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 Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

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:
#7,844
Reviews:
436
Ratings:
3,135
pDev:
13.53%
 
 
Wants:
138
Gots:
1,003
Trade:
17
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Ratings: 3,135 |  Reviews: 436
Photo of seedyone
4.86/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

From bottle at home. Vintage 2018 day 207 (Jul 20) 20:31. Surprised I haven't declared my experiences with this before now as it is s a must have every year .

Still 24 hours of summer to go & the pumpkin spice plague is upon us. This is one of the main reasons why I have mixed emotions about the changing of the seasons & my personal preferences.

The pour is elegant, the color classic, the aroma inviting & the taste demands another sip. The caveats...the 8.6 ABV & $. Both a touch over my personal indulgence cautions. Even sitting at home, the ease with which this manipulates my inclination and my will are a true test. At $10 for a 12FL bottle, it will remain a luxury.

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Photo of hophugger
3.83/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Very very dark with average head. Aroma of dark chocolate and light creamy pumpkin. Taste is cool and not too heavy with a good, not overpowering taste of pumpkin and cool chocolate. Finish is smooth like whipped cream. Great balance !

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.99/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Vintage 2018"; drank 9/17/18 @ the Yarchives.

Black/brown appearance.

A violent pour yielded a nice tan head; frothy lace.

Pumpkin pie, light roast coffee bean & cream notes in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Pumpkin pie & cream flavors up front; mild light roast coffee bean & faint cinnamon notes on the finish. No booze heat.

Balanced & not too pumpkin pie-heavy; actually, a bit too mild, if anything. I'd have another.

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Photo of Dakin
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Wow. Nose is huge pumpkin pie and banana bread. Smells amazing.

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Photo of matcris
3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

LOOKS: Dark Brown, tan, small head, that slowly fades to a ring. Mild lacing.
AROMA: Canned pumpkin meat, pumpkin spices, a little chocolate, and a little roast. It does not smell like pumpkin pie, but a list of the ingredients
TASTE: Heavy on the spices, and the roasted malt comes through nicely. Well balanced between sweet and bitter. Minor chocolate note.
FEEL: Full carbonation, a little sticky, dry on finish, medium full body. Very nice!
OVERALL: The bitterness does build as you drink, but, it's pleasant mixed with the sweet malts. Spices are really up front in the nose. Glad I tried it, it snag one again next year.

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Photo of SkeletorMessiah
4.7/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of reptile3141
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBass
4.28/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of QuentinDishaw
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Grackos
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid and well balanced. The spices are not overpowering. The base stout is excellent.

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Photo of nicholas2121
4.43/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Warlock brewed by Southern Tier Brewing Company, with an ABV of 8.60% This American Double/Imperial Stout pours into a pint beer glass a deep brown color with a light brown head. This brew almost looks like coffee, not saying that is a bad thing. The smell is rich with roasted grains and malts, along with spices and pumpkin. This brew smells like fall and pumpkin pie. Now for the taste, it is Bold with flavors, you frist pick up on the Roasted grains and malts with pumpkin. Then a nice amount spices, and mild hops. The body of Warlock, is a medium to heavy, but not to heavy. It is really hard to pick up on the 8.60% ABV in this brew, it is just this smooth. There is nothing overpowering about this brew, it has a super nice balance to . The mouth feel is Bold, Roasted, Rich, Spicy, Smooth, and Refreshing. Overall I'm going to give Warlock a 4.25 out if 5. I would definitely look this brew up again giving the opportunity too. Southern Tier Brewing Company, did a super nice job with this brew.

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Photo of GRWhitaker
4.32/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Full bodied, smooth, and unusual, not your typical stout.

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Photo of Nalid66
3.82/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Reverend-Nolan
4.34/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Curt3
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Sirnickatnite
3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DaBeerMann
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of robotic_being
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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Warlock from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 3,135 ratings