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RATINGS: 297   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Fisherman’s Pumpkin Stout is a dark stout accentuated by flavors of the Autumn season. Using real pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice, the Cape Ann Brewing Company took a fresh take at the common fall seasonal. This rich dark stout offers an inviting pumpkin spice aroma that gives way to the delicate essence of real pumpkin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (12496) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 20, 2007
(12oz bottle) Fluffy, medium beige head atop red-black body. Aroma is medium sweet, nutmeg, some roast, clove, light ginger, smoke. Taste is medium sweet, roast, chocolate, some smoke, nutmeg/pumpkin. Creamy medium body with light burnt acidity. I like the idea, but I think it can be better executed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
hapjydeuce (986) - Carlsbad, California, USA - NOV 19, 2007
Bottled, medium black pour, initial loosely organized beige head that settles after a minute or two into some fine lacing. Aroma is a combination of subtle espresso and coffee, smoke, earth and pumpkin. Some alcohol is detectable, and a moderate dose of hops. Watery flavor that doesn’t say much, but keeps me interested. Sweet pumpkin and roasted malt flavors are pretty one-dimensional, good bitterness though. Flavor fades instantly on the palate. Refreshing for this time of year.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Braudog (6066) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 18, 2007
Bottle: Pitch black with but a thin shield of dark brown foam. The aroma is killer ... killer pumpkin that is ... like a Halloween horror movie. Full of a spicy, gourd-filled kick of flavor, this kicks you in the tail of your tacky costume. Smoky and chocolatey at the basis, this beer’s real charm is in that fall kick of pumpkin and nutmeg. What a cool, dark brew for the fall. Well done! (#3210, 11/18/2007)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11670) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2007
-@ Brazen Head on cask-pours a light tan head and black color. Aroma is pumpkin, dark/medium malt-chocolate, spices. Taste is pumpkin, dark/medium malt-chocolate, spices, some (cascade?) hops bite, some alcohol. Occasional. OK carbonation.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slipstream (2276) - USA - NOV 5, 2007
Cask - this is a medium bodied stout, a little sweet and spicy, not a lot of pumpkin flavor - a solid lighter stout.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - NOV 4, 2007
Cask @ Brazen Head: Opaque black with a medium sized creamy tan head. Big cinnamon and pumpkin spice. Diacetyl was able to poke through all the spice. Light roast. The flavor was roasty with a spicy finish. Spice warmth and some hop on the finish.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClarkVV (4576) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - NOV 3, 2007
Draught pint at Sunset Grill on 10/6/07
Deep coal black with perhaps a touch of deep auburn-mahogany. Dark beige head is small and fizzles to nothing, leaving no lacing. Medium-low clarity.
Sharp spice shoots up the nostrils, definitely some cinnamon-nutmeg and quite dry. It recovers with some light caramel and cookie dough-like sugars, but only briefly, before a very ashen black malt astringency shuts off any sweetness and really kills the aroma. Some pumpkin notes trickle through, with more spices, but there isn’t anywhere near enough beer flavor. Not overdone on spices, other than up front, and not overdone on pumpkin either, but just because things arent overdone, as I always say, dosent mean they’re particularly good. I don’t find much else here. Some chocolate comes through with warming, but it’s way too much dark malt. No flaws or alcohol.
Somewhat better in the flavor, with some soft slippery textures and lightly sweet choco-caramel. Spices are quite pronounced though, and hang on the finish, dulling the beer character. Very ashy, and char-like, with little pumpkin character. Just not enough malt suppleness for a stout. Traces of vanilla, light smoke and ash linger. No alcohol or flaws.
Looks like the bottles are MUCH better.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
weeare138 (936) - Collegeville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 29, 2007
Thanks to warriorsoul for sharing this at Kennett Brew Fest... Appears black with a fluffy, off white head that slowly fades into a mild head. Sticky chunks of lacing are left. Smell is of obvious pumpkin, chocolate, coffee, roasted grains, and some sweet caramel. The spices were remarkably toned down in this...quite tame compared to some of the overkilled versions I’ve had. Taste is that of the mentioned aromas with the obvious nod to pumpkins and chocolate being in the forefront of the flavors. Mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with the sweetness and cocoa-like bitterness swirling about to an enjoyable brew. One of the better, more tolerable pumpkin beers I’ve had.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
apoptosis (1317) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Looks like a decent porter, even though its a stout. It has a well-balanced spicy flavor and arom. Pleasant, lactose sweetness, so it is not too sticky. Interesting and tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
golubj (1377) - San Mateo, California, USA - OCT 27, 2007
Draft at the Blind Tiger. Aroma was roasted / smoked malt, chocolate, coffee, and a little pumpkin. The flavor was similar, very well done for the style.

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