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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

849 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 849
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 16.3%
Wants: 52
Gots: 68 | FT: 1
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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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Billolick

New York

3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
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...

Serving type: growler

10-26-2011 00:08:47 | More by Billolick
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(Served in a tulip glass)
Batch #1

A- This beer pours a slightly dense dark caramel red body with a gentle carbonation and a sticky light tan cream head that last for a good bit.

S- The gentle blend of pumpkin spice and dry toffee notes are mellow and mild.

T- The nice toasted malt flavor has some depth with a dark toffee flavor to follow and a faint smoke or char note that lingers. There is a creamy sweetness that grows in the finish as the beer opens.

M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with a creamy texture and a nice alcohol warmth coming through as it warms.

O- The nice malt depth with subtle spices have an interesting smoke hint and a pumpkin tartness that come through when it is warm. Nice solid pumpkin beer.

Serving type: bottle

11-28-2012 21:00:12 | More by rhoadsrage
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

4/5  rDev +10.5%

09-15-2013 18:45:42 | More by oriolesfan4
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

11-22-2013 03:58:18 | More by XmnwildX12
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Zorro

California

3.28/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear reddish brown colored beer with a small yellowish tan colored head.

Smell is pumpkin and spice with lots of ginger. Pretty much smells like pumpkin pie without the crust.

Starts out sweet with a good amount of spice and caramel. Strange flavor to the malt here something like soy sauce and tobacco leaf at the same time. Ginger and clove dominate the taste as expected. All in all it is OK.

Mouthfeel is good.

Overall, OK I tasted it and now back to something better.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 23:16:07 | More by Zorro
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +10.5%

10-20-2013 14:34:20 | More by dbrauneis
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

05-11-2014 03:25:02 | More by Georgiabeer
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

02-13-2014 03:49:41 | More by DrunkinYogi
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duceswild

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

09-04-2012 03:04:37 | More by duceswild
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.1%

11-02-2012 01:25:18 | More by ejimhof
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

10-05-2013 20:44:42 | More by brandoman63
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superspak

Michigan

4.1/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, batch 1 bottled recently. Pours crystal clear reddish copper color with a nice 1-2 finger dense khaki head with nice retention, that reduces to a good cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, caramel, toast, biscuit, allspice, nuttiness, and light herbal spiciness. Very nice and well balance aromas with good strength. Very pleasant. Taste of pumpkin, caramel, toast, biscuit, cinnamon, ginger, nuttiness, and light herbal. Lingering notes of caramel, biscuit, toast, pumpkin, nuttiness, and spices on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance and complexity of flavors, with a great spice balance; with no cloying flavors at all after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with nearly zero warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is an excellent imperial pumpkin ale! Great flavor balance overall with just the right amount of spices; very smooth to drink. A very pleasant and highly enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

10-03-2012 03:37:54 | More by superspak
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rab53

Washington

4/5  rDev +10.5%

08-16-2012 02:43:46 | More by rab53
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beerthulhu

New Jersey

3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

-Real pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and all spice. Batch#1.

A: Dark coppery pour shows a dense rising of effervesce. The head is bready, pitted foam, with a light cork board coloring. Retention is nice as is lacing which is modest in show.

S: The smoked malt is gentle, but noticeable and contributes a nice smoky toasted pumpkin feel, a nice twist and addition i dont recall in to many others by style. The cinnamon is present, nutmeg, as well a sweet dusting of caramel and all spice. Ginger is light with a respectable sniff of real pumpkin puree. Like that they kept this real pumpkin rather a dessert style load of pumpkin spicing.

T: Again nice smoked pumpkin puree is dominant, a nice toasty and warm pumpkin feel. Warm cinnamon, ginger spicing and nutmeg with a sweet toasted grain base. The real pumpkin flavor comes through nicely, accented by just the right amount of spicing, again not gagging you with the spicing, but letting it compliment the pumpkin puree. Toasty pie crust with a touch of warm honey-brown sugar sweetness coming on the close.

M: Malty mouthful, creamy pumpkin puree feel, soft carbonation, full body feel with an alcohol warmth.

O: Overall nice drinkability, not overly done spice wise but a blend of both worlds, real honest pumpkin flavor with just the right amount of spicing accent which doesnt come off like a pumpkin pie in a blender type of drink. Usually pumpkin beers are at one end of the spectrum or the other, a gag full of pumpkin pie spice, or just a bland amount of pumpkin pulp with little spicing, this seems to balance a nice sweet spot inbetween. Again sam adams achieves a nice balanced very drinkable beer that you just cant complain about.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2012 01:09:03 | More by beerthulhu
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - dark caramel brown with a soft brown head

S - pumpkin, caramel, cinnamon, allspice

T - pumpkin, allspice, nutmeg, caramel, cinnamon

M - medium bodied, smooth, well carbonated

This is a really delicious pumpkin ale. It's not over spiced and the pumpkin comes through nicely. There's a great balance here that most pumpkin ales don't reach. The caramel notes that come through smooth out the spices and offer some drinkability. The ABV is also well hidden. I will definitely return to this as the fall season approaches.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 13:08:59 | More by tdm168
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Kelp

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

04-23-2013 06:13:38 | More by Kelp
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

12-14-2012 05:37:08 | More by sendbeer
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Tone

Missouri

3.89/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear, dark brown color. 1/3 inch head of an off-white color. Good retention and great lacing. Smells of pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, hint of allspice, and a hint of hop. Fits the style of a Pumpkin Ale. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of slight roasted malt, sweet malt, hint of hops, slight pumpkin, and strong spices. Overall, good blend, appearance, and body.

Serving type: on-tap

08-12-2013 22:38:36 | More by Tone
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PEIhop

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +10.5%

08-18-2012 11:42:57 | More by PEIhop
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THECPJ

Delaware

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-29-2011 19:19:51 | More by THECPJ
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zestar

California

3/5  rDev -17.1%

05-20-2014 08:58:29 | More by zestar
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harpus

Alabama

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

09-30-2012 01:54:07 | More by harpus
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

07-24-2012 15:46:50 | More by rolltide8425
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

10-14-2013 18:46:57 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Zaphog

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

08-30-2012 00:43:54 | More by Zaphog
Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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