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RATINGS: 688   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   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 Warlock’s huge roasted malt character, moderate carbonation and spicy pumpkin pie aroma.

2015 vintage 10.0%

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jtw (1163) - farmington, Michigan, USA - OCT 9, 2014
an intriguing brew - pumpkin stout? at the very least it sounds fun and seasonal. pours out a blackish brown, clear but dark. a starchy pumpkiny aroma, not heavily spiced like many pumpkin brews which is a sigh of relief, all built on an oatmeal-stout-like body. very nice, and it can’t be understated that this beer doesn’t overwhelm with spice.

3.9
eruizgarcia (340) - - OCT 9, 2014
Pours deep black with a thin head. Strong pumpkin aroma, ashy and sweet upfront then slightly bitter with a hint of spice. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
nj_BierMaven (124) - Flemington, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2014
Bomber bottle poured into a tulip glass. Thin tan head, dissipates quickly. Pumpkin spice, too sweet at first due to cold temp. Malt and spice complexity arouses as it warms, tantalizing hint of bitterness to counterbalance. Outstanding, I prefer it to the Pumpking.

3.8
PacNWDad (107) - Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2014
22oz bottle into a goblet. Pours very dark, with a strong head and lots of lace on the side. Pumpkin and spice (nutmeg and ginger(?)) aroma, with some must and a bit of funk as well. Sharp and bitter in the front, which fades to sweet maltiness. Mouthfeel is almost whiskey-like, which is surprising as it is not a particularly high alcohol beer. Medium carbonation and a long finish.

4.3
airrick2003 (872) - Louisiana, USA - OCT 8, 2014
UPDATED: DEC 24, 2014 Appearance: pours with a medium tan head that settles into a low density, the beer is a very dark maroon color, practically black, looks like particles are floating around Aroma: very strong pumpkin, sweet spice, gingerbread, smells amazing, just like the pumpking Taste: sweet pumpkin, coffee, gingerbread, bitter finish, Palate: average carbonation, thick and heavy mouthfeel, frothy, strong bitter aftertaste Overall: this beer is amazing, more like a stout base with all pumpkin and gingerbread on top, really similar to the pumpking

4.7
two7offsuit (448) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Wow! Great beer! Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aromas of chocolate and pumpkin. Similar flavors and very well balanced. Excellent.

4.8
bigwee (1) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 4, 2014 does not count
amber, clear, tan foam, vanilla, ginger, alspice,caramel, lightly bitter, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly sour, creamy, average carbonation,

3.2
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Blessed All Hallows Eve : Black as the serpent heart and with a deathly tan head and void of lace. Vapours creep of roasted flesh, pumpkin flesh with wicked spice and of all ingredients used by a witch, the most coveted is human fat. None is here, just charred memories of the fateful night. Tell me your woes! You are bewitched! The palate while tasty is missing too much of the rich and lustful chocolate. Of all the curiosities here I’ve seen, none could’ve surprised me more than this. Overall this is a skillful temptation, luckily it is easy to cast aside.

4.2
arminjewell (9646) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, dark reddish brown-black pour with tan head, lacing well. Aroma brought notes of caramel, big vanilla, graham cracker, some honey, big pumpkin and roasted malt notes, hints of sweet caramelized sugars, whipped cream, basically like pumking with some roasted malt. Taste is a mix of whipped cream, roast, coffee, some cocoa into a bit of dark sugars, vanilla and honey come through into pumpkin, graham cracker crust, pie, some whipped cream, touch of caramel, finishing very sweet. While this is delicious, tastes like they took the pumking recipe and added roasted malt. Good thing I love both of those. Wish the chocolate/cocoa/coffee came out more.

4.3
hman43 (1586) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - OCT 3, 2014
It pours dark brown, but not quite black. It has a brown head. There are aromas of pumpkin, raisin, all spice, coffee, and nutmeg. It has a sweet pumpkin taste, with spices, cinnamon, coffee, and brown sugar flavors. It is lively, very diverse in flavor, and all around quality.


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