RATINGS: 522   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 25   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimgraz (11) - New Jersey, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Split this 22 oz (Batch #1) bottle with my wife (who is a huge pumpkin beer fan). Pours a serious amber/orange. Very reminiscent of Autumn and pumpkins. The aroma is, surprisingly, mostly pumpkin with a hint of spice. I say "surprisingly” because so many of this genre now hit you over the head with the spices. It had about a half-inch white head in my glass (next to no head in my wife’s) with some nice lacing down the glass. A nice caramel malt base, which immediately moves into the distinct pumpkin flavor for which I was hoping. There are background notes of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice. Like a good pie, these are there simply to compliment the pumpkin, which is the star of this brew. Lovely, sweet finish. To recap, this is like a good pie: nice, pumpkin flavors accented by the right spices and some caramel. A very nice dessert beer, which is when I would drink it, rather than with a meal. Glad to have this in the pumpkin rotation.

Bricks (1126) - Delaware, USA - APR 12, 2017
Smells of candy and pumpkin. Taste is a sweet, but naturally sweet pumpkin w/ spices. Great looking beer.. smooth. This is a winner.

willisread (3341) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 27, 2016
Tap at Gambrinus. Pours a clear orange with a tiny bit of head. Tons of yam, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove. Sweet, but not cloying. A tad boozy, but fun.

OminouSC2 (666) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 11, 2016
Amber color. A lot of spicy aromas, pumpkin, fruits, ginger. Sweet taste of pumpkin and spices.

TygrKat (6) - - JUN 12, 2016 does not count
From a pint bottle. Pours very dark brown. Smells like pumpkin purée. Tastes and aftertastes like pumpkin pie. Very enjoyable, smooth pumpkin beer.

oldrtybastrd (5002) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 24, 2016
Pours a dark golden amber with fluffy head. Aromas of dark fruits, spice, and cinnamon. Flavors of pumpkin, caramel, all spice, nutmeg.

MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 3, 2016
Poured from 22 oz. bottle. Hazy, dark amber-brown with a 1-finger khaki head and very good lacing. Aroma of caramel, toffee, nutmeg, pumpkin fruit and pie spices. Taste of caramel, ginger, pumpkin fruit, pie spices and sweet potatoes. Medium/full body and high/medium carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

chinchill (4993) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2016
22 oz bottle with a very well designed label. Marked as 8.5% ABV. This pours clear but dark, red-brown, with a decent bone-colored head. This soon reduces to a ring that leaves minimal lacing. Aroma: caramel; dark bread, vanilla and surprisingly light spicing. Flavor: For those of us who often find pumpkin beers over-spiced but who do not object in principle to the addition of such spices, this pumpkin ale hits the proper spicing level: The well chosen and balanced mix of spices is both obvious and light enough to let the underlying ale shine. There’s even a nice pumpkin note here that has none of the unfortunate vegetative characteristics found in some other pumpkin ales. Lightly sweet with hints of fruitcake and mild booziness. Mouthfeel: Slick and smooth, the body is medium-full and well (light-medium) carbonated. Overall: an outstanding pumpkin beer; certainly one of the best I’ve tried.

gpekar (497) - Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2016
Poured a very dark copper amber with a tall creamy khaki head. The aroma was very good with scents of caramel malt, toffee, nutmeg and pumpkin pie spices. The beer had a slightly creamy texture and good fall flavors. Nice caramel malt sweetness, nutmeg, pumpkin pie and a hint of cloves. There was a nice background hop bite that came along in the middle. There was a nice alcohol warmth coming through on the finish, but the 8.5% Alc was well hidden in the flavor.

Stampion (274) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - DEC 26, 2015
Not my favorite. Pours a dark brown. Smells of falls spiced. Tasted of pumpkin and heavy on the spiced. Sweet aftertaste. Good but not great.

HopTsing (575) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Pumpkin, yuck... Too bad you can’t have two word ratings because I think that about sums it up for me.

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