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RATINGS: 417   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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 Warlockís huge roasted malt character, moderate carbonation and spicy pumpkin pie aroma.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2014
A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high off white head that died down, leaving a bit of lacing on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass. S: Moderate aromas of pumpkin spices are present in the nose—nutmeg seems to stand out in particular along with hints of cinnamon. T: The taste is similar to the smell and has lots of pumpkin spices, although the cinnamon seems a little stronger and there are also notes of pumpkins and hints of roasted malts. As the beer begins to warm up, the spices stand out in the finish. M: It feels a bit more than medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation. The pumpkin spices lend a little dryness in the finish. O: This beer hides its alcohol rather well so it is relatively easy to drink, although my personal preference would be to have a little more pumpkins to balance with the spices. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dalekliz (875) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours an inky black with a small off-white head. A lot of pumpkin in the nose, with pumpkin pie spices, malt, dark chocolate, wood. Taste starts sharp and bitter, with malt and dark chocolate, then picks up some sweet pumpkin pie, and ends spicy. Lingering spice. Nice to see a pumpkin stout!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
sean6120 (2) - - SEP 19, 2014 does not count
Great beer very smooth pumpkin is present but not over the top low head retention must try

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5704) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Dark brown to black pour with a tan head. The aroma is full of cinnamon and nutmeg with some chocolate and pumpkin thrown in. The flavor is more of the same. I get some heavy bitter chocolate and cinnamon notes as well as some ash and tobacco. There is also some earthy pumpkin character. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (676) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2014
22oz bottle - pours jet black with thin tan head . Pumpkin pie aroma . Smooth body . Notes of chocolate , hazel nut and pumpkin pie . Very good for a pumpkin beer . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (763) - Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is very spiced, chocolate, sweet. Taste is very spiced, lots of clove, chocolate, bitter finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (901) - USA - SEP 17, 2014
Black with a quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is a mix of pumpkin spice and chocolate. Flavor is pumpkin spice, nutmeg and cinnamon. Rich, dark chocolate with a slightly burnt flavor. Noticeable cinnamon throughout. Thick body, rich mouthfeel. Wife: 4.1

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crompt (113) - York, South Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2014
So in the traditional sense of a stout this would rate very low for me because it is very thin and the roasted character that I love so much in my favorite deep dark stouts is nowhere to be found. However this is obviously a spice stout and it is absolutely dominated by nutmeg, clove and cinnamon I love it since Iím a sucker for fall spices. Imagine the exact same spice profile as pumpkins but with a light roasted background to mellow it out some. Not sure which I like better but Pumking and Warlock are both some of the best pumpkin beers Iíve had in a very mediocre and crowded seasonal style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigguns22 (678) - Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Pour dark amber tall white head. Aroma pie spice and malts. Full flavor beer tons of pie spices and stout flavors maybe best pumpkin beer yet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mrnoluv (157) - long beach, California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Pumpkin smell is very strong, sweet chocolate, hint of coffee with a lttle bitterness after the swallow, real mellow taste.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JMerritt (1801) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bomber. Very, very dark brown with garnet highlights and a smallish, fizzy tan head. Aroma of pumpkin pie spices (heavy on the ginger and cinnamon), rich molasses, toasted marshmallow and cola. Ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg spices follow through into the initial flavor, which mellows into toffee, caramel, light cocoa and a slightly boozy and charred wood maltiness. Immediate finish is a quick burst of milk chocolate with underlying nutmeg and a slight char. An interesting amalgam of campfire símores, fresh pumpkin pie (and a small snifter of whisky).

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