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RATINGS: 669   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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.

2015 vintage 10.0%

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
xBEERxNOLA (72) - - OCT 26, 2013
Appearance - dark black with a little bit of head. Aroma - coffee and malt. Sweet flavor. Mouthfeel - low carb. Creamy. Taste - sharp stout at the start and subtle malt and sweet flavor. Overall - pretty nice. Shallow start nice aftertaste. Slightly sweet. Decent beer. Not something I would seek out but would drink.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Larry_Duffman (386) - - OCT 25, 2016
I poured it from the bottle into a glass. It pours black and brown with some tan head and lacing. The aroma is pumpkin, vanilla, spice, and leather. The taste is pumpkin, vanilla, chocolate, spice, dark fruit, and booze. It’s smooth, oily, and boozy. There’s a lot going on here. This is a very nice sipping beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
k0mpsa (2513) - Tuusula, FINLAND - OCT 23, 2016
Tap at cock and bull, sarasota. Black color, tanned head. Aroma has roasted notes, coffee and some fruity notes. Roasty taste, some coffee and some pumpkin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (4167) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - OCT 20, 2016
This is a 2015 bottle. Dark beer with some mahogany hues when held against the light. Creamy beige head that shrank to a lasting ring. Bitter chocolate and dry spices in the nose. Very rich beer with dark, bitter chocolate, a bit of lactose, and a firm cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger spice that grows at it warms. Okay flavored stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
seehaferb23 (214) - - OCT 18, 2016
This beer tastes near awful. The tasted in the glass were not at all complimentary. We gave it the rating we did to respect the pallet and the pumpkin that we tasted and smelled. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dacrza (863) - Great Meadows, New Jersey, USA - OCT 13, 2016
DATE: October 13, 2016... OCCASION: nearly 300 miles of traveling today and in need of a dark one... GLASSWARE: Affligem chalice... pours a wickedly black, flat cola with a swiftly thinning brown head that leaves a random streak... when jostled, the glass does produces some bubbles.... first impressions are of intense nutmeg, pumpkin innards, thick malty roasted bread, musty vegetable, and odd spices like ginger, peanut, and sugars... in the throat, bursting with warmth... at the teeth, a tingle... enough carbonation to elicit response... BIG and robust at its finish... first flavors include vanilla, pumpkin, nutmeg, hazelnut, ginger, cereal grain, and green bean/asparagus... as time goes on, this beer picks up speed and strength, sipping like a red wine while sporting an earthy, grainy finish that makes for a worthwhile, powerful stout that nonetheless is one of the lesser Southern Tier offerings I have had...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclefrito62 (116) - Stow, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2016
22 ounce bottle. Thin beige head. Smell of pumpkins, has a butterscotch toasted buttery brown sugar taste. Smooth on the palate. Overall a wickedly wonderful brew!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Msdrbeat (498) - East Lansing, USA - OCT 12, 2016
On tap at Hopcat. Aroma is SPICE and chocolate with a hint of pumpkin. Pours pitch black with white lacing. Creamy mouthfeel with good balancing bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crabbypantalones (52) - - OCT 11, 2016
Great googily moogily at the indulgence...Pumpkin pie slathered in Hershey syrup with a huge dollop of Cool Whip on top. BIg, sweet, boozy and unapologetic. Good if you like nutmeg. Luckily I do. Slight bitterness on the fade, but holy hell is this brew a dessert in a bottle.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fujimo2000 (110) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 7, 2016
Pours dark brown with little carbonation. Smell is cinnamon over pumpkin. Finish is fairly strong but expected from a stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ebone1988 (1426) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2016
Aroma is pumpkin spice, it smells like my candle in the living room. Bready, pumpkin pie, nutmeg, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger. Appearance is dark brown, light brown head, poured thin. Taste is pumpkin pie, spices, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloying, booze, I don’t like this. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, pumpkin pie aftertaste. Overall, a big fat no on this.

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