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RATINGS: 409   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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 thatís 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (686) - Georgia, USA - SEP 3, 2012
Big Double Pumpkin beer. Dark brown/black pour with just a little bit of head. An aroma of pumpkin spices and smoky malts come out first. The taste has a big time sweetness, a touch of bitterness, a good presence of pumpkin and malt, and well-spiced taste. Gritty and chewy mouthfeel (apparently they put a lot of pumpkin in this one). Not a lot of carbonation. Got more flavorful as it warmed. Pretty great big pumpkin beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheEpeeist (3346) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 2, 2012
22 oz bottle. Clear brown with amber hints and a coating balsa head. Nose in cinnamon, roasted pumpkin, allspice and nutmeg. Toothsome medium body with a tingle. Substantial as it is, i think this would benefit from serving on nitro. Taste is toffee, bitter spices and earthy pumpkin; finishing slightly metallic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6019) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 2, 2012
bottle, orange amber color with good tall foam, aroma and flavor of pumpkin cake, lighter than pumking, nice spice and bready flavors, good finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
LinusStick (2854) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Not sure how I feel about this one. I loves me a good pumpkin beer. At first sip I thought...wait a minute. Do I taste smoke? Yup. A smoky pumpkin beer. Odd. Aroma was pumpkin pie spice, burnt caramel and roasted malt (heavy on the cinnamon). Pour was a thick murky medium brown with a half finger off white head. Taste was sweet and pumpkinny. The ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon are the heavy spices here with the ginger providing a bite. After the swallow you get hints of smoke. Mouth feel was a little too thick for me, but was still an OK beer. Decent carbonation rounds the beer out.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Billicus (289) - @RED BHUT JOIKIAS!, Paulsboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 1, 2012
22oz bottle aroma, sutle spiceness ,cinnamon, fruity sweetness, toasted malts color, medium, nice head taste, bland spicy mix all kinda cancealing each other out, cinnoman, nutmeg, then some malt carmel esters overall, not too good, the spice was to non chaut, weak, but overpoweering

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
17thfloor (2430) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 31, 2012
Batch 1 bottle. Clear dark amber with fizzy frothy off-white head. Flavor and aroma very similar to pumking, except for the cardboard which is noticeable in both the flavor and aroma, alcohol is a bit hot in the sweet sharp finish, other than that itís pretty nice, but those two things detract immensely from what otherwise seems to be a very balanced beer. Spices are nice, but the beer overall for all its flavor is kind of boring and muted. The special B raisin flavor throws it a bit out of whack.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
unclemattie (4183) - Georgia, USA - AUG 31, 2012
22oz Sam Adams bottle, Batch #1. Vintage 2012. Dark copper color, light tan foam. Aroma of dark brown sugar, allspice, roasted squash, and oak. Flavor of roasted squash and allspice, a rauchbier character, distant nutmeg spice and spicy ginger tingle on the tongue. This beer is way smoother, creamier, and fuller bodied than the 12oz Sam Adams Harvest Pumpkin Ale. Very full bodied. This beer tastes like pumpkin, rather than pie spice. Hints of vanilla oak flavors hidden in the creamy texture. I really like the ginger tingle in the finish. It is a very well done Vegetable Brew! (3445)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
algemo45 (61) - - AUG 31, 2012
Fat Jack is the Man! Full flavor, deep amber color, pumpkin awesomeness. Enjoy it while it lasts, this is a true fall delicacy. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaBeer1972 (1307) - Taunton, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2012
22 oz bottle from Julios. Pours out a deep ruby brown with thick tan head. Strong aroma of sweet spices. Flavor is complex. Deep sweet pumpking body but with a spicy bitterness. Let this one warm up a long time. Certainly a sipping beer.
Earlier Rating: 11/20/2011 Total Score: 3.6
On-tap at Dohertyís in Pawtucket. A deep reddish brown brew. Good looking. Strong malty aromas. Flavor is very roasty. Roasted malts and roasted pumpkin with spice. Warming finish. Nice surprise.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AdamJackson (2598) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 30, 2012
$7.50 for a bomber of this. Enjoyed at fridge temp in a tulip glass. very dark brown with hints of orange. Almost no head at all. Scent is heavy with spices and some pumpkin but itís minimal. Very muted pumpkin taste. Some hints of herbs..ginger? Iím getting honey and nutmeg as well. Some basil. Itís a very much like salad like pumpkin beer. Finish isnít sweet. Very raw pumpkin taste. Interesting beer but nothing extraordinary.

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