Warlock | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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3.99/5
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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:
#4,458
Reviews:
430
Ratings:
3,119
pDev:
13.53%
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Ratings: 3,119 |  Reviews: 430
Photo of EMH73
3.49/5  rDev -12.5%
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 +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Treyliff
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
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 -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbehlar
3.28/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Photo of shelby415
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of MouldyCrow
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
4.16/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of bigpoppa67
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of csnyder83
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MikeWard
4.04/5  rDev +1.3%
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 +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Appearance - very dark brown, able to make out the slightest amber hue when held up to the light. Head and lacing is almost non-existent. If this were in a normal glass, I'd forgive anyone for assuming it was Coca-Cola.

Smell - sweet aroma off the top, hints of sugary caramel, pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, honey.

Taste - toasted malt comes through, true to the description. Pumpkin and honey. There's a sweet quality to this. Actually, are we sure this brew isn't half Coca-Cola? This must be a blend. Finish is lightly bitter, leaving an after taste of burnt popcorn kernel.

Mouth feel - lightly carbonated. Typically, you'd expect a stout to be more full-bodied, but this one is surprisingly light. Almost as if its been watered down.

Overall - this is an imperial stout? For 8.6% ABV, the alcohol is extremely well hidden. Not a bad beer by any means, but it leaves me wishing there was a little something more. Though, I have to say, this one is insanely drinkable. If you want a dark, malty, pumpkin stout that doesn't leave you feeling bloated, this is it.

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

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Pours a one finger khaki head that fades slowly to a ring leaving a no lace. Opaque brown color. Good carbonation and medium bodied. Pumpkin pie nose and flavor follows with almost sweet pumpkin pie, hints of bitterness. Higher ABV, 8.6%, is hidden. $4.50 for a 12oz bottle from Colonial Spirits Acton, Ma.

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Photo of porters4life
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chipotle
3.48/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EmeraldSea44
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IronLover
3.56/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Black on color. Poured with a moderate, creamy, light beige foam with moderate retention. Medium sweet pumpkin and dark malt aromas with light spicy notes. No malt and hop aromas. Medium bodied with a light creamy and boozy warmth near the end. Pumpkin flavors dominate with sweet dark malts in tow. Medium light bitterness through the middle. Finished with sweet malt and pumpkin flavors with light bitter notes. The pumpkin flavor seems almost artificial, much like other pumpkin flavored beers and it overwhelms the overall malt character of this stout. This was okay, pretty easy to drink and unoffensive.

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Photo of mothmanscott
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear brown so deep that it appears black. Garnet hued when held to the light the pour produces a single finger of short-lived tan head which leaves one a hint of lace as it recedes, diminishing completely with no surface cap/mound left behind. Aroma is dark & caramel malts, pie crust, roast, pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, wood & a hint of cocoa. Taste is sweet, dark malt roast, caramel, cocoa, vanilla, sugary with nutmeg, cinnamon, other spice notes & alcohol spice. Pumking Stout! The Stout is overwhelmed by the Pumking but that's kind of what I expected. Actually quite nice. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy bodied with medium carbonation, smooth, wet & tongue coating silky but with a nice lively spice. The alcohol is obvious but less prominent than expected from a 10% ABV.

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Photo of RyanKininger
3.77/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NyBeerBro
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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