French Quarter Temptress
Lakewood Brewing Company

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From:
Lakewood Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Style:
Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #54
ABV:
9.1%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,444
Avg:
4.3 | pDev: 7.44%
Reviews:
43
Ratings:
190
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 23, 2022
Added:
Aug 03, 2013
Wants:
  32
Gots:
  40
SCORE
95
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Notes: The third release in our Seduction Series, based on our most popular cask. Bourbon barrel-aged coffee from Noble Coyote Coffee Roasters and a touch of chicory give this infused version of our imperial milk stout that signature New Orleans flair. Laissez les bons temps rouler!
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Rated: 3.96 by Chuckdiesel24 from Illinois

Jan 23, 2022
 
Rated: 4.4 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Dec 18, 2021
 
Rated: 4.23 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Oct 09, 2021
 
Rated: 4.23 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona

May 07, 2021
 
Rated: 4.5 by paulish from New York

Feb 05, 2021
 
Rated: 4.14 by dubnation from Kansas

Dec 22, 2020
 
Rated: 4.06 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

Dec 05, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by Patches826 from Massachusetts

Nov 26, 2020
 
Rated: 4.25 by WDJersey from Colorado

Nov 23, 2020
 
Rated: 4.09 by smithj4 from New York

Nov 17, 2020
 
Rated: 4.27 by pidus from Massachusetts

Nov 14, 2020
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
A: The beer is essentially jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high dark beige head that left a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of coffee beans are present in the nose along with notes of bourbon.
T: The taste has flavors of coffee beans along with notes of chicory and hints of bourbon.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I didn't really get much of the milk stout element from this beer apart from the smoothness of the mouthfeel. It is quite easy to drink considering its strength.

Serving type: bottle
Nov 08, 2020
 
Rated: 4.55 by Abstractspirit from Rhode Island

Nov 07, 2020
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Reviewed by BEERchitect from Kentucky

4/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
With a bold and robust side, a coffee accented whisky side, but then again having a smooth and silky tone, Lakewood Brewing has their finger firmly on the pulse of what a variety of a Milk Stout should be.

Pouring a luscious espresso black and cast in an onyx-like sheen, the French Quarter Temptress greets the nose with a bold coffee, cocoa, toasty, roasty and a spiced whisky scent. With its first taste, a malty impression of burnt marshmallow, vanilla and bold baker's chocolate overtones are struck once more.

Then as the dark and plush ale stretches across the middle palate, its sweetness develops into a taste of firm roasted walnut, espresso roast, bitter chocolate, vanilla and whisky- all simmered and stewed into a spicy campfire consistency. Trending bitter from coffee highlights and its woodsy hoppy regime, the late palate is redolent with burnt graham cracker and espresso.

Full bodied, charred and spicy throughout, the beer's finish is long, warm and roasty with an after palate of the remnants of grain char, this beer is nice and bolder variation of their regular Temptress Milk Stout, however not necessarily an improvement.
Nov 06, 2020
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Reviewed by CraigDeMoss from Kansas

4.27/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Deep, dark brown-black, fluffy toasted marshmallow head that persists. Little aroma until it warms up a bit, definitely let it sit out for a few, coffee, hazelnut and chocolate. The flavors are all hittin, hazelnut spread with some dark chocolate dipped peanut-butter, coffee comes through nicely, the chicory spice sends it to the big easy. Super smooth and creamy, nice bitterness on the back end, dunk some beignets in it.
Nov 04, 2020
 
Rated: 4.35 by dt_gbpackersfan from Missouri

Nov 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.21 by khargro2 from Tennessee

Oct 29, 2020
 
Rated: 4.4 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin

Oct 25, 2020
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Reviewed by dbrauneis from North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
A: Pours an opaque thick viscous jet black in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and faint dark cola brown + dark chestnut brown + garnet red colored highlights. The beer has a two finger tall dense foamy dark tan head that slowly reduces to a large sized patch of thin film covering a little more than 80% of the surface of the beer and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Slightly stronger than moderate aromas of roasted + dark + chocolate + caramel malts with a moderate amount of caramel + lactose sweetness. Moderate aromas of milk chocolate + vanilla as well as a slightly lighter than moderate aroma of dark roasted coffee with hints of chicory.

T: Upfront there are slightly stronger than moderate flavors of roasted + dark + caramel + chocolate malts with a moderate amount of lactose + caramel + dark fruit (plum) sweetness. That is followed by moderate flavors of vanilla and milk chocolate as well as a moderate flavor of dark roasted coffee + a light amount of chicory. Finally there is a hint of earthy hops. Moderate amounts of roasty bitterness which is quickly overtaken by the sweet milk chocolate flavors which linger though the finish.

M: Medium to full bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth, almost slick.

O: Drinks pretty easily considering the strength and has a nice smooth + slick mouthfeel. Very enjoyable with great dark roasted coffee and chicory + milk chocolate flavors & aromas - definitely a dessert beer but not cloyingly sweet. Definitely enjoy the addition of the French roast/dark roast coffee with chicory. I like this one a little bit more than the base beer.
Oct 25, 2020
 
Rated: 4.4 by AGoodStout from Kansas

Oct 17, 2020
 
Rated: 3.89 by T_Hass from Georgia

Oct 09, 2020
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

4.3/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
12oz bottle. Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a small, light brown head of foam. It left minimal lacing. It smelled of coffee, chocolate, toffee and molasses. Nice bitter roasted coffee with chocolate, roasted caramel malt and toffee. Full-bodied and strong.
Oct 01, 2020
 
Rated: 4.79 by ryan_sprayberry from Texas

Feb 20, 2020
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Reviewed by Darkmagus82 from Texas

4.26/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a bottle into a snifter glass

Appearance – The beer pours a pitch black color with a small head of dark tan foam. The head fades relatively fast leaving a tiny bit of foamy lace on the sides of the glass and a very persistent film of foam on the surface of the brew.

Smell – The aroma is massive of a wonderful and rich roasted malt smell mixed with tons of sweet caramel and brown sugar as well as some chocolate and molasses. Along with these smells comes some rather hearty notes of a latte like smell as well as a strong showing of a boozy bourbon smell mixed with a little bit of char and an almost spiced rum like aroma. Overall the aroma is dark, warming and super inviting.

Taste – The taste begins with a sweeter roasted and latte like flavor with a big showing of coffee, milk, caramel, and crème. Upfront there is also some chocolate and molasses with the later getting more potent as the taste advances. All at the same time some of the booziness that was sensed in the nose hits the tongue with a bit of a bourbon flavor arriving on the scene. At the end the latte like sweetness is enhanced accompanied by some more caramel and a bit of toffee. With a little loss of some of the roastiness and some char that was present upfront, one is left with a sweet and delicious cappuccino like boozed taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is super thick and rich with a carbonation level that is rather low. For the very robust, dark, and sweet flavors of the brew the feel is very well done and makes for a nice slow sipping dessert like stout.

Overall – A sweet and robust stout overall. I liked this variation a bit more then the original. The addition of the bourbon flavor enhances the other tastes quite well. A tasty brew and one to try if you have the opportunity.
Feb 18, 2020
 
Rated: 4.35 by BAsbill from California

Feb 18, 2020
 
Rated: 4.18 by TXRobbo from Texas

Feb 15, 2020
 
Rated: 4 by Hayley_86 from Netherlands

Apr 20, 2019
 
Rated: 4.32 by JerryHelper from Arizona

Apr 13, 2019
 
Rated: 4.26 by Korymiller from Arizona

Apr 13, 2019
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Reviewed by brentk56 from North Carolina

4.29/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: Pours with a two inch beige head over the fudge brown liquid; good retention and spotty lacing

Smell: Roasted coffee and chicory with a hint of the Bourbon barrel; chocolate and lactose round out the elements

Taste: Chocolate and lactose forward with the roasted coffee and chicory tones building; a hint of the Bourbon barrel used to age the coffee beans emerges with the swallow; the finish is roasty with plenty of coffee flavor

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: For a beer this rich I would have expected a fuller mouthfeel but that is a quibble - overall this is great and I prefer it to the base beer
Apr 08, 2019
 
Rated: 3.84 by aatazebeats from Texas

Mar 11, 2019
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Reviewed by Thankin_Hank from Texas

4.62/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Great dark beer look with fairly small head. Great aroma. Has that sweet molasses and brown sugar smell. Taste is strong chocolate and coffee. Thick and creamy has a great chewy mouthfeel. Overall a fine craft beer from Lakewood. On draft at Ron’s Corner Tavern.
Mar 09, 2019
 
Rated: 4.34 by Luckydog91 from Texas

Feb 21, 2019
 
Rated: 4.25 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Feb 19, 2019
 
Rated: 4.18 by MichialTanner1 from Texas

Aug 15, 2018
 
Rated: 3.99 by Dr_Fox from Utah

Jun 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.26 by kkarimi from Texas

May 27, 2018
 
Rated: 4.23 by beergorrilla from Michigan

Apr 29, 2018
 
Rated: 4.33 by Navin-Johnson from Texas

Apr 09, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by MTKATL from Georgia

Mar 28, 2018
French Quarter Temptress from Lakewood Brewing Company
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 233 ratings