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Fisherman's Pumpkin Stout - Cape Ann Brewing Company

Fisherman's Pumpkin StoutFisherman's Pumpkin Stout

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427 Ratings
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Ratings: 427
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.83%


Brewed by:
Cape Ann Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
Had been 6.75% ABV.

(Beer added by: WanderingFool on 10-13-2006)
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TheycallmeTim

New York

4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a growler into an American pint glass.

A--Black body that only lightens to a deep brown up to light toward the bottom. Cap is pretty tiny, maybe quarter inch, and thick rich tan cream. Subsides to a skim pretty quick and doesn't leave much on the glass.

S--All pumpkin and malt, with mostly pumpkin. Two roasty flavors that don't compete, happily. There's also a touch of coffee-like acidity, with gives a nice stringent bite to the rounder major aromas.

T--Follows the nose for the most part. Big, big squash flavor, without a lot of that apple cider or pumpkin pie spice--cinnamon, nutmeg, clove, allspice, etc. Really it's almost all orange-fleshed squash, all the time, which makes sense because I don't see the deeper chocolate malt flavors playing real nice with spice. Rather than a slice of pumpkin pie, this is more like having a cup of coffee with a pumpkin chocolate chunk muffin, though the chocolate flavors are much more subdued than the coffee bitterness paired with sweetish pumpkin.

M&D--Not impressive--too thin for a stout, lacks that creamy bulkiness I would have expected. Mouthfeel's fine for a pumpkin ale generally, but not for a pumpkin stout specifically, if that makes any sense at all. Carbonation's low, though, which I enjoy--on cask this sucker would be even better. Drinkability is fine but the ABV seems a little high for a regular stout.

I let the growler sit on the counter for a good hour before pouring the second tasting, and it really opened this beer up, especially that crazy vegetal character you get from the pumpkin. I'd recommend drinking this as warm as you can stand it, and I'd recommend the beer as a whole heartily. This and Smuttynose's contributions are so far my favorites in the style.

Serving type: growler

11-06-2008 19:59:01 | More by TheycallmeTim
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Tan head that requires a little encouragement on the pour, then dissipates. Black; opaque.

Toffee immediately present. Chocolate. Fruitiness--raspberry comes to mind. Little hop prevalence, unless the fruitiness is hop-derived. Not much pumpkin--though detectable, it comes across almost as an off-flavor.

Roastiness upfront, then chocolate, then pumpkin toward the end, with the roasty malt pronounced throughout. Hop flavor at a minimum, with bitterness very well balanced. A little sweet, but not detracting.

Carbonation reignites in the mouth, with a pleasant warmth & creaminess.

Delicious example of an American stout, with the roasted malt and mouthfeel as the key qualities. The pumpkin is an afterthought, however. (I personally like less pumpkin, but this is not enough for the pumpkin beer lover.) I would probably like this beer more as a straight-up stout without the pumpkin.

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It pours jet black with a decent tan head and good lacing clinging to the glass.

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Pumpkin

The colour is deep brown (90 EBC), the liquid is clear and rather thick. The finger thick head is pale brown and compact, it sinks slowly leaving some lacing on the glass.

The smell is spicy and sweet. Roasted notes of chocolate. Cinnamon, cloves, ginger, orange peels and bitter oranges. Some black malt sour flavours, but not very much bitterness.

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Fisherman's Pumpkin Stout from Cape Ann Brewing Company
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