shigadeyo (3287) - 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 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.
tnkw01 (1337) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 24, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Love pumpkin beers and this ones pretty good. Very dark brown-amber in color. Aroma is burnt toast and pumpkin spice. Taste is a creamy pumpkin spice up front with a bitter finish.
Rustyham (1799) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUN 26, 2015
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Aroma of pumpkin spices, flavor is really rough and smoky. Not an easy drinking beer, too many spices and not enough body to back it up.
hophead1234 (46) - - JUN 24, 2015
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Super dark color. Super sweet with cinnamon and pumpkin nose. Taste of sweet, sugar, caramel, pumpkin. Not a beer you’d drink all night but very good.
Meilby (9625) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle 650ml @ Hotel room, Comfort Inn Downtown, Washington, DC
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, cocoa, roasted pumpkin seeds and hint of coffee. Taste is medium sweet and light to medium bitter with a long roasted, chocolate, cocoa and nutty finish, Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.
yngwie (15381) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2015
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle, 22oz. A dark brown beer topped by a small, dark beige head. The aroma is quite chocolatey, with a spiced touch, some roasted malts and brown sugar, It’s full-bodied, soft and lightly warming on the palate, with a bit more carbonation than I’d prefer. The flavor has a touch of bread crust, not that wimpy American or Swedish bread, but a good, solid Norwegian or Danish one. Caramel, toffee, roasted malts, some vanilla and licoricie too. Hints of booze and a nice bitterness to deal with the sweetness there is. Lasting sweet finish with a fine hoppy bitterness, roasted malts, some vanilla and licorice, bread crust, caramel sauce and a faint burnt hint. After a rather boring start, especially in the aroma, it sure picks up after a few sips. Quite wonderful this one I think. 150620
MichaelAwesome (5729) - Wanne-Eickel, North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - APR 6, 2015
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
McTapps (5734) - Ruhrcity, GERMANY - APR 4, 2015
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
60minuteman (1032) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
LuckyDog (614) - - MAR 26, 2015
3.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I’m not a big fan of pumpkin, in beer or not. Spicy notes. Good stout backbone.
Metalchopz (2606) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 12, 2015
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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 :(