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RATINGS: 649   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mrnoluv (273) - long beach, California, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Pumpkin smell is very strong, sweet chocolate, hint of coffee with a lttle bitterness after the swallow, real mellow taste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JMerritt (1915) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2014
Bomber. Very, very dark brown with garnet highlights and a smallish, fizzy tan head. Aroma of pumpkin pie spices (heavy on the ginger and cinnamon), rich molasses, toasted marshmallow and cola. Ginger, cinnamon and nutmeg spices follow through into the initial flavor, which mellows into toffee, caramel, light cocoa and a slightly boozy and charred wood maltiness. Immediate finish is a quick burst of milk chocolate with underlying nutmeg and a slight char. An interesting amalgam of campfire s’mores, fresh pumpkin pie (and a small snifter of whisky).

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brouwerij (959) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with quickly settling tan head, no lace. Aroma is pumpkin pie, brown sugar, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg. Flavor is pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and spice. The pumpkin and spice overwhelm the stout character. Mild caramelized and toasted malt as it warms. Soft to medium carbonation, medium body, and smooth texture.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrunkSanta410 (770) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Bottle to glass. Pours a dark black with light head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is cinnamon, nutmeg, light chocolate malts, dark chocolate. You can smell the pumpkin and spices. Smells good, but I would like more emphasis on the stout aromas. Taste is dark chocolate and coffee initially transitioning to pumpkin, hints of nutmeg, cloves and slight cinnamon. Palate has a nice warmth of alcohol, thick body and medium carbonation. It was a unique beer, but I don’t know if I would drink it again

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (6047) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Bomber. An almost black pour with just a little tan ring. The aroma is pumpkins and those are tasted. Burnt brown sugar and allspice. Big rich malts. Eminently drinkable and alcohol was never tasted. It was definitely felt!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CObiased (186) - Bayfield, Colorado, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Poured from a bomber. The nose is mouth watering - full of pumpkin pie spices and a hint of roastiness. The mouthful is coating and full of flavors like nutmeg, all spice, vanilla, ginger and and hint of cinnamon all wrapped in a thin stout. The finish is long lasting and delicious

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (8492) - Kyoto, JAPAN - SEP 8, 2014
Bottle from Wegmans. Black with a low tan head. Very big pumpkin and spice nose, light chocolate and cream. Very rich chocolate and pumpkin pie flavor, very spicy and tangy. I like it. Sweet but not ridiculous. Full, soft body, rather bitter finish. ST does pumpkin better than just about anyone.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
katrinaez (947) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
UPDATED: APR 5, 2015 High quality pumpkin style beer. Good spice, a little bite. My mom even liked it because of the spice notes like nutmeg and cinnamon. Not too heavy but far from light. Tap

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rlpeeler (93) - Bowling Green, Kentucky, USA - SEP 6, 2014
On tap it comes as the classic stout very dark with a medium and foamy chocolate head. Taste is malt, spice, pumpkin that all comes together nicely. While it is in some aspects similar to the Pumking it is clearly the better effort. More mature, smoother and carries the alcohol much better. Well worth a taste.

2.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
MacBoost (1647) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - SEP 6, 2014
On tap. Pours black with red edges and a brown head. Aromas of burnt pumpkin pie. Taste is spicy and sweet. Flavors of pie crust, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin. Very aggressively spicy and vegetative. Finished semi sweet. Not my favorite.


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