Lakewood French Quarter Temptress | Lakewood Brewing Company

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Lakewood French Quarter TemptressLakewood French Quarter Temptress

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Lakewood Brewing Company
Texas, United States

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.10%

Availability: Rotating

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Reviews: 30 | Ratings: 178
Photo of rmpic82
3.41/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours like all the other Temptress types, dense with nice head. Pungent vegetal nose of chicory. Light coffee notes. Taste largely follows the overpowering bouquet...vegetal, herbaceous. I'm not a huge fan and it is hard to separate the judge from the personal taste. I'm out.

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Photo of Slack
4.07/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz

Dark brown to brown on the edges where it shows clear. Minor head that doesn't remain. Minimal lacing on a swirl.

Nose is strong malt, roasted coffee, minor vanilla, and minor bourbon.

Taste is lactose, sugar, coffee, minor vanilla minor bourbon, and chicory on the finish.

Mouthful is medium is creamy. Carbonation is average to above average. Finish is semi sweet.

A good representation of a Sweet Stout. All around nice. Only drawback is the chicory - it doesn't really do much.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
3.68/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Wildly over carbonated. Perhaps this was a problem with age but it ruined feel and aroma. Complete foam party. Flavor was solid so I'm giving ratings something of the benefit of the doubt.

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Photo of russpowell
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an effervescent ebony with 2 fingers of mocha colored head. Average head retention & lacing

S: Big time coffee & a little vanilla once warm

T: Coffee, chocolate & dryness up front. Lactose dryness/sweetness & a little bitterness from the Chicory as this warms along with charred grain & cocoa & a whisper of cinnamon, Finishes with lactic dryness/sweetness, a little mocha as well plus herbal & woody notes

MF: A little chewy, slight carbonation, some boozey warmth

Pretty tasty & drinkable despite the heft & complexity

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Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Lakewood’s Temptress series is great and I’ve always wanted to try this one. I finally did and I was not disappointed.

Look: very dark brown, almost black, with an inch thick bubbly mocca colored head.

Aroma: it has a strong and pleasant aroma of roasted malts, chicory, coffee, vanilla, and a little bit of bourbon.

Taste: The taste is sweet malts, chocolate and vanilla, lots of coffee, and a little bit of booziness and bourbon.

Feel: Full body, creamy, and smooth, and very drinkable. It is truly outstanding.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

hot dang this is good! an expert coffee beer, with a ton of coffee, some interesting bean or roast, its vert different than others, and represents one of the very few coffee beers that has done well with some age on it. i wonder what the process is here. the fact that this is a milk stout and has some lactose sugar is a genius in design. its almost like creamer in coffee, a little sweetness and richness to balance any bitterness or acidity that might be present. super big body, tons of roast, subtle hints of vanilla and black licorice, even black tea, lots of nuance and all wrapped up in the silkiest smoothest beer, what glide it has going down! not a trace of its strength either. i wonder if it has mellowed with age (a little over a year old), or if it was always this pillowy and graceful. lakewood makes some great beers, but this is definitely the best beer i have had from them. the coffee is amazingly fresh and forward, and the chocolate notes underneath really bring it out. enormously delicious any time of day! thanks to my buddy for hooking me up with this all those months ago! the time was finally right to indulge! one of the better coffee beers ive had in 2016.

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Photo of Rcaros
3.32/5  rDev -21.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Poured brown out the bottle. Black in the glass.. half a finger light khaki head with creamy bubbles. No visible carbonation
A lot of roasted malts on the nose. Boiled peppers, espresso, dark roast coffee beans.. overall not veryaromatic
Metallic on the taste..slight coffee and roasted malts.. cant pick up anything from the bourbon barrel aged coffee. .
Very thin feel
Overall a decent beer

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Photo of Furlinator
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours opaque black with a half-inch tan head that disappears completely and leaves faint spots of lace. The smell is of coffee and peppery spice. The taste is of coffee, subtle lactose sweetness, vanilla, faint green pepper and a hint of cocoa. Coffee presence is the most pronounced but all aspects blend together seamlessly. Silky smooth texture with low carbonation.

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Photo of ccg
3.9/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It looks... stouty? Jet black beer with minimal head, no lacing. It had a slight head when first poured, but it dissipated almost instantly. It looks like it's barely carbonated, almost flat.
It may not look like anything special, but it smells fantastic. The coffee scent mixes perfectly with the grains and the sweet, dessert notes. It's similar to Founders Breakfast Stout in that there is a ton of coffee but also enough sweetness to offset the bitterness. The difference is that the F.Q. Temptress smells a bit less chocolatey and bit spicier.
The flavor is fairly bitter, with the coffee definitely being the dominant note. There is a touch of sweetness, but unlike regular Temptress, which is very obviously a milk stout, there's not much noticeable lactose or vanilla here. Also, I love chicory coffee, and I don't think the chicory note really comes through either, other than a vague spiciness. According to the label, this beer uses bourbon barrel-aged coffee beans, which, frankly, I think is kind of a stunt. It reminds me of Modern Times' City of the Dead, which used barrel-aged coffee. It lets them put the words "bourbon barrel-aged" on the label, which might suggest to the consumer that they've found a cheap, readily available alternative to BCBCS, but in reality, zero bourbon or barrel character comes through. Now, all that being said, this is still a really tasty coffee stout. It's just that with everything it has going on, I'm a little disappointed that's not more enjoyable than a Founders Breakfast Stout.
The feel is interesting. It has a nice slick feeling to it, but it still seems a bit under-carbonated. There is a bit of fizz on the finish, but no much evidence of carbonation prior to that. It's better when it's colder. As it warms up, it becomes a bit watery.
It probably sounds like I'm damning with faint praise. It's an enjoyable coffee stout for sure. What I'm struggling with is that it has lost the base Temptress milk stout's silky, malty sweetness in exchange for a coffee character which, even though it's still pretty good, does not produce a better sweetened coffee stout than Founders Breakfast Stout, which is more widely available and can be purchased in 4-packs (48 oz. of beer), as opposed to F.Q.Temptress's bombers (22 oz. of beer), for almost the same price.

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Photo of Sabtos
3.7/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Bubbly tan fizziness hides under a black body with burnt brown edges, beneath a large foamy mocha head that lightens to tan towards the top of the glass. The head has a crazy weird retention. After a half hour it hardly dies at all, staying at 2 fingers almost permanently.

Smell is amaretto coffee, vanilla, cola, something metallic, and a little herbal spiciness--assuming this is the chicory as opposed to hops.

Taste is nicely roasted coffee with a lighter roasted malt, milk, a little amaretto and vanilla. Again, something spicy runs along everything else, it must be the chicory. A little black pepper and nuttiness emerges as it warms.

Feel is a bit thin, tangy, and even slightly spicy with that New Orleans appropriated herb. While thin, it is also extremely frothy, too much so at times. Overall this is definitely much better than the regular Temptress, but the feel of this is just a little odd.

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Photo of donspublic
4.09/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured from Bomber into shaker, jet black, not head, very small tan ring around glass. Smells of roasted malt and coffee. Taste of coffee, roasted malt, cinnamon with very minor heat. Great beer, this is almost on par with Stone Xcovena. I think I like the muted use of cinnamon here better, but not getting much heat out of it, would like more of that on the finish. Will get this again if I find it

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Photo of Davepoolesque
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Roasted coffee up front, vanilla on the mid and chicory bitterness and lactose on the finish. Classic smooth and drinkable milk stout mouthfeel. Solid brew and worthy of Fat Tuesday drinking.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark chocolate color. Has a sweet aroma of coffee, chocolate and a little booze. Flavor is chocolate and coffee with a touch of booziness. Has a slight sweetness and a smooth balanced finish. Overall a delicious stout.

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Photo of Wayne17
4.47/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had the base Temptress, BBA Temptress, Mole, and Sin Mint but this one might be the best of them all. I've never had coffee at Cafe Du Monde so I can't speak to the authenticity of the flavors comparatively but I can tell you this beer is delicious. I'm reminded of Xocoveza minus the peppers, which is alright by me. Fantastic thick mouth feel, tons of coffee and just the right sweetness. I can't wait to see what the next spin on temptress will be, but this might be tough to beat.

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Photo of rudzud
4.06/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Shared with JLindros.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a dark brown almost black hue with a thin mocha head that fades to leave light lacing and a thin halo.

S - Aromas of nice lactose, faint vanilla. The coffee is a decent cup of iced coffee. The bourbon is very light too. Only thing potent is the chicory.

T - Taste is similar to the nose, creamy lactose, faint vanilla and bourbon. The coffee is pleasant and creamy with nice bourbon and good strong chicory notes as well.

M - Mouthfeel is nicely creamy, good lactose notes.

O - Overall this beer was nicely creamy with solid bourbon notes and nice chicory. Solid milk stout.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of jlindros
4.02/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to rudzud

Decent foamy creamy 2 finger mocha head fades at a med pace, thick sticky lacing, almost pitch black beer.

Nose brings lots if lactose, dried milk, into big mocha espresso roasted coffee, mild fudgey cocoa, big smooth earthy coffee, toasted coffee beans, fair chicory, touch nutty, little caramel cocoa. Gets pretty nutty as it warms.

Taste big coffee, little roasty acrid espresso roast, big nutty and earthy coffee, bit fruit coffee bean, then some caramel, fudgey cocoa notes, roasted malts, little smooth lactose like, dried lactose, vanilla, mild barrel notes, a little chicory, with bitter cocoa, little bitter earthy hop. Finish dried lactose creamy espresso latte, little bitter, more mocha, cocoa, touch chicory and vanilla late.

Mouth is med to heavier bod, decent but lighter carb. Just a little warming booze, creamy dried lactose.

Overall not bad, plenty of lactose, nice espresso roasted nutty fruity earthy coffee, very little vanilla and almost no barrel.

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Photo of Kyndbrah
4.58/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this is my favorite of all the temptress series. It's just an overall great beer. I do think it's a tad overpriced at 12.99 a bomber but I still buy it.

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Photo of OneEye78
4.29/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 2015 bomber into a snifter. Pours a deep black with a off white 1/2 inch head. Smell is strong coffee roast with some brown sugar sweetness. Taste has a big vanilla and brown sugar blast, that transitions to a more mellow dark fruit and roasty dry finish. A little bit light in the mouth and a very drying effect on the finish is balanced by a nice coating of flavor. Overall this is a nice improvement on the temptress and a very well done coffee stout.

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Photo of mschantz
4.23/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Sampled a pour while in FTW. Pours not quite opaque black and moderately viscous with a fine khaki head. Nose is surprisingly uneventful initially but as it warmed, sweet coffee and green pepper apparent. Taste is dominated by bitter coffee upfront followed by an interesting combo of sweet and spicy flavors. Spice lingers on the finish.

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Photo of Tommo
4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This beer only improves on the temptress, which i find rather unremarkable as a base beer. This adds the coffee spiced element in a very good way. Overall very tasty, will buy again

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Photo of Getalegup
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown with light brown edges. Poured with half inch of foam that dissapeared quickly.
Light coffee smell and flavor
Has some chocolate and coffee flavor and an almost milky mouthfeel. Would be excellent if Lakewood could crank up the chocolate and coffee flavors and add a touch of sweetness.

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Photo of Eachristman
5/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This beer has an awesome fragrance! If you put it in the fridge you need to let it warm up a bit. Then the flavores are awesome. You must like strong coffee to appreciate the flavors.

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Photo of Jovial_Libations
4.39/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Tasted on draft at Lakewood release party at Whole Foods - Park Lane. Possibly my favorite of the Temptress series. Tastes a lot like Prairie Christmas bomb. They really ought to make more of this one. Nearly impossible to find, only just now being bottled.

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Photo of BayouMafia
4.89/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

On tap in a sniffer. Pronounced coffee and hickory flavor intertwined with the already stellar Temptress experience. Rates among the best of the coffee stouts.

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Photo of MattSweatshirt
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Draft @ Lakewood
Black bodied and a thin brown head.
Tons of coffee and chicory jumping out. Vanilla and chocolate. Smells and tastes fantastic.
Nice thick, smooth, luxurious mouthfeel.

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