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RATINGS: 667   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
onceblind (7472) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 23, 2014
Deep black pour with zero head. Lovely nose of pie crust and deep sweet earthy roast malt with a little nutmeg and pumpkin goo. Nice bold and rich flavor of dry earthy bitterness with some semisweet black roast, sweet pumpkin, pie crust, and allspice. Rich and warming but not sticky or too Volumous

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Luvystypotables (1688) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Hazelnut, nutmeg, cocoa and chocolate in the aroma. Ebony coloured with virtually no head. Amazing taste of hazelnut, nutmeg and chocolate. A creamy feel with a pleasant hazelnut finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike5326 (1639) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - OCT 22, 2014
Poured from a bottle. Dark brown color, medium off white head. Medium nutmeg aroma. Full body with a hazel but flavor and a nice full chocolate finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BiereLuc (1259) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2014
Je l’ai bue «back à back» à la suite de la Pumking et les similitudes sont frappantes. On retrouve les mêmes qualités gustatives (lire les mêmes excès) dans cette bière que dans la célèbre Citrouille royale. Des épices, de l’alcool, du sucre et des friandises... dans un stout impérial vachement bien foutu. On ne boit pas ce produit comme une bière traditionnelle en jouant les fines bouches ou en prétendant que c’est de la merde parce qu’il y a des essences et tout le tralala. C’est bon et c’est tout! Quand je voudrai me péter les bretelles et jaser avec la bourgeoisie, j’irai au Salon du Vin. Pour l’instant, je me gâte à grandes lampées dans les bières décadentes de Southern Tier qui n’ont aucune prétention autre que celle de vouloir nous offrir un gros bonbon dans chaque bouteille. Et ça fonctionne!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hangunder (305) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2014
Smells great, a lot like Pumpking, warm apple pie, but with a hint of licorice. Completely black, a bit ruby when shining light through it, long lasting but thin white head. Tastes great, again a lot like Pumpking upfront, but with a cocoa/milk chocolate backend, followed by a powerful leafy hop bitterness. Complex and delicious. Could be a bit thicker, average body and carbonation. Hides alcohol very well.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
AndyReynolds (1085) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - OCT 19, 2014
This is the best pumpkin beer I have had, hands down, without a doubt. I am impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zeke626 (460) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle, pours a nearly opaque dark brown body with a thin team head. Aroma of pumpkin and pumpkin spices with some cocoa and roasted malts. Taste is similar. Nice pumpkin and roasted malt finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
robinvboyer (4170) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
Lots of spices, sweet pumpkin pie crust aromas, with some subtle roast. Good mouthfeel, soft carb. The finish is again basically just their pumking beer, with less sweetness and more roast. This doesnt seem to have the boldness and body of an impy stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
boto (2103) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - OCT 18, 2014
22oz bomber: This one pours a clear, very dark brown color. There was a thin tan head that didn’t linger long or leave any lacing. Definitely pumpkin to the nose. Also a sweetness to the pumpkin. Perhaps some cinnamon. The taste is good, but there is a slick sweetness that isn’t necessarily appealing. Cinnamon, chocolate, pumpkin flavors are predominate. Like the Pumpking, the sweetness turns me off. I won’t be having another.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keepersj12 (3063) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Very nice indeed. Has all the pumpkin spices in a creamy stout. Smooth and creamy mouth feel. The pumpkin pie spices are a little more subtle than other brewers. Warming on the throat. A nice Halloween treat.

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