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RATINGS: 414   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
matthewgerke (67) - - OCT 3, 2012
Pint on tap. Poured dark brown, slightly cloudy, with a medium tan head. Different take on a pumpkin beer – had all of the classic spice notes (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg) but much more muted than other pumpkin beers. Great balance of the pumpkin flavor and smoky malt. Very drinkable for a high alcohol pumpkin beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JFGrind (1845) - Glenside, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Dark amber medium bodied ale with spiced aroma, pumpkin flavors and mild bitterness. For the high alcohol content this beer has a plenty o’ flavor. Sam Adams has done a good job brewing an Imperial Pumpkin Ale.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbastard (690) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Pours a pumpkin brown. Well balanced aromas of clove, cinnamon, and pumpkin pie like spices. Flavors are similar, well blended with a pleasing sweetness. This has a nice palate. No bitterness with a dry and a lite spicy burn finish. This is a fun beer to drink. This has a dunkel weizen bock quality to it.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onionkid (366) - Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA - OCT 2, 2012
Bottle. Man, lots of pumpkin and spice in the taste and aroma. Here’s the thing...the taste also has a bit of a malty, boozy aspect. The pumpkin is strong but maybe not quite as strong as something called a "double pumpkin" would lead me to believe. Honestly, their regular Harvest Pumpkin Ale may be better as a pure pumpkin ale. But this is solid, the booze adds a lot of character to it, and overall I’m a fan! 8.5% abv.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
mullinger1980 (1) - USA - OCT 1, 2012 does not count
A different pumpkin beer. Dark fruit and spice. Pumpkin is present, but not over powerful. Spice is not overdone either. This beer almost reminds me of a Belgian strong ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcox90 (1547) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 1, 2012
22 oz bottle. Pours a dark brown with a hint of orange with a one finger beige head. Nice spicey aroma with a "just right" amount of pumpkin scent. Mixed in with the spice is a whiff of alcohol. Pumpkin flavor with dark malt. Gut warming.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daknole (9114) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Burnt orange pour, fluffy tan head. Loads of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice in the nose. Flavor is sweet and fluffy, pie crust, pumpkin, spice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
scarletfire65 (955) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Aroma and flavor of canned pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice. Solid sweet malty base carries it well. A bit of warming alcohol on the finish. One of the better pumpkin ales.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
queenholly (2924) - South Whitley, Indiana, USA - SEP 30, 2012
Bottle. Malty pumpkin and subtle pumpkin spices aroma. Clear amber with a small ivory head, moderate lacing. Smoky malty pumpkin, pumpkin spices, and alcohol flavor. Medium body.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2611) - Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2012
22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, batch 1 bottled recently. Pours crystal clear reddish copper color with a nice 1-2 finger dense khaki head with nice retention, that reduces to a good cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel, toast, biscuit, allspice, nuttiness, and light herbal spiciness. Very nice and well balance aromas with good strength. Very pleasant. Taste of pumpkin, caramel, toast, biscuit, cinnamon, ginger, nuttiness, and light herbal. Lingering notes of caramel, biscuit, toast, pumpkin, nuttiness, and spices on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of flavors, with a great spice balance; with no cloying flavors at all after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with nearly zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent imperial pumpkin ale! Great flavor balance overall with just the right amount of spices; very smooth to drink. A very pleasant and highly enjoyable offering.


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