Lakewood The Temptress | Lakewood Brewing Company

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Lakewood The TemptressLakewood The Temptress
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lakewood Brewing Company
Texas, United States | website

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Va-va-voom! Our Temptress is seduction in a glass. Curvy in all the right places, this Imperial Milk Stout pours with a thick, milk chocolate head. Chocolate and caramel malt give it a rich and complex body while the lower carbonation gives the beer a silky mouth feel. She’s voluptuous, with a soft alcohol warmth that grows deeper with every sip. Take your time with her and she’ll reward you.

Added by Mora2000 on 10-13-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
86
Ratings:
713
Avg:
4.04
pDev:
29.21%
 
 
Wants:
70
Gots:
220
For Trade:
9
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Reviews by Premo88:
Photo of Premo88
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into stout glass

L: almost black, slightest hint of amber highlights if held up to light; fully opaque; perfect light brown head about 1 1/4-inch of thick creamy foam that laces very nicely

S: super malt sweetness; coffee; no dark quad-like smells to begin with, but a slight raisiny smell ocassionally shows up about 1/5 into it; still very sweet; last 1/3 reminds me of Guinness with some sweet thrown into it; i'd swear i could smell the alcohol

T: coffee! the first sip tasted like an iced vanilla latte. so good. from there it becomes rich dark chocolate, then the alcohol kicks in, then slowly it transitions into a slight raisiny smell at times but never gets the full-on Belgian strong dark/quad smell because it ALWAYS stays very sweet. burnt chocolate near end ... the bitterness? can't taste hops, but it definitely has a bitter bite at times

F: thick but creamy; good carbonation without it overpowering the mouthfeel. love the weightiness

O: I'm not a stout drinker, but with this first venture into the American milk/sweet stout, I'm now VERY interested. If the entire thing tasted like the first sip, I might quit my job, liquidate my entire worth into Lakewood stock and live at the brewery ... good gawd, was THAT good! But the first sip of coffee goes away and at times it tastes just like a very dry stout with sugar added to it, which is to say, it tastes like a stout.

Stouts not being my bag, I still can recognize the greatness in this beer. LOTS of alcohol, though, so for me, it may always be a 1- or 2-beer session at most ... something to savor from time to time, not to throw down at a BBQ.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Duff27
4.22/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Half inch tall light mocha head. on a dark brown body. Collar and webby lacing.

S- Aroma consists of 75% lactose and 25% chocolate.

T- Good roastiness with hints of cocoa. Lactose notes really come through on the backend. Doesn't drink 9.1%abv, would have guessed in the 7 to 8% range.

M- Lovely mouthfeel, thick and creamy. Carbonation is low and smooth.

D/O- I really enjoyed this one. The highlight for me was the creamy mouthfeel...that's how all stouts oughta be.Thanks kojevergas!

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Photo of REGreenBTRB
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Dark as night with a half-finger head that dissipates quickly. Nice lacing around the glass.

Smell: Yum! Caramel, vanilla, sweet chocolate. Mouth-watering smell.

Taste: Delicious beer. It's got a great sweetness to it, highlighted by caramel and some chocolate. I can taste just a little bit of the alcohol, but not much. I really love the sweetness to it. It's very desert-like.

Mouthfeel: A fair amount of carbonation, very easy drinking.

Overall: I love it! This is a great milk-stout with a lot of sweetness. Proud of my homeland for producing such a wonderful beer!

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From BeerAdvocate Magazine #83 (Dec 2013):

Brewed with lactose sugar and vanilla, this is one robust, rich and flavorful beer with distinct layers that unfold as the beer warms. Sweet and a bit warming, but not cloying or boozy, this is indeed a tempting beer and one to sip with respect.

STYLE: Imperial Milk Stout
ABV: 9.1%
AVAILABILITY: Year-round

LOOK: Opaque, black, creamy coffee-colored head

SMELL: Mocha, roasty, molasses, marshmallows

TASTE: Viscous, chewy, slick, sugary, char, raisins, leafy hop bitterness, molasses, caramel, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, graham cracker, sweet finish

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Photo of UnknownKoger
3.71/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Another extra from BullDoza...stoked to try this one as I love a good milkstout

Bottled on date states 6.18.14. Poured into a Woodshop 7th Anniversary tasting glass. Upon opening the bottle there is very little carbonation. A vigorous pour confirms slight but not a ton of carbonation. Appearance is black. Not viscous though. Smells of chocolate and coffee...not a lot of lactose though. Taste is smooth. Slightly sweet. The lactose makes itself known but is more sugary than sweet. Milk chocolate notes. It's almost like a toned down (but imperial version of Left Hand Nitro). Mouthfeel is decent.

Overall, it's a good beer, but it's certainly not the best milk stout I've had. I still rank Beachwood's Udder Love and Left Hand's Nitro the two best that I've had. Still, a decent beer. Cheers!

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Photo of ianw87
4/5  rDev -1%

This is one of the creamiest milk stouts I've ever had. It was very good, almost tasted like whoppers, or a malted milk shake.

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Photo of Tiernan
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of GameOfBeers
3.04/5  rDev -24.8%

Photo of Ryno3031
4.1/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.66/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JakerLou
4.23/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mora2000
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On nitro tap at the Common Table.

The beer pours a dark brown color with a nitro-induced tan head. The aroma is full of chocolate and coffee notes, as expected. The flavor features a lot of chocolate and some light smoke, as well as a ton of roasted malt notes. Slick mouthfeel and low carbonation.

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Photo of olradetbalder
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of Sharbhund
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Lovely sampling from a local brewery. I strongly prefer stouts, and this is by far one of my favourites.

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Photo of jaminjohnson
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Blair09
3.05/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Too sweet, too light a feel.

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Photo of HoppySeb
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of williamjbauer
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of jtladner
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Enrei
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of jeschaefer
3.21/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JuniperJesus
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

Photo of bdk1417
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Photo of Thomasweir
4.69/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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