shigadeyo (2919) - 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.
PorterPounder (4942) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tallahassee, Fl - ABC Fine Wine & Spirits - 22 oz bomber. Dark brown leading to black pour with a bubbly khaki colored head that leaves a small trace of lacing. Aroma has some ripening vegetable accents, a touch of pumpkin pie spice. Flavor has some pumpkin pie spice notes, some horehound candy, a brief hint of chocolate, just a hint of molasses. Mouthfeel is slightly thin for an Imperial Stout. Decent, but not writing anybody back home about this one.
jcos (1355) - Maryland, USA - DEC 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location/Date:Bottle split with J/Michelle/Shane/Jess on December 7th, 2013.
Appearance: Pours a dark maroon.
Aroma: Aroma of pumpkin, some nutmeg.
Taste: Light roasty stout, balanced amount of pumpkin, some light pumpkin spice.
Palate:Medium body, quick finish.
Summary: Glad I finally opened my bottle of this. Really nice beer, and really I wish there were more varieties of base beer used in the "pumpkin" style as I only know of this and a few porters of the pumpkin style.
ChainGangGuy (4231) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 8, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
11 ounce pour - Taco Mac in Woodstock, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a very dark brown, near black body with a constant coating of beige suds. Faint lace on the descent.
Smell: Heavy toast, agreeable roastiness, and the familiar fragrant notes of Pumking, with pumpkin, blended spices, and graham cracker crust action.
Taste: Notably Pumking-y, but, now, with a roasty element of slightly burnt pumpkin pie crust edges. The range of spices from the original now with a sprinkling of cocoa powder. Satisfying, it holds in a roasty, pumpkiny, comfortably warming pattern until the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium, albeit soft level of carbonation.
Overall: Looks stout-like, but feels more like Pumking, which isnít a bad thing at all. More fun than watching Youtube clips of Black Friday fights. So what if I like watching people act like animals at stores.
jzzbassman (1414) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - DEC 7, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
What?!? A ST Impy stout that doesnít leave me reaching for the insulin? Seriously, this hits all my happy notes as a well known pumpkin addict. Everything good about Pumking is here, with the spices, but I was surprised at just how well the roasted pumpkin integrated into a stout. Excellent in all regards.
Thewade (226) - 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 (1312) - 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 (709) - 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 (2138) - 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 (7576) - 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.