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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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226 Reviews
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Reviews: 226
Hads: 1,257
rAvg: 3.69
pDev: 15.18%
Wants: 92
Gots: 219 | FT: 3
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Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 10-03-2011

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Reviews: 226 | Hads: 1,257
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Photo of wedge
3.9/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

@ Tyler's (Raleigh)

Clear, beautiful mahogany below a slim, patchy white head. Subtle, spiced aroma: ginger, nutmeg, allspice...the typical pumpkin pie spice blend. A little fruity tartness pops up as well. Lots of toasty caramel flavors, pie spices, dark fruit, and sweet bread. Lightly warming on the way down, but never boozy. Very smooth and on the verge of full bodied. Not exactly pumpkin pie in a glass, but I like that the spices aren't overdone. Good effort. (468 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of johnriley445
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

I expected more from Sam... maybe that's my fault. Disappointing. Not bad, just less than I expected. Try Warlock instead. (124 characters)

Photo of cam477
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of npala86
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of tbryan5
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of tjumfrid
3.22/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served from a 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.

A: Pours somewhere between a dark amber and a transparent brown. Minimal lacing and small bubbles remain along the edges of glass.

S: Yams, honey and dark fruits crowd the senses. Pleasant and autumnal.

T: Molasses, honey, strawberry preserves. Surprisingly, not much of a pumpkin flavor. A bit too sweet after the second sip.

M: Medium bodied.

O: A pretty good seasonal from Sam Adams. This is a nice alternative to the droves of lighter/smoother pumpkin ales that flood the market around this time of year. A bit too sweet for my tastes, but good in small doses. (615 characters)

Photo of jonny1138
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Beaver13
3.19/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle. Pours ruby amber with a medium creamy off white head that goes to a thin film and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet, slightly vegetal, malts with a lot of spicy cinnamon and some ginger.

The flavor is sweet caramel malts with some roast and a little dark fruit. It's followed by a ton of heavy spice - mostly cinnamon with some ginger. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a decent pumpkin beer. It's overly spiced with too much cinnamon. But the base is kind of a winter warmer old ale with some light roast and dark fruit that is kind of cool and plays well with the pumpkin. (635 characters)

Photo of TTripp725
2.5/5  rDev -32.2%

Photo of otoolman221
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of generallee
4.5/5  rDev +22%

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. (1,121 characters)

Photo of ValpoExpo
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of sprink
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of TimoP
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Doomcifer
3.56/5  rDev -3.5%

Photo of JakerLou
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Billolick
3.55/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Growler filled at Yorktown Bev. in...you guessed it..Yorktown, NY

Pours dark mahogony amber, medium tan head, that is minor in size and staying power. Leaves a thin collar and just some minimal bits of lacing.

Powdered sugar nose, with some caramel and slight fall spices in the background.

Sugary sweet offering from Sam...dark sugar, caramel, sweet malts are what I get on the palate, with some fall/pumpkin pie spices present, but in the background.

Ehh, I've been warming to the style in general this fall, but this "2X" pumkin brew, really is not doing much to impress me...just too sweet and not enough spice... (621 characters)

Photo of tigg924
4.3/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: 1/3 inch head, dark brownish-orange in color, clear, high carbonation

Smell: caramel, big clove, and pumpkin spice

Taste: deep sweet caramel, clove, cinnamon, and rich pumpkin spice

Mouthfeel: sweet with slight bitterness, moderate carbonation, heavy bodied

Overall: This is what I expect from an imperial pumpkin. Nice bold and sweet flavors. This has elements of an English barleywine. I love the deep rich caramel and pumpkin. I will pick this up again next year. (482 characters)

Photo of ctodda
2.75/5  rDev -25.5%

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of JayEvans813
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Holy Grail Pub in Plano.

The beer pours a dark amber-brown color with a tan head. The aroma is very spicy. I get a ton of cinnamon and nutmeg, as well as some pumpkin and some alcohol.

The flavor is similar. What really stands out is the intense cinnamon, nutmeg and clove notes. There is also some pumpkin notes, as well as quite a bit of booze.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. (405 characters)

Photo of olradetbalder
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of jamesmk48
3.93/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Meyers1023
4/5  rDev +8.4%

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Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
83 out of 100 based on 226 ratings.