shigadeyo (2917) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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 itís balanced by the spice, roast, and alcohol. Yeah, that alcohol isnít shy, but also isnít 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! Iíd 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.
Thewade (225) - USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. pours black. medium body. Subtle pumpkin and spice. Not your typical pumpkin beer. Different enough, and it works for me.
jcnielsen (1304) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle at Exira Beer Summit IV. Pours a black color with off white head. Pumpkin cookies and ginger snaps aromas and flavors. I wasnít expecting to like this one, but itís pretty fun to try, but probably wouldnít want to drink more than a point of this.
glider (54) - Shrub Oak, New York, USA - DEC 3, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
INTERESTING YEST STRANGE. nOT A SESSION BEER, BUT BETTER THAN gUINESS. REALLY HEARTY
olr1984 (703) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle pours a a dark brown with a tan head. Taste like pumking with chocolate mixed
ilovedarkbeer (2136) - Dallas, Texas, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown color. Notes of nutmeg, smoke, dark chocolate, and roasted acorn squash. Lively yet supple mouthfeel.
adnielsen (7557) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2013
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle @ Exira Beer Summit IV, Day 3. Thanks to jcnielsen! Pours a clear reddish brown appearance with a light brown head. Pumpkin cookie, cardamom, chocolate, vanilla aroma. Somewhat chewy, caramel, very spicy, chalky, cardamom, cinnamon, pumpkin, sweet flavor. Sort of fun to drink at first but then kind of annoying.
Jethro6191 (371) - Indiana, USA - NOV 30, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a thin dense head. Pumpkin, baked sweet potato, coffee, and dark chocolate notes. Moderately bitter. Medium to full body with a creamy mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Nice unique take on a pumpkin beer.
cduncan14 (102) - Sandy Springs, Georgia, USA - NOV 28, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The only way I can describe this is near-identical to Pumpking except with a delicious addition of roasted malt. This is a must-try!
koleminer20 (187) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - NOV 27, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. The pour is light. It's a ruby-ish black. Clear, and you can see light through it. Not a good start. The head is white, thin, and leaves little lace. The aroma reminds me of Pumking. There is a blast of pumpkin and then it fades through a little bit of an oatmeal phase and it's just a wonderful aroma. The flavor is just as good. The pumpkin is pretty awesome and I love the balance with the roastyness and oatmeal characteristics of the stout. It's definitely thin for an imperial and that's where it takes most of its knocks. The mouth feel is decently thick and coating with a lingering finish to the flavors
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Finhead (1031) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - NOV 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Black pour with a tan head. The aroma has licorice, pumpkin, wood, and slight bourbon quality. It has a full body with thick texture and average carbonation. The taste is roasted and lightly bitter with a dry, alcohol finish.