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RATINGS: 384   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (3281) - Georgia, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Comes out of the bottle a warm, appetizing coffee brown that lets in a teensy bit of daylight at the very bottom. Light tan head sticks around for a bit. Strong, smoky aroma has an overtone of pumpkin and cinnamon, as well as coffee and chocolate notes. Flavor repeats the roast malt core with smoky, pumpkin and cinnamon notes plus woody, coffee and chocolate hints - and a touch of licorice. Texture is smooth, a little syrupy, fairly fizzy, leaving a spicy pumpkin finish. Let this beer work its magic on you!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1574) - Plano, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle..Pour is dark black with a nice dark tan head..Nose is pumpkin pie, spices, vanilla, burnt crust, chocolate, lactose, very roasty..Taste is burnt pie crust, pumpkin pie, whipped cream, large roast, spices, oily

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Chudwick (2108) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - OCT 6, 2013
bomber - pours black with tan head that mostly disappears. Nose is pumpkin and nutmeg. Sip introduces roast, cinnamon and caramel. Latent alcohol bite. Dark chocolate bitterness with plenty of spice. Dry to the lips. I was hoping for more of a imp stout presence, but got way too much potpourri.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
One2remeber (145) - Jacksonville, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle. Better head retention than ST Pumking. Roastiness pulls back the vanilla cream aroma. Now the vanilla tastes artificial. Does not flow as well as PK and roastiness does not compliment. Drinking with two others and they love it.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Trev (1929) - Lakeville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Cola brown pour. Med head Aroma is pumpki purée, cola/caramel. Flavor is pumpkin, spice, roasted malt. Light burnt malt Bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
freekyp (1483) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2013
I finally found it! A perfect score. This beer is all that and then some. Underlying the ample pumpkin flavors is a delicious chocolaty imperial stout that is both balanced and creamy. Dark chocolate, pumpkin fruit, nutmeg and resiny hops are there in the aroma and flavor. The swallow evolves, staring with spicy notes then settling into lightly chalky chocolate, pumpkin flesh and exiting with a long semi-sweet fade.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
samsmith33 (369) - - OCT 5, 2013
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2013 Very interesting aroma....sweet potato, banana pumpkin, toasted malt. Dark black color, small tan head. Flavor is more pumpkin than aroma, but also a stale ash type flavor. Very different. Consistency is full, but not too thick.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jhp40219 (303) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Pours black with initially a one finger tan head that, as with most stouts, fades to nothing rather quick leaving no real lacing. Huge pumpkin pie aroma. Absolutely mouthwatering! Pumpkin, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, clove, hint of coffee, caramel, and toffee. Taste is just as big with pumpkin, chocolate, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, toffee, coffee, and clove. Much more bitter than expected. Full bodied with a thick, chewy and creamy texture and average carbonation. Long, somewhat bitter, malty finish. Amazing beer! Another top notch Blackwater Series beer from Southern Tier. Definitely a must have this Fall.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sjohnny (368) - - OCT 4, 2013
Spicy, vegetal with some hops aroma. Very dark reddish black with an off white foamy head which fades slowly leaving a fair amount of lacing. Roasty, biscuity, pumpkinny, spicy. A slightly sharp finish. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kayres (459) - , Georgia, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Black with a medium tan head. Rich coco nose with only hints of pumpkin. Silky smooth coco flavor slight pumpkin taste. Buttery, milky. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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