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RATINGS: 522   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 thats 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dlovell2 (1934) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - OCT 28, 2012
Dark copper color with thick tan head. Pumpkin pie spice aroma of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves. Smooth creamy feel. Caramel malt flavors and pumpkin spice. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
wxman (1769) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2012
On tap at Global Brew. Pours a clear pale amber with a decent white head. Has a cinnamon and sweet malt taste, but not much if any pumpkin. Pretty good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
rxeight (2777) - Illinois, USA - OCT 27, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 25, 2012 Dark copper orange. Lots of spice packed into this one. Cinnamon, nutmeg. pumpkin is there but not as prevelant as most. Covered up by all the spices and underlying booze. Not to big on all the pumpkin beers but this is probably the best. Which suprised my because I usually find sam adams to be fairly comprimised.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BVery (9924) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - OCT 26, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2012 Bottle shared at Darkness Day 2012. Amber pour with a smaller clingy head. Pumpkin and cinnamon spices. Fuller smooth palate. Not bad.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AGAquino (667) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 25, 2012
Thick, sweet malt, like candy, with noticeable spice and pumpkin. Warming alcohol aftertaste. Surprisingly good.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Art (3203) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Not sure Im getting any of the pumpkin or spices in this one. Not a bad beer on any account bus disappointing in the pumpkin department.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
bigrond (1499) - factoryville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 20, 2012
This beer looked really good, that was the best part about it. Pumpkin flavor was very weak. Palate was absent completely. I was very disappointed.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
ThisWangsChung (836) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Reviewed 9/01. Portion of a 22 oz bottle poured into a Duvel tulip. A: Pours a burgundy color with excellent clarity for a dark beer. The head is a two finger offwhite color that recedes to about a half finger in a quick manner, but it leaves a nice ring of lacing on the glass. S: Well spiced in general; there are notes of cinammon, cardamom, and allspice. If I really focus, I can get a bit of smokiness to it. Sadly, there isnt much pumpkin, but its still an acceptable aroma. T: An initial wave of light smoke gives way to...well, I dont know. Normally, Id pick out how the flavors progress in a story like manner, but theres something incredibly nondescript about this. Everything just blends together to an excessive degree, to the point where I have a LOT of trouble picking out the pumpkin and the spices. I dont hate the taste by any means - after all, how is it possible to hate something so bland and neutral tasting? M: The body is neither heavy nor light, but it has a slight creaminess to it I kind of enjoy. Otherwise, like the flavor, it suffers from being too neutral and unassuming. Carbonation is on the lower side. O: A good idea with a fairly poor execution, but at least its mildly drinkable. Sam Adams makes quite a few good brews - this isnt one of them. To be fair, this isnt my favorite style, but I nonetheless wont be repeating this one.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bebum (825) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Deep copper, Medium body, full flavored, average length, very low bitterness. Sweet pumpkin pie spices, strong but not pungent or aromatic, mineral background. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Finhead (1671) - OFallon, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Dark, mahogany pour with an off-white head. It has a sweet caramel aroma with light pumpkin. The medium body has a sticky texture with lively carbonation. The taste is sweet with some alcohol in the finish.


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