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Warlock - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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89
very good

1,153 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,153
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 42
Gots: 125 | FT: 9
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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philbe311

Pennsylvania

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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Warlock from Southern Tier Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,153 ratings.