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RATINGS: 333   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 Warlock’s huge roasted malt character, moderate carbonation and spicy pumpkin pie aroma.


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3.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Doghair (242) - Illinois, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Dark brown with a light film of foam. Aroma is mostly pumpkin spice and some biscuit. First taste is pie crust. Next you get pumpkin spice with a malty finish. The spice is a little intense and covers the stout flavors. I wanted to like it more but missed the mark for me.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdedone (2494) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep dark brown with a frothy tan head that left spotty lacing. Aroma of pumpkin pie, chocolate, cinnamon, nutmeg and roast. Flavor was quite sweet and smooth with chocolate, nutmeg, cinnamon, pumpkin pie and vanilla. Medium body, soft carbonation, roasty dry finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewHaMeister (98) - - APR 17, 2014
Thanks to Busyness, bomber bottle pours a dark reddish brown with a small tan head. Aromas of pumpkin, spice, nutmeg, and bread. Flavor is bitter sweet that lingers. Pretty good.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bytemesis (2587) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - APR 17, 2014
Bottle. Dark clear black, small fizzy tan head, dissipates quickly, some lacing. Aroma is spiced, cinnamon, nutmeg, ask spice, a bit of roast. Flavor is light sweet, light plus bitter, very spiced, lingering luck a penny bitterness. Medium body. Meh.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jercraigs (7348) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 16, 2014
2014-03-21. Black body moderate head. 3+ Aroma is sweet with a lot of pumpkin pie spice, touch of vanilla and/or hazelnut. 8+ Flavour is sweet up front, mild spice, very light roast and vanilla. Smooth bodied palate, modest carbonation. Nice stuff. Like Pumpking with a touch of stout. Bottle shared by Blankboy
Overheard: "What else is your hand gonna do?"

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drjay44 (2486)
- Salida, Colorado, USA - APR 13, 2014
651 ml. bottle. Pours a medium, well retained, beige head, with some lacing, over a clear ruby brown (SRM 25) body....nose is roasted malts with cocoa, nutty tones reminiscent of almond, roasted pumpkin, light spice, minimal hops....taste is slight sweet malts, with light hints of dried fruits, almond extract, roasted pumpkin, mild allspice, hints of cocoa, minimal esters, finishing slightly dry, with mild spice hop bitterness.....mouth feel medium body, mild stickiness, slight alcohol warmth, mild acid on the finish. This is a deftly made beer. The spices and pumpkin were gently used resulting in a beer with intrigue rather than domination. This is probably a spice/herb vegetable beer not an Imperial Stout by BJCP guidelines. Rating as an Imperial. BJCP 6/3/12/4/6

3.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (2035) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 10, 2014
Bottle - Pumpkin, chocolate and roast malts. Jet black with a rich beige head. Pumpkin, spice, bitter and a bit starchy. Starts good, but ends bad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blankboy (5799) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 4, 2014
[My bottle (650ml) shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow, jercraigs & mabel] Pours ruby-brown, almost black, with an average size diminishing frothy light-brown head. Aroma: Nice! Lots of pumpkin along with roasted malt, cream and chocolate. Flavour has lots of pumpkin, lots of spice and roastiness and finally, a spicy bitter finish. Medium bodied. I really like this but a little goes a long way.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
gopherfan99 (201) - CROATIA - APR 2, 2014
Bottle, pours black with a tan head, nice aroma of spice and pumpkin pie, tastes sweet with flavors of tasted malt with spices and pumpkin. One of my favorite imperials.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DiarmaidBHK (3170) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle from Wegman’s bill town. Pours black with a thin khaki head. Has a bit of pumpkin on the nose. Can’t say that the pumpkin and the stout is completely convincing for me as a combo. Finishes clean. Eh!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
mikedR (936) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2014
I rate this highly because I enjoy the originality. It’s a perfect pumpkin stout. Pumpkin ales tend not to be stouts, and vice versa. The brewers here went out on a limb ...and it works!


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