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RATINGS: 656   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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 Warlock’s huge roasted malt character, moderate carbonation and spicy pumpkin pie aroma.

2015 vintage 10.0%


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kajser27 (1271) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 11, 2016
Dark brown to black colored, small tan non lasting head. Aroma is of spices, pumpkin, chocolate, cinnamon and Speculoos biscuits! Taste is medium to very sweet caramel, Speculoos biscuit spice mix, cinnamon, chocolate, some pumpkin, bit of alcohol and warmth. Medium+ bodied, creamy, soft carbonation.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
islay (2155) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Approximately 1/3 of a 22 oz. bottle, consumed on 12-23-15. Scents of pumpkin, nutmeg, dust, walnuts, and vanilla. Not my favorite set of smells at all. Reminds me in aroma of an old lady’s house. Pours dark brown with a deep amber hue and a small amount of beige head. Burnt malts taste. Flavors of dark chocolate, nutmeg, coconut husk, and squash. Increasingly pumpkin-spicy on multiple sips. Medium to full body. Lively in the palate. Overall, memorably unlikable and offputting.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AnokaBrewer (169) - Anoka, Minnesota, USA - DEC 26, 2015
22 ounce bottle pours clear and black with almost no head and very little carbonation. Aroma has caramel and spice. Sweet at first with a light bitterness in the finish. Thick texture and the finish goes from bitter to a long sweet finish.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
cwill (61) - Coatesville, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2015
Thank to the bartender at Prontos in Thorndale, PA for recommending this winner. Dark brown pour with minimal head. Aromas of baked pumpkin pie, cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is sweet pumpkin and dark chocolate with a smooth bitter sweet malty finish. Creamy full bodied mouth feel with medium carbonation. This beer is awesome. It is unbelievably smooth for 10% ABV. Hands down best I’ve had in the the style. If you like imperial stouts give this a shot.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (7113) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - NOV 25, 2015
Where and how: bottle 650 ml, tasting
Aroma: medium intense, pumpkin with brown sugar with dark malt canvas.
Appearance :
Top: off-white, mid sized , some lace shown.
Base: brown
Palate : medium-thin body, semi dry with average finish.
Taste: dark malts, brown sugar and plenty of vanilla. All ingredients work quiet well together.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arnold931 (1263) - Iowa, USA - NOV 23, 2015
Bottle. Pours mostly black with off white head. Nose is lots of spice. Allspice and cinnamon. Taste is similar. One of the better pumpkin beers.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SpringsLicker (3429) - Tennessee, USA - NOV 23, 2015
Dense black pour with a minimal tan head. Aroma of Pumpkin pie spice. The flavor is pumpkin pie, some chocolate and there’s a stout in here too! Smooth, not too sweet but still something you want to sip slowly.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
patrick767 (3964) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - NOV 22, 2015
tap - This brew has a strong pumpkin spice aroma. It’s sweet, spicy, and roasty with kind of a candy flavor. Too much candy. There’s a roasty, sweet finish. It’s a tasty brew and smells great but the sweetness can be a bit overpowering.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerRenter76 (725) - Texas, USA - NOV 21, 2015
A nice pumpkin stout here, usual characteristics, plenty of pumpkin and the accompanying spices such as allspice, nutmeg, ect, also a nice toasted marshmallow note. The toasted marshmallow and crust give it a unique spin from much of the competition, overall i liked it. Not my favorite for the style but its in the top 5.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Blairgus (4097) - California, USA - NOV 17, 2015
17 Nov 2015, bottle. dark brown/black. nose is sweet pumpkin pie. spice is just right, pumpkin is strong and spices aren’t too big. med body and mildly fizzy. it really is pumpkin pie beer. you can actually taste the pumpkin, the spice isn’t too strong, and you can even taste the pie crust. and all this on top of moderate stout malt. outstanding!


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