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RATINGS: 542   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 Warlock’s huge roasted malt character, moderate carbonation and spicy pumpkin pie aroma.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kkleu357 (358) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Thin black pour with a small head. Spicy cinnamon aroma. Sweet caramel toffee aroma. Slight candy corn smell. Definitely better better than Pumking. Tastes sort of like a candy corn dipped in chocolate. Minor corn taste.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Boutip (4856) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 24, 2014
Bottle: Poured a black color stout with a large off-white foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of cinnamon is quite powerful and hides every other flavours. Taste is also dominated by loads of cinnamon and other spices leaving little spices to roasted malt and/or black chocolate notes or even pumpkins. Body is below average with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. I get the concept of this beer but this just lack overall balances.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jaymobrown (1692) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Super dark color. Super sweet with cinnamon and pumpkin nose. Taste of sweet, sugar, caramel, pumpkin. Not a beer you’d drink all night but very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmm635 (887) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 22, 2014
Near black with a light brown head that fades quickly. Smells like a pumpkin spice candle but the flavor adds a nice roastiness. Dry and spicy. I like it more than pumking.

1.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
TSuthard (7) - - NOV 21, 2014 does not count
Jet black with a solid head. Chocolate malt aroma. Then there is the raw pumpkin taste, all vegetable and no pie. The sweetness of the malt and lactose moderate the bite of the pumpkin. However, I am had hoped for more secondary spices to come forward to add flavor to the pumpkin. All in all, a decent stout mixed with pumpkin without purpose.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Xenon (99) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - NOV 20, 2014
This one grew on me very slowly. I had to drink it three times before I actually liked it. The pumpkin spice flavor is agreeable but tastes very artificial as well. Almost like a kids drink. Has a nice chestnut flavor from the malts though. Glad I tried it but won’t get again probably. Spicy though which was cool with a stout

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
e303 (119) - - NOV 17, 2014
Bottle to beer tulip. The pour is dark brown with a small beige head. The aroma is complete pumpkin pie spice and roast. The taste is very similar with a decent base stout a bit overpowered by the spice. The finish is decently carbed and slick. Not the best pumpkin stout but not the worst. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OsuStu (72) - - NOV 16, 2014
Bomber. A black pour, nearly opaque, thin tan head. Aroma is pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate. Semi-sweet dark chocolate, pumpkin, coffee, cream (like whipped), cinnamon, and a little butter. Just a touch of bitterness. Finish is sticky.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (6308) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2014
Bomber. Pours a clear dark reddish black color with a small white head. A big sweet spicy gingerbread nose. The flavor is dominated by spices, pumpkin, light roast. Pretty big. Dry and spicy. Nice. A bit unbalanced.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cyrenaica (1062) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
650ml bottle
8.6% ABV
Queen’s Quay LCBO Outlet (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
October 12, 2014
The beer pours a solid black colour with a thin creamy tan head. The aroma is pumpkin, coffee, and dark chocolate. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with average carbonation. The flavour is pumpkin, spices, chocolate, and a weak coffee note. I’m not really feeling this one.


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