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RATINGS: 375   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 Warlockís huge roasted malt character, moderate carbonation and spicy pumpkin pie aroma.

shigadeyo's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3006) - 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 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dliberto (154) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - AUG 26, 2014
Poured from the bottle into a snifter. Pours an extremely dark brown/black with a creamy dark tan head. Aroma is comprised of pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg. The taste brings out the chocolate backbone of a stout while adding the flavors of the pumpkin. A thin beer with very little carbonation and a nice oily mouth feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Guerde (1165) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - AUG 25, 2014
(bottle) Pours jet black with a medium tan head that settles fairly quickly to a thin cover. Aroma reminds me of chocolate chip Kwik Trip muffins (or Otis Spunkmeyer muffins) and Yankee scented candles, although nutmeg, cinnamon, and even that pie crust element found in its paler relative is also found here. Nice cocoa and chocolate scents. Flavor holds milk chocolate, warming spice (mostly nutmeg and allspice), roasted malt, and pumpkin puree near the finish. The roasted malt lingers on with the spice and turns up sharply near the finish which yields a harsh bitterness I didnít particularly care for. Mouthfeel is thinner than expected and carbonation is higher than expected.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Brentv (338) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Um. No. This was suggested to me by the knowledgeable employee at Total Wine & More. Since I like imperial stouts, he told me that if I also like pumpkin, which I do, I would enjoy this a lot. No. This is just not drinkable. Points given for a nice try, but this is not my kind of beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hfmejias (703) - Dover, Delaware, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Poured black with a nice tan head. Aroma: pumpkin pie is predominant, there are also some malts and some slight chocolate notes. Taste is consistent, lots of pumpkin pie, roasted malts, some caramel, some spices... But overall pumpkin. Not bad but definitely a sipper.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
AdamJackson (2535) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 23, 2014
sort of a brown, hazy not black color. no head.Nose is cinnamon, spice, sea salt, yams and brown sugar. ugh. this is bad. super intense spice like eating pumpkin pie spice out of the canister. then thereís this sweet brown sugar, harsh bitterness. minor sweetness at the finish. Yam / candy yam finish lasts a while.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerdedDave (297) - - AUG 22, 2014
black with a tan head; roasted malt aroma with notes of chocolate and pumpkin; a smooth stout; fairly pronounced pumpkin flavor, but the pumpkin is nicely balanced with th echocolaty, roasted malt and coffee notes; I have always been a staunch believer that pumpkin should absolutely never be used in the brewing process - this is the beer that has proved me wrong

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scottw86 (1094) - Maryland, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Poured black with a large tan head. Aroma has lots of nutty notes with pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Taste has lots of spices with dry pumpkin and chocolate. A bit creamy with an eggnog type finish. Very good overall, it has a good amount of pumpkin flavor, but maybe a little too much spice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (168) - Jamestown, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Poured a nice deep black color with very little head. Aroma of pumpkin, dough, and spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Taste follows the nose exactly. This was my first time trying this. I still prefer Pumking to Warlock, but this was very good. Perfect for when the weather turns colder and fall hits. Body was pretty full and I donít think I could have drank two of these.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmccrea (17) - Stow, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Sweet pumpkin aroma, dark black appearance. Tastes of pumpkin and spice. Mouthfeel is kinda chalky. Definitely a desert beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4473) - Milton, Delaware, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a smaller bubbly light tan head. Aroma of...you got it. Pumpkin pie, with the crust included. Would be interesting to have this side by side with Pumpking. If my eyes were closed and I smelled this I would think itís Pumpking. Honestly donít get much imperial stout of it at all. Flavor of yup...Pumpking. Maybe some slight roast and some more toasted caramel notes than Pumpking. But itís not what I was hoping for. Wishing it was a big ole imperial stout with a touch of some pumpkin pie spices. Instead itís a Brown Pumpking. Was going to say abv well hidden for an imperial stout. But noticed itís 8.5% so already on the low end for the style.

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