Warlock - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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Reviews by philbe311:
3.74/5 rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
A - Almost a full two finger's worth of crisp densely packed slightly lush light-to-medium khaki colored head... Excellent retention gives way to a full slightly thin veil of very inviting lacing with a slight collar... The color walks a fine line between dark brown and flat black... A slight bit of light leaks in around the edges of the glass... Fairly still with some moderate paced carbonation streaks seen towards the top of the glass...
S - As many have noted, this smells just like Pumpking... Loaded with sweetness but balanced by the slightly spiced graham cracker pie crust... Brown sugar... Caramel... Pumpkin puree... A touch of vanilla... Not picking up anything that would lead me to believe this was an American Double / Imperial Stout...
T - All of the expected Pumpking flavor is present, but it is balanced out by a slightly rigid stout base... The pumpkin and sweetness are at the forefront, but it sits atop a roasted malt and dark chocolate backbone... Some very light dark chocolate notes... There is a slight smoky present as well... A nice rich charred roasty malt finish that continues to intensify for a while post swallow... Much more depth and complexity compared is its before mentioned brethren...
M - Medium bodied... Moderate carbonation... Finishes with a dryness that continues to intensify... A bit of chalkiness...
D - A very nice brew... The similarities to Pumpking are undeniable, but this beer does stand on its own... Decent appearance and a very familiar aroma... Nice depth and complexity does emerge on the palate... While both are excellent brews, I think I prefer this to Pumpking by a slim margin... That being said, it's a solidly above average but somewhat unremarkable offering... Certainly worth trying, but not something I would need to invest in each and every autumn...
Serving type: bottle
11-02-2013 02:11:40 | More by philbe311
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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.