Fisherman's Pumpkin Stout | Cape Ann Brewing Company

Fisherman's Pumpkin StoutFisherman's Pumpkin Stout
BA SCORE
3.74/5
554 Ratings
Fisherman's Pumpkin StoutFisherman's Pumpkin Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Cape Ann Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States
capeannbrewing.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Had been 6.75% ABV.

Added by WanderingFool on 10-13-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,651
Reviews:
312
Ratings:
554
pDev:
12.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
44
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 554 |  Reviews: 312
Photo of ThrewRedButter
4.12/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

L - Pitch black body and a finger of off-white head

S - SO much nutmeg and cinnamon. Not getting a lot of pumpkin.

T - Pumpkin is finally here and it leaves a noticeable aftertaste. Again, this beer is balls deep in nutmeg. Subtle cinnamon and a slight roasted malt flavor.

F - Nice and full for 7%. No alcohol.

O - More of a nutmeg stout with pumpkin, but the spices work.

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Photo of bgold86
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of williahd
3.8/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Duffman79
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MikeyBadnews
4.42/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Shot review, initially I wasn't going to but theres a level of uniqueness to this which I think deserves at least a short blurb.

The pour points towards a singularity meaning.... deep in a black hole, no light can escape, dark on top of dark, awesome.

Smell is chocolate malt and a somewhat fruity backend, its robust so it scores well.

Taste.. CHOCOLATE COVERED BANANA'S FOSTER. Maybe some pumpkin spices, but that's what dominates. Not much pumpkin-like from this, but it's delicious, warming, good alcohol and taste.

Interesting beer, I can honestly say I'm a big fan. I don't like all things pumpkin but the sugary chocolate goodness of this makes it a damn drinkable stout.

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Photo of TheFightfan1
3.43/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of moodenba
3.46/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fisherman's pumpkin Stout six pack of12 oz. cans purchased in massachusetts Oct. 2016. Chilled stout poured into a glass.

Flavor is that of a fairly straightforward stout. Medium body (for a stout) with good malt and hop balance. Pumpkin character is just perceptible and does not detract from the enjoyment of a beer drinker who is not a fan of fruit/herb beers. Quaffable stout with a somewhat high alcohol content (7%).

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Photo of Cbmcguire
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Tasty.

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Photo of 2ellas
3.64/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.28/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. can

Pours black with a creamy frothy tan foam head. Smells like pumpkin, autumn spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, some chocolate, dark roasted malts, molasses, nutty dark caramel, brown sugar, slight coffee, mild dark fruit, vanilla, with some earthy grassy minty pine. Tastes like pumpkin, sweet autumn spices, cinnamon, nutmeg, some chocolate, dark roasted malts, molasses, nutty dark caramel, brown sugar, slight coffee, mild dark fruit, vanilla, with earthy grassy minty pine. Feels medium bodied, smooth with low carbonation. Overall a really nice pumpkin stout.

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Photo of BeerMeister8
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigSmooth12
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kdivers
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kalosjakar
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Black with an off white/slightly mocha head.

Pumpkin, roasted malts, spices in the aroma.
Very smooth taste, creamy, spice, slight pumpkin on the back end. Its subtle, not overpowering, nor is the spice.

My first flavored stout outside of coffee/chocolate and its really good. Deserving of a higher rating in my opinion.

The taste is even getting better as it warms.

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Photo of buzzy
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of REEK
3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chrishiker1409
4.03/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Dark black, with tan head.

S: Cocoa, roasted notes, a little pumpkin.

T: Follows the nose. Surprised how good this is.

F: Moderately carbonated, medium bodied.

O: The last pumpkin beer of the year was a good one.

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Photo of Thunderballroom
3.26/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.28/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of braican
3.49/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of wattoclone
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A strong aroma of vanilla and roasted malt that hits the palate with malty sweet rich vanilla, pumpkin, dark chocolate and a little expresso in the finish. In the middle there is an earthy green pumpkin seed flavor that adds to the complexity. The almost imperial level of alcohol is well hidden but does limit the number of these you can drink in a session. Still, the lowest ABV of any pumpkin stout of the three I've had so far making it my favorite version of this style.

Update: Having a hard time making through a case of this (cans), picked up at my local distributor on the discount rack. There is a blast of a strange taste (volatile fruity esters?) on the palate up front that does not mesh well with the pumpkin and spices. On standing for a while after pouring the taste improves somewhat, but the sweet fruitiness persists. The roasty finish is very good once you get through the initial sweet fruity weirdness. Almost a grape-like fruitiness as if grape juice was mixed with the beer.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
2.94/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12 oz. can. Black with a medium khaki head. Smell is milk chocolat and pumpkin. Comes off a little weird. Cinnamon and nutmeg. Taste is better. More roasty. Pumpkin behind it. Nutmeg and cinnamon spice linger in the back end. Still has a bit of weirdness. Medium body. Well carbonated. It's just a little bit off-putting. No sure what it is, though.

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Photo of LoudRed
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beer-me-in-RI
3.72/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheElectricOne
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Fisherman's Pumpkin Stout from Cape Ann Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 554 ratings
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