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RATINGS: 655   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%


3.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
atlrizzob (225) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Very good but it is very similar to the Pumpking in my opinion. Pumpkin and spices in the aroma. Black poor with a slight beige head. Taste is pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, with a slight choclatey undertone. Good but doesn’t stand out as a stout for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
solidfunk (7212) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Some roast and a little pumpkin here. Light spices. Pours black with OK head and lacing. Light bitter and sweet finish. Tap at crios.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RichCityBrewer (6) - richmond, Kentucky, USA - OCT 16, 2014 does not count
22 oz. Bottle to snifter. Pours deep dark brown with little head that fully disipates. Malts and pumpkin spice aroma. Pumpkin, chocolate and coffee taste. Finishes heavy on the palate.

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
fidelis83 (2270) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - OCT 16, 2014
Black pour, tan head, poor retention. Lots of lactose, lots of nutmeg, some other pie spice, some sweet pumpkin, kinda boozy, especially as it warms. Odd lingering bitterness to the finish makes it taste like burnt nutmeg. Medium to heavy body, sticky, syrupy feel and medium, sharp carbonation. Decent overall, but like most ST Blackwater beers, too sweet and sloppy. Definitely not worth the $$$, even though it isn’t particularly expensive.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TheJester (2436) - Cavan Monaghan, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
750 mL bottle. Like many in the Blackwater series, this one is just too over the top. The brown spices are completely overwhelming, and the base beer is not recognizably a stout.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
Very dark, but clear still red / brown color. Thin light brown head. Some loose dots of lace. Awesome nose. Pumpkin muffins, pumpkin creme pie, big rich pumpkin dessert and spicy pumpkin aroma. Awesome pumpkin beer flavor, but much less stout character than I expected. Less roast, just some light dark chocolate malt. Balances the pumpkin well with the bitterness and chocolatelyness of the malt. Bigger body. Lighter, crisp carbonation. Solid palate, but not as chewy or thick as you’d expect from something labeled "imperial stout". Less a stout, more of a dark pumpkin beer, really. Bitter, sweet, and spicy taste.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdobbs (411) - New Brunswick, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
Aroma is pumpkin pie spices like nutmeg and allspice with some vanilla. Taste is same pumpkin pie spices with slight vanilla, some dark chocolate, espresso and a good deal of roast that also provides a sharp roasty bitterness. Mouthfeel is soft with a light/medium body and high carbonation. Too much booze killed most of the flavour.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ajnepple (4897) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 13, 2014
22 oz bottle from Biggie Wine & Liquor. Deep, dark brown, almost black appearance with ruby hues and a small tan head, fully dissipating. Aroma of pumpkin spices, vanilla, chocolate, cinnamon, caramel/toffee and roasted malts. Similar flavor, moderate to heavy spices, moderate sweetness and light earthy bitterness. Medium to full body with a lingering, spiced finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1676) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours an opaque dark brown with a ring of off white head. Aroma of mostly malts, pumpkin, and some nutmeg. Taste of licorice upfront with malt and spice. Very weird.

1.2
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 6/20
outlawskies (480) - Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Julie says very unremarkable not worth 15 dollars. Just a darker version of pumpkin. Not impressed. Good. She gives a 3 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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