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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: 555 |  Reviews: 312
Photo of Illos
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

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Photo of Dope
3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A very dark brown pour with a foamy chocolate milk head. Pretty decent retention and lacing.

S: Surprisingly subtle. Little bit of roasted malt and just a touch of pumpkin. Can't really even detect any pumpkin spice - maybe a touch of nutmeg?

T: Lots of roasted malt up front, followed by some nice pumpkin and nutmeg. Maybe a little allspice? Very interesting combo.

M: Smooth and creamy.

O: Nice departure from your typical pumpkin ale. The roasted malt really compliments the pumpkin flavor. Super smooth and drinkable too.

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Photo of RblWthACoz
3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a tan head. Nose is all spices, but not really overpowering. Flavor is a mild mix of spices, pumpkin, and stout character. Honestly, I was expecting a thicker profile and just more pumpkin than what was delivered. I think the Dark Horse Blueberry Stout has spoiled me. Feel is okay, buts but thin on liquid. Lower carbonation. This is a nice attempt at an unusual combination. I think if it were thicker, it could go a lot farther.

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Photo of airforbes1
3.76/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is my first pumpkin stout, so I don't know what to expect. The head is copious and frothy at first (in a way that reminds me of Sierra Nevada's stout) before it becomes a thin layer at the top. The nose is mild, smelling more like a pumpkin ale than a stout; I smell some nutmeg and cinnamon, but it's nothing powerful.

I taste bitter chocolate, nutmeg, and cinnamon. The mouthfeel is creamy, but I wouldn't describe it as a thick beer. Little pumpkin taste to speak of. My initial reaction is to describe this beer as a stout with autumn spices.

My initial opinion holds up: This doesn't work as a pumpkin beer, but it does work as a bitter-chocolate-with-spices beer. Tasty, but not a highly drinkable stout because of the spices. Still, the beer does a good job of masking 7% ABV.

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Photo of akorsak
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to krisandajt for this 12 oz bottle.

A: The stout has a cola brown color with red highlights around the edges. A finger and a half of off-white head leave sporadic lacing behind.

S: The stout is amply spiced, with nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice along a mild roasted stout body. The spices stand out much more than the stout.

T: The stout's roasted grains stand out much more in the body, adding chocolate and burnt toast to the sweet spices. As in the nose, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice throw walls of dry sweetness at you. The interaction of the spice and stout is better than I expected, although flavors do fall off rather quickly.

M: The mouthfeel doesn't skimp on the spice profile, at least until each sip is gone. After that, the flavors don't linger as long as I'd like.

D: Decent, although the depth of spices, as in most pumpkins, is just too much to really enjoy. An interesting bottle.

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

Photo of CHickman
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at The Lark in East Northport, NY (last night, 10/30/13); pours pitch black color with a 1 finger tan that faded slowly and left minimal lacing.

Smells of roasted grains, oatmeal, burnt wood/charcoal, molasses, cocoa powder and brown sugar; toasty and malty with a sweetness that comes through the roasted notes with just a hint of pumpkin-a nice stout nose.

Tastes of roasted grains, oatmeal, burnt wood/charcoal, molasses, cocoa powder, pumpkin, nutmeg, caramel, syrup, burnt cracker, coffee and brown sugar; this is like a coffee stout with a hint of pumpkin in it and it works well.

Mouthfeel is medium and chewy, with mild carbonation, a medium body and a smoky coffee/roasted grain aftertaste that fades on the sweet side.

Overall a good stout that was even better because it’s a fall seasonal in the "pumpkin" theme; a nice change of pace brew.

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Photo of Lolli1315
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- Black in color with a small tan head. Head almost disappears completely pretty quickly with little lacing to be left. Nothing too exciting on this end.

S- Some roasty notes begin the beer with a noticeable degree of malty sweetness. The pumpkin pie spices then emerge towards the middle of the beer and take much of the attention. Chocolate sweetness compliments the pumpkin spices.

T- Sweet chocolate and coffee notes begin the beer as it jumps into the pumpkin pie spices. The sweetness of the sweet stout coupled with the spices makes a relatively decent combination that is pretty refreshing for a pumpkin ale and different in a stout version.

M- A little more than a medium body with lower than adequate carbonation. The residual sweetness is present that you would expect in the stout making it the highlight of the mouthfeel.

D- Relatively good drink for a pumpkin ale. I like the balance between the stout and the pumpkin pie spices, a nice change from the usual pumpkin ale.

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

Photo of JISurfer
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

An interesting mixture of the stout with pumpkin taste. Wasn't too sure what it would be like, because I like to look at the reviews after I try it. I would say it's well balanced out, with the stout and pumpkin tastes. Neither really overpowers the other, which I would imagine, is what they were going for. I probably won't get it again, but it's still a good beer.

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

Photo of repeal06
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- Poured pitch black out of the bottle. No light getting through this sucker. Very thin, whispy head that dissipated almost immediately.

S- not much of a pumpkin smell, but in your face pumpkin pie spices (cloves, nutmeg). No hoppiness. Very pleasant.

T- the pumpkin pie spices hit you up front. As it sits in your mouth, you start to taste the pumpkin in the background, and some faint malty notes, and finishes with a slight bitterness. Again, rather pleasant.

M- light for this style. I feel like something is lacking here, but I can't put my finger on it, because I'm too busy taking in all the spices.

D- I could drink a couple of these, but not more than that - the spices would just get overwhelming at some point.

I enjoyed it overall, and would drink it again, but not sure it's something I'd go too far out of my way to find.

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

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3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle, no freshness info offered. Pours darkest of browns, moderate dark mocha head and more then just bits of lace left behind. Malty, roasty malt nose. Tasty stout, with ample roasted malts, light dark chocolate and equally light pumpkin notes mostly tasted towards the finish. Not being a big pumpkin beer fan, this one seemed to hit the right note on the amount of pumpkin flavor for me. Noticable but nowhere near overpowering. Nice fall beer

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3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from jjpm74. Pours a deep, dark brown. Has a nice brown head that slowly diminishes into a smallish ring. Lively carbonation and decent lacing. Aroma is spice and pumpkin. Flavor is quite spicy too and has loads of pumpkin. There is a kind of weird aftertaste, but it isn't bad. Just a little thin. Very nice brew.

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3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Fast crackling burnt biscuit brown head reaches two fingers tall then quickly fades to a half inch skim. It slides out of the bottle with hints of brown through the black stream settling into the glass with only brown dots that peak through the blackness. Tones of pumpkin bread and burnt malt make up a solid nose. Pumpkin feel makes only a brief peek as you first take the initial sip. You do get a nice dose of roasty malt mixed with some chocolate, spicy coffee and vanilla. Sweetens a bit on the end of the palate and shows a slight dusting of spice. Slightly thick mouthfeel. Lovely drinkability for the style without being overdone.

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Photo of NittanyBeerFan
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a really dark brown with a thin film of bubbles the color of a medium roast coffee. The texture looks much thinner than the traditional stout.

S: Smells of cinnamon, nutmeg, and pumpkin, with a slight roasted scent lingering in the background.

T: This tastes more like a pumpkin beer than a stout. I was sort of hoping for a stout with a hint of pumpkin in the finish. But it was more of a pumpkin beer with a roasted malty finish. Either way, it was a good taste, just caught me off guard a bit. Nutmeg is really the dominant flavor throughout the taste profile of the beer.

M/D: A little bit more carbonated than other stouts that I have enjoyed, but not over-carbonated. The lighter texture makes this beer go down easy. However, I am not sure that I am a big enough fan of the beer itself to want to drink a bunch of these in one sitting.

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3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown with a slight see through foamy lace. Good and inviting look in the glass as it waits to be drank.

No major smell comes form this beer. It does have a brown sugary note with a hint of the pumpkin pie smell from the spices.

A nice stout with the spices of pumpkin pie. Moderate carbonation giving the beer a good push. After minutes of the pour the beer still had a good amount of the lace on the glass. Toffee and burnt sugar notes come through giving a definite stout taste. This is for sure a stout with the spices of Pumpkin pie, with not an over powering taste of the pumpkin. It is a good brew for late fall and early winter.

Sightly creamy stout. Not too thick, with a smooth touch to the tongue.

Goes Down smooth. If you are a stout and pumpkin fan, this is a good brew to try. All around a solid beer. I like the heart of the brewer who went on to make this style. this beer had my name written all over it when I saw it.

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3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of coldmeat23
3.78/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

GLASS: Pint Glass
TEMP:Cellared @ approx 45 degrees

Super dark brown liquid. Practically black. Two-finger head with minimal retention. Fantastic lacing.

Nice spices. Cinnamon, nutmeg and clove, mostly. Hints of pumpkin. Beautiful roasted malts.

Roasted malts mix with roasted coffee beans. Slight hint of pumpkin. Minimal chocolate notes. Light spice presence. More spices than pumpkin, in the taste. Not complaining, but the pumpkin could stand to be a bit more prominent.

Mouthfeel is good, medium bodied and creamy. No complaints on this one.

High drinkability factor, here. Especially since this is almost 7% abv, and I can't even detect it at all, in the taste. Nice, smooth, and tasty.

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

Photo of rtepiak
3.79/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a surprising good beer with a rather disappointing look. Flat completely. But on the account of a good body feel none the less thanks to a rather mineral zest.nose of predomantly pumpkin but not in the forward malty sense. Some nutmeg that tingles the tongue. Quite lean malt character. Still not the body to suit the style but first pumpkin beer that had a good presence.

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Fisherman's Pumpkin Stout from Cape Ann Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 555 ratings
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