Sunday, 28 December 2014

December 4, 2014

272/1253) Home:  Warlock by Southern Tier of New York. U.S.A.:  **;  from Southern Tier's Blackwater series, an imperial stout brewed "to counterpoint our Imperial Pumking";  it weighs in at 8.6%,  which is the same as Pumking;  brewed with spices but no pumpkin as opposed to Pumking which uses both;  for fun I tasted these side by side:  Pumking is clear and the presence of pumpkin and spices is reflected in the nose;  Warlock is dark and opaque and while it lacks pumpkin it tastes of pumpkin pie spices;  flavours associated with stouts like roasty malt makes its presence known at finish with mild chocolate notes;

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