Hello beer lovers and welcome to another edition of the NorCal Beer Blog's brew review.
Tonight’s featured beer is Lakewood Brewing Company Mole Temptress - Imperial Milk Stout - Ale Brewed With Lactose Sugar And Vanilla With Chilies, Cacao And Cinnamon. I picked up this bottle while in Texas at Hall’s Wine & Spirits (here) which is a must visit bottle shop if you find yourself in or around Dallas.
From the Lakewood Brewing Company website: “Mole (pronounced moh-lay) is a traditional Mexican sauce made with a variety of ingredients including dried chiles and chocolate, flavors that beg to be paired with our seductive señorita. So we combine ancho, pasilla, guajillo, and chipotle peppers for spice; add 100% pure cacao; and toss in a touch of cinnamon for a bold, festive spin on our cerveza deliciosa.”
Let’s get started!
Appearance: Pours black with a thin brown head leaving light lacing.
Aroma: Cinnamon, vanilla, cacao, chile peppers and roasted malt.
Taste: Cinnamon is big followed by sweet chocolate, vanilla and then chilies.
Overall: A delicious Mexican-style stout, Lakewood Brewing Company Mole Temptress has the perfect balance of chocolate, cinnamon and chilies. This 9.1% ABV offering is rich and creamy, not too spicy and well worth trying.
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