Cape Ann Fisherman’s Pumpkin Stout

This was another pumpkin beer that I picked up in Delaware. I haven’t seen Cape Ann beers around here, so it went into the cart. I think I had one of their beers at AC Brew Fest and liked it. Anyways, pumpkin stouts usually are right in my wheelhouse, so let’s see how this one went.


ABV: 7%

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “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.”

Random: I got about 10 hours of sleep last night. It felt amazing.

This brew poured with a thick, one finger off white head that dissipated quickly and left some lacing on the glass. The body was a dark brown almost black with high carbonation. The nose had notes of roasted malts, espresso and pumpkin. The taste was filled with dark chocolate and roasted malts. There wasn’t much pumpkin until the end of the sip. Pumpkin spices came through as well, specifically cinnamon and nutmeg. The body was very thin with light carbonation. It had a long finish with chocolate and cinnamon and pumpkin. This beer was just alright. As a stout, it was thin and needed a boost of flavor. As a pumpkin beer, it needed more spice. I wouldn’t have this one again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

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