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Fisherman's Pumpkin Stout - Cape Ann Brewing Company

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482 Ratings
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Ratings: 482
Reviews: 301
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.87%
Wants: 39
Gots: 20 | FT: 0
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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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

costanzo_mike, Jul 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

wdf210, Jul 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

KAF, Jul 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

wrightst, Jun 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

ArsMoriendiOU818, Jun 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Davepoolesque, May 08, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

markgugs, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of tenacioustomato
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

tenacioustomato, Feb 27, 2014
Photo of stevehoeschele
3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

stevehoeschele, Feb 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

AJ01923, Jan 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

rorjets, Jan 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

Belittle, Jan 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Griffith, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of puboflyons
4.35/5  rDev +16.6%
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.

puboflyons, Dec 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Bjlps, Dec 06, 2013
Photo of bark
3.69/5  rDev -1.1%
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.

bark, Nov 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

DrunkinYogi, Nov 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

666_MPH, Nov 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

VictorFranco, Nov 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

pastramionrye7, Nov 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

epoole3, Nov 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

nkeckhar, Nov 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

WheelsPSU, Nov 02, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

CHickman, Nov 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Boone757, Oct 31, 2013
Fisherman's Pumpkin Stout from Cape Ann Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 482 ratings.