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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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BA SCORE
82
good

874 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 874
Reviews: 192
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 16.02%
Wants: 57
Gots: 72 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Pumpkin Ale |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 10-03-2011)
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MynamesRickJames

Minnesota

1/5  rDev -72.4%

05-25-2014 00:36:07 | More by MynamesRickJames
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BGsWo22

New York

1/5  rDev -72.4%

03-20-2013 23:40:17 | More by BGsWo22
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UncleJon206

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -72.4%

05-31-2012 14:48:17 | More by UncleJon206
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BrewBastard

Pennsylvania

1/5  rDev -72.4%

10-06-2012 20:51:28 | More by BrewBastard
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Beck74

Ohio

1/5  rDev -72.4%

09-10-2012 15:59:30 | More by Beck74
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ArsMoriendiOU818

New York

1.25/5  rDev -65.5%

06-07-2014 22:59:19 | More by ArsMoriendiOU818
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kinglouix

Florida

1.28/5  rDev -64.6%

This beer tasted like old molasses left out in the sun. I couldn't find the pumpkin flavor and the dark brown color with almost no carbonation was unappealing in a beer being consumed in what is still summer. For that matter I wouldn't want it in any season. If you didn't know it was a pumpkin beer you would have thought it to be a skunked double bock. Almost no head.
The alcohol content is noticeable, and the aftertaste is appalling. The beer literally left a bad taste in my mouth. I made it through about 4 oz. before pouring it and my $5.99 down the drain. Sam Adams is mediocre as a brewery and this is a pour offering even for them.
Cannot understand the positive rankings on this site unless you were tasting this after drinking a pint of Pine Sol. Had this in the bottle.

08-12-2012 21:44:01 | More by kinglouix
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jtierney89

New Jersey

1.3/5  rDev -64.1%

Deep burnt orange hue with a thin sticky white head. Farm like nose, with grassy and barnyard smells along with pumpkins and spice. Begins to smell like warm pumpkin pie as it airs out.

Wow, super super sweet, way too much sweet. Burn brown sugar and caramel. Molasses as well, all on the tip of the tongue. Dark overly ripe fruit, plums, figs, and raisins. Touch of pumpkin, spices get whisked away on the back of the tongue by alcohol. Not recommended. Tastes like pumpkin loaf bread with dark berry jam ontop soaked in booze and sprinkled with spices. Tries to be super complex and fails bigtime by having way to many flavors. Not to mention it's cloyingly sweet.

The problem is here that theres probably way too much pumpkin flavor which is supposed to be subtle and for a reason, too much in your beer ends up tasting like liquified pumpkin guts; along with whatever flavors come with the brew.

Another bad beer in this line of sam adams brews

08-29-2012 22:37:08 | More by jtierney89
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metalblack


1.5/5  rDev -58.6%

11-10-2012 02:24:26 | More by metalblack
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thor638

New Jersey

1.5/5  rDev -58.6%

Another mediocre offering from the "Micro-Brewery" known as Sam Adams. The tap boasts a double pumpkin both in name and picture on the tap handle.

The beer has no pumpkin flavor or nutmeg/cinnamon or other spice that you would expect out of a pumpkin beer.

To expand further:
Appearance: Is very dark drown, and is resembling of no other pumpkin beer I've seen before. Very small, and dissipating head was present. This is honestly almost stout looking, unusual since most other pumpkin are lighter in color and typically have an orange color to them.
Smell: No hints of spice or pumpkin smell; other drinkers in the bar noticed this as well. By the smell, you can tell it will be on the heavy side (in alcohol content).
Taste: "Malty-Madness"; as expected, no pumpkin flavoring and no spices noticed either. No real taste to be described here on a beer connoisseur website. very bland and generic.
Mouthfeel: As already observed, almost stout like feel in your mouth.

It is quite similar to a nut brown ale (almost), the beer is void of any kind of "Autumn" flavoring.The alcohol content is noticeable, and the aftertaste is appalling. The beer literally left a bad taste in my mouth. I would stay away from this beer, unless you love maltiness masked as pumpkin flavor.

As you can tell the beer was not enticing / appetizing / tasty at all.

Bad lines, would not be an excuse either. Served into a clean pint glass, at one of the best bars around.

If you rate above a C for this beer, your membership here should be revoked. (If you do not read the sarcasm in this statement, take a deep breathe and read again...)

10-08-2011 18:51:22 | More by thor638
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harrylee773

Illinois

1.5/5  rDev -58.6%

09-29-2012 03:04:45 | More by harrylee773
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ao125

Virginia

1.7/5  rDev -53%

Serving Type: poured from a Fat Jack bottle into a tulip glass

Appearance: Pumpkin orange

Smell: Cinnamon.

Taste: Cinnamon.

Mouthfeel: Actually, not too bad. About what I'd expect from an ale from SA.

Overall: Okay, this has got to stop. Somewhere along the way, someone equated pumpkin beers with cinnamon beers... and that line of thinking is instant failure. Southern Tier's Pumking was a paradigm shift in the way people think about pumpkin ales, in that they made a beer that tasted exactly like pumpkin pie. Perhaps cloyingly sweet and over-spiced, but still, there was a well-intentioned goal.

The goal of this beer seems to be to get as close to making a cinnamon beer as humanly possible. Remember that old dare that kids did, where they tried to eat a whole spoonful of cinnamon? This is a lot like that. Trying to drink an entire beer that tastes like this.

...Fax mentis incendium gloria cultum, et cetera, et cetera... Memo bis punitor delicatum! It's all there, black and white, clear as crystal! You made a terrible beer! You sold me undrinkable swill that I poured into my glass - which now has to be washed and sterilized, so you get nothing! You lose! Good day, sir!

08-29-2012 16:17:07 | More by ao125
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Beerlover

Minnesota

1.7/5  rDev -53%

The aroma was the best thing about this beer, (and the cool Tim Burtonish label!) it smells like pumpkin pie! however is tasted like liquid pumpkin pie as well YUCK! (and i really like pumpkin pie) i think the brewers focused far too much on the spices in this beer, having cinnamon, nutmeg, and one or two other spices. I feel the ale would have been much more well rounded if they had only used one or two spices instead of three or four.Flavors in this beer were just far too overbearing, nothing smooth or balanced, maybe overpowering because its a "double pumpkin"...? Neither me or my beer padawan pal could finish this beer after four or five unpalatable swallows (we tried hard to like it) we ended up both pouring it. dont let your couriosity get the best of you with this one!

08-22-2012 17:31:33 | More by Beerlover
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Bonebeer

Texas

1.75/5  rDev -51.7%

09-01-2013 22:08:26 | More by Bonebeer
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JLG193

Michigan

1.75/5  rDev -51.7%

11-14-2012 19:07:26 | More by JLG193
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Moss

Florida

1.78/5  rDev -50.8%

I poured this beer into my Samuel Adams glass and was very excited to try this beer. On the bottle it was written Batch #1.

It poured an attractive dark brown color which was still see-through with a white head. Its smell wasn't too complex and just smelt a little smokey and cinnamon.

When I tasted this beer I did not enjoy it at all. I tasted very little pumpkin and more just of smoke and some cinnamon. It reminded me similar to the taste of Samuel Adams Bonfire Rauchbier which tasted just smokey to me. I must say I was disappointed in this one but if you like the smokier taste to beer then you will probably enjoy this. I did not taste much Pumpkin in this one compared to the Sam Adams Harvest Pumpkin which was disappointing considering the price and how it was specially marketed.

08-31-2012 19:31:20 | More by Moss
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ConradKenney

Maryland

2/5  rDev -44.8%

11-14-2013 20:16:37 | More by ConradKenney
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odbjs735

New York

2/5  rDev -44.8%

12-05-2012 06:39:15 | More by odbjs735
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Eastsideinside

Connecticut

2/5  rDev -44.8%

11-19-2011 01:15:27 | More by Eastsideinside
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smartassboiler

Illinois

2/5  rDev -44.8%

10-12-2012 15:25:19 | More by smartassboiler
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CGMLS3

Florida

2/5  rDev -44.8%

10-13-2012 21:54:01 | More by CGMLS3
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RaggaD

Florida

2/5  rDev -44.8%

10-26-2013 16:01:21 | More by RaggaD
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JustinMatthew

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -44.8%

09-12-2012 18:15:04 | More by JustinMatthew
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TheRuss9585

Vermont

2/5  rDev -44.8%

09-16-2012 20:16:55 | More by TheRuss9585
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Plastikdust

Texas

2/5  rDev -44.8%

10-22-2013 22:00:54 | More by Plastikdust
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Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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