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Fisherman's Pumpkin Stout - Cape Ann Brewing Company

Fisherman's Pumpkin StoutFisherman's Pumpkin Stout

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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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scootny

New York

4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Huge brown head that stays for quite a while and then evaporates. Black brown fluid is impervious to light. Smell is dark a roasty with coffee and and chocolate. Burnt sugar and subtle pumpkin that is savory and inviting. Earthy hops give a nice balance. Taste is full of coffee and chocolate covered mild pumpkin. Some notes of nutmeg and cinnamon. Good roasted malt core has me lovin' this brew. Finish is dry with notes of earth and vanilla and more subtle pumpkinand spice. Feel nice and light like a dry Irish stout and super drinkable. Easy to knock back quite a few of these as the abv is completely hidden. An excellent beer that blossoms as it warms up. Delicious to start and improves with each sip. Thinks I'll get another growler.

Serving type: growler

11-01-2011 22:14:27 | More by scootny
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hopdog

Pennsylvania

4.05/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sampled from Growler courtesy of warriorsoul.

Poured a dark black color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of pumpkins, lighter on the spices, chocolate, roast and lightly smokey. Tastes of pumkins, chocolate, spices, and roast. An interesting and welcomed spin on the pumpkin beers!

Notes from: 10/7/07

Serving type: growler

01-13-2009 15:31:39 | More by hopdog
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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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DIM

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a: This was a very dark brown. It pours with a short lived sticky head.

s: Interesting! Roasty malt aromas with notes of pumpkin pie. Nothing over powering or obnoxious, just enticing.

t: Roasty malts with a little coffee bitterness and some lactose blend with delicately spiced pumpkin pie. I get some all-spice and nutmeg maybe? Very nice balance here.

m: This has a creamy texture and a nice lingering spice tickle.

d: Good stuff from the always excellent joepais via Growling at the Moon. Thanks Joe, this was delicious and unique to me.

Serving type: growler

09-26-2008 09:34:24 | More by DIM
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fdrich29

Massachusetts

4.33/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler filled at the Cape Ann Brewing Company Saturday, August 23, 2008. Review Wednesday, August 27, 2008.

Pours a solid black with tan head. Smells like pumpkin and malt, very rich and deep aroma. Taste is amazing, pumpkin, chocolate, malt. Yum. Very smooth drinking beer, slightest bit of alcohol at the end. Surprisingly smooth, goes down very easily.

Definitely worth trying if you can get your hands on it. Looking forward to finishing up my growler...and then refilling it.

Serving type: growler

08-27-2008 21:09:36 | More by fdrich29
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weeare138

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to warriorsoul for sharing this at Kennett Brew Fest...
Appears black with a fluffy, off white head that slowly fades into a mild head. Sticky chunks of lacing are left.
Smell is of obvious pumpkin, chocolate, coffee, roasted grains, and some sweet caramel. The spices were remarkably toned down in this...quite tame compared to some of the overkilled versions I've had.
Taste is that of the mentioned aromas with the obvious nod to pumpkins and chocolate being in the forefront of the flavors.
Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with the sweetness and cocoa-like bitterness swirling about to an enjoyable brew. One of the better, more tolerable pumpkin beers I've had.

Serving type: growler

10-29-2007 15:33:15 | More by weeare138
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warriorsoul

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A huge thank you to Mike for a chance to try this brew....freshly filled today.
Pitch black with a full two fingers of creamy, tan head with an agressive pour.
Very inviting in the nose...not all pumpkin, although it takes up a lot of the aroma. Some nutmeg too...not a lot of roastiness, which is a good thing for the creative style.
Taste is fantastic...who would have thought this style could be so successful, but the folks at CA pull it off.
Add to the usual pumpkin flavors, a hint of anise, some chocolate with just a small dose of roasty flavor in the aftertaste.
Very clean...extremely drinkable. Mouthfeel is just thick enough to call itself a stout.
Abv is not detected one bit...dangerous if not careful.
The growler is shared w/ friends, and we are all very pleased with the results.
Glad to see this creation will find it's way to local bars and even sixers...will definitely look forward to this one every year.

Serving type: growler

09-13-2007 01:11:40 | More by warriorsoul
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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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CHickman

New York

3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at The Lark in East Northport, NY (last night, 10/30/13); pours pitch black color with a 1 finger tan that faded slowly and left minimal lacing.

Smells of roasted grains, oatmeal, burnt wood/charcoal, molasses, cocoa powder and brown sugar; toasty and malty with a sweetness that comes through the roasted notes with just a hint of pumpkin-a nice stout nose.

Tastes of roasted grains, oatmeal, burnt wood/charcoal, molasses, cocoa powder, pumpkin, nutmeg, caramel, syrup, burnt cracker, coffee and brown sugar; this is like a coffee stout with a hint of pumpkin in it and it works well.

Mouthfeel is medium and chewy, with mild carbonation, a medium body and a smoky coffee/roasted grain aftertaste that fades on the sweet side.

Overall a good stout that was even better because it’s a fall seasonal in the "pumpkin" theme; a nice change of pace brew.

Serving type: on-tap

11-01-2013 02:33:17 | More by CHickman
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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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jbertsch

Massachusetts

3.95/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Previously reviewed this from a bottle, which didn't do so well. However, I recently had it on tap, and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Black in appearance with almost no head. Can't tell if the beer doesn't generate much head or if the bartender just didn't give me any head (giggity). But I remember not getting much head when I poured from a bottle.

Aroma serves up toasty and charred grains with some general fall spices lingering in the background. Didn't smell much pumpkin, but seasonal spices were noticeable.

The flavor was a pleasant improvement from the bottle I had. Dense, layers of charred malts with a touches of dark fruit, cinnamon, and cocoa underneath made me think I was drinking something that toed the imperial line. Spices were noticeable....if I hadn't known this was a pumpkin beer, I may not have thought of pumpkin spice. But it didn't matter. I enjoyed this very much despite the subdued pumpkin flavor. Slight buttery finish.

Heavier in body. dense.

Though this brew had some weight and body to it, it was very drinkable. I really enjoyed it, thought the pumpkin flavor is almost non existent.

Serving type: on-tap

10-09-2012 17:31:10 | More by jbertsch
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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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Fisherman's Pumpkin Stout from Cape Ann Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 427 ratings.