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Fisherman's Pumpkin Stout - Cape Ann Brewing Company

Fisherman's Pumpkin StoutFisherman's Pumpkin Stout

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BA SCORE
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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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stevehoeschele

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2014 04:29:48 | More by stevehoeschele
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

4.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on December 23, 2013.

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

The aroma is both forward and subtle at the same time if that makes sense. I pick up the dark baked malts, dark fruit, yeast, as well as the cinnamon and nutmeg pumpkin spices. Nothing explosive or in your face but overall a fine varied nose.

Medium body.

Those dark malts and pumpkin spices are even more laid back in the taste but they blend together very well and bring out a very roasty-toasty feel.

I love a good stout and merging it together with the pumpkin spices of fall make this exceptionally good.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 17:55:44 | More by puboflyons
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bark

Sweden

3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

The taste is smooth with spicy Christmas notes and Coca-Cola: Cloves, cinnamon, bitter oranges, ginger. Sweet soda-like flavours. Hints of chocolate, cocoa and liquorice. Medium body. The aftertaste is less straggly with cinnamon, pumpkins, bitter oranges, molasses and figs. There is almost no bitterness. The finish is sweet with mild spices.

The carbonation is mild, the many small bubbles are long-lived, they cerate some foam in the mouth. The liquid is smooth.

Lots of spices in this one. I would consider it as a Christmas brew. Good balance and no off-flavours.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 17:42:32 | More by bark
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tkelley

Massachusetts

3.69/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A -- dark black. Pillowy tan head with good retention. Nice lacing.

N -- fall spices and roasty malts.

T -- fall spices. Roasty malts. Pumpkin flavor. Very well balanced.

M -- medium bodied and smooth.

O -- love the idea. Love that it isn't over the top spicy or boozy. Very good. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2013 19:43:25 | More by tkelley
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dar482

New York

4.38/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours out pitch black with a huge huge 3 finger tan head.

The aroma has roasty malt, sweet grainy pumpkin, spices, cinnamon, a bit of chocolate.

The flavor follows with roasty malt, chocolate, and coffee. The beer melds perfectly into pumpkin and the spices along with earthy bitterness on the end.

I do somewhat wish it was a bigger bolder beer, but then, I'm also so impressed by how well the beer is crafted (stout and pumpkin integration).

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 16:18:49 | More by dar482
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mitch3114

New York

4.39/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- very dark, almost black. Off-white head to about an inch. After a few minutes, it subsided into a ring around the edge of my glass.

S- roasted malts, yeast? Sweet fermented fruits, raisins, some faint hints of spice. cinnamon, brown sugar. I can faintly smell the alcohol.

T- A little fruity, some chocolate, some sweetness, roasted malt, some faint hops, not detecting any spices or-wait, is this a pumpkin beer? I am not detecting any pumpkin.

M- A little chewy, quite nice. Not too carbonated, smooth and creamy.

O- Overall this is a great stout. A really great stout. However, it just tastes like...a great stout. I cannot taste and pumpkin or even any spices. Because of that I am taking some points off as it's not really consistent with the style (pumpkin ale, or pumpkin stout) as it doesn't show any signs of pumpkin flavor. I would recommend this highly though if you would like a nice stout with a higher ABV. It is just shy of an imperial stout, which is nice as you might be able to drink two or three of these in a night, which is hard to do with an imperial stout...unless you are drinking to get drunk...but then you probably wont be drinking an imperial stout for that.

FYI, I am eating a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup and it pairs really well!

Serving type: bottle

10-10-2013 20:10:38 | More by mitch3114
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oberon

North Carolina

3.81/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours into a becker a deep dark chocolate color with a nice creamy beige head that never really completely settles,just a nice creamy mass with a few broken rings of lace left behind.Aromas pumpkin pie spice,chocolate,and mild coffee roast.A fucll creamy feel in the mouth,it glides down very easy,cinnamon and nutmeg on the palate with roast playing a backup role,a little chocolate in the finish.It is just a tad sweet for me to be considered great but the feel is top notch and it has nice flavors.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 20:26:20 | More by oberon
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lambpasty

Massachusetts

3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a heavy beer mug.

A - Began as a deep mahogany brown that quickly turned to an ebony shade after a few ounces were int he mug. a 2.5 finger crown of sudsy foam capped the pour and slowly receded down to a 0.5 finger foam that tended to remain through the whole experience. Decent lacing bordering on weak, leaving a few wispy layers every inch or so along the glass.

S - Pumpkin right in the face, followed by the expected pie spices of nutmeg, cinnamon. A bit of toasted pie crust is followed by some ashy caramel and vanilla, reminiscent of a campfire marshmallow that's been toasted 2 seconds too long.

T - The taste is actually a bit less complex than the nose suggested to me; all of the flavors were there and mingled well, but there was a noted lack of over-complexity in such a way that every flavor stood out at different stages of the quaff. First off comes pumpkin and toasted crust, followed by the expected spices once again and perhaps a bit of molasses. Dark fruit comes for a brief driveby and is quickly surpassed by vanilla, clove and toasted crust once again. Finishing the swallow is a nice blend of what I would describe as a vanilla pumpkin custard, smoothing out an fading into a typical creamy, malty stout finish.

M - Typical stout here, maybe a bit on the lighter end. It holds it's own and isn't a slouch per-se with a good smooth, creamy feel throughout, however for me personally I could have stood it to be a bit thicker.

O - Overall a solid stout and a nice addition to the ranks of New England pumpkin beer offerings. It's got enough pumpkin for the pumpkin lovers but not too much on the palette to scare away those just looking for a malt-forward fall brew. I won't go on a witch hunt for it, but if I happened to see it I'd likely buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2013 23:58:46 | More by lambpasty
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themind

New Jersey

3.34/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The appearance of this beer was very good, pitch black with a nice mocha colored head. The aroma was pumpkin and not much else. The mouthfeel was nice but slightly over carbonated but is smooth and creamy. The taste has several things going on, subtle pumpkin, nutmeg and other spices along with possibly some chocolate. Its hard to put a finger on what this beer resembles. That said over all even though the base stout is slightly weak this beer is worth drinking.

Bottom Line: Interesting beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 21:56:09 | More by themind
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.15/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle into a wine glass.

A: Pours a very dark brown color. The head is a one finger khaki shade with surprisingly good retention. Good rings of lacing are left on the glass, too.

S: Smells like a pumpkin ale. It's reasonably well-spiced, but not extraordinarily so. I also pick up a little bit of caramel sweetness. Not much stout qualities come through, though, and that's a bit of a problem.

T: Again, this is supposed to be a pumpkin stout, so where's the stout part? I pick up mostly opening cinnamon/nutmeg with a touch of finishing caramel. Having said that, I actually get a touch of actual gourd character - and that's pretty rare in a pumpkin ale (weird, eh?) It's a bit imbalanced in terms of how the spice character overpowers the malt flavors, also.

M: The only suggestion that this is a stout is in the mouthfeel, which is both creamy on the front end and mildly dry on the back end. Carbonation is a bit high for the style, though. It really has a wonderful feel, but the thickness doesn't do the drinkability any favors.

O: This is just another pumpkin ale I'm not terribly enthused by, and the stout part is a letdown. However, it's not bad - it feels great in the mouth and isn't undrinkable. It's just kind of boring is all. Worth trying, but I won't buy again.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2013 20:51:20 | More by ThisWangsChung
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

2.8/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

What does a fisherman have to to with pumpkins anyway?

Poured from a 12oz. bottle with no freshness info.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown with a fizzling, bubble head that doesn't stick around long enough. Not much traces are left either.

Smell: Nutmeg, allspice, hint of cinnamon, some roasted malt and a bit of pumpkin flesh.

Taste: Compared to the aroma, this is quite disappointing. Bit of roasted malt, lots of caramel(?), muted spices and an afterthought of pumpkin. Tastes more like an amber ale than a stout.

Mouthfeel: Bit of high carbonation, watery, not stout-like, thin.

Overall: What is this? You call yourself a stout, you better back it up and this doesn't. Did someone switch the labels from another beer? Nothing about this resembles a stout. Spices are present but this is more of a red/amber ale. False advertising and a pass.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2012 02:52:12 | More by papat444
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a small snifter.

Thanks to cbeer88 for this bottle!

Reviewed blind as part of Blind BIF 7. This stuff pours a very dark black brown, an inky cola, topped by a finger of dusty khaki foam. The nose comprises brown sugar, light cinnamon, clove, and light cocoa powder. The taste holds notes of cola, brown sugar, molasses, light hickory smoke and clove. The body is a light medium, with a moderate carbonation and a thinly smooth feel. Overall, a nice little stout. I suppose the smoke character I got was actually some toasted pumpkin seeds or something, but it doesn't really matter all that much. If this stuff were a smidge thicker, this would be some great beer-age.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2012 04:19:07 | More by TMoney2591
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abraxel

Michigan

2.45/5  rDev -34.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Tasted blind as part of Blind BIF 7, courtesy of ShogoKawada. Poured into a snifter.

A - Near-black with lots of chestnut highlights, and a fizzy head that quickly drops to a ring. No persistent lacing to speak of.

S - Coffee roastiness (can't tell if it's actual coffee or just roasty malt), meaty smoke, and maybe a touch of fruity sweetness. Interesting... I'm a little hesitant, but it's growing on me. I'm tentatively guessing a smoked porter, but I doubt it'll be so simple.

T - Buhh, not what I was hoping for. It doesn't have all that much flavor, and what's there isn't all that great. A little acrid bitterness, a backdrop of cola, and a light coating of ash (or something). It's not a drainpour, but I'm not lovin' it.

M - Pretty thin, with minimal carbonation. The lingering ashiness doesn't help much.

Overall... not a fan! I have no idea what this is (I'll guess it's supposed to be some variation of porter?), but I can tell you I won't be looking for it again.

Non-blind thoughts:
Gotta say, got neither pumpkin nor stout (nor fisherman, but I doubt that's an ingredient) from this beer. I'm pretty sure dat ash was actually the added spices (now that I know, I can pick up some cinnamon and nutmeg, maybe) but that doesn't change my impression.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2012 22:44:38 | More by abraxel
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gcamparone

Rhode Island

4.01/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A- Dark brown body with cherry highlights. Medium white head that reduces to a very thin white ring.

S- Toffee, toasted malt, roasted malt. Light pumpkin pie in the background.

T- Definitely a dry stout. I'm not getting much pumpkin, just lots of smokey, coffee, and chocolate notes. Slightly watery.

M- Thin with medium high carbonation. Odd for a stout

Nicely crafted. Could use more pumpkin, good stout nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2012 20:52:03 | More by gcamparone
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

well, the bottle dropped right out of my hand as soon as the cap pried off and i spilled 3/4 of the 12oz bottle all over myself and the floor.
what was left from the bottle poured a deep brown/black with no head at all.
the smell is mainly of pumpkin spices, with a strong whiff of milk chocolate!
there's not much flavor of pumpkin but it is faintly there as a backdrop.. more noticeable are subtle roasty flavors from the toasted grains, chocolate, coffee.

again, from the accident, i can't tell if this is just an undercarbonated beer or it's flat because of the fall to the ground. either way, what i'm drinking right now is almost flat, and as far as stouts are concerned, this is a light one.. medium body but very watery texture.

overall, i feel i should get another bottle and see how it compares. not proud of myself for spilling this all over the place.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 03:56:05 | More by facundoCNB
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Lordquackingstic

New York

3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Deep, dark black with an off white head. Lacing is medium.

S: Dark chocolate and pumpkin pie spices.

T: Burnt chocolate with a bunch of roasty pumpkin pie spices. Little bit of a coffee aftertaste. Malt sweetness is medium and the spices are pretty well balanced.

M: Long and smooth finish, medium-low carbonation.

O: This is my first pumpkin stout, and I really don't know why there aren't more of these. These spices work so well with the huge maltiness of stouts. Very enjoyable on a cold autumn night.

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 02:15:55 | More by Lordquackingstic
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ianjsullivan

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

ST: 12oz poured into a pint glass.

A: A very dark, almost black, brown with a fluffy dark brown head that quickly settles into wisps of foam.

S: Mellow malt and sweet pumpkin with a slight hint of espresso bean.

T: Starts malty with a hint of sour, bitter coffee. Some pumpkin joins in the middle, and the finish displays some alcohol with some earthy notes from the pumpkin.

M: Medium and dry

O: The stout and the slight pumpkin really take over the flavor profile; the spices take a seat in the back of this beer. The roasted malt has some moments of sweetness, but, the earthy pumpkin and bitter coffee keep the stout honest.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2012 18:56:12 | More by ianjsullivan
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ksimons

New York

3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-very very dark brown with just the slightest chestnut highlights and a fingers worth of tan head

S-dark malts, molasses, coffee, vanilla, and light amount of pumpkin pie spices. Not getting much pumpkin in the smell.

T-taste is mostly stout, roasted malt, roasted coffee, and light chocolate. I am really not getting much pumpkin taste or even the typical pumpkin pie spices that I got in the smell. It is still a nice tasting stout but I don't know if I would call it a pumpkin stout.

M-medium body, light to medium carbonation, leaves a dry roasted taste in the mouth

Overall I am not getting much pumpkin out of this beer. Still a pretty decent tasting beer, just not what I was expecting.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2012 23:13:47 | More by ksimons
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Maxwell

Massachusetts

3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a light black, if that makes any sense…There is a definite ruby tint to it if you hold it up to the light, but overall it is a black color with a nice light sand-dune-tan head that turns into a scrim quickly. Carbonation appears healthy within the beer, and judging by the way the light passes through it, I would say it quite clean and free of particles. To sum it all up, the beer looks a little weak for a stout. The beer does, however, smell richly of sweet pumpkins, even from a distance away. The pumpkin fruit is rich and pungent, but below it can be smelled some nice roasty malts and hint of chocolate. The pumpkin smell does turn a little vegetal the more you sniff, but I suppose that is expected when you use a vegetable…

The beer tastes rich and chocolaty, with much fainter hints of the pumpkin than there was in the smell. Roasted malts are also present, but there is a lingering hint of metal that mixes with the pumpkin and brings down the overall enjoyment of this beer. The spices are also rather faint in the beer until the aftertaste where they ring out as cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg, though they too could be contributing to the metallic tinge. Mouthfeel is slightly prickly and quite thin, though it thickens a little if swished around the mouth. The tongue is left pretty clean, with just a hint of saliva and a little roasted dryness at the back of the throat. Overall this beer is a little disappointing. I’ve had the imperial pumpkin stout, and it by far surpasses it in everything, as might be expected, but it seems like the stout is just missing something that shouldn’t be missing. I liked my initial sips of this, but as it grew in my mouth it brought a weird metallic taste that I couldn’t shake. It is a cool next step for the style of the pumpkin beer, and I still think it’s worth a taste, but I would recommend the imperial pumpkin stout over the plain stout if you’re looking for good flavoring.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2012 01:15:14 | More by Maxwell
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BigCheese

Massachusetts

4.38/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle fresh to death,

A: Pours a deep brown just lighter than black. Opaque, thin head dissaptes quickly.

S: Yum, fresh pumpkin, some roasted chocolatey malts, maybe hints of pumpkin pie spices.

T: Juicy Sweet Pumpkins right of the bat, pie crust, some pumpkin pie spices but there subdued. More of a sweeter stout. Tons of pumpkin flavor throughout. More chocolate than coffee stout base.

M: Low Carbonation, Silky Smooth body, real smoth. ABV hardly present.

O: Really awesome pumpkin brew. Highly recommended, nice change from typical Pumpkin Ales. My favorite non imperial pumpkin ale.

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2012 23:57:28 | More by BigCheese
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Greywulfken

New York

3.73/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: deep dark brown, almost black body, quick small head

S: well, some roasted notes, some espresso notes, not enough pumpkin or sweet spice

T: tasted by and large like a vegetal stout, the pumpkin added additional dryness without adding bitterness; bitter espresso flavors mellowed by the pumpkin flavors

M: medium body, tongue-coating bitters, some vegetal aftertaste

O: not impressed; I enjoy imperial pumpkin ales and stouts, but this was my first pumpkin stout and it was okay - not a rebuy for me, but it wasn't a bad beer

Serving type: bottle

09-15-2012 00:52:41 | More by Greywulfken
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OleJohnnieAle

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark brown with a half finger of head that fell quickly into a nice collar. No lacing left behind.

S: A smokey malt start followed by a pumpking and nutmeg note. Bit of cinnamon at the end. Smokey roasted malt is over powering up front.

T: Bit more sublte than I was expecting from the smell. The flavor is primarily the roasted mald as the nose would suspect. Harder to find the pumpkin than I would have thought it would be since it is a pumpkin ale. Nothing over powering here... almost seemed watered down.

M: Seemed watered down so very light, smooth. Well balanced as nothing was overpowering.

O: I was hoping for a bigger flavor but that being said, this was still a good tasting beer but was much more subtle flavor than I was hoping for.

Serving type: bottle

01-08-2012 23:25:54 | More by OleJohnnieAle
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thain709

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Poured a dark brown body with a tan, one finger head...the head fell to a wispy cap and left a little lacing

S - This smells like fall...pumpkin pie baking in the oven...cinnamon and chocolate

T - The roasted malts jump out first and are present throughout the entire beer...dark, roasted chocolate comes out towards the middle adding some depth to the beer...there is an underlying fleshy pumpkin flavor that lets you know this is a pumpkin beer...the spice bill creeps in at the end creating pumpkin pie-like flavors...there is an ever-so-slight hop bite right at the end

M - Medium bodied...soft carbonation...watery...spicy, roasty, and slightly hoppy

O - I just found out there is an imperial version of this beer...I'd like to try that one because this Pumpkin Stout was one of my favorites this year...a great nose, nice flavor profile, could use some help with the finish

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2012 15:43:45 | More by thain709
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metter98

New York

3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is very dark amber (near black) in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a quarter-finger beige head that died down but consistently left wispy patterns of bubbles on the surface and a thick ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: There are light to moderately strong aromas of pumpkin and pumpkin spices in the nose
T: Much like the smell, the taste has balanced flavors of pumpkin and pumpkin spices along with hints of roasted malts from the stout.
M: It feels medium-bodied, quite smooth and somewhat creamy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: The beer is very easy to drink and is a nice hybrid of a stout and a pumpkin ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2011 04:35:58 | More by metter98
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A very dark brown pour with a foamy chocolate milk head. Pretty decent retention and lacing.

S: Surprisingly subtle. Little bit of roasted malt and just a touch of pumpkin. Can't really even detect any pumpkin spice - maybe a touch of nutmeg?

T: Lots of roasted malt up front, followed by some nice pumpkin and nutmeg. Maybe a little allspice? Very interesting combo.

M: Smooth and creamy.

O: Nice departure from your typical pumpkin ale. The roasted malt really compliments the pumpkin flavor. Super smooth and drinkable too.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 05:42:53 | More by Dope
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84 out of 100 based on 427 ratings.