October 24, 2011

Fisherman's Imperial Pumpkin Stout

Fisherman's Imperial Pumpkin Stout (2011)
Autumn Seasonal (Limited Release)
Brewed and Bottled by Cape Ann Brewing Company in Gloucester, MA. USA.
22  fl. oz /  $5.99 USD / 11.0% ABV

About: "The Big Brother version of our original fall seasonal.  The Imperial is more robust and intense in flavor with a noticeably spirituous finish."

Thoughts: It's their standard logo with the name underneath. I must have passed this one about five or six times having no idea it was of the pumpkin variety.

Black as midnight, black as pitch... blacker than the foulest witch! Kinda looks like that black blood from "The Ugly". It's got a thick and frothy chocolatey head that fades after a short while.

Smells damn good. Very 'pumpkiny' with a nice amount of spice. Then the coffee creeps in and overflows the senses. I think I'm in for a real treat here.

Damn that's some good alcoholic pumpkin coffee! Very cool. This one isn't bitter at all. I've had bitter beers and bitter coffee but this one mixes the both of them and comes off both flavorful and strong. Dark chocolate, raisins, fresh ground roast vanilla coffee, Werther's originals, nutmeg, and minor notes of clove, allspice and sugar. I'd like the pumpkin to be the dominating factor in this one but nothing is going to get on top of this coffee.

Thick. Creamy. Filling. 

 For an 11% this one is so very easy on the bite, smooth as hell and tastes damn good. It's really like an Iced Pumpkin Coffee with sweet spices in it. It's different from the rest and really a nice change of pace. This one gets a definite recommendation. Go grab one while you can. I read that they've got a Coffee Pumpkin Imperial as well. This confuses me as I don't see how much more of a coffee flavor they could possibly get into this.


Anthony1138 said...

I tried the regular pumpkin stout, and didn't really like it. It was OK for a stout, but I didn't get enough pumpkin flavor. The imperial coffee sounds awesome. I was actually thinking of brewing up something like that next Fall.

DrunkethWizerd said...

It's cool that you brew. I've never done. I just recently thought about it (for the first time) a couple days ago actually. But ya know, I'm more of a drinker type. I was thinking for a very short while there though, that if I did ever brew something... it would be Extremely FUNKY! And nobody would like it. Except for me. That's selfish, I guess. And not the mindset of somebody who cares about brewing.

Not that I've conjured up ideas, because I haven't. Just contemplated the idea. That's all. I'm really good at contemplating shit and not following through with it.

Anthony1138 said...

Yeah, I thought about it for a long time and finally got off my ass did it. It helps that my brother brews with me, so I have someone to push me. Otherwise I'd probably just talk about brewing more than actually brewing.

But it's pretty fun and totally worth it when you sip your first ale. The worst part is sterilizing all of the equipment. The best part, besides the end product being beer, is that you can come up with whatever crazy shit you want. Screw everyone else, it's your beer! If you like it, you did a good job.

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