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Warlock | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.98/5
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3,106 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Southern Tier Brewing Company
New York, United States
southerntierbrewing.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:
#4,147
Reviews:
428
Ratings:
3,106
pDev:
13.57%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
135
Gots:
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Trade:
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Photo of Jstarr2517
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of durwood64
3.81/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HopsAreDaMan
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
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 -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of seakayak
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerucee
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice pumpkin!

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Photo of Kevin72
3.58/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of probert
2.78/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Photo of hogrider
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Act25
3.94/5  rDev -1%
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 -1.5%
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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Photo of EMH73
3.49/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours pitch black with a thin tan head that faded quickly and left no lacing. Smells like a very sweet pumpkin pie. Taste is where this beer goes south for me quickly as it is extremely clove forward and I do not like cloves. Hiding behind the cloves are cinnamon, pumpkin, brown sugar, nutmeg, sweet roasted malts and vanilla. Medium bodied, lightly carbonated, lighter mouth feel than I would have expected.

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Photo of deac83
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of baggedlunch
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Treyliff
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

2017 vintage
12oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a deep brown color with a one finger foamy off-white head that has short retention

S- smells of dark roasted malt and chocolate up front, with that classic Pumking aroma to follow: Graham cracker pie crust, cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla cream, pumpkin puree, pumpkin pie

T- roasted charred malt up front gives hints of coffee and chocolate. Mid-palate brings out the spicing, with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg & clove. Graham cracker, vanilla cream, and pumpkin puree close it out. Linger of more spices

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and finish

O- a more-toasty version of Pumking that works well with the spices

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Photo of shreead
3.86/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbehlar
3.28/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of shelby415
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MouldyCrow
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.16/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.03/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.05/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of csnyder83
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeWard
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

on tap at the knickbocker tavern in altoona pa on friday night.

pint glass, brown/black body with nice oatmeal colored head. leaves very good lacing. looks like a stout.

getting a good aroma of pumpkin here

taste follows the nose, pumpkin with a little of the spices, good malty background.

mouth is below full, finish is slightly sweet and spicy.

overall, nice drink looks like a stout, tastes like a pumpkin beer. of note is the 10.0abv, which is virtually undetectable, drinker beware.

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Photo of DrederickTatum
4.14/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Warlock from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 3,106 ratings
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