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Warlock - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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89
very good

2,069 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,069
Reviews: 268
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.82%
Wants: 90
Gots: 477 | FT: 19
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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Photo of Beaver13
3.55/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle. Pours brown amber with a medium creamy light tan head that retains well and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is cinnamon toast, ginger, roast chocolate, and a little pumpkin.

The flavor is sweet roast chocolate malts with some fruity pumpkin and a lot of pumpkin spice (esp cinnamon) and a little black licorice. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, an interesting spiced pumpkin stout.

Beaver13, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of Vierenner
4/5  rDev +0.5%

A little different but just as good as Pumking. I really like how ST brings the pumpkin flavor forward yet manages to deliver an otherwise delicious beer. There is a mild roasted flavor which probably also explains the darker color. Of course there's pumpkin, but taste is nicely balanced. One thing for sure the aroma screams pumpkin!

Vierenner, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of beerdedking
4/5  rDev +0.5%

This is a good beer, but I'd say there is a misnomer here. Nose and flavor are heavy gingerbread, nutmeg, and pumpkin.
Hardly a stout at all. Especially for an Imp Stout, the body is on the thin side, like Mokah. Looking past all this confluence of confusion
this is a very nice pumpkin beer with an ABV that'll warm you up on a cool autumn evening.

beerdedking, Sep 15, 2014
Photo of HuskyHawk
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%

Appearance is near black, with a think tan head that dissipates quickly.
Smell is warm gingerbread, made with lots of molasses. There's a lot of spice, alcohol and dark malt on the nose.
Taste follows the smell, but stronger. Truly like a deep, dark liquid gingerbread made with molasses. But not sweet, no, it's the dark. Burnt sugar flavors that come through. It's a very unique and wonderful flavor.
Mouthfeel us a surprise, with a light body. This is really drinkable with medium carbonation.
Overall this is a great experience, and I look forward to my next one.

HuskyHawk, Sep 10, 2014
Photo of deltatauhobbit
3.7/5  rDev -7%

Pours a dark brown color with a great sized off-white head, fades at a decent rate, not much lacing on the glass.

Smell is quite strong, huge pumpkin spice aroma which is surprising, I know this is a pumpkin beer but I figured the stout aspect might temper some of the spicing and it didn't one bit, some malt sweetness in the background.

Taste starts out briefly with a roasted malt front which is then overwhelmed with the pumpkin spice flavor, pumpkin flavor on its own is fairly mild, it's usually the spices added afterwards that most people recognize and this beer essentially tastes like roasted pumpkin pie, carbonation is medium-low with a good softness in the mouth.

The sweetness and the spices do tend to be cloying and strong, best shared with a friend since it may prove difficult to finish on my own.

deltatauhobbit, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of oberon
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

oberon, Sep 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.5%

Vogey77, 2 minutes ago
Photo of kevinlater
4.28/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

650ml bottle into snifter. bottled on august 15, 2014. consumed on october 24, 2014

a: i was expecting some sort of pitch black hue but this beer is all deep ruby. light does get through, and reveals an evil and glowing ruby/crimson red/chestnut colour. really cool. about a finger of head from an aggressive pour

s: smells /exactly/ like pumking. buttery pie crust, sweet pumpkin flesh, slight vanilla accents. i'm picking out a slight dark fruit presence which is probably the only thing separating the aroma from pumking's. not complaining though. i could sniff this all day

t: great stuff. bitter dark chocolate and roasted malt flavours show themselves briefly up front, but the pumpkin pie characteristics dominate going into the mid-palate -- buttery malty pie crust, vanilla, and pumpkin flesh. the stout qualities return in the end much stronger than in the front, drying out the palate nicely with notes of black coffee, dark chocolate, and a mild cherry-fig mix. zero alcohol presence

m: sub-medium-bodied with mild carbonation. could be a bit better. feels slightly watery

o: a really delicious seasonal brew that has a killer aroma and bold flavours. i wish this had more of a stout base as it feels like a pumpkin ale with added stout flavours, but i understand that pumpkin is probably the showcase here

kevinlater, Yesterday at 11:15 PM
Photo of RyanAU
3.64/5  rDev -8.5%

RyanAU, Yesterday at 10:41 PM
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4.68/5  rDev +17.6%

cdhoward318, Yesterday at 09:18 PM
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1.5/5  rDev -62.3%

caustin90, Yesterday at 08:06 PM
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4.56/5  rDev +14.6%

Robjvoorhees, Yesterday at 05:15 PM
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4.72/5  rDev +18.6%

George, Yesterday at 04:02 PM
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3.88/5  rDev -2.5%

therealsikes, Yesterday at 05:58 AM
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3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

tripledbrew, Yesterday at 03:07 AM
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3.68/5  rDev -7.5%

Mattyg314, Yesterday at 02:32 AM
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4.24/5  rDev +6.5%

hoppyhoppy, Thursday at 10:41 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

JRBecks, Thursday at 09:36 PM
Photo of Mantooth
4/5  rDev +0.5%

Not as cloying as Pumking - very good beer, perhaps my favorite pumpkin beer. The Station, Hickory NC, has both Warlock and Pumking on draft - I mixed the two, joy.

Mantooth, Thursday at 07:59 PM
Photo of Devon_
4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

Devon_, Thursday at 02:44 PM
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Warlock from Southern Tier Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 2,069 ratings.