1. Don't miss our 7th annual American Craft Beer Fest featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers this May 30 & 31 in Boston, MA! Buy your tickets now!
  2. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Warlock - Southern Tier Brewing Company

WarlockWarlock

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
89
very good

1,053 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1053
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.85%


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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Reviewers
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,053 | Reviews: 177 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by undeadozzy:
Photo of undeadozzy
undeadozzy

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A - Poured vigourously into a chalice, deep infinite blackness with a creamy, caramel colored head. No light showing through, and the head leaves ludicrous lacing on the glass, this is a monster of a stout!

S - The smell knocks my nose for a loop, I get the stout first, the deep rich chocolate and coffee aromas tease my nose, then it fades into a warm burnt vanilla and some dark eartiness, until BAM! The pumpkin comes out of nowhere, a nice sweet/sour scent with some hints of nutmeg and cinammon, and a caramel thickness warms my nose. Incredible scent.

T - Incredible. Their Choklat stout was already one of my favorite beers ever, and this just takes things to a whole new level. The rich chocolate notes that Choklat hit are accentuated by the bite of the pumpkin and spices, and are brought to new heights. My favorite points of Choklat and Pumpking mixed into one beer! Deep, rich and smooth chocolate velvet greets the tongue, mouth washed over with some deep caramel and vanilla, some hints of figs maybe even black coffee to get some bitterness going. The pumpkin fades in like a warm fire starting, first some graham cracker crustiness, then the vanilla and nutmeg cinammon spice, and then some sweet pumpkin coolness. The pumpkin mixes well with the chocolate, and makes a truly unforgettable fall treat.

M - Thick and chewy, very heavy beer, but that's how a good stout should be. Warms the mouth and, you'd never guess the high ABV from taste or feel alone. Very smooth, regardless of the thickness. A great example of a stout for fall/winter.

O - I've always been a fanboy of Southern Tier's stouts, and this one is no different. Incredible flavor and texture, the chocolate and pumpkin make for a great experience, and anybody who loves dark beers, or stouts, or pumpkin beers, or beer in general should definitely try this. Southern Tier has done it again!

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2013 12:25:14 | More by undeadozzy
More User Reviews:
Photo of Mineo
Mineo

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

04-19-2014 20:10:26 | More by Mineo
Photo of mpenning13
mpenning13

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

04-19-2014 02:33:57 | More by mpenning13
Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
MakeMineADoubleJack

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-17-2014 16:41:54 | More by MakeMineADoubleJack
Photo of randylangford
randylangford

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.4%

04-17-2014 00:59:11 | More by randylangford
Photo of teromous
teromous

Virginia

3.4/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

A: Dark black body with a very light tan head that forms a creamy ring after a quickly fading head. Some spotty lacing on the glass.

S: It has a fantastic smell of pumpkin spice. No individual spices stand out, it is a very lovely scent. It's the perfect scent for what I'd expect out of a pumpkin pie. No hop or grain scents come through. It might be a good thing that only the pumpkin pie spice stands out, but It would be nice to get some more complexity.

T: Wonderful pumpkin flavor at the front, which is washed away with a hint of acidic earthy flavor, which is then chased to the back of the palate immediately by a robust roasted grain and dark coffee flavor. It doesn't linger on the palate after drinking. It's very good but I wouldn't quite call it outstanding. No alcohol flavor.

M: The carbonation is good but the body of the beer is too thin, as if a bit watered down.

O: Overall I thought it was an okay beer, but I don't feel the pumpkin flavor or the stout flavor do much to complement each other. It's like drinking a pumpkin beer and chasing it down with a stout in the same bottle. The stout quickly overwhelms the pumpkin flavor and makes it hard to enjoy. At the end of the drink I'm left with no pumpkin on the palate, just bitterness. The best elements of this beer are the scent and how artfully the alcohol is hidden. I wouldn't dissuade anyone from drinking this beer, but I wouldn't argue that they should seek it out if it is not readily available.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 17:33:40 | More by teromous
Photo of GrumpyGirl
GrumpyGirl

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-15-2014 19:15:41 | More by GrumpyGirl
Photo of avalenzuela
avalenzuela

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

04-15-2014 15:47:54 | More by avalenzuela
Photo of ChadA83
ChadA83

Virginia

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-13-2014 06:58:05 | More by ChadA83
Photo of Uncledoobz
Uncledoobz

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-12-2014 05:20:38 | More by Uncledoobz
Photo of victory4me
victory4me

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

04-06-2014 03:27:26 | More by victory4me
Photo of Pipelovejoy
Pipelovejoy

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

04-06-2014 01:09:35 | More by Pipelovejoy
Photo of Filabee
Filabee

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

04-05-2014 17:27:03 | More by Filabee
Photo of Robby_Hooper
Robby_Hooper

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-05-2014 14:49:01 | More by Robby_Hooper
Photo of hmmmbeer10
hmmmbeer10

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

04-03-2014 20:13:57 | More by hmmmbeer10
Photo of marleyr
marleyr

South Carolina

2/5  rDev -49.6%

04-02-2014 22:14:47 | More by marleyr
Photo of devilfluff
devilfluff

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

04-02-2014 18:26:14 | More by devilfluff
Photo of Thanx4AllDaFish
Thanx4AllDaFish

Texas

2.5/5  rDev -37%

04-02-2014 16:47:14 | More by Thanx4AllDaFish
Photo of Stoutlad
Stoutlad

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

03-31-2014 21:27:45 | More by Stoutlad
Photo of mbeerdino21
mbeerdino21

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

03-29-2014 01:16:16 | More by mbeerdino21
Photo of Leiting
Leiting

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

03-26-2014 19:16:19 | More by Leiting
Photo of tclipse
tclipse

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

03-26-2014 00:33:39 | More by tclipse
Photo of Mediocre_Ninja
Mediocre_Ninja

Delaware

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

03-26-2014 00:13:42 | More by Mediocre_Ninja
Photo of nate_lyon
nate_lyon

Massachusetts

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

03-25-2014 19:49:37 | More by nate_lyon
Photo of BuckeyeFaninMI
BuckeyeFaninMI

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

03-25-2014 02:37:06 | More by BuckeyeFaninMI
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Warlock from Southern Tier Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,053 ratings.