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RATINGS: 683   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 Warlocks huge roasted malt character, moderate carbonation and spicy pumpkin pie aroma.

2015 vintage 10.0%

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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclefrito62 (240) - Stow, Ohio, USA - OCT 12, 2016
22 ounce bottle. Thin beige head. Smell of pumpkins, has a butterscotch toasted buttery brown sugar taste. Smooth on the palate. Overall a wickedly wonderful brew!

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Msdrbeat (687) - East Lansing, USA - OCT 12, 2016
On tap at Hopcat. Aroma is SPICE and chocolate with a hint of pumpkin. Pours pitch black with white lacing. Creamy mouthfeel with good balancing bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fujimo2000 (143) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - OCT 7, 2016
Pours dark brown with little carbonation. Smell is cinnamon over pumpkin. Finish is fairly strong but expected from a stout.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ebone1988 (1764) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - OCT 4, 2016
Aroma is pumpkin spice, it smells like my candle in the living room. Bready, pumpkin pie, nutmeg, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger. Appearance is dark brown, light brown head, poured thin. Taste is pumpkin pie, spices, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloying, booze, I dont like this. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, pumpkin pie aftertaste. Overall, a big fat no on this.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (5319) - Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2016
12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 7/13/2016. Pours nearly pitch black color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big pumpkin, pumpkin seed, gingerbread, nutmeg, brown sugar, cinnamon, toast, pie crust, caramel, cocoa, light coffee, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Fantastic aromas with great complexity and balance of pumpkin, spice, dark/bready malt, and moderate roast presence; with great strength. Smells almost the same as pumking, but thats not a bad thing. Taste of big pumpkin, pumpkin seed, cocoa, roasted malt, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread, pie crust, toast, caramel, light coffee, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate herbal spice and roast bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pumpkin, cocoa, cinnamon, nutmeg, toast, caramel, gingerbread, pie crust, light coffee, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of pumpkin, spice, and dark/bready malt, and moderate roasted flavors; with a great roasted malt/bitterness and spiciness balance, and no cloying flavors after the finish. Light dryness from bitter/spiciness as well. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with very smooth, moderately creamy, and lightly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with a small warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is an outstanding pumpkin/spiced imperial stout. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of pumpkin, spice, and dark/bready malt, and moderate roasted flavors; and very smooth and easy to sip on for the big ABV. There isnt as much roasted malt character as would be expected for an imperial stout; but you still get a solid amount, with prominent classic pumking flavors. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsporrer (931) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 19, 2016
Pours a dark brown with a very thin off white ring. Nice malty aroma. Descent flavors of roasted malts and some chocolate. A little thin for an Imperial Stout but pretty enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Block (2576) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Pitch black pour. Not much head - light brown. Aroma of chocolate and wet malts. Flavor is smooth, some vegetable fiber - might be pumpkin. Some alcohol but not too much.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Darwenus (1068) - Virginia, USA - AUG 30, 2016
A pumpkin spiced imperial stout with enough strong, rich, bitter malt to stand up to the pumpkin spice. Im not wild about pumpkin beer, but this one is better than most of them. Warlock pours black with a creamy head. The aroma is rich and bready, and does have the typical pumpkin/cinnamon/nutmeg qualities of a pumpkin ale. The flavor is like washing down a slice of pumpkin pie with a dark chocolate latte. The finish adds some vanilla and some nuttiness. I cannot deny that I liked this.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rustbucket0873 (447) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JUL 30, 2016
Pours dark brown almost black can still see through. Small head off than. The aroma is pumpkin spices, earthy, chocolate. The flavor is roasty chocolate pumpkin pie. Earthy at the end and suttle hops. Overall quite tasty its a flavor that last quite awhile alcohol hidden well. I would recommend and I.usally dont like any beer with pumpkin.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maley1 (1233) - Calgary, CANADA - JUL 11, 2016
Dark brown pour with small beige head. Aroma of pumpkin, spices, coffee, chocolate, molasses and hops. Taste of chocolate, slight coffee, pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, roasted malts, molasses and hops. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, medium carbonation, nicely balanced. Great beer!


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