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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: 926
Reviews: 198
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 16.3%
Wants: 69
Gots: 90 | 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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3.3/5  rDev -8.8%

Poured a 22oz bomber into glass. 8.5% abv

Appearance- Pours a dark, burnt type of reddish brown. Has a massive foamy head that has an obvious brownish tint to it.

Smell- Raw pumpkin, spices such cinamon and ginger are in the mix as well. Caramel sugar sweetness aroma also.

Taste- Pumpkin mash comes on, but an intense caramel malt rush of sweetness comes in quite strong. Has a phenolic taste as well mid-way. On the back end of the profile the spices come out. Cinnamon and nutmeg shine bright.

Mouthfeel- Thick and syrupy. Active carbonation.

Overall- The sweetness for me detracted from this beer (And I'm into sweet flavors in beers). The sweetness is more in the way of caramelized sugar and its intensity took away from the subtle pumpkin flavor. The spices were adequate. The malts added to this beer should be revisited.

PA-hunter, Today at 01:56 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

msanborn, Today at 07:43 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

earlholman, Today at 03:23 PM
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Bushwacker393, Today at 03:17 PM
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

GreenMind, Today at 02:21 PM
Photo of jbaker67
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

jbaker67, Yesterday at 07:35 PM
Photo of Scrapss
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

A: poured from the bomber into a wide-mouthed quart mason jar, it has a very deep orange-brown with a strongly tan 3 finger cap that turns into a disk after length of much time. Nearly opaque due to deep color, yet is filter-like clear for sure.

S: smells of thanksgiving. Spices and pumpkin yield to a strong caramel malted background. Hops are mild and yeast is subtle.

T: Big malts present a caramel sweetness then a nice thanksgiving pumpkin pie with pumpkin and cinnamon, but not klonking me over the head.

M: medium full due to large malt bill and moderate carbonation. Force-carbing this would make it a hair lighter on the palate and make it down right dangerously drinkable. Thick finish with surging notes on tongue and creamy ultimate-post-finish.

O: it's not terrible. It's middle of the road, pumpkin and spice. It's not overly spiced, not overly pumpkin. Just solid.

Scrapss, Yesterday at 07:03 PM
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3.52/5  rDev -2.8%

Grackos, Yesterday at 05:55 PM
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4.99/5  rDev +37.8%

allenc666, Sunday at 04:46 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

HoppyBastard2, Saturday at 09:28 PM
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3.35/5  rDev -7.5%

Yellolab2010, Saturday at 09:19 PM
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

tommy5, Saturday at 07:18 PM
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4.16/5  rDev +14.9%

jmjurinko, Saturday at 12:12 AM
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3.42/5  rDev -5.5%

gonzo000, Thursday at 02:05 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

JeepinGreg, Thursday at 12:53 AM
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Skyjmpr, Wednesday at 03:29 PM
Photo of TeamMathis
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Appearance: Dark Amber. Big head. Decent lace left.
Smell: Cinnamon and nutmeg.
Taste: Cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin, spice, and alcohol.

I think this is a great pumpkin ale; surely one of the best out there (which isn't saying much). I'm surprised at the current rating of 82. The spices are there. The kick is there. The taste not only compliments the smell, but is more intense. It's what I want from this type of drink. The nutmeg and cinnamon stand out the most. The smell is very warming. There's a nice bite to the drink. I would certainly get this again.

TeamMathis, Wednesday at 02:38 AM
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Nichols33, Sep 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

EEscobar, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of stckhndlr
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

A- huge head on top of a dark amber. three finger head has awesome retention seems like it will last forever. fantastic lacing.

S- not a very big smell. All the traditional notes but everything seems faint and muted. Standard pumpkin and spices.

T- pumpkin and spice surrounded by a roasted nuttiness that seems a touch overdone.

M- good full body. Thick and a creamy finish.

stckhndlr, Sep 07, 2014
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Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 926 ratings.