Warlock - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by Cheshire_Crew_Al:
4.75/5 rDev +19.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
No apologies, I am a huge fan of this beer
Bought as a bomber, poured into a pint glass, black with 1-2 cm light tan head
S: sense of that pumpkin spice with a hint of vanilla
M/T: medium carbonation, extremely smooth it hits you with a bit of pumpkin spice, some nutmeg, just a touch of heat of the alcohol, perfect amount. The slight bitterness is woven in with the other hints of dark chocolate that balance perfectly with the deftly spiced pumpkin - not too much nor too little. Whereas in a spiced brew, the spice dominates, in this beer it hangs around in the background to finish off some of the flavors in a very complementary fashion.
O: I could drink this every day, although is likely only available seasonally, I would recommend grabbing a couple on your way to a party with friends, several complex flavors make this beer easy to drink, smooth, and a great discussion piece.
Serving type: bottle
10-24-2013 02:01:33 | More by Cheshire_Crew_Al
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3.4/5 rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
A: Dark black body with a very light tan head that forms a creamy ring after a quickly fading head. Some spotty lacing on the glass.
S: It has a fantastic smell of pumpkin spice. No individual spices stand out, it is a very lovely scent. It's the perfect scent for what I'd expect out of a pumpkin pie. No hop or grain scents come through. It might be a good thing that only the pumpkin pie spice stands out, but It would be nice to get some more complexity.
T: Wonderful pumpkin flavor at the front, which is washed away with a hint of acidic earthy flavor, which is then chased to the back of the palate immediately by a robust roasted grain and dark coffee flavor. It doesn't linger on the palate after drinking. It's very good but I wouldn't quite call it outstanding. No alcohol flavor.
M: The carbonation is good but the body of the beer is too thin, as if a bit watered down.
O: Overall I thought it was an okay beer, but I don't feel the pumpkin flavor or the stout flavor do much to complement each other. It's like drinking a pumpkin beer and chasing it down with a stout in the same bottle. The stout quickly overwhelms the pumpkin flavor and makes it hard to enjoy. At the end of the drink I'm left with no pumpkin on the palate, just bitterness. The best elements of this beer are the scent and how artfully the alcohol is hidden. I wouldn't dissuade anyone from drinking this beer, but I wouldn't argue that they should seek it out if it is not readily available.
Serving type: bottle
04-16-2014 17:33:40 | More by teromous
Warlock from Southern Tier Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,053 ratings.