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RATINGS: 572   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
tectactoe (3072) - Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2013
UPDATED: NOV 9, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MichaelAwesome (5287) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 6, 2015
Wow, das war ja mal wirklich eine Offenbarung. Einziger Minuspunkt hier: Ein recht bitterer Abgang. Der Rest besteht aus Kondensmilch, etwas Kaffee und diesem wunderbaren Kuchen mit Pfirsichen und einem Haufen an Kuerbissen. Wow, das hat sogar mich mehr als beeindruckt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
McTapps (5305) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - APR 4, 2015
Bottle from trade with gopherfan99 - many, many, many thanks for this gem, Steve! The beer has got a deep dark brown / black colour with a low, steady, smooth head and very smooth body. Aroma of strong alcohol, chocolate, cake and christmas. Taste of pumpkin cake, cake, cookier, cinnamon, intense barley, mild chocolate, brandy, milky coffee, light malt, woods and perfume. Christmas feeling. Very intense and very delicious. Loved it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
60minuteman (999) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2015
Man oh man this is all pumpkin. Aroma dominated by it, flavor influenced by it, along with malt and barley. Pretty interesting stuff. I enjoyed it.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
LuckyDog (614) - - MAR 26, 2015
I’m not a big fan of pumpkin, in beer or not. Spicy notes. Good stout backbone.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Metalchopz (2557) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2015
Part of their Blackwater Series. Pours a dark copper colour with light ruby highlights. The head is beige, fizzy with tiny bubbles, disappears quickly enough leaving not much lace. Big nutty nose from the pumpkin with spices, chocolate and vanilla. Kind of pumpkin pie with vanilla ice cream on top. Quite beautiful. Nutty flavours as well with the roasted malts, hints of coffee, spices and I would say nut again. I must say, this is a wonderful brew. A wonderful dark brew with spices and pumpkin that I love. Love so much, I am real sad to not have bought more :(

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
revolution2718 (329) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Black with minimal head. Nose is pumpkin pie, spices. Taste is roast, a bit bitter, spices, pumpkin, almost licorice note at the end, finished bitter. Eh. Smells better than it tastes

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GranvilleTim (1767) - Granville, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2015
Dark mahogany pour with a brown head. Aroma is pumpkin and spices. Taste is pumpkin, spices(cinnamon, nutmeg) and creamy. Pumpkin dominated the beer. I barely finished the bottle by myself. I’d suggest sharing and drink it during a meal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
deepeary (269) - Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2015
2014 bottle from the LCBO. Light colour for an imperial stout, minimal head. Nose is heavy on the spice, vanilla, pumpkin pie. Taste is similarly spiced, almost too much spice. Weird medicinal bitterness hits me, similar to Pumking. Finish is more like a stout with some roasty chocolate notes. Not a fan of this one.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
boyercm (1) - nolanville, Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2015 does not count
Bottle. This is the best pumpkin i have ever tasted. Pum spice and apple aroma. Taste is creamy pumpkin with chocolate. Medium body with little head. Low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (2089) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2015
January 24, 2015. Bottle, shared by tderoeck, thanks Tim!
Amber/brown, very small tan head. Aroma is cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, caramel, pumpkin, smells like gingerbread cake. Taste is medium sweet gingerbread cake with a light spicy dry bitterness. Medium bodied, soft carbonation.

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