Lakewood Brewing Co.’s newest incarnation of coffee-conditioned Temptress has been released.
The Garland, Texas based-brewery’s French Quarter Temptress is a 9.1 percent ABV imperial milk stout that incorporates Noble Coyote’s Fair Trade-certified Peruvian Cajamarca coffee beans and chicory into the blend. In an email, Craig Bradley, marketing and events manager at Lakewood told Tenemu that as with last year’s version, the coffee beans were aged in freshly emptied bourbon barrels for about four months. The milk stout was then conditioned on the bean for “a few days, as we didn’t want to extract a lot of acidity from letting it sit too long.”
While the beer was originally released as a draft-only release in 2012, and was bottled for the first time last year.
French Quarter Temptress is part of the Seduction Series, which are variations of Lakewood’s Temptress milk stout that use different adjuncts to enhance the flavors of the base beer. So far, Lakewood has released two other different Seduction Series beers in bottles this year: Raspberry Temptress 2016 (9.1 percent ABV), which was released in February and Mole Temptress 2016 (9.1 percent ABV), which was released in April. Historically, Sin Mint Temptress (9.1 percent ABV) has been released in the fourth quarter while Bourbon Barrel Temptress (9.8 percent ABV), which is not a part of the Seduction Series, is scheduled to return in December as well.
According to a post on Lakewood’s Facebook page, the newest release of French Quarter Temptress is packaged in 22-ounce bottles and has been released to retailers in the brewery’s distribution network staring this week.