Warlock - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by Neorebel:
4.29/5 rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
WARLOCK... when I saw this in my local store I was ecstatic. I am a big fan of Pumking, Creme Brulee, 2x Stout, and so forth. Could this be a the best blend of imperial stout and premium pumpkin beer bottled? The answer is... sort of. As a spoiler for this entire review I will come right out and say, like many others have, that this tastes a lot like standard Pumking. I'd love to do a side-by-side next time. But anyway, on with the review. The color is a dark, oily brown, with an initial bubbly tan head, that subsides somewhat quickly. The aroma is incredible, with warm oatmeal, cookies, pumpkin pie and vanilla icing, and notable spices. The taste is very very similar to the aroma. It's a tad more roasty than the scents let on, but not as much as say, if you floated some pumpkin ale on top of Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout. The feel is moderate and somewhat warming. The finish actually has more hops wrapped up in it than the original Pumking. It's pleasantly bitter, having traces of dark chocolates and complex hop flavors. This is precisely the part that makes it an exceptional beer in it's own right. Don't hesitate to grab it off the shelf.
Serving type: bottle
10-01-2013 02:37:53 | More by Neorebel
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3.69/5 rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
Pretty nice beer. Smells of pumpkin and banana. Some toffee notes in the nose as well. The head is nice for about 30 seconds and then leaves entirely. Mouthful is a bit thin and the flavors in the nose shine through in the beer. There is definitely some alcohol present as well. Overall not a bad brew but I think it would definitely benefit from some aging.
Serving type: bottle
07-24-2014 01:55:34 | More by SpecialPatrolGroup
Warlock from Southern Tier Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,153 ratings.