Warlock | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
stbcbeer.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Fall

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.

Added by MasterSki on 09-19-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,468
Reviews:
430
Ratings:
3,119
pDev:
13.53%
Bros Score:
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Photo of Paul_Apsley
4.36/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JoeLacy
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tp1962
4.79/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Zaktcc
4.46/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of stortore
3.71/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22 ounce bottle into a snifter. Had 10/12/17.

Pours dark, mostly opaque, with a half inch head and a little soapy lacing. Smells of spices, malt, pumpkin, light chocolate. The taste is malt, spices, more chocolate than the nose, some vanilla, pumpkin, a light bitterness. A little harsh, good medium body, appropriately carbonated.

Had this once before, it’s about what I remember. It’s okay, doesn’t thrill me. It should be better. Priced less than it used to be, so I guess it’s worth a try when you look at it that way.

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Photo of rudiecantfail
4.2/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into a Chimay chalice.

L---Dark brown with a touch of ruby around the edges. Average off-white head that had minimal retention, but did leave trails of lacing.

S---Pumpkin spices are predominant. Thick & malty.

T---Pumpkin spices are very much in the forefront. You can still definitely tell it's a stout. Malt & chocolate are there. Holy crap, I just realized it's 10.0% ABV. You really don't notice. Nice job hiding that Southern Tier.

F---Creamy. Thick. Mildly carbonated.

O---I'm not the biggest fan of pumpkin flavored beer, but I tried to rate it based on what it is trying to do rather than on my personal preferences. That said, it's about as good a pumpkin beer as I've had. I enjoyed it and would definitely have another. Very tasty. Good thing it's thick, so you won't pound them.

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Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
4.37/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Haybeerman
4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of themayorkoch
4.64/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Cunny123
4.88/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of guzzleacoldone
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.93/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MichialTanner1
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jstarr2517
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of durwood64
3.81/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopsAreDaMan
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bomber, 2017.

I have had enough imperial stouts (let alone, stouts) to know this is NOT an imperial stout. It doesn't pour as dark, it doesn't have the same creamy, heavy body, nor does it have the same rich, roasted flavor profile as an imperial stout. Instead, it seems to me, to be, however, a darkened version of Pumking, with a distinctive aroma and flavor profile similar to Pumking; and as such, it is a very good beer.

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Photo of Lonewolfwmv
3.08/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of seakayak
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerucee
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice pumpkin!

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Photo of Kevin72
3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of probert
2.78/5  rDev -30.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of hogrider
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Act25
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not realizing this was a pumpkin beer, I grabbed it on the way to the ferry, and found it one of the more acceptable pumpkin beers, by way of the intense roast and imperial heft. Fall veg beers tend to excel in the heft /imperial format and lag in the lower abv formats.
a) Perfect malt smoke black with a tan lasting and lacing head.
s) Perfect smokey malt with char balanced by sugary caramel, pumpkin flesh, and spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, honey.
t) Follows the ample aroma but a bit too dominated by pumpkin spice and honey, also finished a bit too charry like burnt toasted marshmallows.
f) Too sticky like toasted marshmallows, but other wise good heft and balanced between sweet and char.
o) One of the best pumpkin beers of 2017 for me.

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Photo of Griffin2
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a snifter.
L - Pours a dark brown, almost black, with a slight tan head.
S - Smells of pumpkin pie.
T - Taste of pumpkins and roastiness.
F - Medium body and mildly carbonated.
O - This is a mildly sweet stout. Would be a great beer for after thanksgiving dinner.

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Warlock from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 3,119 ratings