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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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Ratings: 1,223
Reviews: 233
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 16.3%
Wants: 82
Gots: 186 | FT: 2
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Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
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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Photo of ALC82
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KevinDixonBeer
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of pirmannt1
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of ACD
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of NewGlarusFan
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of JoelClark
4.24/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Batch 1 (2012). I sampled this beer on 10/20/2014.

Photo of RonfromJersey
4.23/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Outstanding orange red color, excellent clarity, topped by three fingers of bubbly off-white foam.

A spice rack of a nose: cinnamon, nutmeg, clove. Bit of pumpkin, too.

Taste follows that nose. Cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove, mixed with pumpkin. Undercurrent of caramel sweetness. Sense of bigness, but no alcohol burn.

Mouthfeel is thick and chewy, some real body to it.

Not something to throw down a sixer of at a Halloween party, but a nice sipper on a cool autumn night.

Photo of rambojr03
4.21/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was very excited to try this beer, and it did not disappoint. I had the beer on tap, and it's limited in that Samuel Adams only released it in 5 gallon barrel kegs. In fact, the bar I drank it at ran out within 2 hours (I attempted to order one more before I left).

The appearance was very darkish brown, and almost seemed like a brown ale or stout. The smell had hints of cinnamon and nutmeg, but had very little fizzle and absolutely no head at all.

My first taste made me think of the experience I've had trying other pumpkin beers (even Samuel Adams Harvest Pumpkin), but someone throwing a shot of whiskey in it! That's how strong the taste was, and it was definitely not the way to start my night at the pub! Having said this, I definitely liked the beer on sip (and yes I sipped on the beer it was that strong) 2, 3, 5, and so on. By the end I was drinking the beer, and would have ordered another without hesitation!

If you have the opportunity to try one, definitely do so! Not a beer I could drink everyday, but the best Pumpkin Beer I've had, and definitely the best I've had on tap. It's refreshing to see Bars and breweries embrace Pumpkin beers, and this is one of the better ones!

Photo of bubseymour
4.2/5  rDev +16%

A solid imperial pumpkin ale. Nice and spicey!

Photo of LarryMyers
4.2/5  rDev +16%

Photo of CRObighit2
4.2/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Co365030
4.2/5  rDev +16%

Photo of beer2day
4.17/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Bottle Rev in Raleigh.

Dark caramel pour with 2 fingers of caramel tinted head. Head fades in a flash, though, and does not lace well at all. Nice color, though.

Nose is very mild. Get hints of caramel malt and spice. I get the nutmeg, cinnamon, and a whiff of ripe, just opened pumpkin. What is there is nice, just wishing for more.

Lots of spice in the taste. Big dose of nutmeg, more cinnamon, and lots of ripe, fresh pumpkin. Finishes quite sharp, with a touch of pepper. Flavor is actually quite rich.

Body is like pumpkin bread or a pumpkin muffin. Not terribly thick, but leaves with a chewy character.

Very tasty and worth a try.

Photo of thepeter
4.17/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Clear dark Brown, close to mohogany with a slight head that lasted and looked nice.

S - Everything I love and expect. Pumpkin pie!! cinamin, allspice, lot's of nutmeg, pumpkin

T - Just like the smell, Pumkin and spice and again heavey on the Nutmeg and I love it

M - Medium body and a good carbonation, smooth and just as it should be.

O - Just an excellent Pumkin Beer, one of the best I've had!!

Photo of neophilus
4.17/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Dark amber pour, cloudy with light lacing.

Sweet malty aroma underneath a wave of spices. There is a hint of smoke, then a wave of ginger washes over the flavor. Ginger leads the pie spice charge but otherwise finds a balance on top of the malty body.

Refreshingly suitable malt base to carry this spice-forward ale. Ginger up front but not overpowering.

Photo of jmjurinko
4.16/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of BEERMILER12
4.15/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a deep mahogany color with a fingers worth of tan head

S: A nice solid malt background along with spices and pumpkin. Definitely smells hearty

T: Again, nice and malty with hearty pumpkin and the usual spices. Some smokiness can also be found thanks to the malts. Also get a little brown sugar. Alcohol is nowhere to be found

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Full and meaty, which helps to hide the alcohol very well

O: This is what I think pumpkin beers should be like. Not over-spiced with fake stuff and a little pumpkin, but big and meaty with plenty of pumpkin to give this kind of heartiness and then a little bit of spice for the sake of the season. This is definitely one of my new favorite pumpkin beers. Don't expect one of those novelty "pumpkin pie" beers, either, because this is definitely not it

Photo of Suds
4.14/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Chasing that elusive perfect pumpkin ale...this one is a contender, but it still falls a bit short. It's a clear reddish-brown color. The head is off-white and slim. Great aroma...pumpkin, spice (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg). It's not a pumpkin pie smell, but is a rich, adult candy-pumpkin smell. Malt, a touch of smoke, maybe a fleeting caramel scent. The flavor is rich and intense, with a diminished pumpkin and some earthiness. Full body. Very nice beer, interesting and satisfying, but not quite exceptional.

Photo of fank2788
4.13/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle served in a pint glass
This is a really good looking beer, deep dark mahogany brown in the glass with a huge rocky light tan head with lots of lace. The smell is dominated by the pie spices (nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon), sweet caramel malt and maybe a bit of chocolate. The taste is of the spices first. Those are backed by the malt which is pretty solid and well rounded with everything from caramels to chocolates represented. There is a bit of hop bitterness in there as well there is little to nothing in the way of hop flavor but the bitterness is there. The finish is relatively clean, just a little bitter, given the heavy spice character, the body is quite full and satisfying and the high alcohol is only very slightly evident at least to start but you'll feel it near the end. Overall this is a pretty good pumpkin ale. It tends to lean on the side of higher spiced versions but the spices are supported by a substantial malt base which makes it quite tasty and a pleasure to drink.

Photo of Jbiedenbach
4.12/5  rDev +13.8%

Photo of beaulabauve
4.12/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BrandonJones
4.12/5  rDev +13.8%

Photo of zachlink720
4.12/5  rDev +13.8%

Photo of Makisupajoey
4.11/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured 12 oz of a 22oz bottle into a 16 oz snifter

A: Pours dark, I got about a half inch of head that dissipated fairly quickly, but left some lacing throughout.

S: smells mostly of nutmeg with some pumpkin in the back

T: Pumpkin spices, but not over whelming. The flavors blend in well together. A little alcohol taste is present.

M: Thicker than alot of the pumpkins I've tried. Feels like a double.

O: I was not disappointed. I prefer stouts and such, but would like to revisit this one.

Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 1,223 ratings.