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

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1,053 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,053
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 16.3%
Wants: 78
Gots: 139 | FT: 2
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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:
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(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 10-03-2011)
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Ratings: 1,053 | Reviews: 203 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of korguy123
3.78/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Crystal clear dark brown with huge amounts of crimson highlights. Two finger off white head with loads of chunky lacing everywhere.

Tons of pumpkin in this, brown sugar and cinnamon. Nutmeg is there but not over powering like in most pumpkin beers.

Pumpkin and cinnamon with a nice vanilla and brown sugar sweetness. The base beer tastes nutty and roasty.

Medium body, slightly creamy, low carbonation.

korguy123, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of MightiestBeard
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

MightiestBeard, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of JamesHenjum
2.8/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Review from someone who hates pumpkin in anything but pie.

A: I see through orange. Cool looking beer.

S: Smells like pumpkins....

T: The pumpkin hits you right away with. It is creamy like pie, then as you swallow it gets spicier from the hops. If you like pumpkin beers, I imagine this would be amazing tasting.

M: Wish it was drier. The taste stays with you so long.

O: If you like pumpkin beers this will be amazing. If not, then at least you can say you had one. Not my thing, but if it was, I would know I would like this beer.

JamesHenjum, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of jtd1969
3.28/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Dark Amber with good head retention and lacing

S - Clove, ginger, nutmeg mainly, sweet malts

T - Very malty and caramel with lots of sweet bready tones, light pumpkin and lots of spices (Nutmeg and ginger) very rich

M - Full bodied, medium to light carbonation

O - Very rich beer but not as much pumpkin as I would like. More of a Spiced Fall beer with some pumpkin undertones... Not a bad beer, but I like other pumpkin ales more.

jtd1969, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of djtomain
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

djtomain, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of Dbrag
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Dbrag, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of hockeyfighter19
4/5  rDev +10.5%

hockeyfighter19, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of ctrevino
3/5  rDev -17.1%

ctrevino, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of BeerB4Water
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

BeerB4Water, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of siege06nd
3.38/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Stumbled upon this guy on a recent trip to MD...

A. Beautiful dark amber color with some streaks of golden copper around the edges. Three fingers of perfectly uniform cream colored head. Consistent and heavy lacing. Head falls off rapidly to a half finger.

S. Some light (maybe even muted) pumpkin pie spices. Clove and nutmeg are most apparent. Faint caramel malt and a slightly roasty note.

T. Interesting. Very malt forward, with a lot of roasted caramel and even some chocolate-like notes. Graininess on the finish, similar to an Oktoberfest. Very faint spices, as the finish is all caramel. Reminds me a good deal of a winter warmer. Not much pumpkin to be seen here.

M. Creamy, robust, and some nice carbonation. A hearty brew that sits nicely on the palate.

O. Well, it doesn't taste much like a pumpkin ale, but that's not to say it's not a tasty beer. The traditional spicy notes are subdued, which I don't mind in the least, but they are replaced by a lot of roasted caramel notes and a finish that reminds me of a strong ale or winter warmer. I detect little pumpkin character in Fat Jack, which makes it a bit of a disappointment, but as a lightly spiced strong ale, it's not half bad.

siege06nd, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of skaboom420
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

skaboom420, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of Lantern
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Lantern, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of Beaver13
3.18/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle. Pours ruby amber with a medium creamy off white head that goes to a thin film and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet, slightly vegetal, malts with a lot of spicy cinnamon and some ginger.

The flavor is sweet caramel malts with some roast and a little dark fruit. It's followed by a ton of heavy spice - mostly cinnamon with some ginger. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a decent pumpkin beer. It's overly spiced with too much cinnamon. But the base is kind of a winter warmer old ale with some light roast and dark fruit that is kind of cool and plays well with the pumpkin.

Beaver13, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of Beer4Baltimore
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Beer4Baltimore, Sep 20, 2012
Photo of ACD
4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

ACD, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of Jiatlas
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Jiatlas, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of Mullinger1980
4.75/5  rDev +31.2%

Mullinger1980, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of mmmmbeer
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

mmmmbeer, Sep 19, 2012
Photo of MyMagicalPants
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

MyMagicalPants, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of crobinso
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

crobinso, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of Hopstout
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Hopstout, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of abex44
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

abex44, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of atone315
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

atone315, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of jheezee
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

jheezee, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of Caterwaul
4.08/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark burnt orange-reddish body. White head, one finger.

Smell: Rich creamy pumpkin spiciness, alcohol. Mmmmm. I like how this one smells.

Taste/Mouthfeel: Verrrry toasty and sweet. Good balance between the spice and pumpkin flavor. Sweet, but not terribly cloying. Medium bodied, light carbonation.

Overall: Not too shabby. I wouldn’t say it beats out Pumking, but this stuff is tasty and cheap. Get you some.

Caterwaul, Sep 17, 2012
Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
82 out of 100 based on 1,053 ratings.