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RATINGS: 495   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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 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.

jake65's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jake65 (2957) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle 11/21/12: Brown/copper color with a finger of creamy khaki head. Actually smells like pumpkin with the spices being less prevalent than is typical for this style. Tastes a little more vegetal than spicey. Pumpki, bready malt, and florals. Typical spices; nutmeg seems to stand out here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (3012) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 3, 2015
650ml brown bottle. Orange/amber. Dark beige foam. Sweet and spicy nose - big caramel and clove and nutmeg notes. Taste has sweet caramel malt base with nutmeg, slight earth pumpkiny notes and grains. Light spicy aftertaste with some lingering sweetness. Medium bodied. Rich and sweet, pretty nice but not particularly boozy for itís strength. A good fall pumpkin ale if you like them on the sweeter side.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DavoleBomb (1614) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2015
Poured into a perfect pint. 5.0 A: Clear copper color. Three fingers of creamy tan head. Retention is very good and glass covering lacing is left. 3.5 S: While not the most adventurous nose, it is pleasant. Cinnamon, ginger, allspice, nutmeg, but Iíd prefer a heftier dose. Pumpkin gives a nice earthiness. Caramel and toasted malts, but on the drier side. 3.75 T: Taste has more power in it than the nose. The pumpkin in particular stands out more. Again the spices mentioned above are on the mild side. Caramel and toasted malts. Good. 4.0 M: Medium body. Nice creaminess to this with chewiness. Good moderate carbonation. 3.75 D: Tasty beer. Other than it being a bit tame, itís tasty and drinks well. ★ 709 characters DavoleBomb, Nov 21, 2013

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4956) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 2, 2015
650ml bottle pours a deep amber color with a 2 finger light brown head that leaves some spotty lacing on the glass. Aroma is pumpkin with cinnamon, nutmeg and other pumpkin spices. Taste is a big pumpkin and chocolate malty sweetness with the cinnamon and nutmeg and a herbal and grassy hop bitterness. Full bodied with mild carbonation. Some alcohol is noticeable. A bit too much over the top for my tastes. The pumpkin and spices seem to stand out more than they should.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nickd717 (3714) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 29, 2015
Bomber. I had this before as Double Pumpkin but didnít record the tick. I think it was the dark days when so many ticks were lost. I weep for them. Letís get this out of the way: I like pumpkin beers. If you donít, you can go eat pumpkin spice flavored poop. This beer pours a brilliant clear dark reddish amber with a lasting khaki head. The aroma is quite nice, pumpkin pie with loads of spices. Some boozy notes. The flavor is a bit overdone, certainly the ginger and possibly the ímeg as well. Lots of pumpkin pie, but too much on some elements. Sweet, close to cloying. The palate is slightly heavy, a little boozy. Overall has some very positive and slightly unenjoyable elements. A mixed bag.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (3748) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - SEP 26, 2015
Backlog. 22 oz bottle shared, from Bullfrog Wine & Spirits. Light brown appearance with a beige head. Mildly spiced with a moderate malt sweetness. Notes of pumpkin, cinnamon, light caramel, ginger, nutmeg, toffee and allspice. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (3042) - Boise, Idaho, USA - SEP 25, 2015
On Tap í Clear rich deep mahogany Nice tan head, that quickly dissipates to a coarse ring. Very nice sweet cidery spicy borwn sugar aroma. Moderate pumpkin holiday spice flavors but decent IBUs Big and smooth and a nice sipper.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
JK (5123) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 20, 2015
Sampled at ABR 2015.Brown color. Pumpkin is very light and in fact I didnít pick it up until a friend pointed it out. some squash/pumpkin flavor now that I look for it, none of the spice qualities I usually get in a pumpkin beer. I do not get the cinnamon, ginger or nutmeg.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (1365) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 5, 2015
Bottle to pint glass Pumpkin, clove, allspice, apple, nutmeg. Dark amber with a thin 1/2 cm creamy head. Pumpkin, allspice, clove, malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BroadestTom (246) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 20, 2015
Aroma dark fruits, pumpkin, pumpkin spices Appearance red, clear, white foam, Taste medium sweetness, Palate medium body, lively, Overall it tastes more like a quad than a pumpkin beer. It is a good beer but not a pumpkin beer and for that reason I would not suggest this beer to a friend

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pootzboy (1659) - Hawgville, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 14, 2015
Gorgeous ruby-orange color, decent pumpkin pie spices in aroma and flavour....big "fat" malts and damn boozy -this is my second one and I;m too fucked up to go into a lengthy review - just try it and be careful!!!

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