SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - SEP 9, 2012
Pours ruby with a large light khaki head. Smells of pumpkin, cinnamon, hints of smoke, ginger, and nutmeg. Taste is pumpkin, pumpkin pie spices, and mild hints of smoke. Medium-bodied with a smooth texture and soft mouth-carbonation, Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin finishes sweet and a little spiced. mullinger1980 (1) - USA - OCT 1, 2012 does not count
A different pumpkin beer. Dark fruit and spice. Pumpkin is present, but not over powerful. Spice is not overdone either. This beer almost reminds me of a Belgian strong ale. efecher (70) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - AUG 22, 2012
Pours very dark amber color, light to medium carbonation. Depending on your tolerance, a full bottle may get you a buzz. Very prominent pumpkin spice flavor, a nice brew reminiscent of autumn. Almost seems like if a barleywine was made from pumpkin beer. Very enjoyable. generallee08 (773) - 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. ordybill (1811) - Douglasville, Georgia, USA - SEP 14, 2014
Poured from a 22 oz bomber bottle into a pint glass.
Aroma- I can easily note spices from the first removal of the bottle top. Definite pumpkin and cinnamon aroma, very inviting.
Appearance- A very nice clear red color.
Taste - Excellent flavor, one of my favorite pumpkin beers. You can taste the pumpkin and cinnamon but you know it is still a well crafted brew beneath the surface,.
Palate- A full bodied experience with a strong booze finish. A great dry finish.
Overall- One of my favorite pumpkins to date. Highly recommended.
retinadoc (237) - - OCT 18, 2014
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2015 Bottle. Medium carbonation. Rich, dark brown, slightly reddish color. Delicious, very 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: cinnamon and allspice. Actual pumpkin flavors are more pronounced than Pumking. SA Fat Jack Would have been my top-rated pumpkin beer/ale, if not for Pumking, which still reigns as the top pumpkin beer/ale. Both SA Fat Jack and Pumking are two of the best tasting overall beers of any type. Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - OCT 10, 2011
What a delicious pumpkin beer, very spicy and very sweet, its like liquid pumpkin pie. WaukeganBrewer (5) - - SEP 20, 2012 does not count
Delicious spiced beer that I really enjoyed. One of the better (and stronger) examples of the style I’ve had this season. Hartung32 (252) - Indiana, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Great beer!!! Probably my second favorite pumpkin beer(Southern Tier Pumking). I'd like a tad more sweetness; other than that, perfect.
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From 22oz bottle (cellared 2 years) to lager glass. Pour is a deep amber, thick tan head with a thicker texture. Nose is pumpkin, spices, alcohol. Taste is heavy bodied, bitter with touches of sweetness coming through. Finishes crisp, awesome pumpkin beer.