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RATINGS: 543   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   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.


shigadeyo's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
shigadeyo (3079) - 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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1010) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Pours pitch black with a one finger tan head with pretty nice lacing. Aroma is of pumpkin meat, pine spices, buttered toast, light coco, light roasted malts, and sweet malts. Taste is roasted malts, pumpkin, coco, coffee, pie spices, sweet malts, and molasses. Has a medium-full body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a mostly sweet, medium-long finish. Overall, a pretty tasty pumpkin stout that I wish I had for Thanksgiving dessert.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
tom10101 (3109) - Quebec, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2014 On tap (10 oz) @ Parker Pie. Split 2-ways with czar, but to be fully honest Franky Boy chugged 2/3 of the glass.

Appearance: Amber brown with a small ring of beige foam and little lacing.

Aroma: Repulsive mix of hazelnut, booze, pumpkin, nutmeg and cola-like notes.

Taste: Surprisingly, it doesn’t taste like poison. A lot of nutmeg, hazelnut, booze and pumpkin shares the scene in a completely unbalanced way. The good thing is that it’s bad enough you probably won’t reach the point where it begin to be cloying.

Palate: Medium body. Medium carbonation. Lingering horrendous spicy finish.

Overall: Another gross creation which only Southern Tier have the secret (please don’t share it). I wouldn’t recommend drinking more than 1 oz of this beer considering Franky Boy’s farts later that day, but hey it’s not like his farts smell the roses when he only drink water... so take this advice with a grain of salt.


1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
czar (4687) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 17, 2014
on tap at parker pie, vt. unclear light brown, mahogany hue, little to no head. hazelnut-plenty, coca-cola, strong woodsy and almost tannic notes, awkwardly nutmeg- plenty, cherry coke, other miscellaneous red fruitiness, cheap fruitcake, other cheap spices. light carbonation, medium body - oily, boozy and harsh woodsy-spicy finish. horrid stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (6865) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
[6225-20140321] Bottle. Sweet pumpkin pie crust and smooth pumpkin cream aroma. Hazy, dark brown body with medium-lasting foamy light mocha head. Sweet roasted chocolate and pumpkin pie cream flavour. Full body. Delicious, quite drinkable. (8/4/9/5/16) 4.2
(c/o blankboy, w/ him, Greg Clow, HogTownHarry, jercraigs)
Overheard: "... It was the best Christmas ever." -- For a couple cases of Breakfast stout.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
raindogs (5) - - DEC 12, 2014 does not count
ginger, banana, vanilla, caramel, black, frothy, medium bitterness, umami, creamy, lively, long finish, full body, Amazing example, spices, pumpkin, rich with real length.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2377) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Black pour with dark tan head .... Same aroma as pumking with the pie crust feel and the pumpkin pie spices, but has additional dark roasted malts and some chocolate .... Taste is likewise very pumking like....Has a great pie crust flavor to it with a roasted and chocolate malt flavor and of course just the right pumpkin spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice) .... Finish is dry and bitter with a bitter hop punch .... Great brew

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alobar (2885) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2014
Pours coal black with aroma of spice, pumpkin, roasted malt, and graham cracker. Sweet flavor with vanilla, pumpkin, and graham cracker with some spice and roasted malt. Very nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 18/20
DearBeer2013 (79) - - NOV 28, 2014
Nice pumpkin taste, (crust). After taste is a little annoying........................

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Paul__simpson (5) - - NOV 27, 2014 does not count
Freaking awesome! Dark and non-bitter. Full bodied and chewy ������&# via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (3072) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 26, 2014
Bomber from LCBO, served cool in a tulip glass.

App.: Very deep brown with a so-so tan head. Aroma: Strong cinnamon, lighter clove, a little nutmeg and ginger?, a touch buttery, like fruit cake more than pumpkin pie, not getting much stout aroma. Palate: Medium-full body, fairly creamy with restrained carbonation. Flav.: Quite spicy with plenty of cinnamon, and some lighter clove, nutmeg and ginger, still has a slightly buttery Christmas cake impression with little stout character; sweet with moderate bitterness and a fairly long spice cake finish.

The base beer is big enough to handle the spice load. Still not something I would seek out.


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