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Fisherman's Imperial Pumpkin Stout - Cape Ann Brewing Company

Fisherman's Imperial Pumpkin StoutFisherman's Imperial Pumpkin Stout

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BA SCORE
88
very good

177 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 177
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 13.71%


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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jondeelee

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Fisherman's Imperial Pumpkin Stout--a ramped-up version of the company's regular Pumpkin Stout, with an extra 4% ABV--smells heavenly, like Thanksgiving at grandma's house when the pies are freshly out of the oven and the coffee is percolating brightly on the stove. Pumpkin is of course present in the nose, and is the primary aroma, but it's the kind of pumpkin that comes hand-kneaded with cinnamon and clove, nutmeg and allspice, and just a touch of pure vanilla bean. Just beneath that a thick layer of malts promises figs and toasted grains.

On the tongue, the beer is gloopy and thick, almost cream-like in texture, and while pumpkin is a major taste, it's not overwhelmingly so, as can happen with many beers of this type. Instead, the lovely pumpkin-and-spice flavors, which translate almost directly from the nose, are neatly countered by equally-strong malts, which bring a toasted pie crust flavor to the meal. Sugary fruit esters--fig primarily, but also pear and apple--laze playfully, joined late in the mouthful by by fresh coffee flavors that, for a moment, made me wonder whether I'd stumbled on to the beer equivalent of Willy Wonka's Three-Course Dinner Chewing Gum. The aftertaste is coffee and light pie, and lasts for a beautifully long time.

Overall, this is great seasonal brew, and even if you're the kind of person who doesn't go in for gimmicky pumpkin beer, this one is worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2011 17:00:30 | More by jondeelee
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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.

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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 177 ratings.