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Fisherman's Pumpkin Stout - Cape Ann Brewing Company

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505 Ratings
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Ratings: 505
Reviews: 300
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.83%
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 warriorsoul
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.

Photo of liquorpig
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Blanco
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Mikecap
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Ranbot
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of dcp27
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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

A: nice liquid black color with a decent sized coffee colored head
S: Nice sweet dark malt coupled with a real pumpkin aroma that blends really well.
T: Interesting sweet stout that hits you and it gives a real nice subtle flavor of pumpkin and cinnamon. Its balanced and gives a good mix of flavors and great idea
D/M: Nice creamy texture and balanced strong flavor. hard on your flavor but id almost call this the pumpkin latte of beers.

Photo of VictorFranco
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of jwps214
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of DIM
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.

Photo of Brendog9
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of lauries444
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of muskiesman
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of TATURBO
4.24/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of AndyAvalanche
4.22/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not really a big fan of pumpkin flavored beers, but this is an exception I'm willing to make. I tried it for the first time at the brewery and was most impressed. It doesn't have an overwhelming pumpkin taste but you can easily notice it at the same time. Perfect fall or winter beverage, it's not too heavy so you can drink it with a big meal if you want.

Photo of tbrown4
4.22/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've been meaning to try this style for a month or so. I'm a big fan of the pumpkin brews.

Pours dark brown with a very thin, cream head.

Decently balanced pumpkin pie spice flavors. As it settles in there are some pungent smoky notes. I liked the combination, perfect taste-able snapshot of the season.

I'd get this again on tap, once or twice a season.

Photo of beergod1
4.22/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally got this in a trade from NYC. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head that slowly dissipates to a thin off-white ring. Aroma of chocolate and Hops, nutmeg, a hint of allspice and vanilla. Taste is medium bodied, with more distinct chocolate and pumpkin flavors with some biting hops and Oak. Finish is semi-sweet a light smoked background with mild pumpkin aftertaste. Very interesting, More Hops than I would expect, And not as much "Pumpkin" spice as I would have liked. But a very good Brew.

Photo of DaggerEyes
4.22/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a nice hearty fall brew
poured on tap at The Diamond a deep black with a brown head one finger high...disapated into a thin covering. Delicate lacing

Nose features notes of bitter chocolate, coffee nutmeg brown sugar cinnimon and of course the pumpkin

Taste is smokey and spicey. Coffee nutmeg pumpking all there, with a bit of berry fruit, cranberry bitterness and I even detected the faintest hint of mint.

Medium bodied silky smooth clean finish a fantastic fall and winter beer

Photo of mostpoetsdo
4.22/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A light, tan, frothy head with solid retention tops a deep, dark brown body with a slight orange tint to it in the light. Good lacing as well.

S: Roasted malts meet pumpkin spices, something different, but oh-so-good. Has a sweet malty, almost graham smell in there as well, a major plus.

T: Major notes of bitterness and roasted malts, as expected. Bittersweet chocolate makes a short appearance, but leaves once the pumpkin spices come rolling through. There is a faint sweetness, but the roasty flavor is what dominates, followed up by pumpkin.

M: A medium body for sure, solid carbonation that gives way to a near creamy mouthfeel. Very enjoyable.

D: This is a great Pumpkin Ale that stands out in a sea of orange colored brews. If you can find a six pack, you will not regret buying it. Quickly becoming one of my favorites.

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

My first pumpkin stout. Im not the biggest fan of spiced beers, but pumpkin + stout sounds really good.

Pours very dark with an excellent frothy head that goes nowhere. Smells of pumpkin, allspice, and roasted malt. Taste is initially all pumpkin, nutmeg, and allspice but then gives way to a nice roastiness and fades into the finish marrying each other. Fantastic. Mouthfeel is typical of a stout, ...maybe a little thin. medium dry finish. Extremely drinkable and one of the best pumpkin/spiced beers I have had.

Photo of scootny
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.

Photo of kkazemi
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%

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

A - this flavored stout pours a dark black with slight ruby highlights, unseen carbonation sustains a half finger of light brown head

S - the aroma is an amalgamation of typical stout malt aromas (noticeably without any coffee or chocolate elements) and a great pumpkin aroma, very enticing

T - there it is! theres the chocolate and coffee flavors, they blend with a nice perfectly spiced, not overspiced, pumpkin flavor for a great flavor combination, what a great flavor, it doesnt taste like a stout with pumpkin added, it tastes like a true pumpkin stout

M&D - this is very drinkable, no huge alcohol bite, just a great flavor easy down smooth beer, even the girlfriend enjoyed it, great brew

Photo of iceball585
4.18/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pitch black color, non-transparent, thin layer of head that faded quickly

S- Cocoa powder, pumpkin, malty, hint of assorted spices

T- Milk chocolate, dark malts, toasted pumpkin seeds, ginger, clove, herbal

M- Medium body, low/medium carbonation, smooth, clean, crisp

D- Worth buying again

I really didn't know what to expect with this one but I was fairly impressed. Slightly light for a stout but overall good.

Photo of thekanna
4.15/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark pitch with coffee head that disappeared rather quickly.

S: Dark, roasted malts, slight sweet, and peppered with pumpkin spices and coriander.

T/M: Incredibly thick, frothy stout with dark, roasted malts, a smoky sweetness and barely perceptible peppery spices. I don't taste much (if any) pumpkin though; I think it's rather overwhelmed by the strength of the stout.

D: A wonderfully frothy stout, but I can't quite mark anything remotely pumpkin about it, other than the fact that it's released in the typical time when pumpkins are harvested.

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