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RATINGS: 278   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Important: let this beer warm to at least 50° before enjoying. This beer is black with some ruby highlights. The nose is full of pumpkin pie spices and some alcohol. There are notes of nutmeg, caraway and vanilla. The taste starts with chocolate malt with a hint of spice and rolls into a warm spicy alcohol taste which has the effect of creating the balance that usually comes from the hop bitter. There is some hop bitter on the finish, but not much. Overall, this beer finishes relatively dry for such a big beer. As it warms, the spices move forward in the taste and the chocolate moves to the finish. The pumpkin provides a pleasant undertone and a nice mouthfeel. The spices will probably fade some over time; they mellowed considerably while still in the fermenter.

Originally brewed as Divine Reserve #9.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2013
2012 Pours light black, three finger tan head. Smell faded pumpkin spice and a bit of roast Taste creamy, bit of vanilla and pumpkin spices, bit bitter, light coco roast Lighter bodied for an imperial stout Decent, probably better fresh.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - NOV 18, 2013
22 oz bottle shared at Fear Tuesday Tasting (Downers Grove, IL). Pours a deep brownish hue, deep and dark middle with touches of brownish carmelized malt hues. Some frothy tannish head dies to a small ring. Small and mellow lacing. Aromas are richly spicy, pumpkin and cinnamon, gentle carmelized malt. Gentle cocoa, firm cinnamon really grows, assertive with mellow ginger, touches of toast and caramel. Initial is medium bodied, a rich assertive cinnamon and piespice element. Graham cracker, ginger, cinnamon and gentle brown sugar. Dry and spicy, a smaller body is a bit spritzy. Middle is a touch bready and carmelized, firm spiciness keeps going. Backend is dry, spicy, and a bit carmelized, biscuity and lingering brown sugar. And mellow sweetness. Quite dry and spicy as we round the corner, touches of ginger and toast. Solid, but overly spiced and a bit messy.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Concealer (810) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Bomber. Pours dark brown, with a red tinge, close to black with a foamy brown head that lasts around the edges. Aromas of pumpkin, caramel, chocolate, nutmeg, and light vanilla. Flavor is sweet caramel, malt, chocolate, and vanilla with light coffee, nutmeg and pumpkin. Medium to full body, warm finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beaver (1315) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 5, 2013
22 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium creamy tan head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is roasted chocolate malts with some perfumey pumpkin spice and some vegetal pumpkin.

The flavor is sweet roasted chocolate malts with a lot of pumpkin spicing (cinnamon, nutmeg, clove) and some dark fruit, molasses and alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a nice imperial pumpkin porter/stout.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (2163) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 3, 2013
A: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Very Mild Light, Off White Head Ring, Some Lacing S: Pumpkin Pie T: Pumpkins, Yam, Allspice M: Decent Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Semi Sweet, Mildly Spicy Overall, a decent pumpkin beer but with a killer straight up pumpkin pie nose.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2285) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 31, 2013
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber. Pours black with a nutmeg aroma. I tasted it and roasted malts, pumpkin spices, gourd, pie crust. Thus may be one of the best pumpkin beers I have tried. Roasty, spicy, rich, gourdy, Holliday filled. Great/I mean spooky.

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
crossovert (7608) - Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Slightly chocoatier and raostier pumkin beer, still cloaked in a wall of pumkin pie spice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lupulucid (189) - - OCT 25, 2013
Pumpkinator 2013 - This is an insanely intense pumpkin stout. Pumpkin expression is over the top, but beer still contributes to character. Malt adds complexity and hops provide structure. This adds some balance and complexity without softening the intensity of pumpkin expression. Go big or go home isn’t a bad philosophy when brewing pumpkin beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
olr1984 (1090) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - OCT 23, 2013
sampled at gabf. from my notes. pours an extremly dark brown almost black with zero head. big pumpkin and caramel taste

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (4475) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 21, 2013
This one poured a nice ink black color with a small tan head. Araomw as of choolate, roast, pumpkin flesh and mild spices. Flavor was nice fudge and roasty stout, with lots of vegetal pumpkin notes, and only mild spices to follow. A great pumpkin stout and way better than warlock.


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