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RATINGS: 680   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hfmejias (1282) - Marshall, Minnesota, 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
AdamChandler (4809) - 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 theres 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 (1486) - Beckley, USA - 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 (1171) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (854) - Jamestown, New York, USA - AUG 21, 2014
Poured a nice deep black color with very little head. Aroma of pumpkin, dough, and spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove. Taste follows the nose exactly. This was my first time trying this. I still prefer Pumking to Warlock, but this was very good. Perfect for when the weather turns colder and fall hits. Body was pretty full and I dont think I could have drank two of these.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kmccrea (19) - Stow, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Sweet pumpkin aroma, dark black appearance. Tastes of pumpkin and spice. Mouthfeel is kinda chalky. Definitely a desert beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a smaller bubbly light tan head. Aroma of...you got it. Pumpkin pie, with the crust included. Would be interesting to have this side by side with Pumpking. If my eyes were closed and I smelled this I would think its Pumpking. Honestly dont get much imperial stout of it at all. Flavor of yup...Pumpking. Maybe some slight roast and some more toasted caramel notes than Pumpking. But its not what I was hoping for. Wishing it was a big ole imperial stout with a touch of some pumpkin pie spices. Instead its a Brown Pumpking. Was going to say abv well hidden for an imperial stout. But noticed its 8.5% so already on the low end for the style.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bubblehouse (1427) - louisville, Kentucky, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Really good. The pumpkin gives a nice compliment to the stout. The aroma is really pleasing. Pretty good offering.

3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bth122 (1533) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Draft at HoTB. Aroma of bascically pumpkin pie. Taste is really spicy with maybe cinnimon nutmeg, and pepper. Pumpkin pie crust. Medium body. Creamy texture. Good. I like pumpking a little better.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsmerig (1523) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Aroma of cracked pepper mixed with nutmeg butter and pumkin. Taste is decadent. Smooth and creamy sweet and pumpkin pie. Desert beer at its finest. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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