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RATINGS: 478   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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2.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
tectactoe (2027) - Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 13, 2014 Bottle: Thanks, Kevin! Deep brown, edging on black with a khaki foam that settles quickly to a collar. Aroma is very nice; warm nutmeg, cinnamon spice, crispy graham cracker, light ginger, & a hint of roast & cocoa underneath. Taste is similar with lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, graham cracker, & finishing cocoa. There’s an inherent bitterness I could do without, almost like a heavy dirt or ash with high astringency. The aroma is kick ass, though. It smells like I want it to taste, but it doesn’t taste "stout-y" enough for me. Still resembles regular Pumking too much on the palate, with only slight "stout" notes & an unwarranted harshness about it.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BiereLuc (931) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 21, 2014
Je l’ai bue «back à back» à la suite de la Pumking et les similitudes sont frappantes. On retrouve les mêmes qualités gustatives (lire les mêmes excès) dans cette bière que dans la célèbre Citrouille royale. Des épices, de l’alcool, du sucre et des friandises... dans un stout impérial vachement bien foutu. On ne boit pas ce produit comme une bière traditionnelle en jouant les fines bouches ou en prétendant que c’est de la merde parce qu’il y a des essences et tout le tralala. C’est bon et c’est tout! Quand je voudrai me péter les bretelles et jaser avec la bourgeoisie, j’irai au Salon du Vin. Pour l’instant, je me gâte à grandes lampées dans les bières décadentes de Southern Tier qui n’ont aucune prétention autre que celle de vouloir nous offrir un gros bonbon dans chaque bouteille. Et ça fonctionne!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hangunder (242) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 19, 2014
Smells great, a lot like Pumpking, warm apple pie, but with a hint of licorice. Completely black, a bit ruby when shining light through it, long lasting but thin white head. Tastes great, again a lot like Pumpking upfront, but with a cocoa/milk chocolate backend, followed by a powerful leafy hop bitterness. Complex and delicious. Could be a bit thicker, average body and carbonation. Hides alcohol very well.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
AndyReynolds (896) - Dayton, Kentucky, USA - OCT 19, 2014
This is the best pumpkin beer I have had, hands down, without a doubt. I am impressed.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zeke626 (428) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle, pours a nearly opaque dark brown body with a thin team head. Aroma of pumpkin and pumpkin spices with some cocoa and roasted malts. Taste is similar. Nice pumpkin and roasted malt finish.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
robinvboyer (3128) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
Lots of spices, sweet pumpkin pie crust aromas, with some subtle roast. Good mouthfeel, soft carb. The finish is again basically just their pumking beer, with less sweetness and more roast. This doesnt seem to have the boldness and body of an impy stout.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
boto (1879) - Granby, Connecticut, USA - OCT 18, 2014
22oz bomber: This one pours a clear, very dark brown color. There was a thin tan head that didn’t linger long or leave any lacing. Definitely pumpkin to the nose. Also a sweetness to the pumpkin. Perhaps some cinnamon. The taste is good, but there is a slick sweetness that isn’t necessarily appealing. Cinnamon, chocolate, pumpkin flavors are predominate. Like the Pumpking, the sweetness turns me off. I won’t be having another.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
keepersj12 (2714) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Very nice indeed. Has all the pumpkin spices in a creamy stout. Smooth and creamy mouth feel. The pumpkin pie spices are a little more subtle than other brewers. Warming on the throat. A nice Halloween treat.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bendrixian (1131) - Canadiana, Nova Scotia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
Pours black as night. Huge aroma that jumps out of the glass. Big pumpkin spice, nutmeg and cinnamon which leads to a slight toasty note. Also shows chocolate and cereal. On the palate I find that this beer is fairly well balanced given the aroma. I was expecting this huge pumpkin/nutmeg flavour but the chocolate, slightly sweet malty flavour and a burnt toast bitter finish show really well. This is a good experience!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aholmb1 (110) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Appearance: opaque black, little head- had on draft Aroma: pumpkin coffee smells sweet like a dessert Taste: pumpkin pie with chocolate and coffee! Roast Palette: slightly bitter Overall: this is delicious ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Freaky_tiki (578) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
The days are getting shorter & the sun is getting colder & all I wanna do is wrap myself around some gorgeous stouts. But every time I go to store all the shelves are filled with bottles sporting grinning jack-o-lanterns on the labels. Pumpkin beer is killing me. But what’s a drinker but a contradiction? So I bought one to try. Pours stout & black into the glass with a sheet of foam that scrams quicker than Halloween candy in my house. Beneath the pumpkin pie spice nightmare there is a decent imperial stout -- i strongly disagree with the style as listed here. Gonna be tough to finish the whole bottle. Regretful purchase.


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