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Fisherman's Pumpkin Stout - Cape Ann Brewing Company

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Fisherman's Pumpkin StoutFisherman's Pumpkin Stout

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Ratings: 505
Reviews: 300
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 38
Gots: 26 | 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:
Beer added by: WanderingFool on 10-13-2006

Had been 6.75% ABV.
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Photo of JohnFatAss
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Almost black in color. Tan head that faded away quickly but left some delicate lacing behind.
Very faint, boozy smell.
Initial sweetness, roasted malts, a little pumpkin, semi-sweet chocolate, some spice, a little warmth from the alcohol, and a dry finish with a bitter aftertaste.

Overall, a very good beer and a interesting take on a pumpkin ale.
Worth a try.

Photo of ffejherb
3.74/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle into shaker pint on 1/7/09. Special thanks to corey0212 for including this as an extra in the last Growling at the Moon cycle!

A - Poured an extremely dark brown body with reddish hues and a slim tan head that quickly dispersed and transformed into a patchy film and left of bit of spotty lace that slid down the sides of the glass.

S - Pumpkin spices up front with hints of cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar. Malt has a dark roasted character with a bit of chocolate. There's also some pumpkin meat in the background.

T - Opens with a dark roasted malt flavor with chocolate notes and a bit of an astringent nuttiness in the middle, followed by a spicy kick with the aforementioned cinnamon and nugmeg at the forefront. Finishes with a pumpkin spice character and a touch of earthy hop bitterness.

M - Medium body with a slick, smooth texture and prickly carbonation on the tongue. A tad astringent overall. Finishes with a spicy bitterness on the palate.

D - Interesting take on a stout. The heavier body of a stout works pretty well with the pumpkin character, allowing the malt to balance out the spiciness a bit more than your standard pumpkin ale would.

Photo of MuenchenerKindl
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured frm a 12 oz bottle to a pint glass, the liquid is dark brown with good carbonation. Thehead is close to 2 fingers, mocha and leaves some lace.

The smell is slightly spicy, a bit of ripe pumpkin and alight toast note.

The taste is good, I think a stout is a better way to go for a pumpkin brew. Most Pumpkin beer are too heavey on the spice and don't balance well. This is beter, The spice is light and does not dominate, the stout with some coffee and char notes tries too make a stance, and the mild hops being the weekest link.

The mouthfeel is good not quite full but ok, with good carbonation.

Thedrinkability is good, I like this approach to a pumpkin beer, but I am still not a bg fan of them. This one is not bad and worth a try. MK

Photo of morebeergood
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Purchased a six pack at Walsh in Brighton Center. Poured into stemmed glass. Light black color to the body. White head was on the thin side. Smelled a bit like roasted barley with a hint of licorice. Taste was very nice. Not overpowering pumpkin ale flavor, but just enough in the background of this beer to be noticeable. More stout flavor than cinnamon and spice. The only gripe I would have with this beer would be its body. Much thinner than I had expected for a pumpkin stout. That said, being lighter aided its drinkability. I was thinking that this would be a slow sipping beer, but I found myself done quicker than I thought and wanting to move onto another. This beer is different from what I was thinking it would be, but nevertheless it was a pleasure to finally be able to try it.

Photo of jb413
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Dark, near black with a small one finger coffee/khaki head. Little lacing that lasted on the way down.

S - Roasted Malt, some spices (allspice/nutmeg) and perhaps a faint pumpkin, though hard to tell. Nice though.

T - Dark malt and slight spice in the front. Nice mild sweetness as well. A bit of hoppy undertone and dryness in the finish. No pumpkin to speak of.

MF - Very smooth with nice drinkability. Medium carbonation and a bit of alcohol warmth in the end.

O - A solid offering. I enjoyed it and would buy another or try the Imperial in the future. For me, lack of discernible pumpkin keeps this beer from being great.

Photo of capra12
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed out of a pint glass.

Appearance: pours a 1/2 finger head and jet black and opaque.

Smell: dark grains with a hint of pumpkin

Taste: opens with a hint of pumpkin as dark grains join the subtle pipumpkin profile till thr finish leaving a subtle pumpkin and dark grainy and dark choclate profile in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied at most, minimal carbonation and slightly silky.

Drinkability: I would have this again but only on another day. I would recommend this to someone who wants a mildy pumpkin brew with a bittering stout profile.

Photo of bbeane
3.73/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Poured into a 16oz tumbler... black color with nice brown head that doesn't recede completely and leaves nice lacing

S- Not alot going. Very mild pumpkin smell, and maybe some cinnamon smell

T- Bit of sweetness at the start followed by the toasty stout flavor. Pumpkin comes through in the finish

M- Full bodied with slightly more carbonation than stouts typically have IMO

D- By all means, not at the top of my stout list, but I enjoyed it and would drink another


Photo of mikesgroove
3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

One of the last few pumpkin beers of the year for me tonight. I have been waiting to try this one, and decided to take it out for a little bit of a nightcap last night. Served at cellar temp and poured into a wine glass. This one was consumed on 11/03/2008.

The pour came off to me at least a little bit unusual for the style. A stout? Not really seeing it. A nice dark brown, that was definitely translucent from what I could see. A small, wispy head of off white came up over the top and settled down gracefully into the glass, leaving just a trace of side glass lacing.

The aroma was filled with pumpkin spice, though not as big on the light, autumn sent that I have been accustomed to over the last couple months. Nice notes of chocolate and caramel mixed in left it feeling a bit fuller, though admittedly a little light in the overall punch. The flavor though I really thought was quite interesting. Hints of chocolate and roasted malts, melting seamlessly with cinnamon and nutmeg touches that really accented them well. Rolling flavor that coated the tongue fully. The feel though was lacking for me, barely thicker then an ale, this was a little short for calling itself a stout. Still though very solid and something that was a very easy drinker.

Overall not bad, not my favorite of the year here, but overall not bad. I would not turn my nose up at this one anytime soon.

Photo of portia99
3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a Portsmouth tulip.

A - Pours a solid, deep black color...only the faintest of brown highlights when held to the light. A thin cap of white foam that recedes quickly to a small collar. Lacing is minimal.

S - I'm getting lots of spicy cinnamon at the front, some nutmeg and some real pumpkiny aromas. As for the stout portion, I'm rally not getting much at all. The spice truly overpowers everything...only a hint of roasted malt comes thru. Different...I'm liking the sharp spicyness here.

T - Sadly, the spicy character of the aroma is vastly more subtle in the flavor. I still get some cinnamon in the flavor with a bit of a "burn" on the exhale, but the roasty stout flavors come thru much more and cut into its intensity for the sake of balance. A bit of espresso bean, burnt and slightly acidic. Not especially hoppy in character either. Some pumpkin pie with a lightly sweet touch.

M - Thinnish medium bodied, with light to medium carbonation. Enough pumpkin character to satisfy and lots of spices. Leaves a somewhat drying sensation after the swallow...constantly need to go back for another sip.

D - I'm liking this beer, but it isn't blowing me away. A slightly different take on the pumpkin beers, which I appreciate. A worthy pumpkin beer that I would definitely have again, but not sure I'll be looking for this one once the season is over.

Photo of Halcyondays
3.72/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From a 12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours black with a soft white head, good retention.

S: Nice sweet note of pumpkin flesh mixed in with roasted malt, this is really where the pumpkin come out in the beer.

T: Heavy roasted malt, coffee, it tastes like a regular stout, I really didn't get a pumpkin flavour out of it.

M: On the lighter side for a stout, little bit of a brash carbonation.

D: A solid beer, not wowing by any means, not a pumpkin ale in the classic sense.

Photo of Greywulfken
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%
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

Fisherman's Pumpkin Stout from Cape Ann Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 505 ratings.