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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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rjplumer (763) - Foxboro, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 27, 2015
Deep brown ruby tinged body. Mild pumpkin nutmeg aroma. Thin tan head. Taste is malt spice nutmeg and of course pumpkin. Smooth, rich and warming down the throat.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Brandon1989 (443) - Euless, Texas, USA - JAN 27, 2015
This beer pours a dark copper color with a thick off white head with plenty of lacing left around the glass. The aroma is pumpkin, cinnamon, and some spices. The flavor is pumpkin but not overly sweet like some pumpkin beers granted i am drinking this beer past its season so that may have a factor. I also pick up some spices and slight amount of alcohol.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
probstblueribbon (3397) - Nepean, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 26, 2015
Bomber from LCBO, served cold in a tulip glass.

App.: Clear deep copper with a full tan head. Aroma: Rich sweet maltiness with fairly balanced spices, lightly fruity, toffee and brown sugar, clove, cinnamon, allspice and ginger (I think...), big stuff. Palate: Medium+ body, moderate carbonation, lightly syrupy. Flav.: Similar to the nose with a big, thick, rich malt backbone supporting the usual array of pumpkin spices; lightly sweet with decent bitterness, some booze and a long, crunchy malt and spice finish.


   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
samsmith33 (727) - - JAN 17, 2015
UPDATED: NOV 10, 2015 Humbled a bit in 2015, but I still had it #1 in round 2. -----_______--&# Color, nice head. Thick feel. Smokey Flavor.2014 Pumpkin Double Blind Tasting:1-Sam Adams Fat Jack.2-Hoppin? Frog.3-Fegleys Devious.4-Weyerbacher.5-Southern Tier Pumking.6-Terrapin Pumpkinfest.7-Long Trail.8-Riverhorse.9-Blue Moon.10-UFO Pumpkin (harpoon).11-Sam Adams Pumpkin.12-Shipyard Smashed Pumpkin.13-Dogfishhead (shocker)14-Ichabod.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AbbeyRoade (509) - Missouri, USA - JAN 16, 2015
Veyr impressive for a Sam Adams brew. Lots of allspice, cinnamon flavors that make this a bit of a spicy pumpkin beer. Nice malty undertones give it a complex body instead of the typical flat pumpkin ales you see everywhere else. Good seasonal.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Metalchopz (2715) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 8, 2015
Pours a deep amber colour with a beige frothy head, good retention and nice creamy lacing. Sweet malt aromas with the caramel and pumpkin pie spices. The taste starts on the sweetness, but less than expected from the scent. The spices balance out the caramel and even some hops show up. Bread notes from the malts lingers. Very smooth going down (oily and silky). Hope the LCBO gets this one every year.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
YigSvartka (238) - Manitoba, CANADA - JAN 7, 2015
Translucent crimson brown. Quickly dissipating mid sized head. Pleasant caramel, malt, cinnamon, nutmeg and dried fruit aroma. No pumpkin though. Absolutely fantastic. Mid bodied and creamy with a potent taste consisting of nutmeg, cinnamon, caramel, malt, a wee bit of pumpkin, and alcohol. Finish is sweet caramel with some minor hop. Quite good but less emphasis on spice and more emphasis on pumpkin would be optimal.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tsadich (23) - Missouri, USA - DEC 26, 2014
Let this one sit for about 30 mins. Chilled the taste is lacking some of elements of the beer, this issue is due to all spice. As the beer warms the pumpkin develops more of a presence and lessens the all spice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ejh8 (105) - - DEC 23, 2014
Surprisingly tasty pumpkin ale, even more surprising that it came from Sam Adams. Dark brown rust color poured from a 1 pint 6 oz bottle. Pretty good stuff. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoeMcPhee (9004) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 22, 2014
Deep amber pour with a thick tan head. The aroma is sweet and spicy. A little bit boozy with some earthy hoppiness and a touch of pumpkin. There is a light sticky caramel flavour and a bit of toffee. Decent brew.

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