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RATINGS: 667   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Shot (461) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - SEP 27, 2014
From a bottle. Pours black with a huge beige head. Aromas of chocolate, pumpkin, spice, and licorice. Flavors are chocolate, pumpkin spice, molasses, graham cracker and bready notes. Licorice notes in the finish. Medium mouthfeel. Noticeable alcohol. Very nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
brewballs (215) - USA - SEP 27, 2014
In a market inundated with pumpkin beers the Southern Tier’ s Warlock is a breath of fresh air. It has a dark hue. A frothy, generous head. You can immediately smell the hops. A first taste the pumpkin and spices are predominant. On my tongue the taste of nutmeg and cinnamon is immense. For a pumpkin beer it is a bit boozy and yet it is flavorful. I’m not a fan of their pumpking, however I really like and get this one. If you are in the market for a pumpkin beer this is a must! Solid beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (13398) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Bomber poured a clear dark reddish brown with A sMall lastIng tan hEad. Aromas of cocoa, caramel, pumpkin, clove, cinnamon and light earthiness. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of caramel, pumpkin, roasted malt, clove and cinnamon with a smooth lingering spiced finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
AKORN (220) - Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Very dark with a good head. Mild pumpkin, butter or graham cracker aroma. Slight smoke and mild pumpkin and spices, butterschotch, with an earthy potato taste. Good bitterness

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremyh70 (1068) - Missouri, USA - SEP 26, 2014
Pours black with garnet highlights and a small tan head with little lacing. Aroma is pumpkin pie spices like nutmeg and allspice with some vanilla. Taste is same pumpkin pie spices with slight vanilla, some dark chocolate, espresso and a good deal of roast that also provides a sharp roasty bitterness. Mouthfeel is soft with a light/medium body and high carbonation. Enjoyed it at a little lower temperature but as it warmed, the roast and bitterness became too harsh for my palate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (2271) - - SEP 26, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 10-6-13- Poured from bottle into a snifter Appearance – The beer pours a deep brown nearly black color with a small one finger cream colored head. The head fades very fast, leaving only the tracest level of lace on the sides of the glass and almost no foam on the top of the brew. Smell – The aroma is of a deep roasted pumpkin aroma with lots of dark roasted malts. The dark malts give aromas of chocolate and a little bit of toast. Along with these smells are some aromas of a caramel and molasses sweetness as well as some big of spice of nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice. Overall it is the pumking with added darker malt aromas. Taste – The taste begins with a roasted pumpkin and spice flavor of nutmeg and cinnamon. Right from the start there are flavors of a toast nature with some sweet flavors of caramel and molasses. As the taste moves on it dries out some with the sweeter flavors dwindling. As these flavors dwindle a chocolate flavor comes to the tongue. The chocolate gets more bitter as the taste moves on with more roasted flavors, some char and more spice joining the rest. In the end, a dark, roasted, and spiced pumpkin flavor is left on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is medium in terms of its thickness with a carbonation level that is on the slightly below average side. Both are fairly appropriate for the darker flavors of the brew, although even more thickness may have really helped the overall roasted and pumpkin tastes of the brew slightly more. Overall – A rather nice take of a dark pumpkin beer, with a decent blend of pumpkin and stout tastes. It’s good, but not quite as enjoyable as the original pumking as it lacks some balance with the roasted flavors never really melding well with the spiced pumpkin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
SlovakSniper (5130) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 24, 2014
Brune presque noire est cette robe qui, malheureusement, ne garde pas sa mousse. Son nez libère des parfums de biscuits graham, de pulpe de citrouille, de canelle, de muscade, de cassonade, de chocolat et de guimauve. Ses saveurs épicées et maltées dégagent une acidité qui finit par me gêner. En bouche, j’ai l’impression d’un corps moyennement rond avec un pétillement tranquille et une texture crémeuse. En finale, la tarte à la citrouille devient noire, franchement amère et même pourvue d’une certaine âcreté.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beaver (1665) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours brown amber with a medium creamy light tan head that retains well and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is cinnamon toast, ginger, roast chocolate, and a little pumpkin.

The flavor is sweet roast chocolate malts with some fruity pumpkin and a lot of pumpkin spice (esp cinnamon) and a little black licorice. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, an interesting spiced pumpkin stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8206) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2014
22oz bomber pours with a deep amber body that supports a dark tan head of foam. The big brash aroma kicks up cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger as well as lesser notes of graham cracker, pumpkin and vanilla with a thin ring of chocolate. The taste is big and full with cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger spiky spiciness filled in by modest smooth slick sweet malts and vanilla. It later picks up graham cracker, pumpkin and chocolate heading to midway. Interesting brew. This could use the spices toned down some in order to improve the experience.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3856) - 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.

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