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RATINGS: 434   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2146) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - SEP 19, 2012
Brown-amber-copper in color with a nice sudsy, lacey off-white head. Sweet dubel-like aroma spike with slight spiced pumpkin bready aroma. A rich pumkiny, bready chewy thick beer with some spiced tone and a bit of alcohol in the finish.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ekstedt (5482) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2014
Bottle (65 cl) from Systembolaget. Clear mahogny, medium beige head. Bready and bisquity malt aroma, plenty of spices. Medium bodied, medium carbonation. Dry with low to medium bitterness.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gaultier (384) - SWEDEN - OCT 20, 2014
@ Nedre Mölla 20/10-14. Aroma: Christmas spices (cinnamon, ginger, allspice, clove), caramel. Taste: Dito + sweet, notes of licorice. Body is medium, the finish is sweet, caramely and spicey (see aroma).

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
decaturstevo (5145) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 20, 2014
Amber pour with slightly off white head. Aroma is pumpkin pie spice that leans towards the cinnamon. Flavor is same pie spice with a medium floral bitterness. Medium bodied and a tad fizzy. ok spice

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4770) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - OCT 19, 2014
Rich deep muddied brown coloured body with a thinnish tan head, about a centimetre thick. Aroma of pumpkins, squash, brown sugar, earth and quite a bit of alcohol - nice and deep. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong rich squash and pumpkin flavour with some deep browned sugars, caramel and pit fruits noticeable. A bit of a perceived alcohol hit coupled with some yeast notes as well make for this to be well-rounded. Aftertaste is subtle yet very full-flavoured and long lasting, due to the rich squash in the mash. Overall, a very nice pumpkin-based beer with bunches of spices, yet the sweetness and rich maltiness lead this one to be a great beer. I sampled this sam adams-styled 65 cL bottle purchased from Costco in Arlington (Pentagon City) on 05-October-2014 for US$5,49 sampled at home in Washington a few steps away on 19-October-2014.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
retinadoc (123) - - OCT 18, 2014
Bottle. Medium carbonation. Rich, dark brown, slightly reddish color. Delicious, sweet, spicy mouth feel. Can still taste the basic template of hops and caramel common to all Sam Adams beers, with the addition of pumpkin and spices. Would have been my top-rated pumpkin beer/ale, if not for Pumking, which still reigns as the top pumpkin beer/ale, if not one of the best tasting overall beers of any type.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wittales (637) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
Appearance was clear reddish brown with creamy lasting 1 finger head, rings of lacing. Aromas are holiday spices with touches of roast, brown sugar, no alcohol. Taste are sweet malts and spices upfront with hint of roasty barley and clean yeast profile. Palate was soft creamy CO2 with medium body, then smooth spicy malty finish. Overall good pumpkin brew, smooth.

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 5/20
RumRunner101 (792) - Alberta, CANADA - OCT 18, 2014
Deep amber pour. Aromas of sweet caramel, brown sugar, cinnamon, ginger. Really sweet with lots of pumpkin spice. Minor vegetal notes. Too sweet and too much spice for my liking.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tazahemani22 (6) - The Woodlands, Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2014 does not count
Not a huge fan of pumpkin ales but tis the season and this double pumpkin ale is exceptional! big on pumpkin spice from the get go. mellow flavor throughout but still pronounced. has a shade of earthiness if you will, but still a straight shooter with its character. thicker than your average ale, yet still can’t touch a stout in that department. smooth finish, not boozy at all. Currently holding on to a few for next year. lets see how graceful time can be to this fat Jack!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lowe1983 (1351) - Dayton, Ohio, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Pours a dark amber color with a tan head. Aroma is of pumpkin, caramel malts, and some spices. Flavor is mostly just the pumpkin and caramel malts. Not very much warming on the finish. I’ve had much better pumpkin ales.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
CObiased (25) - - 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


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