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Warlock - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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89
very good

2,550 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,550
Reviews: 334
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 110
Gots: 677 | FT: 17
Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

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

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 09-19-2013

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.
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Ratings: 2,550 | Reviews: 334
Photo of VaughanSchmidt
4.12/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kwgduke
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tobyrando
4.69/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Whitey_from_Remedy
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mojoman8561
4.34/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jshusc
3.66/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.7/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a snifter)

A- This beer pours a dense obsidian black body with a thick bubbly tan head that soon fades away

S- The mix of pumpkin spices and vanilla custard blend with a dry cinnamon hint.

T- The bug dull pumpkin spice blend has a powdered ginger finish and a graham malt crust to the finish. There are some black malt flavors in the background and a banana custard note grows in the aftertaste.

M- The medium mouthfeel has no real alcohol heat to it.

O- The aroma grows and is interesting but the flavor is odd with a lot of strange flavors mixed together and they don't really compliment each other.

Photo of sliprk314
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mchegash
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - 3.75/5
Pours a very dark red. Almost the only reason I know it's red is because I can see the color around the edges of the glass. A small amount of head. Even though it's dark, I can see some carbonation rising up. It looks tasty and slightly mysterious. Although I'm not sure I like my stouts to be red in color.

Smell - 4/5
Smells almost exactly like Southern Tier's Pumking, at least from what I can remember (I had it a couple weeks ago). Pie crust is the dominant aroma, along with some spices. Definitely a unique smell (well, besides Pumking).

Taste - 4/5
Pie crust flavor is dominant, with some fall spices, maybe allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg? There is also a sweet, slightly fruity flavor. I assume this is the pumpkin.

Mouthfeel - 4/5
Fairly full-bodied, smooth and in between crisp and creamy. There is a medium amount of medium-high intensity carbonation.

Overall - 3.75/5
This was a decent beer. The pie crust smell/taste is intriguing at first, but it gets old quick. Perhaps I'll get another next Fall, but not something I would drink regularly.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Randolph96
2.48/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

I do not get this one. I like the look and mouth feel but; I could not get past the medicine with all spice taste.

Photo of founddrama
3.52/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Is that... cardamom? Reads like a stout, and a refreshing break from the usual coffee or chocolate or vanilla overload. And/but can be a little potpourri-ish.

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4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zenithberwyn
3.5/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Figoeric710
4.45/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bunuelian
3.62/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lynn1451
4.2/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DraftDaddy
3/5  rDev -24.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Did not enjoy this at all

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4.41/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Drs3
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dbakondi
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Buck89
3.42/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Slay40
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 4ster
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Winston3737
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Warlock from Southern Tier Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,550 ratings.