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Fisherman's Imperial Pumpkin Stout - Cape Ann Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

180 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 13.45%
Wants: 42
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cape Ann Brewing Company visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mikey711 on 10-01-2010)
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jgasparine

Maryland

4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2010 Bomber Bottle, sampled on 10-31-2010

A- Poured from the head with a slightly proteinaceous and rocky medium tan head, which produced some appreciable amounts of lacing over a jet black body.

S- The aroma is comprised of some moderate allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg notes, which dominate a base of what seems to be an amalgamation of cooked pumpkin and stewed malts. Nothing jumps out as a particular hop aroma here, but it certainly smells like pumpkin pie.

T- This thing is a rollercoaster in the mouth. Starts out with a kick of the spicy notes (allspice, nutmeg and cinnamon) swirling around there with some stewed and malty notes. Midway on the palate some of the roastiness peeks through where it's met with a piney hop character. Then this hopiness and roastiness merge into a mild to moderate bitter finish, which is sustained and very dry. The bitterness lingers on the tongue quite nicely. Unfortunately, a slight metallic flavor begins to emerge in the finish as the beer warms, which takes this down to a 4.0 in the taste department.

M- Medium body with a slight creamy texture imparted by a soft carbonation. Mild to moderate astringency.

D- So tasty and so smooth, and I would have never guessed the ABV to be 11% in a million years- the EtOH is so well hidden!!

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2011 23:45:46 | More by jgasparine
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Got a skunked bottle! Or whatever the word is to describe a beer gone terribly awry. Appearance was jet black, opaque, dense, and thick with tiny brown lacing; so far so good. Aroma was very funky yeast; hmmm, not what I expected. First few sips were dominated by the funky barnyard yeastiness and not much else--no pumpkin spices, no rich roastiness. Not entirely undrinkable but not very good.

The second pour gave it away immediately. Given the yeastiness, I gave the bottle a slight swirl before pouring. A viscous lumpy sludge came streaming out, erupting in the glass in a quickly settling foam. Reminded me of an oil spill on a beach in Louisiana. At this point it all went down the drain.

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This is one we've been waiting for.

Cape Ann Brewing's Fisherman's Imperial Pumpkin Stout (a title only the Europeans can beat in length) is a serious beer. 11% ABV is nothing to shake a stick at.

Black pour...light head.

This beer is a lot more stout than it is pumpkin. It's not a beer spiced up by pumpkin, this is a beer mellowed by pumpkin.

And that's where it works. This is a VERY mellow 11% ABV imperial stout..

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Fisherman's Imperial Pumpkin Stout from Cape Ann Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.