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Warlock - Southern Tier Brewing Company

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1,636 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,636
Reviews: 223
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 14.11%
Wants: 70
Gots: 328 | FT: 16
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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4/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.03/5  rDev +1.5%

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a tulip glass

A- Pours a dark black roast that reveals a dark roast coftee color on the edges when held to the light. A nice high latte head that stays for a good length of time.

S- Smell is just like Pumking, with spices of nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, that linger on the edge of being too much but are just right. Spices seems to mask any light roast that might be there.

T- Tastes just like Pumking as well. Similar to nose but with slightly more roast character. Sweet and spices that are right on the edge of being too strong. The alcohol is hidden by the spices pretty well.

M- Medium heavy mouthfeel.

O- A great pumpkin beer that seems basically the Pumking recipe with some black malt thrown in the boil. Missing the orange luminescent glow that you get with Pumking. Wish would be a bit more stouty with a bit more viscosity, still a great beer though.

PaulyB83, Nov 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Mersh, Nov 01, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev -3.5%

A - Surprisingly a light for a ADS; thick, dark ruby and cola body. Fine bone-white head has low retention and lace.

S - Huge graham cracker pie crust nose with a touch of canned pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

T - Burnt graham cracker, mashed pumpkin, burnt toast, nutmeg, molasses, and a bitter green hop finish.

M - Medium body. Nice smoothness.

O - Had on tap and it tastes almost exactly the same. As advertised, it's a roasty version of pumpking.

vfgccp, Nov 01, 2013
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3.53/5  rDev -11.1%

pours a clear dark brown with thin tan head. smell: pumpkin pie with whipped cream, full on pie just like pumpking. Not much else... taste: coffee, toasted brown bread, caramel, pie spices. bodyis lighter than expected. seems like a style variation that would work well, but this one is just ok.

babaracas, Nov 01, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev +1%

22 oz. bottle
Served in a snifter.

A - This is a very dark beer. I get no light coming through when held to a light. There was a brief mocha head.

S - It smells exactly like Pumking. It smells like pumpkin bread. There are lots of wonderful smells.

T - It tastes exactly like Pumking, if you added a little roasted malt.

M - Pretty thin for an imperial stout.

O - They should just call this Pumpking dark or some variation of that. That's really all it is. I was disappointed with the mouthfeel. I think more chocolate would make this better and more like the dessert beers that the Black Water Series is known. I like this beer, but it needs to differentiate from Pumking more.

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Warlock from Southern Tier Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 1,636 ratings.