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Warlock - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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89
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1,798 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,798
Reviews: 245
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 14.07%
Wants: 77
Gots: 382 | FT: 16
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial stout brewed with pumpkins Warlock is brewed to enchant your palate on its own and also to counterpoint our Imperial Ale, Pumking. Make your own black magic by carefully pouring this Imperial Stout into a goblet.

Dark and mysterious, the Blackwater Series is serious about high gravity. Reanimate your senses with Warlock’s huge roasted malt character, moderate carbonation and spicy pumpkin pie aroma.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 09-19-2013)
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Reviews by adamette:
Photo of adamette
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my (what else?) my Southern Tier Pumking Goblet from the 22 oz. bottle that I bought at -On in Mentor, Ohio about a week ago for a price that I am not sure of. Also I do not see a “best by” date on it but anything within 5 years should be good given the style. Of course I am drawn in by the association to one of my favorite seasonal beers, Southern Tier Pumking!

A Very dark mahogany color that appears black but in front of direct light the mahogany comes through. Head is a light to medium brown, sticks around for about 60 seconds, dissipates down to a thin layer. Good look. 4.0

S Ahh…that great ST Pumking smell. I only get a hint of the dark roast malt that I am sure is within. Anyway the smell is a nice, soft sweet pumpkin and smooooth as well. These are the qualities that drew me to ST Pumking and they are noted here in this beer. 4.5

T I am genuinely surprised that the taste of this beer is so closely related to Pumking as well as the smell. I do not pick of up the dark roast malt until late in the taste spectrum on the back of my tongue. While the beer is still in my mouth it is pretty much the same as the Pumking only a little “darker.” I expected possibly a thicker, more dark roast malt taste throughout. I find many of the Southern Tier Stouts to be thin and this does not alter my viewpoint. 3.5

M As suggested, more thin than I expected and more thin than I like in an “Imperial Stout” as it says on the label. This is the disappointing aspect of the beer. 2.5

D/O Drinkability is decent despite an elevated ABV since it still does carry that great Pumking smell and taste. Overall this is an above average Imperial Stout but, of course, I do which that it was not so thin in the feel. 4.0

adamette, Nov 18, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

oberon, Sep 21, 2013
Photo of Beaver13
3.55/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle. Pours brown amber with a medium creamy light tan head that retains well and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is cinnamon toast, ginger, roast chocolate, and a little pumpkin.

The flavor is sweet roast chocolate malts with some fruity pumpkin and a lot of pumpkin spice (esp cinnamon) and a little black licorice. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, an interesting spiced pumpkin stout.

Beaver13, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.7/5  rDev -7%

Pours a dark brown color with a great sized off-white head, fades at a decent rate, not much lacing on the glass.

Smell is quite strong, huge pumpkin spice aroma which is surprising, I know this is a pumpkin beer but I figured the stout aspect might temper some of the spicing and it didn't one bit, some malt sweetness in the background.

Taste starts out briefly with a roasted malt front which is then overwhelmed with the pumpkin spice flavor, pumpkin flavor on its own is fairly mild, it's usually the spices added afterwards that most people recognize and this beer essentially tastes like roasted pumpkin pie, carbonation is medium-low with a good softness in the mouth.

The sweetness and the spices do tend to be cloying and strong, best shared with a friend since it may prove difficult to finish on my own.

deltatauhobbit, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of beerdedking
4/5  rDev +0.5%

This is a good beer, but I'd say there is a misnomer here. Nose and flavor are heavy gingerbread, nutmeg, and pumpkin.
Hardly a stout at all. Especially for an Imp Stout, the body is on the thin side, like Mokah. Looking past all this confluence of confusion
this is a very nice pumpkin beer with an ABV that'll warm you up on a cool autumn evening.

beerdedking, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of HuskyHawk
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%

Appearance is near black, with a think tan head that dissipates quickly.
Smell is warm gingerbread, made with lots of molasses. There's a lot of spice, alcohol and dark malt on the nose.
Taste follows the smell, but stronger. Truly like a deep, dark liquid gingerbread made with molasses. But not sweet, no, it's the dark. Burnt sugar flavors that come through. It's a very unique and wonderful flavor.
Mouthfeel us a surprise, with a light body. This is really drinkable with medium carbonation.
Overall this is a great experience, and I look forward to my next one.

HuskyHawk, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of Vierenner
4/5  rDev +0.5%

A little different but just as good as Pumking. I really like how ST brings the pumpkin flavor forward yet manages to deliver an otherwise delicious beer. There is a mild roasted flavor which probably also explains the darker color. Of course there's pumpkin, but taste is nicely balanced. One thing for sure the aroma screams pumpkin!

Vierenner, Sep 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

aszatk01, Oct 19, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

tectactoe, Mar 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

OhioBobcat, Oct 01, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.6%

npala86, Feb 19, 2014
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4.72/5  rDev +18.6%

jdboudia, Sep 06, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev +8.8%

tbryan5, Sep 17, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -9.5%

Anstuart5, Aug 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

DahWag, Sep 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

MikeC144, Sep 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

sabitu, Oct 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

jonny1138, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of lordofthewiens
4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

lordofthewiens, Oct 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

DaftPatrick, May 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Kappakoosh, Aug 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

csmartin6, Oct 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

warnerry, Oct 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Afroman, Aug 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

DuckDodgers, Sep 14, 2014
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Warlock from Southern Tier Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,798 ratings.