Warlock | Southern Tier Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.99/5
3,086 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:
#3,722
Reviews:
422
Ratings:
3,086
pDev:
13.53%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
134
Gots:
980
Trade:
16
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,086 |  Reviews: 422
Photo of BlueKurenai
4.89/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Prue
3.9/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ManBearPat
2.81/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This beer starts out looking great- dark and thick.

It's really hard to be objective here, as I'm not a huge fan of spiced beers, but thought I'd give this pumpkin-spiced, big-boy stout a whirl. Its a completely overly sweet and spiced mess of a beer that I'd feel bad serving to my dog.

SO. DISAPPOINTING.

Easily one of the most vile beers I've ever tried.

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Photo of NilocRellim
3.72/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear, very deep garnet colour. Smells extremely roasty, alcoholic, grainy, cereal malts, pumpkin, nutmeg, molasses, and earthy hops. Tastes malty upfront, cereal malts, pumpkin, spices, toasted grains, molasses cookies, and a lingering earthy-grainy finish.

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Photo of mmorris15
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DraconusDesanctus666
4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber,into a Prairie Artisan Ales snifter.I normally hate pumpkin beers,so here we go.

Thin khaki head that disappears immediately.Brown coming out of the bottle,black after the pour.Dark cloudy brown / black in color,with lots of sediment floating around.Not much light coming through the glass.Lots of heavy,fast moving carbonation for an imperial stout.

On the nose I get alot of pumpkin spices.Also getting some dark malts,and very faint hints of chocolate.Some caramel and toffee too.

On the palate I get a huge dose of pumpkin,with slight hints of chocolate and cocoa nibs.Some dark malts as well.Toffee and caramel slightly showing too.

The body is heavy,with a decent amount of bubbling from the carbonation.

This one surprised me...I typically hate pumpkin beers,but I thought this one was very well blended...Not too over the top on the pumpkin.This is a good imperial stout for the Halloween season.
I'll probably pick this one up again.

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Photo of akopczyk
4.52/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

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

I am not really into pumpkin beers, especially if the pumpkin spice is too strong or taste too artificial. However, this pumpkin beer was quite good in my opinion.

Look: Very dark brown, almost black color, with an inch thick mocca colored head.

Aroma: Pumpkin and perhaps some cinnamon

Taste: Toasty, graham crackers, chocolate, coffee, noticeable but subdued pumpkin spice.

Feel: Creamy and smooth, like a pumpkin pie.

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Photo of Grupatre
3.85/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of braican
3.59/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EN27
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dodo2step
4.15/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- motor oil black with no head and no lacing.

S- malt and pumpkin along with cinnamon.

F- smooth pumpkin with cinnamon notes that complement it nicely...this is well done.

M- smooth and creamy and the notes jive well together.

O- yummy,.......this is a great stout.

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Photo of dditto2
4.17/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrewMaven
4.07/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Near black with the slightest hint of light at the base of the snifter. Thin tan had that dropped to a ring soon thereafter.

Primarily pumpkin and spice on the nose.

Taste runs the same as the aroma with pumpkin in the forefront followed by some roasted malt yet not a hint of the 10% alcohol residing within. The ring leaves some receding lace on the glass.

Semi thick, sticky mouthfeel with minimal carbonation. This borders on dessert in a bottle. Cheers!

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

Photo of FightinIrish88
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ocelot2500
4.27/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep, ebony color with a tight, tan head that leaves little chunks of lacing.

Smells of cinnamon and nutmeg mostly with some underlying roasted notes.

Tastes of the pumpkin spices layered over deep, roasted malt. Spices lead off with notes of cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. This gives way to some vanilla. Malt comes next with coffee and roasted nuts with a bit of cocoa. Sorts of tasted like a ginger snap dipped in coffee. Not particularly sweet. A bit of earthy, roasted bitterness comes towards the end before a bit of spice lingers through the finish.

Mouthfeel is full with a smooth amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is a tasty and interesting beer.

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Photo of Stillhere
4.52/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Purchased a bottle from my local craft beer store on a whim. At first pour, the color is a bit different for a stout. Not bad, just different. The pumpkin has a powerful scent. First impression of taste was shocking. 2nd taste was better. Not the greatest stout I've ever had by far, but it's still pretty good.

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Photo of ROGUE16
3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of MOARBEEEER
5/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of SomethingClever
3.28/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap poured into a shaker pint

A: Dark, black, maybe slight bits of light escaping the edges head was minimal due to the full pour, but it was mocha in color.

S: Like rotted pumpkins, some roasted malts

T: Tastes like roasted pumkin seeds, rotted pumpkin smells like, and some light malts and chocolate.

M: Fairly thin for a stout, drinks more like a brown ale or lager.

O: I have had this before and I believe I was being too harsh on it. Its not a great beer but its a servicable one. Not something you probably want to have more than one, and not something you want to bother with if there are other options.

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Warlock from Southern Tier Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 3,086 ratings
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