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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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CObiased (103) - - OCT 13, 2014
Bomber into a crystal wine glass. Great amber color with a medium creamy head. The aroma is full of pumpkin, allspice, nutmeg and light cinnamon. The mouthfeel is rich, creamy, effervescent and grippy. However, the flavor is seriously lacking and muted. All fluff and no follow through. Disappointing

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
muleassadam (3) - Cheektowaga, New York, USA - OCT 13, 2014 does not count
I love the combination of the East Kent Goldings and Friggles very flavorful with a uniquely pleasant finish

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (1113) - Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2014
Bomber into tulip glass, clear deep ruby amber with minimal light tan head. Aroma of pumpkin, pie spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice) and caramel malt. Taste adds notes of light chocolate, graham cracker, ginger, faint salt, molasses and some fruity/earthy hop bitterness. Heavy body, low carbonation, sticky with roasty pie spices lingering on the finish. It’s a heavy pumpkin ale, tasty for the cool weather coming.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tommynh (76) - - OCT 11, 2014
Dark gold/red color with a thick scent and rich taste, you can taste the pumpkin/allspice/cinnamon in the mix and its a nice fall drink ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bth122 (1334) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Big bottle. Pours a beautiful mahogany amber. Full head. Nice aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin. Medium heavy body. Chewy texture. Light sweetness. Light bitter. Good stuff. But not nearly as good as ST Pumpking. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
junon (429) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - OCT 4, 2014
I like it. Although its a palate killer. You either have to drink this all night or only the end of the night.

1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
uoffgator (49) - Miami, Florida, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Listen. Around this time of year I make it a point to buy, try and experience Pumpkin ales. They allow me to be thrown into the fall season with a sense of nostalgia and comfort one would usually associate with ones favorite time of year. Although a good beer, I have to compare it with other pumpkin ales one would, snap your fingers for and say "yep, that's a pumpkin ale. Fall is here!" This is not that beer. I get pumpkin ales, I've bread pumpkin ales, I understand what it takes to make one with real pumpkin (of which they did)! BUT, I would not buy this if I wanted to feel, think and experience what it means to drink a pumpkin ale. More like a heavy American ale with rich malty caramel notes. No real pumpkin spice, not real pumpkin feel. When comparing it to the genre, I have to grade this low. That's what I'm comparing it to in my rating.

2.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Mr_Hops (116) - Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2014
Really didn’t like the taste, perhaps a little watered down but ive had better fall brews

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dliberto (216) - Hampstead, Maryland, USA - SEP 28, 2014
Poured from the bottle into a cup. Pours a dark brown with a medium sized foamy tan head. Aroma consists of malt, pumpkin, spices, and yeast. Taste is salty with emphasis on the pumpkin. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and an oily mouth feel. I did not like this one like I thought I would. Very mediocre beer

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1976) - - SEP 25, 2014
Transfer from BA review on 10-4-13- Poured from bottle into a snifter glass Appearance – The beer pours a deep ruby/mahogany color bordering on brownish. Upon pouring there is a one-half inch finger of tan colored head. The head fades over a moderate amount of time leaving a decent level of streaky lace on the sides of the glass and a good level of bubbly persistent foam on the surface of the brew. Smell – The aroma has lots of roasted pumpkin with a good deal of brown sugar and toffee sweetness. Along with these aromas, are some lighter spice aromas of nutmeg, allspice, and cinnamon. A little bit of a bready aroma and a small amount of roasted nut are there as well. Taste –The taste begins with a sweet caramel and toffee flavor mixed with a good dose of smooth roasted pumpkin. The sweetness is much more then I was anticipating from the nose, with the roasted pumpkin being much less. Spice flavors are present from the start, with flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice all present. For the most part the spice remains at a rather low level with the nutmeg and cinnamon flavors increasing a bit more toward the end. Some light bitter nutty and earthy flavors come to the tongue at the end, balancing out the sweetness a bit. Along with this, so too comes some alcohol flavors, which in the end when mixed with the rest, leave a nice warming and moderately sweet pumpkin pie flavor on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the creamier and chewier side with a carbonation level that is on the average side. The thicker and chewier body are rather nice for the sweeter pumpkin flavors of the brew and make it a rather nice slow sipper. Overall – A rather tasty pumpkin ale. It’s a little on the sweeter side for an imperial pumpkin ale, but is still balanced in many respects, as it has a good blend of booze, spice, and pumpkin to tame the sweet. Overall a rather enjoyable drinker.


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