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Warlock - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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1,159 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,159
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 43
Gots: 129 | FT: 9
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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brock146

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-03-2013 19:32:00 | More by brock146
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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
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Pensfan0782

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +25.9%

10-03-2013 04:59:58 | More by Pensfan0782
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DaswizDavid

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-03-2013 04:34:38 | More by DaswizDavid
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joeseppy

Illinois

2.54/5  rDev -36%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a thin cola dark brown with bubbly half inch head that recedes to the edge.

It's taken me a while to put my finger on this--CREAMED CORN. Deep malt and roasted pumpkin seed and pumpkin flesh. Meaty with a touch of smoke. Also, smells like the inside of a Jack-O-Lantern's aging flesh that's been sitting around awhile after Halloween.

Sorry, can't get away from the creamed corn. Roasted mexacali sweet cream corn. I also get Pumpking. More mace than nutmeg and heavy cinnamon.

Mouthfeel is med to heavy that carries with low end carbonation. Lingering taste of, like; this pie was BBQ'd over mesquite wood rather than in grandmas kitchen. Also cinnamon is heavy on the palate.

Creamed corn brew. This does not sit well with me. Too much going on. Pumpkin, roast, spice, smoke, malt and corn sweetness. Reminds me of when I begged my wife to bake a chocolate flan. She always baked the most outstanding custard flan, but I wanted chocolate. It was horrible to say the least. So with this Warlock, I thought, I would love an Imperial stout pumpkin and it ain't working. I'm going to stick with Pumpking. This Warlock is a pass for me.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2013 03:04:41 | More by joeseppy
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bbeane

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-03-2013 02:30:12 | More by bbeane
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kkmiller76

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

10-03-2013 01:11:54 | More by kkmiller76
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AndrewPugliese

Connecticut

4.73/5  rDev +19.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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!

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2013 00:11:09 | More by AndrewPugliese
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BeerHunter76

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-02-2013 23:51:48 | More by BeerHunter76
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-02-2013 23:51:27 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-02-2013 23:48:47 | More by kjkinsey
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MSL94

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-02-2013 23:24:45 | More by MSL94
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-02-2013 21:38:55 | More by Jason1337
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firstlighthiker

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

10-02-2013 16:24:04 | More by firstlighthiker
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JamLand

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

10-02-2013 02:38:27 | More by JamLand
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JohnQVD

New York

4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours black with a light, almost purplish head that slowly slides down the glass. It smells heavily of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices, particularly nutmeg, with a touch of cream cheese frosting. The taste is fantastic, featuring dark malt and a solid pumpkin flavor. The spices are less prominent in the taste, though there is a touch of spice in the finish. Feel is medium-heavy with light carbonation and just a bit of bite. The alcohol is present and warming, but it doesn't feel hot or boozy.

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2013 02:26:30 | More by JohnQVD
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whatname

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-02-2013 01:42:49 | More by whatname
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

10-02-2013 01:42:37 | More by RobertColianni
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CaptDavyJones

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-02-2013 01:09:33 | More by CaptDavyJones
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srgj88

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-02-2013 01:04:20 | More by srgj88
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Stein1274

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-02-2013 00:29:28 | More by Stein1274
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Tsar_Riga

Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.8%

10-02-2013 00:01:24 | More by Tsar_Riga
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M1A2

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-01-2013 23:50:22 | More by M1A2
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utopiajane

New York

4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep rich brown with varying shades of mahogany. Not quite opaque and not thick in the pour. Has a fat tan head of foam that leaves sheets of wet lace as you drink and constantly refreshes.

Nose is a pumpkin pie delight. Warm slice of pie with buttery crust. Allspice and nutmeg plus a touch of vanilla Deep toasted roasty malt steal the show on the nose by yielding up a lush sweetness and and a deep roasted earthy scent that brings in a little coffee. No alcohol on the nose.

Taste is excellent. The actual pumpkin flavor is mellow but this is a bold stout. It has plenty of spice to greet the palate and a silky sweetness from the malt that is not as strong as you might think. The roast is deep and has a bit of brown sugar on it. It has a dry earthy taste with a touch of bitter right in the middle to take you to a drying warm finish. Boozy and full bodied. The malt steals the show on the palate with it's intense bold flavor. Body is not thick or heavy, carbonation is moderate.

This is well done. Very well done.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 18:07:04 | More by utopiajane
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iL0VEbeer

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

10-01-2013 17:49:55 | More by iL0VEbeer
Warlock from Southern Tier Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,159 ratings.