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Fisherman's Pumpkin Stout - Cape Ann Brewing Company

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432 Ratings
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Ratings: 432
Reviews: 297
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.83%
Wants: 39
Gots: 10 | 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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Ranbot

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

08-08-2013 17:57:51 | More by Ranbot
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dcp27

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

09-25-2013 02:22:38 | More by dcp27
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pzrhsau

District of Columbia

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2010 00:52:16 | More by pzrhsau
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VictorFranco

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

11-22-2013 17:44:33 | More by VictorFranco
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jwps214

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

09-01-2013 21:19:17 | More by jwps214
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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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Brendog9

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

10-07-2013 14:11:04 | More by Brendog9
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lauries444

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

05-20-2012 02:51:44 | More by lauries444
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muskiesman

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

12-17-2012 14:40:58 | More by muskiesman
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AndyAvalanche

Massachusetts

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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-09-2008 03:40:44 | More by AndyAvalanche
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tbrown4

Maryland

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-23-2010 04:50:19 | More by tbrown4
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beergod1

Ohio

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-30-2011 00:28:41 | More by beergod1
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DaggerEyes

New York

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

Serving type: on-tap

10-13-2007 22:14:52 | More by DaggerEyes
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mostpoetsdo

Rhode Island

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2010 20:13:36 | More by mostpoetsdo
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Doomcifer

Rhode Island

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2009 23:26:14 | More by Doomcifer
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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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sinstaineddemon

Connecticut

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

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2007 12:11:01 | More by sinstaineddemon
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iceball585

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2008 18:39:06 | More by iceball585
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thekanna

Maryland

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2010 03:13:39 | More by thekanna
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Thorpe429

Illinois

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

Reviewed from notes.

Pours near black with a slight mocha head and a tad bit of lacing. Nose is roast and chocolate with some pumpkin and ligt spicing in the background. The taste is the same and is more lime a stout with just a bit of pumpkin. Good feel with a bit of dryness. Drinks well and is a nice twist on the style.

Serving type: bottle

11-03-2010 22:17:31 | More by Thorpe429
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DeepSix

Maryland

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

Pours a dark brown, maybe black color. Lots of head on this one, with some nice lacing. The stout in the name lives up.

The spices are visible in the smell, but so are some natural stout types, such as chocolate and coffee. Pretty cool collection of smells here.

The smell continues here to the taste, all together, the pumpkin spices maybe dominating a little more. Thick mouthfeel, with a slight note of the alcohol

Probably the best Pumpkin beer I've had so far, very nice pick for fall.

Serving type: on-tap

09-21-2008 21:59:44 | More by DeepSix
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

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

I had a pint of this on tap at Max's Taphouse in Baltimore.
A - Deep brown w/ medium brown and a thin tan head.

S - Nice nutmeg and very fine roasted notes w'/ a hint of cinnamon and vegetal odor.

M - Medium roasty, subtle sweetness moderate spiced feel w/ carbonation. Subtle hop spice w/ allspice dry flavor.

T - A nice mix of stout and pumpkin spices w/ a dry nutty and lightly roasted stout taste. A complement of nutmeg a little cinnamon w/ malty dark roastiness, mellow hops w/ a pine tinge at the end. The flavor of pumpkin is not usurped by the dark maltiness of the stout, but rather a fine juxtaposition of both pumpkin and stout is achieved.

D - Very tasty blend of stout w/ spice, the drinkability of this is above average. The spice is not overdone the mix is fresh w/ a unique take on the style. I recommend a taste of this.

Serving type: on-tap

10-03-2007 02:57:25 | More by Slatetank
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rregan

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 5

A- Dark black pour with a nice head.

S- Spicy pumpkin aromas are the first to hit you nose, but their are some roasty notes hiding underneath

T- Taste is the opposite of the smell. Smooth roasty stout with pumpkin notes hiding underneath.

M- A bit on the light side for a stout but still fantastic. Its got a little bit of a bite to it too.

D- I am really impressed with this beer. It has the best of both world. It has the rich spicy aroma of customary pumpkin beers, but it also has the smooth roasty taste of a stout with hints of pumpkin. Pumpkin beer is good but sometimes the spices can be overwhelming. This is quite the opposite. They are borderline underwhelming, but it really works for them. I'll definitely be buying again.

Serving type: bottle

10-26-2008 18:43:11 | More by rregan
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WanderingFool

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fisherman's Pumpkin Stout pours black into the glass with a thin tan head on top. The foam dissolves quickly and leaves behind a few spots of lace as it disappears.

The aroma is is full of rich roasted malt, chocolate, and a subtle hint of pumpkin and nutmeg. Each sip of this medium to full bodied beer is smooth with a firm carbonated bite on the tip of the tongue.

The flavor begins with roasted malt and coffee. Pumpkin pie spices of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice quickly take over and lasts until the end. It finishes dry and once gone some of the spices and roasted malt flavor lingers on the palate.

This is probably the first pumpkin stout I've ever had. Never thought of this combination before, but it definitely works.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2007 20:38:31 | More by WanderingFool
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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
Fisherman's Pumpkin Stout from Cape Ann Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 432 ratings.