Warlock - Southern Tier Brewing Company
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3.94/5 rDev -1%
Dark, but not stout dark. Has a mahogany-red light that passes through. It's a very dark brown, actually. Head sits nicely at a thumb's height. Tan, in color.
Spicy notes of cinnamon and brown sugar turns to gingersnap with a roasty malt backbone that offers molasses and earth. Slight sour pumpkin note, at the same distinction as you would find in Pumking.
A heartier, roastier, and more bitter Pumking. Much drier, due to roast bitterness, with less vanilla and more burnt sugar and hints of ginger. A little medicinal near the middle with a nice bitter outro of earthy/tinny citrus hops (Mt. Hood?). Pumpkin nuances that have light flavor but no vegetable character. Although, there is an herbal finish that keeps the focus. Nice, because it's not overly spicy. You get your cinnamon and allspice, but it's underwhelming. Like it.
Macho ABV but well-disguised. Body craves more texture, feels a little less chewy than I'd have liked. Decently carbonated. Sturdy enough.
Very good for a pumpkin ale. Better than most/any pumpkin stouts I've tried.
10-19-2013 03:55:24 | More by thecheapies
4.51/5 rDev +13.3%
Appearance - pours a dark deep claret. Two fingers of mocha foam, lots of lace.
Aroma - a chalky grain, chocolate, and pumpkin nose. Settles into a nice pumpkiny groove.
Taste - grain and chocolate, somewhere between Tootsie rolls and Hershey's syrup. Super pumpkin and graham cracker flavor. A definite hop bite on the swallow, finishing up dry and pumpkiny.
Mouthfeel - smooth and creamy with a nice fluffy carbonation.
Overall - awesome brew, ST. Awesome good beer at the Halloween beer tasting, but tonight me and the missus enjoyed a bomber just for us.
11-08-2013 04:25:16 | More by brewdlyhooked13
3.31/5 rDev -16.8%
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.
10-01-2013 02:29:10 | More by Bung
4.01/5 rDev +0.8%
Pours a cola brown with some light passage at the edges, minimal head. The nose is very similar to pumking. Heavy graham cracker, pumpkin spice, some chocolate, not a whole lot of roast or stout quality to speak of. Taste is very pumpkin and spice forward with some sweet chocolate at the back. Not nearly as much stout quality as I was hoping for, a touch of bitterness towards the end. Mouthfeel is thin for style with mellow carbonation. Overall, quite tasty but I was hoping for more robust chocolatey flavors.
10-05-2013 01:04:09 | More by homebrew311
3.86/5 rDev -3%
DOB is 9/17/13, only about 4 weeks old.
A: Pours almost-black with a tall and frothy light brown head. Head fades slowly with decent retention. Zero lacing.
S: Whoa, huge pumpkin and pumpkin spice aroma. Nutmeg and cinnamon and allspice I'd say.
T: Lots more pumpkin and mainly the spices as mentioned in the aroma. There is a sweet roasted malt character here now that helps back it up. Some sweet, sugary chocolate primarily. Kinda has a buttery flavor throughout that is odd, not sure if that's intended. Honestly it basically tastes like pumking mixed with a stout, which is probably exactly what it is.
M: Medium bodied and spicy.
O: One hell of a spicy pumpkin stout. A bit unbalanced, it's like a mix of pumking and choklat but they used 80% pumking by accident. Super, super heavy pumpkin pie spices. Even get a bit of creaminess like whipped cream I swear. Pretty good.
10-07-2013 05:05:41 | More by Dope
District of Columbia
4.23/5 rDev +6.3%
Split this with my wife at 10:30 AM on a Saturday morning while watching "Rocky III."
Served in a 3 Stars glass.
A: Didn't pour out of the bottle as thick as I thought it might, but then again, compared to the Marshall Zhukov I had last night, just about everything is thin. Pretty much pitch black after all was said and done. A few mocha bubbles posing as a head.
S: It had the same velvety, graham cracker crust quality as Pumking. Pretty awesome. Pumpkin spices weren't too overpowering.
T: Very, very, VERY similar to Pumking. Seriously, this is basically Pumking with some black food coloring and a bit of char. Damn tasty.
M: Not the overly sweet bomb I was expecting. I wish it were a bit thicker, but that is just personal preference. Virtually no lacing.
O: If you've had Pumking, you've basically had this beer. Still, it was damn tasty.
11-09-2013 15:39:50 | More by Chaney
3.98/5 rDev 0%
Smells just like Pumking. Nose has that vanilla-nutmeg as their famous pumpkin ale. If I was blind, just by scent I’d assume it was Pumking. Thinner bodied than expected. Flavor has a large amount of vanilla notes under the Pumking flavor. Huge nutmeg, pumpkin pie spice, squash, and graham.
11-04-2013 01:08:30 | More by jbaker67
Warlock from Southern Tier Brewing Company
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