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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:
987
Trade:
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Ratings: 3,106 |  Reviews: 428
Photo of GiselesGazelle
3.96/5  rDev -0.5%
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 -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pro_Magnon
3.9/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jdhilt
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
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 +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Chipotle
3.48/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EmeraldSea44
4/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IronLover
3.56/5  rDev -10.6%
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 +6.5%
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 -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NyBeerBro
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Marzen_Fan
3.94/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aclockworkchris
4.15/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cwkash
3.99/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KarlHvK
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jwilcox767
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Dark brown opaque pour, little head.
S - Pumpkin/gourds, spices, roasted malts.
T - Pumpkin is definitely up front, closely followed by savory spices. Considering the 10% ABV, the booze bite is very minimal.
M - Considering that this is an imperial stout, it is surprisingly light/medium bodied. booze combined with spiciness does give it a unique feel.
O - Pumpkin? Check. Spices? Check. Well balanced and blended? Mmm, not so much. I'm not a big fan of Pumking, and this is slightly better, but I feel like the qualities of an imperial stout were drowned out. I'd drink it again, but not buy it again, especially for $3.50/12oz.

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Photo of brureview
4.06/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark chocolate color with a 1F head in a Stone snifter.
Aroma: excellent pumpkin spice.
Earthy bitterness, not too sharp.
Medium body.
Excellent taste pumpkin spice. Mildly bitter finish.
Good pumpkin beer, although I prefer Pumking.

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Photo of mjgpy3
5/5  rDev +25.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of DMc8ride
3.98/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of edward_boumil
3.78/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pretty rich beer, little head, very dark. Spices work well with it being a stout, but its a bit too sweet for my personal tastes. Overall though great stout, not overly heavy.

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Photo of travelguy
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mancavebeercouch
3.73/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Wizzle32
4.04/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wheels2532
4.13/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveCash
4.22/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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