Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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2.9/5 rDev -19.9%
I do love this time of year with all the pumpkin beers coming out. You never know what each year will bring in taste and style.
When I poured this Fat Jack, I was someone puzzled. The aroma highlited spices, but the glass was weak. The color was dark but not something that you could showcase.
The taste was nothing exciting. There was some of the typical pumpkin spices, but not one of them stood out.
Sorry, but this was just not one of my styles of pumpkin beer
08-21-2012 02:23:46 | More by rdilauro
3.88/5 rDev +7.2%
Pours a clear deep copper color, almost ruby like. Quite pretty. The off white head is small and wispy, even after a hard pour.
The aroma is of the pumpkin pie spices, nutmeg and allspice. There is a cookie/pumpkin bread scent as well.
The taste is of a caramel bready malt base. It is quite smooth. The pumpkin pie spices follow, not too strong but well balanced. Nutmeg, allspice and ginger give this beer a pumpkin pie flavor. A wee bit of alcohol presence from this double but its not overbearing.
Moderate body with tingly carbonation. Sweet on the palate. Pretty smooth throughout but has a touch of an alcohol burn in the finish. Lightly bitter in the finish as well.
Probably the most drinkable of the imperial pumpkins that I have had. Not a style that I think needs to be imperialized but SA keeps this one in check for the most part. The flavors aren't big but they hit the style. I prefer their non-imperial version.
08-19-2012 18:37:29 | More by Gmann
3.9/5 rDev +7.7%
22 ounce bottle, Batch #1. Served in a pint glass, the beer pours a clear reddish/copper color with an inch light tan head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The brew smells like pumpkins, cinnamon, ginger, and brown sugar. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like pumpkins, cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar and a bit of smoked malt. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it's a bit oily and it's easy to drink. Moderate carbonation. The 8.5% ABV isn't very noticeable at all. I think this is a good pumpkin beer, I'd pick up this one again. $7.99 a bottle.
08-18-2012 22:33:46 | More by bluejacket74
3.78/5 rDev +4.4%
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.
08-14-2012 16:43:06 | More by jlindros
1.28/5 rDev -64.6%
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.
08-12-2012 21:44:01 | More by kinglouix
Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 883 ratings.