Warlock - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by Pintofbrown:
3.85/5 rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Poured into a goblet. Bottled on 9/06/13.
Warlock is spellbinding right away with a body that is very close to black, only the slightest of ruby notes in the glass. The head is less impressive: the mocha-colored fizzy stuff barely manages a pencil-width before dying to a ring.
The nose is sweet and subtly spiced with a HUGE aroma of graham cracker mingling with cinnamon and vanilla ice cream. Honestly, it is almost humorous how close this beer smells like a graham cracker drizzled in honey, decadent. And when it comes to Southern Tier, beer drinkers should not be surprised.
The palate is much more spiced than sweet. Bitter nutmeg and clove are first up on the initial sips. The spicing then combines with the graham cracker malt, and a rather spicy seeming cinnamon flavor. This combination is then swirled with a coffee roast flavor that bitters this beer ever so slightly, giving it a vegetal kick. The vanilla from the nose is back, but in a much smaller dose that hits on the finish, well behind the nutmeg and clove so readily apparent on the palate.
Warlock runs over the tongue a little more watery, with very low carbonation. Still, enough lift to give some creaminess and smooth send off, medium bodied.
Warlock is a great beer! It wobbles a little on the palate, but only because the spicing is so strong, and loses some of the decadent quality of the nose. If the flavors drew back a little on the spicing and up'd that vanilla and graham crackery base more, I would be all in on this Southern Tier offering.
Serving type: bottle
01-10-2014 09:12:08 | More by Pintofbrown
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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 1,162 ratings.