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Fisherman's Pumpkin Stout | Cape Ann Brewing Company

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Fisherman's Pumpkin StoutFisherman's Pumpkin Stout
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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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Ratings: 554 |  Reviews: 312
Photo of EPseja
4.26/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 12oz. bottle at between fridge and cellar temperature in my SABL glass.

A - Dark, chocolatey brown with only the faintest hint of rusty highlights. Almost completely opaque. Fairly good cocoa brown head rises instantly, and then rapidly diminishes to a wispy mat atop the surface. Lacing is barely evident.

S - A wonderful mix of roasty malts, cocoa, coffe grounds, brown sugar, molasses, and pumpkin spices -- cinnamon, nutmeg, some ginger and light clove. Reminds me of a dark pumpkin bread. Inviting.

T - Begins like a nice dry stout would, with only a moderate sweetness and a cocoa-laden hit of roasty dark maltiness. In the middle a change takes place where the spices emerge around the edges and the maltiness subsides in the wake of a dry, tart interlude. The finish is a release of counterpointal bittering hops that leave a dry finish, and a dessert-like aftertaste reminiscent of unsweetened cocoa powder.

M - Quick and medium bodied on the way in with an exciting rush of carbonation that leaves a pleasantly creamy froth. Swallow is substantially voluminous, but not gassy. Chewy and dense without being overly heavy. Very nice.

D - Although this beer is a completely different take on the classin Pumpkin Ale recipe, it sits sqarely next to the best of its "amber-class" counterparts. If the lighter bodied pumpkin aleas are the bridge between summer and fall, this one is the bridge between fall and winter. This may not be the sexiest looking beer, but it's very enjoyable, and will be a most welcome addition to the Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinner table.

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Photo of rusty3335
4.26/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of liquorpig
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Blanco
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Cook82
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mikecap
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Ranbot
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of dcp27
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of YankChef
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into 14 oz guinness glass

appearance: as it pours some light passes through but it is pretty pitch black in the glass, relatively thin head that is offwhite and rich and creamy

smell: sweetened pumpkin, roasty barley as well as nutmeg and cinnamon and maybe a dash of cardamom and some anise

taste: really rich and roasty upfront, big roasted malt as well as unsweetened chocolate and lots of licorice, black anisey licorice. The pumpkin is here as well it doesnt really stand out because all of the flavors in the beer really meld incredibly well to form a homogeneous flavor.

Overall: Really sold beer, the pumpkin really lends itself well to the stout especially as i have never seen or heard of a pumpkin stout before this i believe it is significantly better than the medium amber/brown ale pumpkin flavored beers, i hope to see more brewers make stabs at the pumpkin beer and be creative like this beer.

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Photo of VictorFranco
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of HopNuggets
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured 12oz bottle into White Birch signature glass.

A - Poured a deep, dark, midnight black that lets absolutely no light through at any point of the glass. Almost no head but a spotty coating of a coffee color head. You can stir up a very small head to get the color but it dissipates quickly, but never completely. Spotty lacing down the glass but nothing much.

S - Pumpkin pie filling with cinnamon and brown sugar up front with chocolate and sweet toffee backing it up any maybe a hint of coffee.

T - Chocolate and coffee up front that give way to a nice pumpkin pie taste that isn't over powering. Bitter stout flavors come back and finish in the end. Very nice!

M - Medium to full body but closer to the medium side of things. A bit dry which is great leaving you wanting more. A very slight heat is in the after taste. Light to medium carbonation.

D - A great dessert beer as what I think a pumpkin ale should be. Very drinkable for the combination of styles but probably wouldn't finish a 6-pack in a night, wanting it to last a while.

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Photo of jwps214
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of lauries444
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of muskiesman
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of WoostaBia
4.25/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A well made stout, dark roasted bitter, spicy pumpkin flavors and a dry finish that are well balanced. Great smell and taste to march.

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Photo of CaptJackHarkness
4.24/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The brew pours a deep brown color with virtualy no head, no lacing of the glass. Aroma is of pumpkin pie and chocolate mousse. Taste is pleasing and sweet, pumpkin spices and milk, no bitters!I am only half finished while I write this and I already want another!

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4.24/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of pzrhsau
4.23/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: nice liquid black color with a decent sized coffee colored head
S: Nice sweet dark malt coupled with a real pumpkin aroma that blends really well.
T: Interesting sweet stout that hits you and it gives a real nice subtle flavor of pumpkin and cinnamon. Its balanced and gives a good mix of flavors and great idea
D/M: Nice creamy texture and balanced strong flavor. hard on your flavor but id almost call this the pumpkin latte of beers.

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Photo of warriorsoul
4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A huge thank you to Mike for a chance to try this brew....freshly filled today.
Pitch black with a full two fingers of creamy, tan head with an agressive pour.
Very inviting in the nose...not all pumpkin, although it takes up a lot of the aroma. Some nutmeg too...not a lot of roastiness, which is a good thing for the creative style.
Taste is fantastic...who would have thought this style could be so successful, but the folks at CA pull it off.
Add to the usual pumpkin flavors, a hint of anise, some chocolate with just a small dose of roasty flavor in the aftertaste.
Very clean...extremely drinkable. Mouthfeel is just thick enough to call itself a stout.
Abv is not detected one bit...dangerous if not careful.
The growler is shared w/ friends, and we are all very pleased with the results.
Glad to see this creation will find it's way to local bars and even sixers...will definitely look forward to this one every year.

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Photo of Stagga_Lee
4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kkazemi
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of AndyAvalanche
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm not really a big fan of pumpkin flavored beers, but this is an exception I'm willing to make. I tried it for the first time at the brewery and was most impressed. It doesn't have an overwhelming pumpkin taste but you can easily notice it at the same time. Perfect fall or winter beverage, it's not too heavy so you can drink it with a big meal if you want.

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Photo of tbrown4
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've been meaning to try this style for a month or so. I'm a big fan of the pumpkin brews.

Pours dark brown with a very thin, cream head.

Decently balanced pumpkin pie spice flavors. As it settles in there are some pungent smoky notes. I liked the combination, perfect taste-able snapshot of the season.

I'd get this again on tap, once or twice a season.

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Photo of beergod1
4.2/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally got this in a trade from NYC. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head that slowly dissipates to a thin off-white ring. Aroma of chocolate and Hops, nutmeg, a hint of allspice and vanilla. Taste is medium bodied, with more distinct chocolate and pumpkin flavors with some biting hops and Oak. Finish is semi-sweet a light smoked background with mild pumpkin aftertaste. Very interesting, More Hops than I would expect, And not as much "Pumpkin" spice as I would have liked. But a very good Brew.

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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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