Warlock Cream Stout - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 12 | Display Reviews Only:
4.24/5 rDev +7.3%
Pure dark beer in a glass far away from any other pumpkin ale I've tried the Warlock is bringing out something special. Dark roast complements the dark ale so much it's a beer I can't go wrong with, totally big rich layers of alcohol with dark roasted malt in each sip. Hop burps don't even count I'm getting burps full of complex pumpkin spice with this beer. Dark chocolate creamy textured flavor full of Pumking notes with pie crust, sugar, spice, I call it the circus peanut flavor profile. It's an excellent flavor profile I can't hate on it at all, great flavors dark roasted malts go down great. Mouthfeel is bitter dry, very nice smooth chocolate note compared with pumpkin pie spices. Overall a beer I dream about, excellent stuff I can't wait to get more of the Warlock.
09-11-2013 21:48:55 | More by WVbeergeek
3.88/5 rDev -1.8%
Poured from a growler into my 2xIPA glass. It poured a very dark brown color with a thick, frothy, tan colored head filling the top inch of the glass. Great head retention and lacing as I drank it.
The aroma shows the sweeter, lactose mixing with some dark, roasted malts. I get some milk chocolaty and caramel notes to it as well.
The taste shows a little more of the sweeter, lactose, milk chocolaty flavors up front. Towards the finish I get more of the roasty malts start to come out and give it somewhat of a dry, bitter, slightly burnt finish.
The mouthfeel is medium bodied for the style and moderately creamy. Overall I thought it was a pretty solid beer of the style. It had a very nice balance between the roasty bitterness and the lactose sweetness. Very enjoyable beer overall.
01-06-2012 01:54:02 | More by billab914
4.24/5 rDev +7.3%
22 ounce bottle, bottled on 08/26/13. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch light tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like pumpkin spices, pumpkin, roasted malt, and some chocolate. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like pumpkin spices, pumpkin, nuts, roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, lactose and a bit of coffee. I think the pumpkin/spice flavors are stronger than the roasty stout ones, but there's enough balance between those flavors that makes this an interesting beer to drink. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's creamy and coating with moderate carbonation. I thought this was pretty good, hopefully Southern Tier will make this again next year! $8.99 a bomber.
09-14-2013 22:02:03 | More by bluejacket74
3.59/5 rDev -9.1%
22oz, Bottled 8/26/13
A: Pours a dark brown with ruby red tones in there. In glass you can see that red character. Initially had about a half finger of light tan head. Faded into a thin layer. Leaving some lacing sheeting.
S: Smells a lot like PumKing. Sweetness of pumpkin pie. Lactose hints. Spices. Minimal flesh. Bready malts to pull in the crust. Really no stout like nose character here.
T: Your typical pumpkin spice blend hits you first: nutmeg, cinnamon, etc. Fleshy pumpkin flavor. Really no roasty stout flavors.
M: It's a big medium. Thinner than expected.
09-10-2013 15:48:44 | More by inlimbo77
4.49/5 rDev +13.7%
The beer comes in a dark brown/black with a khaki head.
The aroma is just intoxicating. It's very Pumking and all up in your face. It has this very sweet pumpkin pastry note along with a bit of spice, but really that creamy, buttery breadiness. It has one of the best pumpkin beer aromas.
The flavor follows with a hit of pumpkin pie in the front along with love of cinnamon, clove. It's less pumpkin and more about the buttery crust flavor. The exciting note is that it hits with this a earthy bitterness on the end.
This really is one of the best pumpkin beers around. Get this!
11-02-2013 17:41:25 | More by dar482
3.8/5 rDev -3.8%
served on-tap at mammosers tavern in hamburg, ny into a standard pint glass. this was labeled as a cream stout.
recieved with a nice 1 finger of creamy light mocha colored head, ok retention. nearly opaque black body, some brown noticable on the edges.
not getting a whole lot in the aroma. some light roasty, toasted malts and a bit metallic. some earthiness as it warms.
lots of earthy notes in the taste. some roasted and toasted grains, light coffee and cocoa with some nice bitterness in the finish. just slightly metallic at times.
somewhat creamy, maybe not as much as you would expect for a "cream" stout, but it works. more of a mouthfeel of a porter. a nice smooth feel with a medium to light body.
overall, not a bad cream stout, simple, but sessionable. simple, but i always enjoy trying these small ST one offs. im guessing the ABV falls right around 5-6%.
12-04-2011 03:13:51 | More by dogfishandi
3.85/5 rDev -2.5%
This was served on tap at The Old Toad in Rochester, NY. It arrived in a nonic glass and showed a deep brown color, with maroon flecks when held to light. It held a one finger head of cream colored bubbles, which exhibited decent retention. The bubbles receded into thick lacing down the sides of the glass that became spotty as the session went on. No sediment was noted and carbonation appeared light. The aroma spoke of light and roasty chocolate malts, with an added sweetness of fresh milk chocolate. There was a faint bite from coffee bean and caramel sugars, with booze and a deepness of soil and minerals coming with warmth. As we sipped, the taste began with rich and roasty malts. The sweetness of sugars and chocolates also began right at the start, lasting the entirety of the sip. Through the middle there were more sugars at the peak, but these were blunted by darker grain and the faintest hop oils, which came off as citric and earthy among the sweetness. The finish was more of the same, with creamy sweetness and cutting from steely grain and coffee bean bitters. The malts were their deepest at this point, approaching the realm of smoke, but not quite. Lactic sourness and booze came with warmth. The aftertaste breathed more of hops than did the actual tasting, and equally as strong with grain. There were also hints of red cherry sweetness and fruitiness, with the alcohol ever present throughout. The body was full and the carbonation was average. The mouth was fully coated, but eventually dried with a smack of sweetness. There was cream slurp and cream, and the mouth was left highly satisfied. The abv seemed appropriate and the beer drank easily.
Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the creamy, milky feel. The flavor was wildly robust and deep, seemingly in a constant battle between dark and roasty, and light and sweet. The aroma was a little lighter than expected, especially after taking our first sip, but otherwise this does not disappoint as a sweet stout.
01-13-2012 00:08:56 | More by TheBrewo
3.86/5 rDev -2.3%
22oz bottle, bottled 8/26/13, poured into a Pumking goblet
A: Black with a one-finger tan head
S: Pumpkin, caramel, dark malts
T: Dark malt, some pumpkin, some pumpkin pie spice but also a bitterness at the end that detracts a bit from the overall taste, particularly since it's what lingers
M: Medium-bodied, creamy but again the bitterness at the end is a dislike
O: Overall a solid effort, worth a try though Pumking reigns supreme
09-11-2013 21:49:51 | More by ONUMello
Warlock Cream Stout from Southern Tier Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.