Warlock

New York
United States
Southern Tier Warlock
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
90
Aroma:
23 / 24
Flavor:
36 / 40
Appearance:
5 / 6
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

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.

FOOD PAIRINGS: Particularly tasty with spicy BBQ, smoked or roasted foods. Try it as a float with a scoop of organic vanilla ice cream, or paired with a slice of carrot cake.

AVAILABILITY: September release / 22oz / 1/6 keg

Profile

ABV: 
8.6%
Served at: 
48° F
Judges Review 
James Link's picture
Judges Rating:
90
Aroma:
23 / 24
Appearance:
5 / 6
Flavor:
36 / 40
Mouthfeel:
8 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

An Imperial Stout with a new twist. The bouquet had a variety of different aromas, none of which prevailed. A mixture of spices was apparent accompanied by notes of pumpkin pie more than actual pumpkin, which melded together with chocolate and gingerbread. This beer was ink-black in color and opaque with a medium tan head that fell quickly.

Complexity is manifest in this beer as roasted malts combine with fruity esters and hops at higher alcohol levels. This ale was further enhanced by an allspice-like flavor that perfectly complemented the aroma. The body was medium to full, smooth with lower carbonation, and had an obviously higher alcohol level than most pumpkin beers.

An intriguing, well-spiced beer with a punch – perfect for a cool autumn night.

Popular Reviews

Rtsmithjr63's picture

My Score: 
100
Aroma: 
24 / 24
Appearance: 
6 / 6
Flavor: 
40/ 40
Mouthfeel: 
10/ 10
Overall Impression: 
10/ 20
The most Amazing complex flavorful beer I have ever had, My All time favorite brew!