kambei70 (551) - - OCT 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
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tdoyledesign (167) - Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
Jamesthebrit (231) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
BlowOffTube (435) - Michigan, USA - OCT 12, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
wlajwl (3738) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is pumpkin, spices and tangy notes. The flavor is pumpkin/pumpkin pie, roasted malts, spices, light fruit and a slightly sweet/tangy finish.
beastmaster (222) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
BMMillsy (1253) - Florida, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
NeoHippie2 (903) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 11, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
gmb5127 (234) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Aroma is mild but full of pumpkin and cinnamon. Taste is alright, it tastes a little watered down, but it’s solid.
jflopsu (492) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 11, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a dark black with a light brown head. Has a unique aroma with pumpkin, chocolate, and brown sugar. Thick textured beer with a unique flavor of pumpkin, malt and vanilla - which is odd given the aroma.