Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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4.85/5 rDev +34%
A - Pours a dark amber/molasses color with a nice lacing that lines the cup with large bubbles. Can see a bit of carbonation stemming from the bottom.
S - Can definitely smell the spices but the sweet molasses notes engulf your senses ate the end which is very pleasant! I also smell this pie crust-like smell. It honestly smells like a pumpkin pie.
T - I was dreading this beer being as it's Sam Adams. I was expecting something on the lines of Buffalo Bill's Pumpkin Ale, but this is fantastic! Initially it seems like it will overwhelm you with spice but right before you finish that thought the molasses kicks in and complements it perfectly. I also noticed a nice yeasty finish.
M - Very smooth, medium bodies, and perfect combination.
O - I think this may be my favorite pumpkin beer, and this is my favorite style!
09-28-2012 01:03:40 | More by twaddlac
4.68/5 rDev +29.3%
Poured from a growler into a sample glass.
Appearance: Darker almost brown color with a beige head. Head was thick and lasted a bit.
Smell: Smells of nutmeg, brown sugar, malts and pumpkin. This beer is very close to the smell of a pumpkin pie.
Mouthfeel/Taste: Smooth medium to full bodied. Taste is that of pumpkin, brown sugar, nutmeg and some other mild spices that go with pumpkin pie type flavors.
Overall: Very enjoyable seasonal brew, I will buy this again no questions asked!
09-10-2012 19:41:57 | More by Cavanaghty
4.68/5 rDev +29.3%
Had a big ass bottle of this while on vacation in Orlando recently. Poured into a tulip glass.
This is definitely one of the best Pumpkin Ales I've ever had. It poured nice and dark with a serious aroma of pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon.
Unlike many pumpkin ales it didn't overwhelm with spices. While the hints of spice are there, the beer is still just that, a beer. The spices augment the beer and make this a true positive drinking experience.
Also, despite the high alcohol content, there is no overt alcohol taste found in many similar ABV brews.
This is really good stuff.
11-03-2012 21:39:14 | More by tvljr
4.5/5 rDev +24.3%
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.
08-17-2014 00:38:22 | More by generallee
Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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