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RATINGS: 347   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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 (2973) - 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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5575) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUL 7, 2014
Black body with fleeting tan head. Pumpkin pie spice, roasted pumpkin seed, pumpkin meat aromas. Medium body with average carbonation. Light phenolic, astringent clove, peppery flavors with pumpkin meat, dark roast malt, earthy molasses ___a bit thin but good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (308) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 6, 2014
Bottle. Very nice pumpkin and spice aroma, absolutely delicious. Flavour mostly matches, fortunately - nice blend of stout and pumpkin pie. But not incredible. Preferred the He Said.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jerseyjohn71 (164) - corsicana, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2014
I LOVE PUMPKIN BEERS,,,, with that said,,, its a bit [ashy] or [odd] on first sip,, I wish the magic worked more and had the date on the bottle,,,,, 3rd sip was better,,, and so on,,, GREAT AROMA ,,,complex, well built over all,,, 42* is good and gets better as it warms up,,, I need to CELLER 3 or more and sample every 6 months,,,, WILLOW HILL ’’IRISH’’ HOME BREW CLUB ,,, Corsicana ,TX,,

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hockeybeerguy (1461) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUL 1, 2014
Reviewed from notes. Rcvd in trade. This was poured into a snifter and a pint glass. There weren’t any significant differences in either glass. The appearance starts off with a fairly decent darkened brown leading to some light black edges. The head was an off-white to white lumpy glossy one finger’s worth of creaminess. This must have lasted for at least a good minute and a half before it gently dissipated and left a nice light glazing lightly coating the glasses. The aroma, well, it was like Pumking but way better as it let the stout-like qualities of roasty bitter coffee invade the pumpkin pie qualities of Pumking. The taste was roasty and sweet from the Pumking invasion. There was a slight Pumking-like aftertaste with a dry roasty finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium and didn’t have much sessionability to it. Yup, I was sipping this one. The carbonation seemed on par for the style. Overall, though I’ve never been a fan of Pumking, this one is actually way better than Pumking as it allows way more roastiness invading at a fairly decent rate on the nose and taste. I’d probably have this again.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatDane1632 (297) - Louisiana, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Rated from notes taken 27 Dec 2013 -- A better version of Pumking. At the time this was my #3 favorite pumpkin beer. But not I believe it is either #4 or #5.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Busick (350) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 20, 2014
A very good imperial stout from Southern Tier. Had to try after Pumking and I wasn’t let down. Very tasty.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Countbeer (4303) - Best of E-Town mit ein Brauhaus, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2014
Bottle: Think thanks to jdb288: Served in a Duvel glass: Medium to smaller sized creamy light brown foamy head on top of a deep dark beer. Deep red ruby when held into a light source. Aromas if ginger bread, prunes, cookies, prunes pie, some white peppery tones, plums and figs. Flavours of ginger bread with some pepper, bitters, yeast, prunes and figs. Unbalanced flavours. Aftertaste is ginger bread with bitters, oat, prunes, light wood and a light peppery tone... Low carbo, creamy close to silky yet spicy mouthfeel, medium to fuller yet unbalanced body and a creamy texture. Unbalanced and don’t like the aromas and flavours. Personay think it’s a mess...

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brenn79 (1467) - Idaho, USA - MAY 25, 2014
22 oz bottle- Pours very dark brown to black with a a one finger head that reduces. Aroma is pumpkin pie spice and real baked pumpkins, so intense and creamy. The taste is similar, pumpkins and spices, it tastes like pumpkin pie, delicious, roasted malts are there but subdued by the spices and pumpkin. I absolutely love the Pumking, and this is a perfect companion.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (371) - - MAY 2, 2014
Pours black. Aroma is very nice, roasted malts, spices, and some pumpkin. Taste is sweet malts with a finish full of spices.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MIBRomeo (2536) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Looks like Dr pepper with a small tan head and good lacing. Lots of spices. Clove and pumpkin pie filling some nutmeg a tiny bit of roasty malts. Avg palate. Flavor is quite sweet pumpkin pie with chocolate on top. Too sweet for me but interesting to try.


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