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RATINGS: 402   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
puboflyons (2133) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 25, 2012
From Batch #1. The pour is a handsome looking deep amber with garnet or red hues and a decent, short-lived head. Loads of aroma explode from the glass including pumpkin, dark malts, allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon. The body is medium to bold. The taste begins with sweet malts, pumpkin, spices, with a peppery lingering finish. Very nice fall offering.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3443) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Deep amber color out of the bottle with a thin beige head. Rich spicey cinnamon pumpkin pie nose. Warming alcohol sense to this beer. Flavors of soft cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel and malt extract sweetness. Smooth, rich mouthfeel. Nice big, full flavored beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ontbeertaster (2337) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2012
Bottle, pours a dark amber, aroma is spice and flavour is really nice, lots of spice and a really full bodied ale, the flavour is full of spice and it taste really solid, nice offering

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
brentfeesh (1207) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Good looking amber brew. Great pumpkin aroma with light pumpkin pie crust and hints of spice. Great blend of flavors. Nice pumpkin level with spicy pie crust. Well integrated. Medium bodied and creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Headbanger (3300) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - SEP 22, 2012
16.9oz bottle 9/22/12 (Binny’s Naperville)-52° in Lager Glass-Pours a dark amber with a small tight off white head. Aroma of cinnamon, pumpkin, nutmeg, and ginger. Taste of pumpkin pie. This medium to full bodied brew is ne of the better pumpkin brews I have had. Nice job.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jb (2183) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Sweet and simple vegetable nose and taste. Not too many auxiliary spices. Beautifful dark orange. Nice lacing pattern. Okay but not great.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth (2654) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Sam Adams glass at Tylers Apex. Real good aroma, sweet. Malty. Pumpkin, brown sugar. Ginger, nutmeg. Clean brownish orange color. Ok head, little to no lace. Sweet flavor. Medium body, oily creamy mouthfeel, sweet spiced finish. Darn good pumpkin. Great aroma and flavor. Winner. For me

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Cybercat (3282) - Georgia, USA - SEP 22, 2012
Aroma has decided pumpkin and cinnamon notes, plus hints of malt and cloves. It pours a clear mahogany with a fairly thick light, slightly pumpkin-orange head that leaves good lacing. Satisfying flavor has a malty core with a noticeable but not overpowering pumpkin tone, as well as notes of cinnamon, horehound and cloves and a touch of caramel. Smooth texture has good body though not a lot of fizz. Happy Autumnal Equinox! (In the northern hemisphere, anyway.)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
WaukeganBrewer (5) - - SEP 20, 2012 does not count
Delicious spiced beer that I really enjoyed. One of the better (and stronger) examples of the style I’ve had this season.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GranvilleTim (1467) - Granville, Illinois, USA - SEP 20, 2012
Dark amber pour with a tan head. Aroma is spices, sweet malt and faint pumpkin. Taste is spicey, light pumpkin and dry at the end. The ginger comes out at the end. Nice lacing.

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