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Warlock - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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89
very good

1,332 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,332
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 3.98
pDev: 13.57%
Wants: 64
Gots: 206 | FT: 13
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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thegerm87

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

10-13-2013 13:11:11 | More by thegerm87
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Dirtinabottle

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

10-13-2013 12:26:23 | More by Dirtinabottle
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

10-13-2013 09:19:51 | More by RedneckBeerz
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Ironcityblackand

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +0.5%

10-13-2013 06:48:39 | More by Ironcityblackand
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tviz33

New York

4.4/5  rDev +10.6%

A- Pours completely black with barely any head.

S- Pumpkin and spice and everything nice! Really it just smells like a nice pumpkin ale with more coffee and chocolate. Really quite nice.

T- This is one of the most complex flavors profiles I've had in a while. Pumpkin, chocolate chips, cinnamon, nutmeg, coffee. YUM.

M- Lighter bodied than expected. Medium feel I suppose. Drinkability is off the charts. Carbonation is just right.

O- If you are lucky enough to stumble upon this, pick it up!

10-13-2013 05:58:37 | More by tviz33
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sudsy2drunk

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +19.3%

10-13-2013 04:58:00 | More by sudsy2drunk
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

10-13-2013 02:52:08 | More by bigfnjoe
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Nferretti89

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%

10-13-2013 02:33:34 | More by Nferretti89
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MidwestBA

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

10-13-2013 02:30:43 | More by MidwestBA
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parksed24

New York

2/5  rDev -49.7%

10-13-2013 01:54:20 | More by parksed24
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asabreed

New York

4.3/5  rDev +8%

Bomber poured into a 10 oz. Samuel Smith nonic glass.

Appearance: I thought this would be more opaque and in the stout territory, but it's more like a lighter porter in its appearance, with dark red amber colors that get a little lighter when you hold the glass up to the light. The reddish and mocha-colored head hangs on nicely, leaving nice droplets of lacing around the bulbous part of the glass.

Smell: Kind of basically Pumking with a little bit more minor roastiness and char aromas. I hate to break it down so simply, but that's the case here, folks. Good caramel, graham cracker, candy corn, buttered popcorn, and other malt sweetness from the caramel malt I imagine. And as said, there's a bit of roastiness, but it's not something like, say, of Choklat was mixed with Pumking. But I'm such a fan of Pumking that I can't really see anything wrong with this, and that it's so close helps that.

Taste: Again, more like a porter was mixed with Pumking instead of a stout like Mokah or Choklat (though, come on, Southern Tier, let's see what happens with that...). The Pumking flavors are all there: caramel sweetness, buttered popcorn, candy corn, spices and pureed pumpkin -- but the back end of the finish gets slightly roasted, which leaves minor char and lingering berries, which mixes nicely with all the pumpkin flavors.

Mouthfeel: Medium to heavy-bodied, though the darkness doesn't change all that much here, and if anything, it's minor. I know some folks find this to be a bit cloying, but I think the hops do enough to balance things out, and the roastiness and char dial back some of the possible cloying nature of it, making it pretty balanced as far as the feel goes.

Overall: A good experiment, and one that I really enjoy (and I imagine folks who enjoy Pumking as much as I do will probably say the same thing), though if this experiment with Pumking keeps happening, I'd go bigger, darker, and experiment more with it. I may buy another bottle or two if it's still around in the upcoming weeks. Not groundbreaking, but again, a pretty cool experiment, and though it doesn't change this into an entirely different beer, it brings out some different qualities and nuances that are always welcomed when you try and tweak a very solid beer in any respect, more often than not, that is.

10-13-2013 01:37:25 | More by asabreed
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smutty33

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -18.3%

10-13-2013 01:33:20 | More by smutty33
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seplo

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

10-13-2013 01:25:05 | More by seplo
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osuskin

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

10-12-2013 23:39:52 | More by osuskin
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -12.1%

10-12-2013 23:33:44 | More by Dactrius
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BMMillsy

Florida

3.61/5  rDev -9.3%

Bottle from Tipples. Pours a dark brown with creamy off white head. Aroma is big nutmeg, cinnamon, roast, some nutty aroma. Pretty much smells like Pumking. Flavor is heavy spice with the nutmeg and cinnamon, but really nicely finished with a creamy sweet whipped cream pumpkin flavor. Creamy medium-heavy mouthfeel with medium highish carbonation. Lingering vanilla cream and nutmeg on the palate. I love the creamy mouthfeel and whipped cream flavor going on, but the nutmeg just cuts through this way too hard. I have the same issue with Pumking--who wants to drink liquid nutmeg? I don't get it.

10-12-2013 23:02:13 | More by BMMillsy
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

2/5  rDev -49.7%

10-12-2013 22:58:54 | More by BarrytheBear
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dllman25

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +0.5%

10-12-2013 21:55:03 | More by dllman25
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Beerdudenumberone

Indiana

4/5  rDev +0.5%

10-12-2013 20:06:04 | More by Beerdudenumberone
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c64person

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +6.8%

10-12-2013 19:46:38 | More by c64person
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Lynn

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

10-12-2013 18:33:25 | More by Lynn
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Jimbobebop

Illinois

4/5  rDev +0.5%

10-12-2013 17:57:36 | More by Jimbobebop
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jkball01

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

10-12-2013 17:49:41 | More by jkball01
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shoobie25

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -5.8%

10-12-2013 17:26:29 | More by shoobie25
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let8it8grow

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.1%

10-12-2013 17:18:45 | More by let8it8grow
Warlock from Southern Tier Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,332 ratings.