Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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Ratings: 1,199
Reviews: 225
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 16.34%
Wants: 82
Gots: 175 | FT: 1
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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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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It's extremely dark til you hold it to a light source. Then you see both the clarity (too much for my liking) and that it's more of a reddish garnet color. The head is a finger thick, moderate retention, and a mostly off-white color. The head looks nice sitting up top.

The smell is a combination of caramel malt and fall seasonal spices. I enjoy pumpkin beers and pumpkin spice, but the ginger is a bit much for me. The ginger overpowers most everything else.

All you smell is multiplied in the taste. Very malty with loads of caramel and full of spices. Again, the ginger overwhelms and the cinnamon isn't far behind. You don't taste much pumpkin, but it's got pumpkin spices in spades.

It's very sweet initially, then the caramel and ginger/cinnamon combo really takes over. The spicy feel lasts long after the swallow and makes for a less than stellar finish. It's full bodied and somewhat filling and as it warms, the alcohol becomes more prevalent. Dry and spicy finish.

Overall, it's an ok beer. A little underwhelming because I like the style and Sam Adams' bombers are usually better than their 12-ounce bottled beers. However, it's just a bit too spicy.

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P: Dark mahogany body that boasts a creamy khaki head that settles to a thin silky layer. Retention was low with minimal lacing.

S: Sweet caramel malt, roast pumpkin, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and pale malts. Sweetness is subdued by an earthy aroma.

T/M: Smoked malt, natural pumpkin without added sweetener, pie crust, aged wood, the above mentioned spices with cinnamon chiming in on the aftertaste. Taste is more natural and spiced than the sweeter nose. Medium-full sticky body with a gentle prickle of carbonation.

O: This reminds me of setting around a camp fire in fall with the smell of pumpkins and spice crackling in the air. The pumpkin is not like your typical artificial pumpkin pie flavored beer but a more roasty and earthy flavor. It's quite nice and warming.

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Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 1,199 ratings.