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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: 857
Reviews: 190
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 16.3%
Wants: 53
Gots: 68 | FT: 1
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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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Photo of TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

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

On-tap 11/27/2011 at Doherty’s East Ave Irish Pub, RI, served in a tulip glass.

A: The beer is a dark reddish brown color, with a short white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains pumpkin, spices, roasted malts, some chocolate and coffee along with a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts out with a strong spice flavor followed by flavors of pumpkin, coffee and chocolate. Then a strong but not over-powering hops presence comes in. The malt character is hearty but not too heavy and brings some balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, good kick, good representation of style, this is a decent darker pumpkin beer worth drinking for a while.

Serving type: on-tap

11-27-2011 20:53:34 | More by TheManiacalOne
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-24-2011 03:41:55 | More by doof116
Photo of judep90


5/5  rDev +38.1%

11-23-2011 08:05:49 | More by judep90
Photo of PittBeerGirl


3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

11-22-2011 00:02:06 | More by PittBeerGirl
Photo of Arvo


4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-19-2011 04:24:30 | More by Arvo
Photo of Eastsideinside


2/5  rDev -44.8%

11-19-2011 01:15:27 | More by Eastsideinside
Photo of Paul68

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-18-2011 16:56:22 | More by Paul68
Photo of nimrod979


3/5  rDev -17.1%

11-17-2011 23:06:11 | More by nimrod979
Photo of Mora2000


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

On tap at the Holy Grail Pub in Plano.

The beer pours a dark amber-brown color with a tan head. The aroma is very spicy. I get a ton of cinnamon and nutmeg, as well as some pumpkin and some alcohol.

The flavor is similar. What really stands out is the intense cinnamon, nutmeg and clove notes. There is also some pumpkin notes, as well as quite a bit of booze.

Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

11-17-2011 18:52:14 | More by Mora2000
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-17-2011 16:10:43 | More by MerkurKing16
Photo of Donutos

District of Columbia

5/5  rDev +38.1%

11-17-2011 13:59:19 | More by Donutos
Photo of cestlavie

New York

4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-17-2011 05:21:55 | More by cestlavie
Photo of tms2929


5/5  rDev +38.1%

11-16-2011 04:33:22 | More by tms2929
Photo of Redsoxnation


3.4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had in Springfield Illinois on tap. Very good beer but one that you can only have one of. Heavy pumpkin flavor but balanced. A good dessert beer and a nice change of pace for Boston Beer. Have had a ton of pumpkin beers this fall and this one is towards the top..right below Pumking from Southern Tier.

Serving type: on-tap

11-15-2011 22:08:18 | More by Redsoxnation
Photo of doughanson78


4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-15-2011 10:08:33 | More by doughanson78
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4/5  rDev +10.5%

11-14-2011 19:17:46 | More by Adamostella
Photo of adamette


4.45/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at World Wines & Liquor in Mentor, Ohio about a week ago for $3.00. Review from notes taken at the time.

A Huge, fluffy light brown head over a medium brown caramel body. Really good look for the style. 4.5

S Very sweet, malty pumpkin goodness. I am very interested in tasting a beer that has this smell. 4.0

T Deep malty pumpkin goodness! The taste of this beer is everything that I look for in a beer of this style. Possibly some spices but mostly that great malty, pumpkin goodness. 4.5

M Creamy smooth goodness. Again here, the feel is the type that I look for from this style. The mouthfeel is the best aspect of the beer. 5.0

D/O Very good. I am always impressed with Sam Adam's less available beers. 4.5

Serving type: on-tap

11-13-2011 04:20:26 | More by adamette
Photo of scootny

New York

3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 32 oz growler from DeCicco's in Ardsley. Nice clear cola color with a decent somewhat creamy light khaki head. Some bits of lace here and there. Smell is roasty with toffee notes. Pumpkin is laced with a fair amount of spice. Some dark bread and dark figgy/plum sweetness. A touch of alcohol too. Taste is a bit forward on the spice but it works with the sticky sweet pie like malt and gourd blend to come across nicely. Broad malt core gives a good bready "crust" for the pie flavors to ride on. Nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, they are all here and in harmony. As I continue with this one and it warms up the flavors really start to come together with a dark roasted pumpkin center and the spices doing a nice job of taming the fusel alcohol bits that come in the finish. The finish is clean and dry with light alcohol twang and faint graham, pumpkin, and toffee sweet brown bread. Quite drinkable in spite of the abv and spicy nature. Overall a solid player, kind of like a spicier, darker, roastier, Pumpking. The $7.99 for the growler really gives this a lot of value and I am considering another for the Thanksgiving weekend. I'll say it again, solid brew.

Serving type: growler

10-31-2011 01:55:18 | More by scootny
Photo of jamescain


3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a sniffer.

Appearance: Dark red-mahogany with a thin off white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin ring round the side of the glass.

Aroma: Straight up pumpkin spices, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, possibly a little over spice, with a hint of gourd aroma.

Taste: Mostly spices, no pumpkin gourd flavor with a touch of roasted caramel.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body with medium carbonation and a touch of alcohol on the end.

Overall: Not too impressed with this pumpkin ale, would have preferred less spices.

Serving type: on-tap

10-28-2011 16:53:29 | More by jamescain
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New York

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

had this at my favorite restaurant in new orleans, Boucherie. enjoyed with boudin balls, and brisket and garlic parmesan fries.
poured a dark blood red amber body with a thick frothy tan head.
smells of pumpkin pie, with actual pumpkin smell more prevalent than spices.
tastes strong of pumpkin, with subtle cinnamon and nutmeg too
good light carbonation and a smooth creaminess, but there is a peculiar aftertaste that was a little off-putting.
overall this was a good pumpkin beer, but not my favorite. as far as samuel adams fall seasonals, i would stick to their octoberfest.

had this again by the bottle, tastes smokey and has a very balanced taste between the pumpkin and the spices

Serving type: on-tap

10-27-2011 23:38:02 | More by JordonHoltzman
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3.43/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

For an 8% Pumpkin beer from Sam Adams I was quite surprised! A Mild taste of Pumpkin and a dark amber color made for an enjoyable drink at a Clam Bake. Comparing to other pumpkins I would rank it right in the middle. Better than Blue Moon, Buffalo Bills,Shipyard, and New Holland.

Serving type: on-tap

10-27-2011 02:22:18 | More by GreenGoblinCC
Photo of 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
Photo of ChainGangGuy


3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

16 ounce pint - $5.25 at Taco Mac in Canton, Georgia.

Appearance: Served a clear, deep mahogany-hued body with a small-sized layering of yellowed beige foam.

Smell: Sweet-scented maltiness, a bit bready, a bit toasty given a crust of ground holidaytime spices and an extra mete of liquor.

Taste: Bready, toasty malts, same as last time, still with a brown sugar character, but, this time, with more sweetness implied. Large spoonful of coagulated squash. Same mix of pumpkin pie spice blend. Light accents of yeastiness. Small rebound of pumpkin prior to the warming, lightly spicy finish.

Mouthfeel: A notch beyond medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: While I enjoyed the Harvest Pumpkin from the mix-pack, I wasn't too keen on this. It delivers more alcohol and more sweetness, but not all that much more flavor than the standard-strength release, though I'm sure naming it Samuel Adams Slightly A Bit More Than Our Other Pumpkin Ale Ale would've been problematic for printing promotional materials.

Serving type: on-tap

10-21-2011 16:53:30 | More by ChainGangGuy
Photo of Keithstone44


3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On-tap at the Indianapolis Colts Grille in downtown Indy.

A: Dark amber with a reddish hue, and a solid 3-finger head that leaves behind some great lace.

S: Sweet-malt in the foreground, followed by some apparent ginger and vanilla.

T: this is a total malt-bomb. The taste is overly sweet, with no detectable hop-bitterness. The alcohol is very evident, almost too evident.

M: Very syrupy mouthfeel, with a little too much carbonation. The body is appropriate for the for the amount of alcohol in the beer

O: No balance in this. Way too sweet, and the alcohol is way too discernable

Serving type: on-tap

10-20-2011 02:11:53 | More by Keithstone44
Photo of chefhatt


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

I poured this beer into a glass, it has a dark amber color body with just a little bit of fizzy head. The smell is cinnoman and nutmeg. The taste is sweet of brown sugar, i get some nutmeg, and a hint of pumpkin with some molases in there to. The mouth feel is good and overall this is a good beer.

Serving type: growler

10-20-2011 02:08:54 | More by chefhatt
Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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