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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4568) - Milton, Delaware, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a smaller bubbly light tan head. Aroma of...you got it. Pumpkin pie, with the crust included. Would be interesting to have this side by side with Pumpking. If my eyes were closed and I smelled this I would think it’s Pumpking. Honestly don’t get much imperial stout of it at all. Flavor of yup...Pumpking. Maybe some slight roast and some more toasted caramel notes than Pumpking. But it’s not what I was hoping for. Wishing it was a big ole imperial stout with a touch of some pumpkin pie spices. Instead it’s a Brown Pumpking. Was going to say abv well hidden for an imperial stout. But noticed it’s 8.5% so already on the low end for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubblehouse (541) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Really good. The pumpkin gives a nice compliment to the stout. The aroma is really pleasing. Pretty good offering.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1311) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Draft at HoTB. Aroma of bascically pumpkin pie. Taste is really spicy with maybe cinnimon nutmeg, and pepper. Pumpkin pie crust. Medium body. Creamy texture. Good. I like pumpking a little better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsmerig (1303) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Aroma of cracked pepper mixed with nutmeg butter and pumkin. Taste is decadent. Smooth and creamy sweet and pumpkin pie. Desert beer at its finest. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
daknole (9613) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Dark brown color, light brown head. Very spice and chocolate forward. Some toasted pumpkin. But something just didn’t sit right with me. It was flabby and seemed to get worse as it warmed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2014
This is fall in a bottle. A darker more sinister twist on Pumking. Very good, the palate is all over the board with dozens of subtle flavors creepy in as it warms. A very good fall beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
AdamT (199) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 14, 2014
On tap from The Beer Store Wilson. Black hue, zero visibility with mostly lasting frothy light khaki head. Virtually no lacing. Strong spice and pumpkin from a can aromas. Taste of canned pumpkin with whipped topping up front with the same finish plus more spice on the end. Oily on the palate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
codfishh (118) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
Poured from a 650ml bomber pitch black opaque, thin tan head that disappears quickly. Aroma has some light vanilla with cinnamon and pumpkin spice. Taste has lots of vanilla up front and fades into some light pumpkin spice there’s almost no roast flavor. Very smooth beer and not terrible for a pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
obxdude10 (2085) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2014
22oz bottle from the Craft Ale House in Limerick. I tasted a lot more of the Pumking side of things than an imperial stout. There was a truck-ton of pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon in the nose and flavors. I got a subtle hint of roasted malt, bread and bitter and dry hops. I don’t think I’d purchase another bottle of this.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lizardking3 (153) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Pours jet black with 2 finger tan head. Smells amazing, pumpkin pie without a doubt. Taste is incredibly pumpkin strong and smooth all the way.

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