Dallas has few diversions other than eating, drinking and shopping.....and shopping does not interest us.
So we spend our time hopping from restaurant to restaurant and to every pub that we can find in search of the perfect meal and the perfect beer.

We randomly review restaurants and bars, dishes and beers at whim and give our brutally honest opinions of our findings. And while we concentrate on Dallas, we travel far and wide to sample cuisine from all regions of the country and beyond.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Beer Review - Warlock

Southern Tier Brewing Company 'Warlock' Imperial Stout - 8.6% ABV

Yes, Halloween is over, but that doesn't mean that all of the beers that we purchased around Halloween are gone.  We tried this beauty as an after dinner treat on Thanksgiving, thinking that the pumpkin in the beer would reinforce the pumpkin pie that we just forced down.  By golly, we were right!

Warlock is another of the high gravity beers that Southern Tier produces in it's Blackwater series.  It is described a double Imperial American Stout, however since they use ale yeast the stout moniker may be a stretch.  They also use two types of hops, 4 kinds of malts and pumpkin in the mix. 

The color is, as you would expect of a stout, black, with a slight hint of dark red.  It pours thick and has moderate carbonation and you will smell the roasted malts and pumpkin.  The flavor is almost overpowering and the mouth feel is smooth and velvety, thick, rich, nice.  Imagine throwing a piece of pumpkin pie in the blender with some chunks of dark chocolate.  Wait, you can't blend that mess, better dump in some coffee liquor as well.  There, that's it.  The flavor is similar to their Pumking, but not quite a hoppy, a bit sweeter and definitely thicker.  As that it is a slow drink we noticed that the flavor improved as the beer warmed and probably best at around 50 degrees.

Southern Tier Brewing Company
2072 Stoneman Circle
Lakewood, New York 14750

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