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RATINGS: 521   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nicke80 (500) - Södertälje, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
650 ml bottle from systembolaget. Pours golden orange with white head. Sweet aroma and taste with spices and pumpkin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
shorlin (721) - St. John’s, Newfoundland, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
Nice reddish brown, very clear, minor off white head that lasts well. Aroma is solid caramel malt, with a little spice. Taste is ok, some sweetness, not a ridiculous amount of spice. Mostly nutmeg. This is actually ok, one of the first pumpkin beers I’ve enjoyed. Feel is very full, sticky and nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (5518) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Sample at Strong Ale Festival 2014. Comes dark orange with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, spice, and pumpkin. Taste is sweet malt, spice, caramel, and pumpkin. Pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7388) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2014
500ml bottle. Poured a clear dark orange color with a small off-white head. Aroma was notes of sweet malts, some pumpkin character. Flavor had light pumpkin pie spices, alcohol comes through. Finish is some nutmeg and cinnamon notes, some brown sugar notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pictoman (938) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2014
Poured from 1 pint 6 fl oz bottle. Clear, copper with beige head. Pumpkin, nutmeg, a little cinnamon and toffee. Flavours are bold and come to the forefront. Alcohol is mostly hidden. Medium body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alpha10 (635) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
2014/11/16 - Pours a clear, dark amber colour with a thick, foamy, khaki head that slowly reduces to a linger surface film and leaves ample lacing. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, dark fruits, and spices. Smell reminds me of a doppelbock. Taste is sweet caramel and dark fruits, with pumpkin spices and a hint of pumpkin and booze. Slightly metallic. Mouthfeel is medium with smooth carbonation and a sweet, mildly boozy finish. An above average pumpkin ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frothmeister (733) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
1pt 6floz. Pours a clear amber with an orange tinged beige head. Almost acidic apple notes, with the usual pumpkin pie spices, alcohol, light caramel, raisin, and light alcohol on the nose. Sweet, but not overpowering with surprising doppelbock-like notes, dried fruits, raisin, candied fruit, and a light spicy burn up front that leads into more dark dried fruits, light metallic hops, with some more spice in the finish with light molasses, and fruit cake notes. A very pleasant surprise. I just can’t get on the pumpkin beer bandwagon, but this, this comes across as some kind of spiced bock mutant, and I like it A LOT. Very good. A definite repeat purchase.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Randy4Beer (513) - - NOV 16, 2014
Filtered, cherry wood colouring with a thin white head and mild carbonation. Aromas of pumpkin, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Tastes of pumpkin pie, replete with all of the accompanying spices. Nice malty backbone too. Better balanced than a lot of pumpkin beers. This is my 11th pumpkin beer of this fall, and this is my 3rd favourite. Very nice beer. Would buy again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (9592) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle, shared with TylerDurden. Deep copper-red, average light tan head. Aroma is sweet and spicy. The palate is loaded with sweet malt and spices, with flavours of molasses and all spice nearly smothering any pumpkin notes. TylerDurden didn’t like it (too spicy and too sweet he said), but I thought it was pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BiffNilsson (270) - Perstorp, SWEDEN - NOV 14, 2014
Rödbrun vätska med kraftig gulaktig skumkrona. Kraftfull söt maltdoft med inslag av kola, kanel och lite kardemumma. Även smaken är kraftfull med bra beska. Söt smak med mycket "jul smaker" Inslag av kanel kola och kardemumma även här. Något för söt i mitt tycke men överlag en bra öl.

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