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RATINGS: 349   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ben4321 (3807) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Location: 22 oz. bottle from Buy Rite, 10/13/13

Aroma: The aroma is roasted pumpkin, lots of autumn spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla
Appearance: It pours a dark brown-black color with a thin beige head and drippy lace
Flavor: The flavor is sweet dark malts, pumpkin pie spice, vanilla, cinnamon, and cookie dough
Palate: The body is medium-plus, a smooth feel, soft-to-average carbonation, and a light dry finish
Overall Impression: This is a heck of an interesting beer. Damn! I mean, wow! I hardly have the words to correctly describe this. It’s basically a dessert beer for people who like pumpkin pie spices more than they like actual pumpkin pie. Also, if you like those spice cakes people make this time of year, you’ll recognize and like this beer. What a nice combo. Color me impressed. I rarely enjoy sweet beers, but this one has enough balance that I hardly noticed how sweet it is. Between this and Creme Brûlée, I can honestly say, no one hits dessert Impy Stouts better than Southern Tier.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
warhawk91 (299) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Bomber. Pours dark brown/ black with a thin khaki head. Smell is gingerbread, pumpkin, hazelnut, and chocolate. Taste is gingerbread, pumpkin, hazelnut, caramel, coffee and dark chocolate. Good stout, lots of flavors at work. Mouthfeel is thick with medium low carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kambei70 (561) - - OCT 12, 2013
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdoyledesign (172) - Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Pours a medium/dark brown with a very faint head. Aroma is pumpkin followed by malts, raisins, molasses and some nutmeg and spice. Taste is superb. Smooth with lots of similar notes as the aroma. But much more intense than the aroma promised. Lots of raisin and pumpkin throughout the palate. Great crisp pumpkin and malt finish. Great, unique beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jamesthebrit (238) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 12, 2013
A: Smells great. Pumpkin in there. A little buttered popcorn. very smooth and creamy smell. A: Looks alright. Head retention is great but the color is a little dull brown. T: Very nice taste on here. A little light smoky note at first. Then some pumpkin buttered popcorn. Then a bit of a fade to a more bitter stout. Hops battle through in the end with a bit of off bitterness. P: Super creamy mouthfeel. Carbonation is perfect. Sits heavy. This is a really great and unique beer. The synergy between the stout style and pumpkin flavor notes really creates something amazing. The real drawback here is the finish. The finish is a very lingering off bitterness. It’s nice to have the bitter finish, but it’s just a little dull here. Definitely worth trying.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlowOffTube (442) - Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2013
I really really like this, but more than 6 oz can be too much. Pours black with tan head. Big cinnamon pumpkin aroma. Taste is huge pumpkin pie and big nutmeg finish which leaves a dry aftertaste. Kind of like you ate a spoon full of cinnamon and nutmeg. Other than that this is real tasty, but could be great!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (3767) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Aroma is pumpkin, spices and tangy notes. The flavor is pumpkin/pumpkin pie, roasted malts, spices, light fruit and a slightly sweet/tangy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beastmaster (228) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Beautiful two fingered head. Dark black pour. Aroma of nutmeg, reeses peanut butter cup, chocolate, and pumpkin. initially rats like a pumpkin pie. Light stout (meaning not thick). Lots of nutmeg, too much in my opinion. Very creamy finish. Unfortunately, this just tastes like a pumpking poured in a stout. I wish it was sweeter with less nutmeg. Disappointed.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMMillsy (1270) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle from Tipples. Pours a dark brown with creamy off white head. Aroma is big nutmeg, cinnamon, roast, some nutty aroma. Pretty much smells like Pumking. Flavor is heavy spice with the nutmeg and cinnamon, but really nicely finished with a creamy sweet whipped cream pumpkin flavor. Creamy medium-heavy mouthfeel with medium highish carbonation. Lingering vanilla cream and nutmeg on the palate. I love the creamy mouthfeel and whipped cream flavor going on, but the nutmeg just cuts through this way too hard. I have the same issue with Pumking--who wants to drink liquid nutmeg? I don't get it.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
NeoHippie2 (937) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 11, 2013
Dark brown almost black pour with a tan head. Aroma of pumpkin pie and lots of roasted nuts. Flavor is like German roasted nuts. Lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, and notes of clove. So complex! Super smooth finish no hint of the abv whatsoever. Really delicious brew, extremely well done!


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