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Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin AleSamuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale

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858 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 858
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 16.3%
Wants: 54
Gots: 69 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 10-03-2011)
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

4.01/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz. bottle into a snifter.

The big head and abundant lace are immediately noticeable. This is quite a divergence from other pumpkin beers that I have had of late...in a good way. The beer is dark brown with orange tint, very suggestive of autumn. The smell is again different from other pumpkin beers I've tried in that it is not dominated by spice. Instead, the smell is much more reminiscent of an imperial stout. It's boozy and smells potent with a deep malt profile.

The taste surprises as well, as the beer is more hop forward than I've experienced with pumpkin beers. Caramel and toffee notes hit the tongue first, followed by subtle pumpkin and spice and a bit of heat from the booze. Smokiness shows up throughout and adds a layer of complexity. The beer drinks much more like an imperial stout or dark strong ale, with a thick mouthfeel and alcohol burn similar to those beers. Still, it is smooth, complex and overall quite enjoyable. I am impressed by this beer and surprised it doesn't receive more mention or love such as what Pumking gets.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 02:42:18 | More by ONovoMexicano
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Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 858 ratings.