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RATINGS: 659   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 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3837) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle from Tampa possibly. Dark brown pour but it was a touch thinner than expected. Great aroma of toasted pumpkin seeds (or possibly basmati rice), vanilla, and some all spice. Flavor loses some of the sweetness and brings in some espresso bitterness. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (505) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 20, 2014
A little transparent for an imperial stout, and there’s not much of a head on this one. The pumpkin is used tastefully and blends well with the rich chocolate and roasted malt flavors.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CJack (52) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle pour, very thin head, deep black, minimal lacing. Nice pumpkin aroma of malts and pumpkin, but downhill from there.. Bitter taste doesn't mask high gravity, funky tastes don't quite mesh, poor finish leaves bad aftertaste. I enjoy imperial stouts, but this didn't work for me. ---Rated whilst imbibing

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dalekliz (909) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours an inky black with a small off-white head. A lot of pumpkin in the nose, with pumpkin pie spices, malt, dark chocolate, wood. Taste starts sharp and bitter, with malt and dark chocolate, then picks up some sweet pumpkin pie, and ends spicy. Lingering spice. Nice to see a pumpkin stout!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
sean6120 (2) - - SEP 19, 2014 does not count
Great beer very smooth pumpkin is present but not over the top low head retention must try

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (6155) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Dark brown to black pour with a tan head. The aroma is full of cinnamon and nutmeg with some chocolate and pumpkin thrown in. The flavor is more of the same. I get some heavy bitter chocolate and cinnamon notes as well as some ash and tobacco. There is also some earthy pumpkin character. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (1113) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2014
22oz bottle - pours jet black with thin tan head . Pumpkin pie aroma . Smooth body . Notes of chocolate , hazel nut and pumpkin pie . Very good for a pumpkin beer . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (1606) - Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is very spiced, chocolate, sweet. Taste is very spiced, lots of clove, chocolate, bitter finish. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gachupines (1248) - USA - SEP 17, 2014
Black with a quickly dissipating white head. Aroma is a mix of pumpkin spice and chocolate. Flavor is pumpkin spice, nutmeg and cinnamon. Rich, dark chocolate with a slightly burnt flavor. Noticeable cinnamon throughout. Thick body, rich mouthfeel. Wife: 4.1

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crompt (122) - York, South Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2014
So in the traditional sense of a stout this would rate very low for me because it is very thin and the roasted character that I love so much in my favorite deep dark stouts is nowhere to be found. However this is obviously a spice stout and it is absolutely dominated by nutmeg, clove and cinnamon I love it since I’m a sucker for fall spices. Imagine the exact same spice profile as pumpkins but with a light roasted background to mellow it out some. Not sure which I like better but Pumking and Warlock are both some of the best pumpkin beers I’ve had in a very mediocre and crowded seasonal style.

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