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RATINGS: 378   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.


xShanex's rating

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
xShanex (60) - Wyalusing, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2013
Bomber. Pours transparent black with a slight desert tan head. Aroma is primarily of pie spices backed with a roasted quality. At first taste my palate is swept away by a large spice character followed closely by the taste of a slightly overdone pie crust. The roasted quality of the malt intertwines magnificently with the spices to form a unique flavor reminiscent of a fine pastry. The body is absolutely perfect. Pumpking is outdone by the complexity of Warlock. Have another? Its impossible to say no when I’m subdued by liquid black magic.


1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
Drake (8442) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Bomber from Beer Run, opened 8/17/14. Pours a dark brown color with a thin frothy brown head. Fair head retention. Aroma of candy pumpkin, squash and a bit of roast. The taste is roast, pumpkin, candy pumpkin, mild hay and vanilla. This is the same bullshit pumpkin flavor from Pumking. I guess I should have known. Artificial tasting terrible dreck.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Tazahemani22 (3) - The Woodlands, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2014 does not count
My first review, here goes nothing. the nose has a delicate pumpkin to it but a very pronounced note of spice, caramel. pours black with a medium head. taste is direct. you can’t miss the pumpkin and coffee. paired with carrot cake to compliment its rich thick palate. they go very well together as stated on the bottle. even at roomier temps, this brew is truly delicious without being too boozy.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
algemo45 (61) - - AUG 29, 2014
Pumpking with a tan. Smells and tastes similar to pumping, but lacks lasting power. Falls a bit flat towards the end of each sip, but overall enjoyable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   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.

3.5
   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 didn’t particularly care for. Mouthfeel is thinner than expected and carbonation is higher than expected.

2
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Brentv (339) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hfmejias (705) - 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.

2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
AdamJackson (2542) - 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 there’s this sweet brown sugar, harsh bitterness. minor sweetness at the finish. Yam / candy yam finish lasts a while.

4.1
   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

3.8
   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.


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