shigadeyo (3729) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2013chinchill (4899) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 21, 2017
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.
22 oz bottle. 8.6% ABV.
Pours very dark, nearly opaque in the glass. Color: red-brown. Head: thin, tan semi-durable.
Aroma: spicy but more like spiced bread than pumpkin pie.
Flavor: well set level and mix of spicing allows the dark grains to shine. Lightly sweet with hints of roasted cashews, cinnamon, nutmeg and baked pumpkin. Balanced and harmonious.
Feel: smooth, full body with medium-light carbonation. Ronritter (650) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2017
bomber 10% 2015 version pour was black thin medium tan head aroma is cocoa, roasted malt and booze taste is medium sweetness with a spicey booze finish bwy (83) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2017
One of the best pumpkin beers out there! Sweet, malty, creamy. Crazy resemblance to a root beer (not literally).
Reviewed - A Brew With You, Ep. 56 DuffMan (10267) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 25, 2017
Bottle shared @ Radio Maria. Very dark brown with a rapidly receding tan head. Tons of chocolate liqueur, very sweet with an extract quality that does not appeal to me. I just read the label and there is supposedly pumpkin in here too? Huh. TaktikMTL (7733) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 4, 2017
Bouteille de 22 oz achetée chez Bark’s Beer Cave (Plattsburgh, NY) au coût de 10,00$. Arôme: Odeur de chocolat avec une pointe d’épices. Apparence: La couleur est noire opaque. Présence d’un mince col beige mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de céréales grillées et de chocolat avec une pointe d’épices à citrouille. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence d’épices en arrière goût. (Rating #7449)
Cavie (4651) - Arlington, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2017
Bottle. Dark black color. Dark fruit aroma, raisins. plums. Autumn spices. Chocolate and roasted malt. Slight woody notes. Flavor is well balanced between the rich, chewy maltyness and the spice. Slight alcohol warmth on the finish. Lots of chocolate. Very nice. Prue (33) - Havre de Grace, Maryland, USA - JAN 20, 2017
caramel, roasty, earthy, black, medium sweetness, full body, oily feel, average carbonation, long finish, sinfull (1632) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 20, 2017
Black with medium-sized, tan head. Aroma of roasted malt and pumpkin pie spices ( nutmeg, cinnamon, clove) . Roasted bitterness in taste . Pumpkin spices in aftertaste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Brandman (2941) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 16, 2017
PItch black body, brown head, Aroma has cardamon, cinnamon, clove, ginger and orange. Flavour has much spices and chocolate. Some vainilla and red port. Gingerbread. Semi thick, floury and dry. ffaoe (771) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 31, 2016
strong malty with pumpkin spice aromas. black in color with very little head. taste is a chocolately pumpkin spice beer. faint lingering pumpkin spice taste. Who would have thought chocolate and pumpkin spice went well together?