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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%


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickTStiles (826) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 28, 2014
Pours clear very dark brown with a fizzy white head. Pumpkin and spice aroma. Taste is dark bitter chocolate and pumpkin. Finish is spicy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
dresden (1434) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
Pours a watery black with a short brown head. Aroma is pumpkin and roast malt. Taste is quite sweet with pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices and a lightly smoky malt. Medium body, well executed but I don’t know if I really like the flavor combination

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (13894) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 22, 2014
22 oz. bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Nose brings out shitloads of pumpkins, spices, and roast. Flavour brings out shit tons of pumpkin puree, pumpkin spices, along with roasted malt. The pumpkin notes are extremely strong, with a long lingering spicy pumpkin finish. Surprisingly delicious stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ajcanon711 (35) - - JAN 19, 2014
Aroma is sweet and pumpkin spiced. Taste is bold, malty, pumpkin...ny. "Would make a great candle." - Nicole ---AJ's Approval

2.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Very bad aroma. Almost like a really bad hazelnut. If you can get past the smell the initial taste isn’t too bad. But then an aftertaste comes out of nowhere with horrible flavors. I had higher hopes.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jdskinns (220) - South Roxana, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2014
On tap. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is pumpkin spice, bready, roasty. Taste is heavy on the pumpkin pie and graham cracker flavors like Pumpking, with just enough stout in there to throw off the taste. Very hard to finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skoisirius (1908) - Earth, Washington, USA - JAN 13, 2014
Bomber. Pitch black pour, little tan head. Drank at room temp, so this was definitely an interesting experience. Lots of wet squashy hints on the nose, touches of spice, roast, and possibly a little vanilla. Flavors up front are fairly wet in the malt dept...this moves into a nice roast, little toasty on the cocoa side. Big burnt pumpkin flavors are mixed with squashyness. Nice and bitter coffee on the end, but sweet overall. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle. Poured ruby brown with a tan head that settled to a ring and left light lace. Aroma of pumpkin pie and gram cracker crust. The flavor found pumpkin with light spice and roasted malt. Medium to full body, smooth, and a roasted pumpkin aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeersweden (559) - SWEDEN - JAN 8, 2014
22 ounce bottle from Total Wine & More in Boynton Beach, Florida. Clear (almoust see-through), dark brown beer with a a beige, foamy, three finger head that leaves lacing on the glass. Nose: Nutmeg, cinnamon, whipped cream, vanilla, chocolate- and caramel malt, roasted notes and spices. Taste: Sweet tast of chocolate, pumpkin, nutmeg and licorice. Light body to be an Imperial Stout but still very pleasant. Small amount of carbonation and a little bitterness at the end. Feels almoust like a black IPA. Great taste an I would love to store this in my "beercellar" but I can’t take it home to Sweden... :(

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JAN 7, 2014
On tap at Capone’s. Pours a dark brown color with a creamy off white head. nearly two fingers deep. Aroma of vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, and clove. Some graham cracker taste. Light roast in the background. Really tasty.


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