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RATINGS: 422   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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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3010) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2013
9/20/2013: Southern Tier Warlock... Whoa! This beer is a beast! At first described, I thought it would just be like Pumpking, but stronger. I think it goes way beyond that. First of all, this beer is much darker (deep, deep brown), thicker (definitely full-bodied), and tastier. The roasted pumpkin is rich and even presents some charred pumpking character (probably from the darkly roasted malts included in the grain bill). The spice is dramatic without being off-putting with cinammon and some all spice that catches in the throat from time to time. There is a fair amount of sweetness, but it’s balanced by the spice, roast, and alcohol. Yeah, that alcohol isn’t shy, but also isn’t to the point of becoming hot, fusel, or otherwise distracting. This beer drinks like a robust pumpkin pie with some burnt spots on the crust and finishes like a ginger-molasses cookie. Delicious? Yes! I’d love to have more of this, but sadly the keg blew and quite honestly the alcohol is too great for me these days (I am trying to reduce my intake of alcohol significantly but still drink great beer). Warlock is better than Pumpking, in my opinion. Draught sample(s) at Party Town in Florence, KY. Rating #26 for this beer.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beaver (1296) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 21, 2014
22 oz bottle. Pours brown amber with a medium creamy light tan head that retains well and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is cinnamon toast, ginger, roast chocolate, and a little pumpkin.

The flavor is sweet roast chocolate malts with some fruity pumpkin and a lot of pumpkin spice (esp cinnamon) and a little black licorice. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, an interesting spiced pumpkin stout.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (6905) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - SEP 21, 2014
22oz bomber pours with a deep amber body that supports a dark tan head of foam. The big brash aroma kicks up cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger as well as lesser notes of graham cracker, pumpkin and vanilla with a thin ring of chocolate. The taste is big and full with cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger spiky spiciness filled in by modest smooth slick sweet malts and vanilla. It later picks up graham cracker, pumpkin and chocolate heading to midway. Interesting brew. This could use the spices toned down some in order to improve the experience.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3197) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 21, 2014
Bottle from Tampa possibly. Dark brown pour but it was a touch thinner than expected. Great aroma of toasted pumpkin seeds (or possibly basmati rice), vanilla, and some all spice. Flavor loses some of the sweetness and brings in some espresso bitterness. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fishonmyplane (441) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - SEP 20, 2014
A little transparent for an imperial stout, and there’s not much of a head on this one. The pumpkin is used tastefully and blends well with the rich chocolate and roasted malt flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CJack (37) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle pour, very thin head, deep black, minimal lacing. Nice pumpkin aroma of malts and pumpkin, but downhill from there.. Bitter taste doesn't mask high gravity, funky tastes don't quite mesh, poor finish leaves bad aftertaste. I enjoy imperial stouts, but this didn't work for me. ---Rated whilst imbibing

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dalekliz (875) - San Diego, California, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle. Pours an inky black with a small off-white head. A lot of pumpkin in the nose, with pumpkin pie spices, malt, dark chocolate, wood. Taste starts sharp and bitter, with malt and dark chocolate, then picks up some sweet pumpkin pie, and ends spicy. Lingering spice. Nice to see a pumpkin stout!

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
sean6120 (2) - - SEP 19, 2014 does not count
Great beer very smooth pumpkin is present but not over the top low head retention must try

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mora2000 (5705) - McKinney, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Dark brown to black pour with a tan head. The aroma is full of cinnamon and nutmeg with some chocolate and pumpkin thrown in. The flavor is more of the same. I get some heavy bitter chocolate and cinnamon notes as well as some ash and tobacco. There is also some earthy pumpkin character. Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (678) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - SEP 18, 2014
22oz bottle - pours jet black with thin tan head . Pumpkin pie aroma . Smooth body . Notes of chocolate , hazel nut and pumpkin pie . Very good for a pumpkin beer . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Danyel (768) - Colorado, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is very spiced, chocolate, sweet. Taste is very spiced, lots of clove, chocolate, bitter finish. Pretty good.


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