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RATINGS: 485   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 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YigSvartka (216) - Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 7, 2015
Translucent crimson brown. Quickly dissipating mid sized head. Pleasant caramel, malt, cinnamon, nutmeg and dried fruit aroma. No pumpkin though. Absolutely fantastic. Mid bodied and creamy with a potent taste consisting of nutmeg, cinnamon, caramel, malt, a wee bit of pumpkin, and alcohol. Finish is sweet caramel with some minor hop. Quite good but less emphasis on spice and more emphasis on pumpkin would be optimal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tsadich (21) - Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Let this one sit for about 30 mins. Chilled the taste is lacking some of elements of the beer, this issue is due to all spice. As the beer warms the pumpkin develops more of a presence and lessens the all spice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ejh8 (105) - - DEC 23, 2014
Surprisingly tasty pumpkin ale, even more surprising that it came from Sam Adams. Dark brown rust color poured from a 1 pint 6 oz bottle. Pretty good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
Deep amber pour with a thick tan head. The aroma is sweet and spicy. A little bit boozy with some earthy hoppiness and a touch of pumpkin. There is a light sticky caramel flavour and a bit of toffee. Decent brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
snoworsummer (3147) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 22, 2014
From a bottle. Pours clear ruby copper with a fizzy beige head. Tastes like sweet syrup, roasted pumpkin, light spice, cookie malt. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like sweet roasted pumpkin, pumpkin pie, light spice, molasses.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ghostbeer (48) - Nebraska, USA - DEC 14, 2014
A beautiful beer. I love pumpkin beer and this is one of my tops in this style. Lots of real pumpkin flavors and jus the right amount of spice to keep it interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Lagerboy (1537) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2014
1 PT. 6 FL. OZ. bottle. Clear medium copper, fine tan foam mostly lasts. Malty pumpkin spice aroma. Taste is too rich and sweet c-malt, mild toasted pumpkin, over spiced. ABV is well hidden. Average carbonation, medium bodied, low hopped. Next. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6520) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 27, 2014
[Bottle (750ml)] Pours a deep orange-amber with a large lasting fluffy off-white head. Minimal lacing. Aroma of pumpkin, caramel malt, vegetal notes and light spices. Flavour of caramel malt, pumpkin, light spices and some alcohol. Medium bodied. Just good, not great, I would’ve liked more spices, they are too subtle.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Edmoe (241) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Mahogany pour with thin white head. Aroma is a pleasantly subtle pumpkin. Taste is decent pumpkin ale that is a tad heavy on pumpkin spice and a little sweet. Still good, though. Medium body and fairly clean finish. Not my favorite but would get again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ingevara (848) - SWEDEN - NOV 25, 2014
Big head, slowly shrinking. Tempting floral smell. But still - I don’t know about this. All the spices are not very apparent. Doesn’t taste at all like pumpkin pie or pepparkakor but more like a failed german doppelbock with too much alcohol. I hope the guys at Samuel Adams keep on experimenting; this one is not ready.

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