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Warlock - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

2,458 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,458
Reviews: 311
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 106
Gots: 610 | 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:
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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3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber, served into a snifter. Enjoying this one on Halloween.

A: Chestnut brown colored pour with amber highlights flashing across the edges of the glass; dark, but not fully opaque - more murky than anything; a fizzy, khaki colored head bubbles up, but does not remain for long before reducing to a collar of fine bubbles; decent lacing.

S: The nose plays more towards the added spices than the qualities of the underlying stout; a blast of pumpkin pie greets the nose - pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin flesh; some roasted malts do peak through, but they remain well in the background, as the spices take charge here from the start.

T: Like the nose, the early taste is dominated by flavors of pumpkin pie spice, cinnamon and nutmeg; a creamy, starch-y pumpkin flesh flavor is noticeable beneath the initial wave of spice; through the middle, the stout begins to assert more of its malty qualities, with gentle flashes of roasted malts to cut through the spices, and a dash of powdered cocoa sweetness; however, the spices outlast any roasty/toasted notes, resulting in a drying finish that draws out more cinnamon and nutmeg.

M: Moderate carbonation produces a mouthfeel that is slightly creamy but not thick - the pumpkin in the brewing process undoubtedly lends a hand in improving the mouthfeel.

O: A decent pumpkin-themed stout, but the spices dominate at the expense of the underlying stout. I was really hoping that more of the nice chocolate/coffee/roasted qualities that I've come to expect from ST's Blackwater Series stouts would show through, blending perfectly with the creamy pumpkin pie flavors and added spices. Still, worth a try, especially if you enjoy pumpkin beers at this time of the year.

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4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

This is my first mobile review so I'll be brief. Southern tier has not been good to me and this beer is no exception. It tastes like a pumpkin ale but instead of pumpkin it's been replaced by Coal. The strong nice smell of cinnamon and nutmeg Is the best part of the Beer and you can really taste it. However quickly turned lame carbonation, burnt malt, plastic aftertaste and very heavy body is why this beer is getting a low rating. I got this one as a gift because I have yet to have a good beer from these guys. Hope it's the last one I have.

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Warlock from Southern Tier Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 2,458 ratings.