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RATINGS: 510   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (3120) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 25, 2015
On Tap ’ Clear rich deep mahogany Nice tan head, that quickly dissipates to a coarse ring. Very nice sweet cidery spicy borwn sugar aroma. Moderate pumpkin holiday spice flavors but decent IBUs Big and smooth and a nice sipper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (5329) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Sampled at ABR 2015.Brown color. Pumpkin is very light and in fact I didn’t pick it up until a friend pointed it out. some squash/pumpkin flavor now that I look for it, none of the spice qualities I usually get in a pumpkin beer. I do not get the cinnamon, ginger or nutmeg.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (1412) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle to pint glass Pumpkin, clove, allspice, apple, nutmeg. Dark amber with a thin 1/2 cm creamy head. Pumpkin, allspice, clove, malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BroadestTom (259) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Aroma dark fruits, pumpkin, pumpkin spices Appearance red, clear, white foam, Taste medium sweetness, Palate medium body, lively, Overall it tastes more like a quad than a pumpkin beer. It is a good beer but not a pumpkin beer and for that reason I would not suggest this beer to a friend

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pootzboy (1671) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2015
Gorgeous ruby-orange color, decent pumpkin pie spices in aroma and flavour....big "fat" malts and damn boozy -this is my second one and I;m too fucked up to go into a lengthy review - just try it and be careful!!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Svesse (7262) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2015
(Bottle) Reddish brown colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, spicy nose with notes of caramel, dark bread, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin. Malty, fruity, spicy taste with caramel, treacle-toffee, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, wort bread and a sweetish finish with a gentle bitterness and a slightly vinous touch. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness. I’m not a great fan of pumpkin beers and it gets a bit sweet after a while, but it’s quite well made and tasty, with the ginger coming through more and more. Quite nice.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dslam (98) - surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 12, 2015
Dark copper color with off white head. Poured from a bottle that was refrigerated. Sweet pumpkin flavor with a hint of cinnamon and spice. Good flavor but a little too sweet for me.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leini (1477) - SWEDEN - FEB 22, 2015
650ml bottle. Copper body with a medium head. Caramel, pumpkin, spices and alcohol. Too sweet and spicy imo.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DCLawyer (1969) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Bomber to stem. Dark orange-copper with thin offwhite head. Standard pumpkin spice and malt, not too sweet, with a lingering bitter spice aftertaste. Eh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (3027) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 31, 2015
Bottle from the LCBO. Dark ruby-copper with a finger or so of beige foam. Very nice aroma of sweet caramel, barley candy, earthy pumpkin, and a melange of spices - nutmeg and ginger quite noticeable, cinnamon and allspice supporting. Body is a touch sticky - would benefit from just a bit more carbonation to lighten it up - but still OK. Flavour is just what the aroma promises - sweet maltiness up front, pumpkin pie in the middle, off-dry finish with some twiggy hops toward the back of the palate. Quite a good version of a beer style that I rarely want much to do with.

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