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Southern Tier Blackwater Series: Warlock

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RATINGS: 386   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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Imperial stout brewed with pumpkins Warlock is brewed to enchant your palate on its own and also to counterpoint our Imperial Ale, Pumking. Make your own black magic by carefully pouring this Imperial Stout into a goblet.

Dark and mysterious, the Blackwater Series is serious about high gravity. Reanimate your senses with Warlockís huge roasted malt character, moderate carbonation and spicy pumpkin pie aroma.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
ElbowRocker (6) - - AUG 31, 2014 does not count
Pours nearly black with some light through the edges. Minimal head and lacing. Aroma is pumpkin pie and spices. Mouth is medium, thinner than expected. Taste is amazing. Great pumpkin flavor and spices, excellent finish worth some toasted finish. Well balanced. 8.6% ABV.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (3749) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2014
Dark clear brown pour with fair khaki head. Doesnít pour as dark as I would have expected. Cocoa roasted creaminess mixed with pumpkin pie spice. Really quite good. Better than boxcar I think. Mild abv heat, but very tolerable. Pretty damn delicious.

1.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
coachd (96) - Missouri, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Aroma of pumpkin, allspice, some roast and a little cinnamon/sugar. I was really expecting a stronger aroma. Appearance is black with a dense off white head. Taste has tons of spice and some roasty hops. Not very complex flavor. No pumpkin whatsoever in the taste. Watery, tastes kind of like burnt, bland pumpkin pie or bad gas station coffee with flavored creamer in it. I donít understand the high rating - I found this hard to drink. Palate is terrible; I have never had a more watery palate on such a high ABV beer. I normally donít trash beers like this, but I have to do it this time. Complete waste of money. I think Iím done with Southern Tier. The only beer of theirs I have liked is Unearthly.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (1980) - Illinois, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Rich black color; Medium to heavy creamy body; Aroma of toasted malt, pumpkin, dark chocolate, & some nutmeg; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, dark chocolate, pumpkin, some vanilla, and spice; Nicely balanced; Not one of their top tier stouts - but very nice.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SG111 (86) - - AUG 30, 2014
Bottled. Pitch black with little head from a gentle pour. Aroma is amazing. Pure pumpkin beer. Lots of cinnamon, pumpkin pie, whipped cream. Flavor is lots of cinnamon, more of that pumpkin pie. Like a more tame version of pumking. Very little stout character in this one. The main stout quality I see is a slight malty roastedness in the finish.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
puboflyons (2130) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 30, 2014
From the 650 ml. bottle. It pours mahogany brown with a modest tan head. Some reddish hues too. Check out that aroma! Pumpkin spice, rich dark sweet malts, but only a hint of hop bitterness. Medium to full body. The pumpkin spice really soars in the taste but it is balanced by this amazing dark sweet malt character and mellower hop finish. This is one of the more amazing brews of the style I have ever had.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
ttroha (253) - Georgia, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle from Hop City. Pours dark black with tan head. Aroma of Fall and Pie. Taste of roast, pumpkin and vanilla. Very smooth and sweet. Pumpkin is not overbearing. Itís like drinking a delicious, sweet dessert.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
MadIndian (2373) - Levittown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Bottle gift from Mathew Rementer. Nice notes of roast, chocolate and pumpkin. Finish was velvet smooth, hints of pumpkin and a lot of vanilla. I thought the blend was delicious and the pumpkin flavor was not overbearing.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Drake (8503) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bomber from Beer Run, opened 8/17/14. Pours a dark brown color with a thin frothy brown head. Fair head retention. Aroma of candy pumpkin, squash and a bit of roast. The taste is roast, pumpkin, candy pumpkin, mild hay and vanilla. This is the same bullshit pumpkin flavor from Pumking. I guess I should have known. Artificial tasting terrible dreck.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Tazahemani22 (5) - The Woodlands, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2014 does not count
My first review, here goes nothing. the nose has a delicate pumpkin to it but a very pronounced note of spice, caramel. pours black with a medium head. taste is direct. you canít miss the pumpkin and coffee. paired with carrot cake to compliment its rich thick palate. they go very well together as stated on the bottle. even at roomier temps, this brew is truly delicious without being too boozy.


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