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RATINGS: 478   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gyllenbock (5074) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2013
Bottle from Systembolaget. Clear amber with a large and thick head. Sweet aroma of malt, dried fruit, spices, cinnamon, ginger, pepper and toffee. Also notes of brown sugar. A descent "Pumpkin beer".

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (1937) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - OCT 8, 2013
Loved this. Pours a dark iced tea color. Great sweet pumpkin and bubblegum aromas. Spices too. Pumpkin pie flavors.. Woodsy, fall spices as well.. very good pumpkin ale.. Very close to pumking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lilja (1808) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2013
Smak och doft av humle, malt, brunt socker, karamell, muskot, ingefära och kanel. Kunde ha blivit en fin öl med är på tok för sötsliskig för min smak. Rund, len med en trevlig beska.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
stimulo69 (76) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2013
Quite sweet but recognisable Pumpkin. Amber colored and an aroma of spices. In the taste some spice and malt sweetness. Low in bitterness

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
circinus (229) - SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2013
Bottle 65 cl from Systembolaget. Clear red with a beige thick head. Pumpkin, brown sugar, lots of spices, savory, some alcohol. Medium/full body, low carbonation, spicy finish. Interesting!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
resevil787 (123) - Arizona, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Bottle. Has an orange tint to a dark brown color. Nice tan head, good lacing. Aroma is very pleasant. Heavy pumpkin, moderate to heavy nutmeg and other spices. Moderate malts- caramel and bread. Taste is sweet. Body is medium to full, carbonation soft to average. Really enjoyed this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
andyhwcinc (1535) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 6, 2013
Enjoyed on tap at a random bar prior to attending a wedding in Geneva, IL. I didn’t take tasting notes while drinking this, but I remember this having a dark brown hue with a rich white head, aroma of pumpkin, and a thick consistency which was also a bit potent. Would enjoy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hopswagger (199) - South Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2013
P: Dark mahogany body that boasts a creamy khaki head that settles to a thin silky layer. Retention was low with minimal lacing. S: Sweet caramel malt, roast pumpkin, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and pale malts. Sweetness is subdued by an earthy aroma. T/M: Smoked malt, natural pumpkin without added sweetener, pie crust, aged wood, the above mentioned spices with cinnamon chiming in on the aftertaste. Taste is more natural and spiced than the sweeter nose. Medium-full sticky body with a gentle prickle of carbonation. O: This reminds me of setting around a camp fire in fall with the smell of pumpkins and spice crackling in the air. The pumpkin is not like your typical artificial pumpkin pie flavored beer but a more roasty and earthy flavor. It’s quite nice and warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
novice101 (308) - - OCT 5, 2013
Pours a dark red copper with an off white head that persists, smells so much like pumpkin pie and taste just about the same. Great beer very drinkable, spices are much more noticeable than the pumpkin itself

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1850) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Bottled. Brown red with a large tan head. Mild molasses, nutmeg, brown sugar, cocoa, pumpkin pie aroma. Mildly sweet, earthy flavor with graham crackers, mild yeast, dates, and roasted pumpkin. There is a certain Belgian abt quality to this - at times I nearly forgot I was drinking a pumpkin ale. Moderate alcohol noticeable in finish. Full mouthfeel. A good take on pumpkin ale, though it’s a bit too subtle for a so-called "double" pumpkin ale.

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