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RATINGS: 521   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Nische (1884) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 1, 2013
Ruby copper in color with khaki head. Spicy pumpkin aroma. Fall spice flavors, nutmeg, cinnamon & clove followed by more pumpkin notes and a touch of alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
patrick767 (4010) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2013
bottle - Pours clear, deep amber with a small, light tan head. It smells of cinnamon, ginger, pumpkin, and caramel malt. The flavor is very sweet with assertive pumpkin pie spices. It’s a very good, full bodied brew. Some people will find it too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lamas (1551) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 28, 2013
22 oz. bottle. Batch #2. A clear ruby pour with a thick & creamy khaki head. The aroma features some crisp caramel maltiness, nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, a rich breadiness, and some hints of pumpkin. A smoky woodsiness and a touch of molasses become apparent with a little warmth. Relatively medium-bodied on the way down. Caramel, molasses, and a big breadiness dominate upfront taste-wise. A little vanilla extract in the middle. Raisins and squash at the end. Some smoky woodsiness here and there. Lots of cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, and ginger from start to finish. Kinda boozy. A solid pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbrana (640) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Not my favorite of the pumpkin beers, but not bad. Has a scotch ale feel to it with some spicy cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg notes. Have an underlining smoky flavor that is a bit too strong for my liking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RayPReynolds (3) - - SEP 28, 2013 does not count
Very Excited to try this and it did not disappoint. Doesn’t look or smell like anything special, but has a very distinct flavor that I have yet to find in other seasonal pumpkin brews.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
60minuteman (1335) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Very spicy. Full of cinnamon, molasses and earth. A nice clear reddish-brown color. Lots of lace. A strong pumpkin presence dominates though.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hfmejias (1270) - Marshall, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2013
22 Fl. Oz. Bottle. Poured dark copper in color, nice off white head and lots of lacing on the glass. Strong pumpkin aroma, some spices, malts and some alcohol, nice. Taste is a bit boozy, however is well balanced with malts, spices and pumpkin; so far I think is one of the best pumpkin ales I have tried this season. Very good brew. Enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (6188) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - SEP 26, 2013
On draft at lost dog in McLean. Pours a clear cola with an off white head. Malty nose. Flavors of caramel, raisins and pumpkin. Pumpkin spices are subdued. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SaintMatty (6805) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - SEP 25, 2013
Bottle - Copper in colour. Roasted malt, dried fruit and some slightly smoky notes in the aroma. Fruity, nutty and roasted taste with caramel, ash and sultanas featuring in the roasted and sweet finish. I have not tasted enough pumpkins to be able to discern and detect it here.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Doghair (312) - Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2013
Pours heavy cloudy rust color with minimal foam. Not an appealing appearance. Caramel and spice in the aroma. Sweet caramel, malt, nutmeg and vanilla are prominent in the taste. Some brown sugar in the finish. The spices are not overdone. Heavy on the tounge with good carbonation. This is a great pumpkin ale. Easily one of my favorites.

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