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RATINGS: 293   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 30   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Fishermanís 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.


3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Slipstream (2076) - 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.

2.9
   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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClarkVV (3892) - 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 isnít 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 theyíre particularly good. I donít find much else here. Some chocolate comes through with warming, but itís 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.

3.9
   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 Iíve 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 Iíve had.

3.9
   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.

3.7
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DocLock (8054) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 24, 2007
Bottle from State Line. The aroma is great on this, giving huge pumpkin, allspice, and chocolate malt. The pour is onyx, very deep black, with a subdued khaki head. The taste is chocolate malty, with a heavy dose of pumpkin, some brown sugar, nutmeg, and pumpkin spice notes. Rich, complex palate that stays pretty tart toward the end. This is one of the more unique styles Iíve ever had, and proves to me that there is a lot more that can be done with pumpkin experimentation, as well as fruity stouts. This one worked very well for me.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kramer (5107) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 22, 2007
12 oz bottle. Pours a dark coffee brown color under a small covering of creamy light brown head that left some minimal lacing. The nose is roasty with a good bit of pumpkin pie spices, cinnamon, allspice, and maybe a little nutmeg. The flavor is a really nice subtle blend of the cinnamon and allspice up front with a nice roasty slightly burnt coffee finish. Just a little bit of earthy starchy pumpkin on the finish as well. Mouthfeel is light to medium bodied with a tad too much fizzy carbonation. Overall, one of the best pumpkin beers Iíve come across since Weyerbacher.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thornecb (4543) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 21, 2007
Pours jet black into a shaker. Mocha-colored micro head subsides to skim surface. Pumpkin, spice and smoke aromas. Creamy with upfront smoked malt and a lasting pumpkin spice finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pforei (338) - USA - OCT 21, 2007
On tap at Barcade. Dark brown almost black color with brown head. Aroma is pumpkin with nutmeg/cinnamon and roasted chocolate. The taste adds a little dark roasted malt/coffee note to it. The malty stout foundation and pumpkin/spice interplay well. You can notice both flavor groups back and forth and at the same time. Not overdone or too sweet or too sticky. Mid to full bodied. Stout with pumpkin flavor and spice, what a smart idea.


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