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RATINGS: 411   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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 Warlockís huge roasted malt character, moderate carbonation and spicy pumpkin pie aroma.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
sfontain (802) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 2, 2013
22 oz bomber. Thanks for picking it up for me, Ryan. Enjoyed from my Pumking glass. Slightly murky dark-garnet pour; one-finger light tan head dissipates very quickly into a thin ring and a couple sparse islands. Aroma dark, malty, bread, pumpkin spice, roast, vanilla, bubblegum. Flavor pumpkin, dark malt, bubblegum. I see -elements- of pumpkin pie here, but I just canít agree with some of the reviews that this is like drinking a pie; itís simply not. And thereís something I find uniquely off-putting about this beer, which is not dissimilar to how I feel about Pumking.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Crompt (113) - York, South Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2014
So in the traditional sense of a stout this would rate very low for me because it is very thin and the roasted character that I love so much in my favorite deep dark stouts is nowhere to be found. However this is obviously a spice stout and it is absolutely dominated by nutmeg, clove and cinnamon I love it since Iím a sucker for fall spices. Imagine the exact same spice profile as pumpkins but with a light roasted background to mellow it out some. Not sure which I like better but Pumking and Warlock are both some of the best pumpkin beers Iíve had in a very mediocre and crowded seasonal style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bigguns22 (676) - Maryland, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Pour dark amber tall white head. Aroma pie spice and malts. Full flavor beer tons of pie spices and stout flavors maybe best pumpkin beer yet.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mrnoluv (157) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JMerritt (1796) - 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 símores, fresh pumpkin pie (and a small snifter of whisky).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brouwerij (929) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrunkSanta410 (278) - 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 donít know if I would drink it again

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Strykzone (4930) - 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!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CObiased (20) - - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KyotoLefty (6447) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
katrinaez (55) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 7, 2014
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.

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