Warlock - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by Pintofbrown:
3.85/5 rDev -3.3%
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.
01-10-2014 09:12:08 | More by Pintofbrown
More User Reviews:
4.25/5 rDev +6.8%
Pours into a goblet a deep cola color with a half finger light beige head that left a broken ring of lace as it settled quickly.Wow the most aromatic pumpkin infused beer I have come across,roasted pumpkin,cardamom,and raw leafy hops stand out most,add vanilla and graham crackers and you have a big complex nose.Flavor of roasted pumpkin and vanilla/spices with some roast,like a pumpkin latte,the raw hops are still playing a big role.What a cool beer,it's a brash pumpkin stout with a real hop profile with alot of malty richness.Top notch.
09-21-2013 22:52:17 | More by oberon
4.16/5 rDev +4.5%
In a goblet, this beer was a very dark brown, near black color. There was a minuscule to non-existant tan head.
Sweet chocolate aroma. Some pumpkin. Very subtle spice.
Taste followed form. Milk chocolate and pumpkin. A little allspice.
This was a smooth, not overly spiced beer. I thought the combination of stout and pumpkin went very well, with enough spice, but not too much spice.
10-07-2013 00:01:01 | More by lordofthewiens
4.73/5 rDev +18.8%
This was a really interesting beer. An imperial stout brewed with pumpkin puree!!! They recommend you serve it in a goblet, and I was happy to oblige. The beer starts out tasting like a very nice imperial stout and then breaks off into a nice natural pumpkin flavor with a nice kick at the end!
Was happy I found this at my local store, worth the 10$- Looking forward to buying it next year or finding it on tap again!
10-03-2013 00:11:09 | More by AndrewPugliese
4/5 rDev +0.5%
Appearance: high carbonation, 3/4 inch head, clear, dark brown in color
Smell: pumpkin spice and graham cracker
Taste: dark chocolate, charred/roasted malt, cream, sugar, and pumpkin spice
Mouthfeel: Sweet with bitter char in the background, medium-heavy body, medium-high carbonation
Overall: Really tasty compliment beer to Pumpking. I do think I like Pumpking better, but this one is a nice combo of char and great pumpkin flavor. Southern Tier does pumpkin well.
10-15-2013 14:52:15 | More by tigg924
Warlock from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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