Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by undeadozzy:
3.69/5 rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
A - Poured on tap at a beer festival, not sure if it's the beer or the pour, but it had literally no head, even agitating it a little bit didn't make any head appear. Was a deep brown color with some orange hues.
S - The pumpkin smell is just incredible, huge pumpkin showing, maybe a little malt, some caramel, and a lot of pumpkin pie spice.
T - It tastes like a dark lager maybe, a little lighter maybe. Not very much pumpkin to be had here, maybe a hint here and there, but after touting itself as a "double pumpkin ale", I was expecting to be drowning in pumpkin. Not a bad tasting beer, just not very pumpkiny. Some hints of candied dark fruit, some dark malt sweetness, and a hint of straw or earthiness. Finish is kind of fruity, not pumpkin, maybe some candied fruit or fruitcake, with a dark undertone of pumpernickel bread or sourdough, and a trace of pumpkin pie here and there, but nothing significant to be found.
M - Sort of watery, very very cold with little to no texture. Some attempts at thickness, but does seem to stick to the mouth, albeit for only a few moments.
O - Sam Adams has always has unique seasonal beers, and this one, unfortunately, is a little disappointing. Sure it has some pumpkin, but I was hoping for more. A lot more, as a fall-themed beer, it's great, but as a pumpkin beer, it misses its mark.
Serving type: on-tap
10-03-2013 12:41:46 | More by undeadozzy
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4.05/5 rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
2013 Bottle, poured into a pint glass
A- Pours a clear dark copper color with a small creamy off-white head that retains nicely, leaving some short lasting lace behind
S- Lots of pumpkin spice aroma up front, consisting of nutmeg, cinnamon, clove and allspice. Also picking up a vanilla cream aroma that mixes nicely with the raw pumpkin, giving it a pumpkin pie-like aroma
T- Big and malty with lots of caramel malt, mixing in with some sweet bread and fig. Pumpkin flavors kick in mid-palate, with an emphasis on the nutmeg and a cinnamon linger. Lots of malt continues through to the finish with more bread notes on the linger with a bit of alcohol
M- Heavy body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel, ending with a smooth and foamy finish, just a bit of alcohol warmth at the end
O- One of the more malty pumpkin beers that I've tried and I think it works well. The pumpkin flavors and the sweetness of the caramel malt work nicely together, well done
Serving type: bottle
02-25-2014 22:08:53 | More by Treyliff
Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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