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Southern Tier Blackwater Series: Warlock

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RATINGS: 610   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gription79 (2682) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber, thanks to Rob. Big nutmeg aroma, in fact that is all is get in the aroma. Big nutmeg flavor. One dimensional.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DavoleBomb (1614) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Poured into a snifter. 3.25 A: Black color. Just about one finger of frothy beige head that falls pretty quickly and leaves no lacing. 4.5 S: Nose got it right. Perfect mix of actual pumpkin, pumpkin spices, and dark, chocolate notes. Cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, but I canít pick up much clove. Chocolate and caramel richness, roasted malts, and molasses. Really nice. 3.75 T: Taste is good, but falls short of the nose. There isnít as much maltiness or sweetness as I would have expected. It might even fall on the side of bitter with the roastiness still showing viability. Thereís some chocolate, caramel, and molasses, but not enough. Again, the real pumpkin flavor is always welcome and tastes great along with the spices mentioned in the nose. 3.5 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Could use a bit more creaminess, but good enough here. 4.0 D: I love pumpkin beers, but there are so few really tasty ones out there. Fortunately, this is one of them. Wish I had some Pumking to chase this with. ★ 1,021 characters DavoleBomb, Nov 02, 2013

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HourGlass13 (358) - North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Pours a dark brown, nearly black color, with a slight redish tint. It has a nice tan head, with strings of lace. Aroma is pumpkin and mild spice mixed with a little chocolate. Taste is malty with pumpkin, and roasty with chocolate. The spice is not over done, finish leaves light cocoa and slight bitter pumpkin. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rejtable (1857) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 2, 2015
Bottle from LCBO, maybe 7-8 months old. Pours black with some cola hints on the edges. minimal lacing and no head. Nose is spice cake. Flavours of spice cake, gingerbread, some dark fruit. Flavours are medium sweet and light/medium bitter. Medium oily body with medium carbonation and a lasting spiciness to the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EvanFriend (441) - Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Taste is milk chocolate, nuts, toasted coconut, maybe a little brown sugar. Pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tstamba (443) - Maryland, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Bomber to a tulip. Dark brown /black with thin foamy tan head. Fall pumpkin and spice on the nose. Nice spice profile and balance of imperial stout malt with a sweet flaky crust to finish... Tasty seasonal offering.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eaglefan538 (2960) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Brown black with a thin tan head. Aroma of roast and chocolate and pumpkins. Flavor was all that with spices and doughy flavors. Very nice and a bit sweet.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (314) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Aroma: pumpkin spices, pumpkin, Appearance: clear black, tan head Taste: pumpkin spices, pumpkin, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish, Delicious

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Scopey (9768) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 24, 2015
Tap at Rogue Island, Providence. It pours near black with a small beige head. The nose is sweet, sweet roast, pumpkin pie, treacle, honey roast squash, cheerios, rivita and cocoa. The taste is bitter - sweet, chocolate doughnut, pumpkin pie, charred wood, earth and icing sugar with a sweet, warming finish. Medium - full body and moderate carbonation. Sweet and a bit artificial, but not without its merits.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBeerBulldog (11) - Indiana, USA - SEP 21, 2015
Bomber. This is the 2nd of the Blackwater Series I have had. Pours dark black with amber/tan head. The smell is different. Not bad, but I havenít had any stouts to date that really smelled of fall desserts like this one did. Sweet cinnamon, nutmeg, all spice type of smell. I canít really put my finger on it. Itís good though. Thin on the palate, doesnít feel like a thick stout, but taste is wonderfully "different". If you like stouts from Southern Tier this is a must try.

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