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RATINGS: 535   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.


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4
   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


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Paul__simpson (5) - - NOV 27, 2014 does not count
Freaking awesome! Dark and non-bitter. Full bodied and chewy ������&# via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (3011) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2014
Bomber from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.

App.: Very deep brown with a so-so tan head. Aroma: Strong cinnamon, lighter clove, a little nutmeg and ginger?, a touch buttery, like fruit cake more than pumpkin pie, not getting much stout aroma. Palate: Medium-full body, fairly creamy with restrained carbonation. Flav.: Quite spicy with plenty of cinnamon, and some lighter clove, nutmeg and ginger, still has a slightly buttery Christmas cake impression with little stout character; sweet with moderate bitterness and a fairly long spice cake finish.

The base beer is big enough to handle the spice load. Still not something I would seek out.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HIGHB4LL (638) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 24, 2014
Bomber from Wilbur’s. Appearance: finger tan head, good lacing, head does not last, black/ opaque. Aroma: licorice, light spice, hidden pumpkin notes. Palate: full body, average carbonation, bitter finish, oily texture. Taste: sweet chocolate chips, with pumpkin sneaking up, with spicy notes of hops, finishing with a little bit of licorice and bitterness. Overall, great lasting taste, very subtle undertones, lovely beer, awesome combination of pumpkin and chocolate. Really enjoy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kkleu357 (335) - 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 (4828) - 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 (1686) - 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 (886) - 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 (4) - - 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 (97) - 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 (114) - - 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


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