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RATINGS: 402   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 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.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
elektrikjester (90) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - OCT 7, 2011
Served on tap @ The Vortex in Midtown Atlanta. Served in a goblet with a dark orange, near blood-red color. Practically no head to speak of and minimal lacing. Aroma is rather restrained, but sweetness predominates, mainly due to pumpkin pie spices (nutmeg, mainly). But there is really a (brown) sugar profile to the aroma. Flavor is likewise sweet, propelled by sugars and aided by faint alcohol. Spices--nutmeg, allspice, and clove--are detectible in the background. Toasted malts are there, too, but very faint. Palate is smooth and just slightly slick despite the carbonation--suits the beer just fine. In sum, a solid beer that’s probably more pumpkin than ale, but no slouch. Comparable to Weyerbacher Imperial Pumpkin in flavor but more distinctly more sugary than the major pumpkin beers of the season.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tkline3 (15) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Pours a dark ruby red with a large off white foamy head. Aroma of cinnamon, all spice, and pumpkin. Flavors of cinnamon, carmel, pumpkin some smokiness, and all spice. Strong finish of spice and bourbon alcohol. Sweet with a warm spicy finish, full mouth feel and no bitterness. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RRistow12 (243) - Lewis Center, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2014
Tasted from bottle. Pours a dark ruby color with beige head. Aroma is sweet with caramel, nutmeg, spices. Taste is similar to aroma. Minimal to no detectable bitterness with moderate to heavy sweetness. Sticky mouthfeel. Flavors of pumpkin, nutmeg, caramel. It's not quite as good as Pumking but still very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robforbes (2073) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2014
Pours a cloudy dark amber with a small thick yellowish head and great lacing. Smell is of pumpkin, bread, and some spice. Taste is of pumpkin pie, spice, and a malt back. Ends thick.

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
Travlr (11327) - 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 (649) - 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. It’s 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 (3902) - 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 (363) - 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 (489) - 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.


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