a very tasteful background. The cocao comes through nice and strong. The vanilla is more pronounced than the cinnamon, but still sits pretty solidly in the background.

The mouthfeel could be better, as its a bit thin. The head dissipates quite quickly leaving just a dark liquid.

Wish I had bought more of these! I'll be on the hunt for more mole stouts. I think this one is quite a bit better than the boxed barrel aged temptress (that costs a lot more)!

I think a nitro version of this would be stellar!
Mar 04, 2017
Rated: 4.27 by SaisonRichBiere from Michigan

Feb 01, 2017
Rated: 3.78 by jaydoc from Kansas

Jan 16, 2017
Rated: 4 by Can_has_beer from Texas

Dec 10, 2016
Rated: 3.98 by durlta from Iowa

Nov 19, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by videofrog from Texas

Oct 02, 2016
Rated: 4 by smartassboiler from Illinois

Sep 27, 2016
Rated: 3.94 by Techichi from Texas

Sep 24, 2016
Rated: 4.31 by GreatStoutman from Texas

Sep 05, 2016
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Large shared bottle. Near moderate heat from the peppers despite little sign of them in the aroma.
Medium-full body and carbonation.
Lingering heat.
Sweet aroma with some maple syrup and cinnamon.
Sep 04, 2016
Rated: 4.39 by JohnBender from Texas

Aug 01, 2016
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Reviewed by leroybrown10 from Missouri

4.01/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Pours black and shiny. Small khaki head is fizzy and fairly short lived. Once is vanishes, I can see a bunch of little floaters on the surface. Appears to be little pieces of chili pepper. No lacing.

Aroma is cream, milk chocolate, chili pepper, and cinnamon. Undercurrents of vanilla. Roasted malt and a touch of espresso.

All the same flavors as the nose but varying intensities. Chili pepper first. Milk chocolate and roasted malt as strong complements. Cinnamon, cream, and vanilla are all subtle side notes.

Medium mouth feel going towards the thin side. Medium carbonation which combined with the chili pepper kick gives a crisp, almost sharp feeling on the tongue. Sorta creamy in the middle before going sharp on the finish. Pepper lingers.

Interesting beer. The floaters were a turn off and I expected the mouth feel to be thicker at 9+%. Good chili pepper kick and well balanced flavors.
Jul 23, 2016
Rated: 3.77 by sdeese21 from Louisiana

Jul 17, 2016
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