Fisherman's Pumpkin Stout - Cape Ann Brewing Company
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3.63/5 rDev -2.7%
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.
02-18-2014 04:29:48 | More by stevehoeschele
Fisherman's Pumpkin Stout from Cape Ann Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.