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Warlock - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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89
very good

1,146 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,146
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 13.6%
Wants: 41
Gots: 119 | FT: 8
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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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
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abkayak

New York

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-01-2013 13:43:18 | More by abkayak
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Hallertau

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

10-01-2013 03:03:47 | More by Hallertau
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Neorebel

New Jersey

4.29/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

WARLOCK... when I saw this in my local store I was ecstatic. I am a big fan of Pumking, Creme Brulee, 2x Stout, and so forth. Could this be a the best blend of imperial stout and premium pumpkin beer bottled? The answer is... sort of. As a spoiler for this entire review I will come right out and say, like many others have, that this tastes a lot like standard Pumking. I'd love to do a side-by-side next time. But anyway, on with the review. The color is a dark, oily brown, with an initial bubbly tan head, that subsides somewhat quickly. The aroma is incredible, with warm oatmeal, cookies, pumpkin pie and vanilla icing, and notable spices. The taste is very very similar to the aroma. It's a tad more roasty than the scents let on, but not as much as say, if you floated some pumpkin ale on top of Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout. The feel is moderate and somewhat warming. The finish actually has more hops wrapped up in it than the original Pumking. It's pleasantly bitter, having traces of dark chocolates and complex hop flavors. This is precisely the part that makes it an exceptional beer in it's own right. Don't hesitate to grab it off the shelf.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 02:37:53 | More by Neorebel
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Bung

Michigan

3.31/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

22oz. Burghundy red pour, thin layer of white that retains pretty well.

Aroma, Pure nutmeg and allspice. Pumpkin pie. If you like these things, it is quite potent.

Taste, Not nearly as Pumpking as the nose. Spices are strong up front, along with the butterscotch sweetness. A bitter roast and some dark chocolate attempt to impart some stout qualities. Finishes mostly dry with the little bitter anise bite.

Solidly medium body, but the carbonation is a bit high and scratchy. This would be improved with a lower level to try and impart some creaminess. A little more warming than I was expecting, but not terriblly so.

Borderline an imperial stout, but not as bad as I was expecting. Worth a try at least once.

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2013 02:29:10 | More by Bung
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FriedSlug

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

10-01-2013 02:07:06 | More by FriedSlug
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camartin27

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

10-01-2013 01:34:33 | More by camartin27
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

10-01-2013 01:00:32 | More by Kevincredible
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FlussigkeitMut

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

09-30-2013 23:43:51 | More by FlussigkeitMut
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OhioBobcat

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

09-30-2013 23:18:24 | More by OhioBobcat
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jayp82

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-30-2013 22:04:12 | More by jayp82
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spark3148857

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

09-30-2013 17:23:54 | More by spark3148857
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brycevolk

Ohio

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-30-2013 16:31:22 | More by brycevolk
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CreightonSM

New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

09-30-2013 16:14:27 | More by CreightonSM
Warlock from Southern Tier Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,146 ratings.