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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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (1693) - CANADA - NOV 22, 2014
Pours deep amber with one fat finger of light beige head diminishing gradually to a thin cap, moderate lacing (4/5) Nose is nutmeg, pumpkin, toffee, maybe some dark fruit, just a hint of smoke. (7/10) Taste is moderately strong sweet, moderately strong bitter. (7/10) Full body, moderate to low carbonation, somewhat syrupy, mild bitter finish. (4/5) A good way to do pumpkin - a winter warmer style thats almost barleywine in nature. Its quite sweet, and Im not exactly sure why that doesnt play out as cloying - I guess its the heavy spices, lots of pumpkin, and a distinct alcohol warming, built on a thick, syrupy caramel. Subtle? Nope. Does it work? Yep. In fact, given the high ABV, utter absence of hop character, and the explicit suggestion on the bottle, I think I might pick up one or two more for long-term cellaring. (14/20)

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Nicke80 (626) - Sdertlje, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
650 ml bottle from systembolaget. Pours golden orange with white head. Sweet aroma and taste with spices and pumpkin.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
shorlin (721) - St. Johns, Newfoundland, CANADA - NOV 21, 2014
Nice reddish brown, very clear, minor off white head that lasts well. Aroma is solid caramel malt, with a little spice. Taste is ok, some sweetness, not a ridiculous amount of spice. Mostly nutmeg. This is actually ok, one of the first pumpkin beers Ive enjoyed. Feel is very full, sticky and nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (6061) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Sample at Strong Ale Festival 2014. Comes dark orange with a small tan head. Aroma of malt, spice, and pumpkin. Taste is sweet malt, spice, caramel, and pumpkin. Pretty good.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radagast83 (7660) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2014
500ml bottle. Poured a clear dark orange color with a small off-white head. Aroma was notes of sweet malts, some pumpkin character. Flavor had light pumpkin pie spices, alcohol comes through. Finish is some nutmeg and cinnamon notes, some brown sugar notes.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pictoman (1005) - British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2014
Poured from 1 pint 6 fl oz bottle. Clear, copper with beige head. Pumpkin, nutmeg, a little cinnamon and toffee. Flavours are bold and come to the forefront. Alcohol is mostly hidden. Medium body.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alpha10 (696) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
2014/11/16 - Pours a clear, dark amber colour with a thick, foamy, khaki head that slowly reduces to a linger surface film and leaves ample lacing. Aroma is sweet malts, caramel, dark fruits, and spices. Smell reminds me of a doppelbock. Taste is sweet caramel and dark fruits, with pumpkin spices and a hint of pumpkin and booze. Slightly metallic. Mouthfeel is medium with smooth carbonation and a sweet, mildly boozy finish. An above average pumpkin ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frothmeister (759) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 16, 2014
1pt 6floz. Pours a clear amber with an orange tinged beige head. Almost acidic apple notes, with the usual pumpkin pie spices, alcohol, light caramel, raisin, and light alcohol on the nose. Sweet, but not overpowering with surprising doppelbock-like notes, dried fruits, raisin, candied fruit, and a light spicy burn up front that leads into more dark dried fruits, light metallic hops, with some more spice in the finish with light molasses, and fruit cake notes. A very pleasant surprise. I just cant get on the pumpkin beer bandwagon, but this, this comes across as some kind of spiced bock mutant, and I like it A LOT. Very good. A definite repeat purchase.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Randy4Beer (513) - - NOV 16, 2014
Filtered, cherry wood colouring with a thin white head and mild carbonation. Aromas of pumpkin, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Tastes of pumpkin pie, replete with all of the accompanying spices. Nice malty backbone too. Better balanced than a lot of pumpkin beers. This is my 11th pumpkin beer of this fall, and this is my 3rd favourite. Very nice beer. Would buy again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DuffMan (9936) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2014
Bottle, shared with TylerDurden. Deep copper-red, average light tan head. Aroma is sweet and spicy. The palate is loaded with sweet malt and spices, with flavours of molasses and all spice nearly smothering any pumpkin notes. TylerDurden didnt like it (too spicy and too sweet he said), but I thought it was pretty good.


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