I am standing in the supermarket beer section looking for something unique to write about this week. I am literally standing there staring into the cooler when I see a familiar orange and yellow color scheme. Looking closer I see the name Peanut Butter Temptress. I start thinking NO WAY! I love peanut butter and peanut butter cups are my favorite candy, so I had to give it a try.
Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a pint glass. Peanut Butter Temptress pours a very deep brown color with a one-finger head of light brown colored foam. The head has a light level of retention, fading rather fast and leaving just a trace of lace on the sides of the glass. The aroma of the brew is quite heavy of a roasted malt smell mixed with a big showing of a nice sweet roasted peanut aroma, a blast of chocolate, and a little bit of vanilla and creme. Overall, the aroma is rather nice and creates a dessert-like inviting smell overall.
The Taste of Peanut Butter Temptress
The taste Peanut Butter Temptress begins with a very strong and robust dark roasted malt flavor mixed with molasses and brown sugar. Along with these flavors comes some cola-like tastes, a bit of chocolate, as well as a moderate showing of some raisin and prune. While the peanut butter taste is lighter up front, it does grow in nature, providing a nice nutty balance to the sweeter tastes. At the same time, some vanilla and a slight increase in the molasses and toasted flavors come to the tongue, leaving one with a sweeter, roasted, and nice roasted peanut flavored taste to linger on the tongue. The body of the brew is thicker and chewier with a carbonation level that is quite low. For the dark and sweet flavors mixed with the roasted peanut tastes, the feel is spot one, creating a more dessert sipper.
“Consider this the beer equivalent of a peanut butter cup. We took our rich and dreamy milk stout and made it extra with chocolate, peanuts, and a touch of sea salt. The result is a creamy, peanut buttery treat that’s fit for the candy aisle. Enjoy chilled in your favorite glass, which isn’t a candy coating, but it’ll do.”
The Temptress Series
Lakewood Brewing has a series of four brews in this series. I really need to find the rest of these beers and try them. In addition to Peanut Butter Temptress the produce:
Double chocolate Temptress
Salted Carmel Temptress
French Quater Temptress
Opinion Peanut Butter Temptress
As I opened the first of these bottles and that aroma hit my nose I thought oh no, this is going to be too sweet. I was wrong. This is a great beer. The taste is on point for a stout. This beer is exactly what you expect from a peanut butter stout. I would not serve this with a meal, save it for the after-dinner beer. I think it is a little pricy at $13.50 for only a four-pack. You cannot taste the 9.1% ABV so this is a beer that you take in moderation. Highly Recommend Peanut Butter Temptress.
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