Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by ONovoMexicano:
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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2.91/5 rDev -19.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3
Undated bottle at 45 degrees into standard pint glass
Aroma of spices
Head average (4 cm), light brown, frothy, rapidly diminishing to 2 mm ring
Lacing spotty; few small islands of various sized bubbles
Body dark amber, clear
Flavor begins slightly bitter with spices like a pumpkin pie; ends sweeter with an alcohol taste. No hops, no diacetyl.
Palate medium, oily, lively carbonation.
Not a particularly good beer, probably would taste better very cold. The appearance and aroma are both OK.
Serving type: bottle
07-09-2014 12:18:37 | More by Ozzylizard
Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 858 ratings.