Fisherman’s Pumpkin Stout

Fisherman's Pumpkin StoutToday has been fairly unremarkable. Our Charlie Brown-esque Christmas tree went up. Watched some football. Yesterday evening was more interesting. We went to the Museum of Bad Art in Dedham, MA. It’s an art collection pulled together from donations, thrift shops, yard sales etc. It shares the basement of the Dedham Community Theater with the men’s bathroom…a truly appropriate location.

After pizza for dinner, I’m enjoying this Fisherman’s Pumpkin Stout. From a visual perspective, it’s a straight forward stout. Black and heady. Good lacing. It’s got a spicy aroma. Cloves.

The brew is surprisingly drinkable. Not thick feeling at all. The flavor is reminiscent of pumpkin. Mostly cloves and spices. I’m picking up cinnamon in particular. The thing that most interests me about pumpkin flavored beer is that I doubt that many of them actually have any pumpkin added during the brewing process. My feeling is that the mix of spicy flavors intend to mimic pumpkininess.

But I digress. This Fisherman’s is a decent stout. It’s spiced enough so that you won’t find me buying a six pack or drinking more than one bottle in a sitting.
Fisherman's Pumpkin Stout
Fisherman's Pumpkin Stout

Author: Joshua Dion

I write about beer in an un-intimidating way, welcoming beer lovers of all experience levels.