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Warlock - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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1,403 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,403
Reviews: 200
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 62
Gots: 245 | FT: 15
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 -6%

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...

11-02-2013 02:11:40 | More by philbe311
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oberon

North Carolina

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
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aszatk01

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

10-18-2013 23:59:51 | More by aszatk01
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tectactoe

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -37.2%

03-20-2014 15:51:07 | More by tectactoe
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OhioBobcat

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

09-30-2013 23:18:24 | More by OhioBobcat
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npala86

Florida

3/5  rDev -24.6%

02-19-2014 18:29:18 | More by npala86
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Anstuart5


3.6/5  rDev -9.5%

08-18-2014 23:29:03 | More by Anstuart5
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sabitu

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

10-19-2013 01:10:46 | More by sabitu
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jonny1138

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +0.5%

06-21-2014 21:31:32 | More by jonny1138
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lordofthewiens

Maine

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
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.5%

05-11-2014 05:22:41 | More by DaftPatrick
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Kappakoosh

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.5%

08-18-2014 02:18:14 | More by Kappakoosh
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csmartin6

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

10-22-2013 22:07:28 | More by csmartin6
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warnerry

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

10-15-2013 21:49:15 | More by warnerry
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Afroman

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

08-04-2014 01:29:04 | More by Afroman
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Shagator

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +0.5%

01-02-2014 03:45:39 | More by Shagator
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generallee

New York

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

10-08-2013 03:03:47 | More by generallee
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AndrewPugliese

Connecticut

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
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JakerLou

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

08-17-2014 22:40:30 | More by JakerLou
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megamass

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

03-02-2014 03:15:32 | More by megamass
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mctizzz

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

10-28-2013 23:16:37 | More by mctizzz
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tigg924

Massachusetts

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
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reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

10-16-2013 05:01:40 | More by reitzbrewing
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Chris_Panos

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.5%

12-12-2013 18:08:33 | More by Chris_Panos
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Mugenlude

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

12-05-2013 04:25:07 | More by Mugenlude
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Warlock from Southern Tier Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,403 ratings.