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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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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
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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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

08-18-2012 03:13:39 | More by Yallnumbskulls
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New York

3/5  rDev -17.1%

08-18-2012 02:09:44 | More by dgeebs07
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imperialking

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

08-17-2012 12:26:25 | More by imperialking
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Rich540

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

08-16-2012 17:40:37 | More by Rich540
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Washington

4/5  rDev +10.5%

08-16-2012 02:43:46 | More by rab53
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Ray7233

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -17.1%

08-15-2012 01:47:07 | More by Ray7233
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rjpetrizzo


3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

08-15-2012 00:20:33 | More by rjpetrizzo
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Light fizzy head fades at a med pace nice soapy lacing, semi clear ruby red auburn brown

Nose light pumpkin, lots of toasty brown malts light brown sugar, bit of spices, little juicy and tangy, fresh pumpkin flesh.

Taste starts with light pumpkin again, little toasty bready brown malts, hint of pumpkin pie spices, then light warming booze kicks in, light juicy malt with a hint of tangy like, hint of brown sugar like caramelized and caked onto a pie, little grainy and light bitterness, and hint buttery. Finish is drier bit still fairly sweet, lingering brown sugar and light pumpkin pie, little sticky brown sugar and some bitterness.

Mouth is med bodied, light warming booze, decent carb.

Overall impressed for Sam Adams, nice flavors, good malts, good portion of pumpkin and spices that don't overpower and stay on the quite lighter side, but still let you know they are there, light bitterness and booze, fairly tasty. Its really easy to go overboard on any of the flavors which it doesn't do. If I can complain about anything would perhaps be a bit more overall reddish/brown malts and a bit more bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 16:43:06 | More by jlindros
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Beer21

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

08-14-2012 00:03:09 | More by Beer21
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Satchboogie

New Hampshire

2.25/5  rDev -37.8%

08-13-2012 18:22:09 | More by Satchboogie
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JimKal

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

08-13-2012 11:23:15 | More by JimKal
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

08-13-2012 00:53:04 | More by TimoP
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kinglouix

Florida

1.28/5  rDev -64.6%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

08-11-2012 01:30:35 | More by RMoeNay
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yeti123

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

08-09-2012 20:40:30 | More by yeti123
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Gregwa

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

08-09-2012 01:03:35 | More by Gregwa
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Greywulfken

New York

3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First pumpkin ale of the 2012 season...

A: dark amber brown with some riby highlights, brief head left behind some flecks of lace

S: pumpkin first, then malts and spices, caramel sweetness

T: strong dark ale with pumpkin and holidays spices like nutmeg and allspice; brown sugar

M: medium bodied, some syrupy stickiness

O: Sam Adams has only two lines of beer that interest me: their imperial series, most of which are "good" and their specialty brew bombers (don't know what they call that line) - and this beer is one of those, and like the others in the line that I've tried, they are also simply "good" - meaning they are not bad, but I would not buy them over other beers in that style. For example, this imperial pumpkin of theirs is good, but in a few weeks, there will be plenty better to choose from. Always worth a buy and try if you're a pumpkin ale person or a fan of Sam Adams' creations.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 21:01:00 | More by Greywulfken
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WesM63

Ohio

3.7/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint. First production run, labeled "Fat Jack Double Pumpkin" (Labeled 8.5% as well)

A: Pours a clear orangeish amber with a 2finger light brown/amber head. Some retention and lacing present.

S: Smells lots of spices (nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon) some pumpkin and a hint of smokiness.

T: Up front there is a huge hit of smokeyness followed by all the goodies. Pumpkin and loads of spices (nutget, allspice, cinnamon). Makes the finish very sweet.

M: Medium body and carbonation.

O: Overall, not bad. Lots of flavor mid to late in the taste which threw me off in the beginning. Be sure to drink around 50F, as it tasted better after sitting for ~10min.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 02:52:39 | More by WesM63
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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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adamgirard


3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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drjman


3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

06-01-2012 00:07:16 | More by drjman
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UncleJon206

Massachusetts

1/5  rDev -72.4%

05-31-2012 14:48:17 | More by UncleJon206
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -17.1%

04-28-2012 04:10:04 | More by Njstoutlover23
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Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

04-24-2012 21:42:13 | More by braican
Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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