Lakewood Bourbon Barrel Temptress | Lakewood Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ThirdEyePA on 05-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
259
Reviews:
24
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
10.54%
 
 
Wants:
121
Gots:
96
For Trade:
9
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Ratings: 259 |  Reviews: 24
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1/5  rDev -76.6%

Photo of pnelting
2.75/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of Junichi
2.98/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Westyn
3/5  rDev -29.7%

Photo of chippo33
3/5  rDev -29.7%

Photo of dutesanch
3.27/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Maybe got a bad bottle or something. Not as flavorful or sweet as expected. I'm going to try another and amend the rating if needed. Slight tart finish also maybe from an infected bottle? The regular Temptress is really good but this one fell short. The bottle design and box are cool though. Will give this one a second chance in a day and rewrite the review if warranted.

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Photo of DucksFan16
3.39/5  rDev -20.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

03/25/2017

2014 vintage. Most certainly one of the infected bottles from this year.

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Photo of 4lo
3.49/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Lactose on the nose and taste was a bit too much for me on this one. Just wasn't as good as I expected it to be.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.7/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2013 bottle.

Appearance - Black body. Medium khaki head. Lots of surface wisping.

Smell - Lots of bourbon. Oak. Kinda nutty malts. Milk chocolate. A little lactose, but not a lot.

Taste - Chocolate up front. Lactose comes through too, which I don't love. Kinda nutty malts and some oak. Bourbon is much stronger in the finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. Kinda sweet.

Overall - Better than I expected it to be, especially for a milk stout.

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3.74/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ri0
3.74/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured 22oz bottle into snifter. Vintage 2014. Obsidian in color with a 1 finger khaki head that leaved behind some lacing. The first aroma I pick up is slightly tart akin to a cherry skin. There is also a sweetness to it along with some whisky. Surprisingly the flavor is not tart to begin, but more sweet malt and caramel with a vanilla and whisky flavor. A bit of tartness is in the finish, which I feel is more of the barrels used than the beer developing off flavors because this is almost 2 years old. Feel is on the thinner side of medium, but has nice carbonation. Overall it was flavorful and the light tartness did not detract from the overall taste.

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Photo of IrishColonial
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of mklisz
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of AleHunter805
3.77/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of J_Dub
3.81/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PHBoiler
3.83/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very bourbon forward on the nose. Smelled like Jim Beam. The body is a tad thin to carry the level of bourbon in this beer. Flavor is all bourbon. Char, oak, caramel, and hints of vanilla. Fairly hot.

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Photo of unclekeith
3.84/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ChicagoNick
3.9/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StArnoldFan
3.92/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MammothTarantula
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mschantz
3.98/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap at the bearded lady in FW. Pours black as night- or at least in this light. Just a hint of discernible head that leaves a bit of nice lacing. Just a bit of vanilla beyond the obvious bourbon the nose, but to be fair my lack of patience did not allow this beer to warm appropriately. Taste was much more well rounded with nice cherry, raisen, prune, vanilla and dry oakiness rounding out the bourbon notes. Mouthfeel is almost slick.

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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -6.3%

Photo of BGsWo22
4/5  rDev -6.3%

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Lakewood Bourbon Barrel Temptress from Lakewood Brewing Company
4.27 out of 5 based on 259 ratings.
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