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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: 925
Reviews: 197
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 16.3%
Wants: 68
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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4/5  rDev +10.5%

PGVG, Sep 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

TheLevi4000, Sep 29, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

themegamancave, Sep 28, 2013
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3.43/5  rDev -5.2%

22 oz bottle pours a crystal clear amber color with a small-bubbled tan head. Average retention and lace.

Nose is pretty heavy on the pie spices - sugar, cinnamon, baked apples and nutmeg. Malts are caramely and sweet.

Taste is a little milder than the nose would indicate with the malts holding their own against the spices. It has the typical Sam Adams yeast/burnt caramel character I seem to get in so many of their beers. It tastes a bit like sauteed pumpkin left in the skillet a little too long. Its ok...I wont buy it again, but I'll finish my half bottle sample.

twiggamortis420, Sep 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Bubbalito, Sep 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Taycro, Sep 28, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

MaddDogg84, Sep 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

alexm1309, Sep 28, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

JohnnyK, Sep 28, 2013
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4.01/5  rDev +10.8%

Poured from 22 oz. bottle into a snifter.

The big head and abundant lace are immediately noticeable. This is quite a divergence from other pumpkin beers that I have had of late...in a good way. The beer is dark brown with orange tint, very suggestive of autumn. The smell is again different from other pumpkin beers I've tried in that it is not dominated by spice. Instead, the smell is much more reminiscent of an imperial stout. It's boozy and smells potent with a deep malt profile.

The taste surprises as well, as the beer is more hop forward than I've experienced with pumpkin beers. Caramel and toffee notes hit the tongue first, followed by subtle pumpkin and spice and a bit of heat from the booze. Smokiness shows up throughout and adds a layer of complexity. The beer drinks much more like an imperial stout or dark strong ale, with a thick mouthfeel and alcohol burn similar to those beers. Still, it is smooth, complex and overall quite enjoyable. I am impressed by this beer and surprised it doesn't receive more mention or love such as what Pumking gets.

ONovoMexicano, Sep 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

jpitchford, Sep 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

truska, Sep 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

carterbt, Sep 27, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -30.9%

after having a few beers tonight I decided to take a shot at Samuel Adams Fat Jack. I've got to say, every time I passed this beer on my way to pick up a Pumking (if you haven't had it you need to find it and hoard it forever). I've got to say I'm pretty happy that I've picked pumking over this 99/100 times. I feel like it literally tastes like a slim jim. the smell doesn't add a thing to the experience and the taste is far off from what the label describes it as. do yourself a favor and pick up something you can drink without thinking about macho man randy savage

PabstLou, Sep 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.1%

Sazz9, Sep 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

DarthGator, Sep 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

swedishmailman, Sep 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Disease, Sep 26, 2013
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3.81/5  rDev +5.2%

Pours a clear dark brown with a big thick head as most Sam Adams brews do.

Smell is heavy on pumpkin spice. A lot darker than most pumpkin beers. Very good smelling beer.

Great taste. Again, much darker than most pumpkin beers. Good spice here with some dark malt. The pumpkin comes through but it tastes more natural with nowhere near the sweetness. Has a little bit of a bubblegum sweetness.

Great mouthfeel. Nice amount of carbonation. Good body.

Would definitely drink again. Great pumpkin beer without being overly sweet.

dowen17, Sep 25, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

AFD730, Sep 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

jburd19, Sep 25, 2013
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3.98/5  rDev +9.9%

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a ruddy orange amber with a fine two finger pumpkin colored head that had great retention and lacing. Aroma is sweet bready malt with cooked pumpkin nd hints of pumpkin pie spicing, mild. Flavor is sweet malt, gentle but distinct smokiness, toffee, glazed pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger. Very nice, medium to heavy, creamy body. A quite sweet pumpkin ale, but good pumpkin pie character and I really liked the smokiness; like eating pie around an open fire. I think this might have been a bit cloying without the smoked malt, but kudos to Boston Beer for making this fun to drink. The malt support really makes this stand apart from many pumpkin ales that are all about spicing. I liked this more than I expected to and will add it to my Fall beer rotation.

LiquidAmber, Sep 25, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

jharris0624, Sep 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

JamesStreet, Sep 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

dth4lf, Sep 23, 2013
Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 925 ratings.