shigadeyo (3611) - Cincinnati, 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.
duganc (24) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 14, 2016
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
I was taken back at first. Expecting more of an IS than an IS and Pumpkin mixed together. 3rd and 4th draw and Iím settling in with it. A bit astringent from the spices but finishes nicely. Head dissipates quickly to a rim lace. Traditional IS blackness and mouthfeel. Again the spice trims the heft. Clove and nutmeg are the players here. Am I glad Iím having it, yes. Would I buy it again, no. Would I refuse it if offered, no.
jw0406 (1077) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2016
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle pours a dark amber color with a small tan head. Aromas of molasses, pumpkin, roasted malt. Full bodied, complex, a very good beer.
Frothmeister (706) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 14, 2016
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
650ml bottle. I have enjoy MANY of Southern Tierís brew in the past. I have disliked MANY spiced beers in the past, and so, I gave Southern Tier the benefit of the doubt. However, because of my indifference to almost all beers-spiced, this guy has been sitting in the cellar since Autumn of 2014. Pours a clear dark garnet colour with a thin tan head. On the nose, graham cracker, a strange off-putting smell of Corn Pops cereal, pumpkin pie filling, and a light cola-like smell. MUCH lighter in body than I was expecting, and medium sweet with ginger snap, a faint buttery note, light molasses, and dark coffee up front that leads into caramel, dark malts, a bready note, and some light bitterness in the finish. It reminds me an awful lot of Southern Tier Pumpking, which Iím just not a huge fan of. Every now and then Iíll stumble into a spiced beer I really enjoy, but this wasnít one of them. Itís palatable, but definitely not a return visit.
hockey9930 (242) - - MAR 4, 2016
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very dark red with no head. Aroma of molasses, pumpkin, and pepper. Initial flavor is strange and hard to pin down; some pumpkin, phenols, cream, a little chocolate. Finish is spicy like Mexican hot chocolate. Heavy bodied.
JK (5625) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - FEB 20, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black. Heavily spiced and lots of pumpkin. Kind of soft on the palate. It is sweet, squash and pumpkin flavors stick around.
cgarvieuk (20422) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2016
1.9 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 6/20
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2016 Bottle in hotel room Orlando 2016... Dark black.. Thin tan lacing... Soft chocolate.. Over spiced .. Massive pumpkin nose... Dark sweet pumpkin... Dark chocolate roast.. Too sweet pumpkin...reminds me of Some puddings thing from my childhood that i really disliked...
ads135 (4011) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 6, 2016
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
Donít try to drink this at the end of a session. Very powerful stout and pumpkin character, which may work well as a sample, but overwhelms with any volume. Tried with Ryan in Omaha, 2016.
KornDogg (568) - Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 12, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pumpkin and subtle chocolate aroma. Black body with thin tan head. Flavor begins with roasted malts followed by chocolate and strong pumking notes. Slight bitter and chocolate pudding aftertaste.
kajser27 (1191) - Zagreb, CROATIA - JAN 11, 2016
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark brown to black colored, small tan non lasting head. Aroma is of spices, pumpkin, chocolate, cinnamon and Speculoos biscuits! Taste is medium to very sweet caramel, Speculoos biscuit spice mix, cinnamon, chocolate, some pumpkin, bit of alcohol and warmth. Medium+ bodied, creamy, soft carbonation.
islay (2095) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - DEC 27, 2015
2 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
Approximately 1/3 of a 22 oz. bottle, consumed on 12-23-15. Scents of pumpkin, nutmeg, dust, walnuts, and vanilla. Not my favorite set of smells at all. Reminds me in aroma of an old ladyís house. Pours dark brown with a deep amber hue and a small amount of beige head. Burnt malts taste. Flavors of dark chocolate, nutmeg, coconut husk, and squash. Increasingly pumpkin-spicy on multiple sips. Medium to full body. Lively in the palate. Overall, memorably unlikable and offputting.