Fisherman's Pumpkin Stout | Cape Ann Brewing Company

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Fisherman's Pumpkin StoutFisherman's Pumpkin Stout

Brewed by:
Cape Ann Brewing Company
Massachusetts, United States

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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Obtained in trade from ShogoKawada (thanks!). Vigorously poured from a 12oz bottle into my Dogfish Head shaped pint glass.

Liquid pours a nearly opaque seal brown with faint copper highlights. Small desert sand colored active head forms, retaining a collar and a small peninsula in the center. Fizzy lacing ebbs rapidly like the evaporating peaks of an ocean wave.

Roasted malt and light coffee notes permeate the nose. As the beverage warms, the pumpkin begins to stand out more along with some dark chocolate. Somewhat restrained overall.

Heavy roast flavor profile, with scorched coffee, slightly burnt toast, bitter cocoa nibs, along with a little lemon-like note presumably from the hops. This intermingles with the bitterness of the roast malt, along with a hint of broiled lightly carmelized kabocha skins seasonsed with black pepper, clove, and nutmeg. Medium-dry finish, though the slightly grassy notes of pumpkin add a persistent savory sweetness as well.

Medium-light-bodied, clean and slightly astringent mouthfeel. Carbonation seems a little high and artificial (after drinking so many bottle-conditioned ales recently, the juxtaposition is more readily apparent) though it doesn't do much for head retention.

High drinkability, though it could almost be mistaken for a porter.

Very nice, straight-forward seasonal ale, going light on the pumpkin. A good casual beer to pop open after a morning raking leaves or working in the garden.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A hard down the center pour yields a thin tan head atop a mostly opaque dark brown stout. Lacing is minimal as the head quickly dissipates.

Aroma is a subtly roasty malt, a cold weak coffee, some light spicing and a vegetable note that I can't really say is pleasant or not. The pie spice is a little more evident in the flavor, and the veggie is not there at all (thankfully). A mild roastiness accompanies some bitter chocolate which is quite complimentary to the spicing. Finishes a bit on the bitter side, but none of these flavors are bold or in your face in any way. It's all fairly mild and subtle.

This beer has some body, with noticeable viscosity on the glass. not at all filling though, again staying with the subtle theme. Would go nicely with a piece of pumpkin pie or even a scoop of ice cream.

Interesting take on a pumpkin beer.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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This beer pours a very dark, almost black color. The head is small and tan. It has a modest aroma...a little grain, faint pumpkin pie spice, but not in-your-face. The flavor, though, is solid. Some sweetness, malt, pumpkin flavor, and spice as well. It all comes out in the flavor. Full body, and satisfying. This is a good beer for a cold autumn night.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I enjoyed a six pack of this beer over the course of over a week. Found myself spending a lot of time with each glass while sitting around on these fall evenings.

The look of dark dark brown. The head was very thin to begin with, and disappeared almost immediately but left a thin ring for the rest of the glass.
Subtle notes of everything. The pumpkin and nutmeg flavors sneak around the back door. Up front it is a nice, smooth stout with a brown sugar and toasted cinnamon flavor.

Found the body to be missing something, maybe on account of being a stout. Over all, very drinkable and should enjoyable by most of not all. Take your time.

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Fisherman's Pumpkin Stout from Cape Ann Brewing Company
3.74 out of 5 based on 553 ratings.
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