Lakewood The Temptress | Lakewood Brewing Company

BA SCORE
90
outstanding
742 Ratings
Lakewood The TemptressLakewood The Temptress
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Lakewood Brewing Company
Texas, United States
lakewoodbrewingcompany.com

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
Ratings:
742
Reviews:
90
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
9.88%
 
 
Wants:
74
Gots:
234
For Trade:
7
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1/5  rDev -75.3%

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2/5  rDev -50.6%

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2.16/5  rDev -46.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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2.75/5  rDev -32.1%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3/5  rDev -25.9%

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3.04/5  rDev -24.9%

Photo of Blair09
3.05/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Too sweet, too light a feel.

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Photo of pants678
3.17/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Black body, beige head.

Sweet and roasted nose.

No question it's a milk stout, sweetness is well pronounced and roasted malt take a backseat. Hops aren't totally hidden, medicinal--could do well to dial those back. Seems the bourbon barrel version would be a good fit.

Smooth.

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Photo of jeschaefer
3.21/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of drone
3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of Sabtos
3.28/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Black with dark red edges and a fizzy, light tan head that dissipates to a very thin ring, then nothing.

Lightly roasty, but otherwise not much aroma.

Caramel, fig, tobacco, Dr. Pepper, and a hint of smoke. In other words, it's a fairly sweet stout.

Feels like a fizzy cola, if a little thicker. Temptress is oddly thin for a milk stout, which does not exhibit a whole lot of milkiness.

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3.28/5  rDev -19%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pour is black with a light brown, worthers original head and some larger bubbles. Nose has light roast up front, hint of metallic sweet twang and a fair bit of malt sugary sweetness behind. Taste has a bit more rich malt depth. Some fudge like flavors and some vanilla with a heavy roast mid palate. Lots of sweetness in back and a lingering coffee bitterness. Body is full, soft, and nicely carbonated.

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3.31/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pretty close to straight up black. Some super dark brown at the edges when held to direct light. Head is khaki and super creamy. Drops to a thin cap and smallish creamy collar that persists for the duration. Some splotches of lacing.

Smell: Roasted chocolate. Chocolate malts with a big helping on lactose. Milky sweet chocolate. So much chocolate. Grainy roasted malt. Touch of alcohol and grass in the back. Not a ton of complexity, but what it has is nice.

Taste: Melt a Tootsie Roll down and roast that bad boy and that's this beer. Milky sweet with a ton of lactose sugar sweetness. Incredibly sweet. Crystallized chocolate candy. Boozy. Gritty cocoa bitterness on the back. Chalk. Some vanilla and something almost woody. Licorice and something slightly smoky. Bitter from cocoa. Hops are non-existent.

Mouthfeel: Silky smooth. Super creamy. Medium body with a moderate carbonation. A bit dry on the finish.

Overall: I wasn't tempted, but I was intrigued before the diabeetus kicked in.

Entirely too sweet overall. Dial back the lactose a touch and it would be a solid milk stout, very solid.

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3.35/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle from Techichi (thanks). Bottled 8/7/14. Served in a goblet.

Pours a near-black, dark chocolate brown with two fingers of khaki head. The cap fades to a surface haze and a healthy collar, leaving copious lacing.

The lactose is quite apparent in the nose. Also notes of vanilla, a little roast and some burnt sugars.

Given the aromas, I find the taste surprisingly bitter. Char, roasted malts, dark cocoa, lactose, vanilla, heavily creamed coffee and some booze. The sweeter milk stout and vanilla flavors ocassionally have a hard time rising above the bold foundation of roasty bitterness.

The body is a medium full and slightly creamy with fairly light carbonation. Finishes bittersweet with char, chocolate milk and a little vanilla.

As advertised, The Temptress has some nice lactose and vanilla notes going on. I found the bitterness somewhat distracting and it was a bit thin for my tastes but that is not to say that this is bad at all.

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3.37/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kengetty
3.38/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Served in a Three Floyds Teku glass

A - Black, pours medium tan head, soapy lacing, slight persistent head rings glass throughout.

S - Medium High roasty bitter chocolate malts on the front, finishes with a moderate alcohol bite and a slight smokiness.

T - Medium-High Lactose on the front, then Medium Chocolate and Roasted malts take over the palate and finishes with a medium high anise smokiness. Aftertaste is moderately sweet, bitter chocolate, roasty with a slight acidic smokiness that lingers.

M - Medium bodied, Moderate carbonation, Alcohol warmth present throughout and with a very biting finish (almost like taking a shot of alcohol). Medium-High creaminess. Tongue slickness is very much like an oatmeal stout.

O - Too much roasted malts in this for my liking, but a very well balanced beer. I would love to be able to try a bourbon barrel aged or coffee version, as I think it would balance the malt bill and compliment the flavors very well.

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3.43/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for giving me this bottle (months ago)

Consumed 7/24/13

Appearance: Black from a distance, more of a dark, deep brown in the light - pours with a small, creamy, beige head - more or less keeps a cap - leaves some nice streaks and spots of lacing

Smell: Chocolate, roasted malts, and sugar - dark chocolate, milk chocolate, and some semisweet chocolate chips - moderately roasty, with a touch burnt, lots of chocolate malts - loads of lactose, with a milky sweetness and a straight-up dose of sugar - some dark fruits and alcohol in the back

Taste: Roasty dark chocolate sprinkled with sugar - dark chocolate, milk chocolate, cocoa - roasted and lightly burnt malts - some dark fruit sweetness and caramel - tons of lactose sugar and white sugar - it's like someone added Coffee Mate to burnt milk chocolate - definitely malty, but the sheer amount of sugary sweetness is too much - candy-like at times - some slight alcohol as well

Mouthfeel: On the heavy side of medium, nicely carbonated, smooth, kind of a sticky finish because of all the sugar

Overall: I'm certainly tempted to not give this a great score

I understand that a Milk/Sweet Stout is supposed to be sweet. But this is a bit much. It's literally more sugary than a glass of chocolate milk. There is some nice depth to the malts, and some roast, but overall this is not exactly what I'm looking for in the style.

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