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RATINGS: 473   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chudwick (2214) - Cincyucky, Kentucky, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Bomber - pours brown amber with tan head and decent lacing. Nose is pumpkin spice and metal. Flavor adds alcohol, caramel, and bread. Sweet with spicy finish. Some hop to it. Medium body and sticky. Has qualities of a strong brown ale. Would be nicer without the metal presence and strong alcohol presence.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boliv (1149) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Bomber, Batch #1. Pours very dark orange, verging on ruby red, with a creamy 2-finger orange/beige head. Nice retention, thick lacing. Aromas of sweet pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, and allspice. Light pie crust, brown sugar, and some alcohol, with mild peat and smoke as it warms. The flavor is smoke and pumpkin, smoked spices, and peat. Mild buttered crust, pumpkin, and lots of brown sugar. Medium carbonation and verging on full-bodied. Slightly warming and creamy. Nice! The smoked malt was odd at first, but it grew on me; I think it works in this context. [1111]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4652) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 2, 2013
This beer started off slow and then blew me away, style-wise. The aroma isn’t that strong and the initial flavor isn’t that pumpkin-y, but rather has a decent amount of strength. However, as the beer goes along, the strength and the rest of the beer mesh excellently.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - FEB 18, 2013
Bottle:   Copper hued ruby, thin sudsy white head, spotty lacing.   Squashy nose, subtle spices, seems a bit odd and not like other big Pumpkin beers.   Strong yet muted spices on the tongue.   Its spicy, but not bright.   Has a decent amount of smoked malt as well.   As it warms the smoke aspect comes out even more.   Certainly malty on the tongue, body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Finishes with strong yet muted spices, and a good dose of smoked malt.   Moderate sweetness, somewhat bready too.   Hides the 8.5% well, but other than that... not what I was expecting for a big Pumpkin beer.   Lacks brightness, and could stand to be a touch sweeter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nocturne (882) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - FEB 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark amber with good creamy head. Smokey notes in the aroma, almost peaty and chocolatey. Ginger and nutmeg showing as well. A little restrained aroma-wise though. Taste contains plenty of vanilla, caramel, more pumpkin spice and some berry fruit too, but dryness seems to smother things a bit. Ends with a collision of smoke and spice. Not bad but seemed a bit muddled and rough around the edges at times.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Clear copper with a medium tan crown. Aroma of caramel, pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger and nuts. Taste of ginger, cinnamon, pumpkin, toffee and nutmeg, kind of a pumpkin pie thing going on. Sweet and spicy, perhaps too sweet but one of the better Sam Adams.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmagnus87 (2732) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 30, 2013
From notes. Draft as Fat Jack. Tastes like pumpkin pie. A lot of spices. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BillWyce (745) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 19, 2013
From notes: From bottled batch #1. Poured clear red-amber with a 3-finger bone-colored head. Aroma of pumpkin meat mixed with allspice. Full body, fairly thick with a creamy finish. Deep pumpkin pie flavor with a touch of caramel and a roasty, yeasty note to the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Caterwaul (51) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Dark burnt orange-reddish body. White head, one finger. Rich creamy pumpkin spiciness, alcohol. Mmmmm. I like how this one smells. Verrrry toasty and sweet. Good balance between the spice and pumpkin flavor. Sweet, but not terribly cloying. Medium bodied, light carbonation. Not too shabby. I wouldn’t say it beats out Pumking, but this stuff is tasty and cheap. Get you some.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bb (6860) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Bottle. Brown beer with a dark cream head. Light spice and malt aroma. Vegetal flavor with spice and malt. Medium bodied. Vegetal notes and spice linger with malt and light toffee.

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