Bourbon Barrel Temptress
Lakewood Brewing Company

Bourbon Barrel TemptressBourbon Barrel Temptress
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Lakewood Brewing Company
Texas, United States
Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #30
Ranked #755
4.37 | pDev: 9.38%
Oct 13, 2023
May 11, 2013
Everything you love about our Imperial Milk Stout, but boozier and nicely-aged. One could go so far as saying Bourbon Barrel Temptress is the "cougar" of milk stouts. A "MILF" stout, if you will.

Hints of vanilla, oak, toffee, caramel, and roasted coffee intertwine for a boozy, dangerously smooth treat. Take your time with her and she'll reward you.
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

4.38/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
Pours a dark, opaque color; thick head, light tan colored; dense, full sheets of foam paint a fine curtain inside the glass. Sublime aroma; dark chocolate and cocoa; muted, earthy spiciness; vanilla and cherry; for subtle note of bourbon. Milk chocolate taste with a fine undercurrent of whiskey; vanilla. Heavy body; smooth with a delicate velvet-like texture; rich; gently coats the palate with dark residual sugars.

A pleasantly refined yet rich and flavorful bourbon barrel milk stout.

Pouring temperature: 45 °F; bottling info: VTG 2020 LTD; ABV: 11.8%; IBU: 56; SRM: 34; OG: 1.091; recommended pouring temperature: 56 °F

Vintage 2020 specific notes: For this year's release, we hand-picked a variety of Colorado and Kentucky bourbon barrels and let the blend rest for a year. You'll find a refined expression of rich vanilla and oak undertones, combined with deep, dark chocolate aromas. We look forward to sharing this unique blend with you. After all, it's been a truly unique year.
Oct 13, 2023
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Reviewed by mushroomcloud from Texas

4.27/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
2018 vintage opened 9-15-23.
1+ finger beige head with great retention and early lacing. Dark brown to black body.
Milk chocolate aroma with a delicate wood and bourbon whiff mingled in. Very nice.
Medium plus body with a smooth mouthfeel. Long, semi-sweet and lightly roasty finish.
Sep 16, 2023
Rated: 4.25 by archero from Texas

Aug 11, 2023
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Reviewed by ilikebeer03 from Texas

4.33/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
2022 - 10th anniversary edition.

Pour is deep brown / black with a slightly fizzy, short lived cap of mocha colored foam.
Nose is a heavy dose of bourbon, toffee, milk chocolate
taste follows. big wave of bourbon upfront, vanilla, toffee, toasted bread, milk chocolate. hint of alcohol heat on the finish.
body is a bit thin, but the beer is smooth and easy to drink.
May 06, 2023
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Reviewed by Funyard from Texas

4.56/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Damn, it’s like good bourbon and good beer made a baby! Raisin, date, fig, vanilla bourbon, maple syrup, honey suckle, and so worth the price! I love it! Sorry, not sorry! This is an awesome beer!
Mar 01, 2023
Rated: 4.16 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Dec 28, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by ear-bending from Texas

Dec 10, 2022
Rated: 4 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Oct 11, 2022
Rated: 4.33 by LizT from Texas

Feb 26, 2022
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Reviewed by Thomas_Wikman from Texas

4.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75
From notes, I didn't have it recently

Look: black with a fluffy mocca colored head

Aroma: It has a nice aroma of chocolate, bourbon, and caramel

Flavor: The flavor is sweet chocolate, caramel, vanilla, bourbon, significant bourbon. It's definitely like a dessert

Body/Overall: full body
Sep 01, 2021
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Reviewed by 2late2brew from Texas

4.67/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Wow! There is a God.

Truly spectacular bourbon barrel aged Imperial Stout. Love first sight, rich dark garnet with Carmel head, lacing over brim. Served in 10 oz brandy snifter. Rich wood aroma with coconut and vanilla. Body is not thick but velvety and sinuous. Flavor, omg this things got legs and gears.... coconut, nutty rum hazelnut, and strong vanilla notes. Lots of warming alcohol, clean finish, good carbonation considering 11% abv. Very yummy rummy, highly recommend!
May 21, 2021
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

May 09, 2021
Rated: 4.08 by Bandi from New York

Apr 14, 2021
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a half finger high mocha-colored head that died down, leaving a collar of dark tan bubbles around the edge and lots of lacing on the surface and down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of bourbon are present in the nose along with notes of milk chocolate.
T: The taste follows the smell, except that the bourbon flavors are a bit stronger and run from the initial taste through the finish and also contribute hints of oaky vanilla.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied and somewhat smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The underlying milk stout provides a strong backbone and is capable of mostly standing up to the strong flavors of bourbon.

Note: 2020 vintage

Serving type: bottle
Apr 14, 2021
Rated: 4.04 by Bigdoc91 from Texas

Jan 25, 2021
Rated: 5 by dr_billie from Indiana

Nov 30, 2020
Rated: 3.47 by T_Hass from Georgia

Apr 22, 2020
Rated: 4.35 by BAsbill from California

Feb 18, 2020
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Reviewed by Hooded from Texas

3.74/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5
Notes from 1/18/2020.
On tap at WhichCraft Bottle Shop in Austin Texas and poured into a 10oz tulip glass.
The appearance is black with less than a finger of brown foam leaving a cap. 4.25
The aroma is medium in strength caramel, vanilla, chocolate, and bourbon. 4.00
The taste is between medium and strong and dominated by bourbon. In support are chocolate, caramel, and vanilla. There's a strong bourbon finish. 3.5
The mouth feel is thick, silky, creamy with an astringent finish. 4.25
Overall, it's good and it needs more balance in the flavor. 3.50
Jan 27, 2020
Bourbon Barrel Temptress from Lakewood Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 309 ratings