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RATINGS: 396   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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This rich and luscious brew indulges in flavor with over 28Ibs of pumpkin per barrel, for a full bodied sweetness and deep russet color. Classic pumpkin pie spices of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and allspice ignite a warmth and spark that’s deepened by an undercurrent of roasty smoked malts. The result is a delectable brew full of enveloping layers of flavor and spice. At Samuel Adams we love experimenting. This series of limited edition brews represents some of our favorite small batch creations. Style: Pumpkin Beer Hops: East Kent Goldings, Fuggle Malts: Samuel Adams Two-Row Pale Malt Blend, Caramel 60, Special B, Smoked Malt Extras: Real Pumpkin, Cinnamon, Ginger, Nutmeg, Allspice

Initially released on tap as "Double Pumpkin" in 2011, it was bottled as "Fat Jack Double Pumpkin" in 2012.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (3803) - Bakersfield, California, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Draft on my Halloween birthday at Imbibe. Nose is spicy cloves and nutmeg, brown sugar, nutmeg, and pumpkin. Clear copper amber with a big biege head. Flavor is cloves, nutmeg, pumpkin, with light sweetness and bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JDBaker11058 (1205) - Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2012
Appearance: deep, clear, dark russet with two fingers of creamy, frothy khaki head. Aroma: pumpkin, cinnamon, clove, hint of peanut butter and chicory. Flavor: legit taste of pumpkin pie, with strong notes of cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg, and scotch. Finish: sweet, with a surprising hint of astringency and lingering notes of toasted pumpkin seeds. Notes: Exactly as advertised - a rich pumpkin beer. Big and sweet, with well-done flavors. While I’m just not much of a pumpkin beer fan, I have to acknowledge this as an excellent one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (7905) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2012
Bottle. Pours reddish amber. Off white head. Nose and taste of molasses, pumpkin, spice, cinnamon and nutmeg. Thick body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gachupines (850) - USA - OCT 28, 2012
Dark amber with a thick tan head. Aroma is pumpkin pie spice and roasted malt. Flavor is intense pumpkin followed by the natural pumpkin pie spices. Very well rounded and nice smoky malt that balances out the sweetness quite well. This is one of the stronger pumpkin beers I’ve had this fall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (660) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Dark copper color with thick tan head. Pumpkin pie spice aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Smooth creamy feel. Caramel malt flavors and pumpkin spice. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1389) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2012
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a clear pale amber with a decent white head. Has a cinnamon and sweet malt taste, but not much if any pumpkin. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rxeight (1192) - Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2012 Dark copper orange. Lots of spice packed into this one. Cinnamon, nutmeg. pumpkin is there but not as prevelant as most. Covered up by all the spices and underlying booze. Not to big on all the pumpkin beers but this is probably the best. Which suprised my because I usually find sam adams to be fairly comprimised.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (5944) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2012 Bottle shared at Darkness Day 2012. Amber pour with a smaller clingy head. Pumpkin and cinnamon spices. Fuller smooth palate. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AGAquino (658) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2012
Thick, sweet malt, like candy, with noticeable spice and pumpkin. Warming alcohol aftertaste. Surprisingly good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
artmcd8 (1498) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Not sure I’m getting any of the pumpkin or spices in this one. Not a bad beer on any account bus disappointing in the pumpkin department.

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