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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 Warlocks huge roasted malt character, moderate carbonation and spicy pumpkin pie aroma.


3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OsuStu (70) - - 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 (6251) - 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 (1053) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 13, 2014
650ml bottle
8.6% ABV
Queens 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. Im not really feeling this one.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Handypaul (243) - - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours clear dark brown with a quickly disappearing beige frothy to creamy head that leaves no lacing. Aroma of pumpkin and buttery pie crust. Lightly bitter taste, strongly dominant buttery pumpkin flavor and light spices. Average to soft carbonation, light to medium body, oily feel and a brief bitter finish.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopscotch (9388) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 12, 2014
Bottle... Pours clear and black with flashes of mahogany and a small, creamy, khaki head. The aroma is every bit as rich and decadent as Southern Tiers Pumking, but also offers notes of dark chocolate and fudge. Medium to full-bodied with modest carbonation. The flavor is a rich, buttery, spicy-sweet fusion of Pumking and a generous measure of roasty bitterness. Lengthy, moderately bitter finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kchampagne (112) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - NOV 10, 2014
Southern Tier knows how to make a pumpkin beer. That is undeniable with this beer. I poured this from a bomber and the color was not as dark as Id expect from an imperial stout. There was some lighter brown coloring around the edges, but for the most part it was black. The aroma was amazing though with tons of spice and sweetness on the nose. This has an aroma that almost rivals that of their Creme Brule. The taste was sweet and close to that of pumpkin pie. I love this one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ross (2100) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2014
Bottle. Black colored pour tan head. Pumpkin like aroma, spices, cinnamon, roasted malts. Taste is sweet but not too sweet. It reminds me of a dark version of pumpking (which i think is what this is supposed to be). Not over the top; easy to drink, and one of the first imperial stouts that my wife actually liked. Good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonnyguns (1044) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 5, 2014
Bottle from Rattle n Hum NY. Pours dark brown with a full tan head. Nose shows pumpkin pie, nutmeg, caramel and chocolate. Taste showed roasty malts, caramel, pumpkin and some spices. Solid. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Derek881 (1013) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - NOV 4, 2014
Poured from a large bottle into a pint glass to drink. The beer had a thickish appearance with a deep brown, hazy color with a deep amber hue and a very small creamy dark tan head that immediately disappeared, but had modest cling and lacing. Its aroma had a strong pumpkin pie scent with notes of caramel, nutmeg, brown sugar, and other spices, and a roasty malt character throughout. The taste had a good, modestly sweet blend of pumpkin and pumpkin pie with caramel and spices, along with bits of nutmeg and gingerbread, and a very slight bitterness. The beer was fairly wet and creamy on the palate, with a good thick mouthfeel with above average carbonation and fizz.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rxeight (1474) - Illinois, USA - NOV 3, 2014
Bomber. Its an imperial stout. Its a heavily spiced pumpkin beer. I actually enjoy this a lot better than the lighter pumpkin ales. The stout blends well with the pumpkin flavors. Quite good.


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