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Fisherman's Imperial Pumpkin Stout - Cape Ann Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

181 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 181
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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Reviews by viaingo:
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viaingo

Maine

4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Type: Pumpkin Ale/Stout
Color: Dark and creamy with light carbonation.
Body: Lightly carbonated and very thick.
Head: Brown head that was thick and tasty. Lingered for a while but did not overstay it's welcome.
Taste: Very complicated. This had every standard details of a stout, chocolate, toffee and very sweet. You can definitely taste molasses and the light fruitiness of the pumpkin. The spices were an excellent addition to the overall taste.
Aroma: Smokey, toffee and hops were very prevalent. The pumpkin smell did not shine through but you could certainly smell the spices.

I have never tried anything from Cape Ann Brewing Company before and after drinking this excellent concoction I may go back for more. This is a great beer if you are not in the mood for your standard ales but want something a bit heavier. I am looking forward to exploring more beer from this brewing company.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2011 01:55:21 | More by viaingo
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Massachusetts

1.2/5  rDev -69.5%
look: 1 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 21:50:40 | More by rockrob
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

11-27-2013 05:25:29 | More by 666_MPH
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4.19/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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11-21-2013 05:39:45 | More by DrinkNewport
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Massachusetts

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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.81/5  rDev -3.3%
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A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a finger high tan head that died down, leaving a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of dark malts and pumpkin pie spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg are present in the nose.
T: The taste mostly follows the smell and has additional notes of allspice and hints of pumpkins. Only slight bits of sweetness from the pumpkins are perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The roasted malt and spicy flavors lend dryness.
O: This beer hides its alcohol very well and tastes nothing like being 11% abv. If you can get past the dryness in the mouthfeel, it isn't that difficult to drink. If you let the beer warm up, the pumpkin pie flyovers become stronger and are more balanced with the stout flavors.

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Fisherman's Imperial Pumpkin Stout from Cape Ann Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.