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RATINGS: 654   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (2069) - New York, TURKEY - OCT 21, 2015
Draught @ Albion. Dark brown with faint reddish tint, small frothy tan head, chocolate-pumpkin aroma, low carbonation, tastes like mocha with strong sweetish pumpkin, alcohol undertones, medium mocha bitter finish with liquor aftertaste. Nice elements but not fully integrated, one can feel the pumpkin element, the mocha base and the spirits at different instances.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
rumproasts (4800) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 21, 2015
Tap. Near black with one finger head. Doesn’t really taste like a stout. Huge vanilla and moderate spice. No discernable pumpkin, which is good by me. Reminds me a lot of pumking, which is understandable. Outstanding.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
raoul_duke (240) - - OCT 20, 2015
22oz bomber from whole foods. Great looking bottle btw. Smell is vanilla and clove. A bit thinner than I anticipated. This tastes really nice. I don’t get any pumpkin but that’s ok with me. This is fine, I can think of a couple stouts is rather have, but the clove is nice and the abv is outrageous.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hivemind (883) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 19, 2015
Tap @ Little Town last Friday night with Maggi and Kyle. Pours dark; nose is pumpkin spice and flavor is pumpkin spice, vegetable. Body was surprisingly thin and watery if memory serves. Wouldn’t have guessed it was a stout.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jrwhitney6 (432) - - OCT 19, 2015
At PJ Wheelihan's on tap. Dark, dark brown. Vegetable/pumpkin/spice on the nose. Taste of pumpkin, some chocolate. It's ok but I did expect a little better. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UncleKorm (1181) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 18, 2015
Bottle poured a black hue w/ a thin beige diminishing head. Big sweet spicy aromas. Initial flavor is bold sweet w/ a bold bitter finish. Tastes are vanilla, cinnamon, pumpkin, brown sugar, nutmeg, graham cracker, vodka, dark chocolate, dark roasted marshmallow, rum, and grapefruit pith. Full bodied and creamy mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
echudy (151) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 17, 2015
Smells a bit too much of pumpkin mixed with stout, which made me nervous. Solid thick black in color. Flavor was much more enjoyable than anticipated, with nice stout flavors and just a hint of almost a cinnamon spice

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Shippy (43) - - OCT 16, 2015
Poured from a bottle into a goblet. Very dark brown, almost black, with a thin tan head. Smells mostly of allspice, gingerbread, some cinnamon. The pumpkin comes in a bit more in the taste, but with many of the flavors in the aroma. The spices blend nicely with the pumpkin. Mouth feel is moderately heavy, somewhat syrupy. Overall very good pumpkin beer, nicely balanced between pumpkin and spices.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dorkenstein (368) - - OCT 15, 2015
Nice graham cracker crust, pumpkin spices too. Taste is graham crackers, clove, cinnamon, chocolate, dark roasted malts.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (9284) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 14, 2015
Bomber. Dark brown pour with an off-white head. Rich pumpkin spice aroma and taste. Really tasty - I’m digging this.


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