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RATINGS: 399   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - MAR 28, 2013
THOUGHTS: If I didnít know this was a pumpkin beer, I might have never guessed it. Not a bad beer, just not the best pumpkin beer. It was almost like a doppelbock and a Belgian dubbel had a baby. The little bit of smoked malt blended well with both of those styles. Hid alcohol fairly well. I was kind of surprised that I didnít like this more. Way too much going on. Definitely interesting, just not pumpkin-beerish enough for me. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured a medium to dark reed that was nearly blood-red in the glass with an average, creamy, off-white head that mostly diminished but left excellent lacing. The aroma was overly sweet and contained heavy caramel malt; moderate to heavy musty yeast, fruity pumpkin sweetness, smoke, toffee, brown sugar, hints of pumpkin pie spices, bacon, wet do and dog shampoo. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and lightly bitter; while the finish was heavily sweet, moderately bitter and lightly sour with an average to long duration. There was caramel malt, molasses, smoked malt, burnt caramel, maybe pumpkin spices (but it comes across more as spicy yeast), fruity pumpkin, dark candy sugar, maple syrup and bacon. The medium body was sort of creamy with soft but very tingly carbonation and a dry and slightly alcoholic finish.


2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
Travlr (10985) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Draft. Very dark brown, brown head. Aroma of spice! Taste is very sweet with tons of spice.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
generallee08 (641) - New York, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Presentation: It was poured from a brown 1 pint 6 oz bottle into a tulip glass. The label lists the abv at 8.5% abv and it also lists the beers ingredients. Appearance: Fat Jack has a dark garnet red color with good clarity. I can just make out some nice lively carbonation flowing up though the beer. From a slow pour down the middle of the glass I got a nice tight collar of foam. Itís light beige in color and hangs on well. This makes for some cool lacing on the glass. Smell: The aroma is full of tasty spices and malty goodness. It brings notes of cinnamon and fresh out of the oven ginger bread with a nice boozy kick. Taste / Palate: There is a lot going on in this full bodied festive beer. The base has a solid gingerbread like maltiness with loads of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. It also has notes of vanilla and a very mild bourbon like boozy character. In the middle of all this there is a very mild squash/sweet potatoe like sweetness. The finish brings some light herbal hop bitterness and dryness which blends with the dry spice within. The dry spice lingers and begs you to take another sip.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
solidfunk (3886) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 14, 2014
Hood enough for style. Pours maroon with OK head and lacing. Some light cinnamon, nutmeg, and sweet pumpkin. Soft carbonation. Finishes with some sweetness. Tap at RFD.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11940) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2014
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear amber body with a small beige head. Aroma of clove, ginger, cinnamon, and pumpkin. Flavor of pumpkin, cocoa, allspice, clove, ginger, bread, and cinnamon.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Not bad coming from Sam Adams......an easy seasonal to get your hands on and very tasty!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GreatDane1632 (361) - Louisiana, USA - JUN 29, 2014
Rated from notes taken 13 Sep 2012 -- A decent offering from Sam Adams. Although I would just stick with Merry Maker, it is way better.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HIGHB4LL (480) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUN 18, 2014
22 oz. bottle; batch #2. Appearance: 2 finger light orange brown head, frothy, copper amber color, clear, good lacing. Aroma: light roast, nutmeg, pumpkin, malty caramel, other spices. Palate: medium body, bitter finish, soft carbonation, slick texture. Taste: sweet malt and pumpkin pie, with spices and bitterness coming through in the middle; hoppy bitterness lasts and tingle of spices fades out. Overall, very smooth beer, unique even among pumkin beers, and great fall beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BigFatOgre (13) - Lincoln, Rhode Island, USA - JUN 7, 2014
Has a sweet pumpkin taste that I really enjoyed. A nice strong tasting ale.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerSkull (1286) - SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2014
(Bottle). Scent of malt, fruit, grassy hops, pumpkin and alcohol. Sweet taste of malt, brown sugar, alcohol and pumpkin? Not a very good beer but not disgusting either!

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kevinator (887) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2014
Not as good as I hoped. Mild pumpkin and spice aroma. The color was of pumpkin or sweet potato. Medium body with below average carbonation. Flavors were pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon and malt . This was not as sweet as described and rested on a large amount of pumpkin. Decent but probably a one and done beer.


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