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RATINGS: 485   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (3167) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (8582) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Bottle. Cinnamon and pumpkin malt aroma. Amber with moderate head. Spicy, smoky pumpkin malt and bitter herbal hops flavor. Alcoholic finish. Not bad - a bit boozy.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerben (4564) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Brown color with a thick head. Spicy aroma, mostly nutmeg and cinnamon. Moderately malty flavor. Nutmeg, cinnamon and allspice. Not quite bitter, but definitely on the dry side.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
b3shine (6270) - Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Draft to taster. Looks decent; a semi-transparent reddish-brown with off-white lacing. Smells solid; pumpkin and spice. Tastes like it smells, but a little too much spice for me. Average on the palate. An alright example of the style.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Stldsf1 (616) - Florida, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Meh. It's a pumpkin beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 29, 2012
Enticing the senses of taste and smell with that of spices and pumpkin, this is a particularly good pumpkin beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reverend_03 (10) - Ohio, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Nice brown appearance and aroma similar to a pumpkin pie with the pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and allspice. Sweet flavor with medium body. Overall a nice pumpkin ale

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Pours dark brown, almost black. Brown sugar and molasses on the nose. Carbed maybe too high, but great flavor for a pumpkin brew. If it were a bit colder this would be perfect. Boo Dallas. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Campy877 (180) - Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2012
Delicious. Strong amber ale with good mix of nutmeg, allspice and a hint of cinnamon. Be careful though. At 8.5% ABV this one will knock you on you rear - but you will be smiling the whole time! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TizzleJizzle (726) - Garland, Texas, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Bomber. Poured a filtered amber-brown color with a nice white top. Spice, pumpkin, ginger, nutmeg, warm alcohol finish. Not much body to it. Very tasty! Highly recommended.


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