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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: 1,076
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 16.3%
Wants: 79
Gots: 145 | FT: 2
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:
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(Beer added by: TMoney2591 on 10-03-2011)
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Photo of alexgash
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cool-shaped 22 oz. bottle.

Pours a clear, clean, ruby-garnet. Pinkie finger of off-white to beige head. Some lacing. Nose shows many of the expected pumpkin ale features: clove, cinnamon, other pie spices, graham cracker, etc. Also get a little molasses, and a bit of plummy fruit.

Vegetal, woody bitterness up front. Spices and malt move in quickly, though. Mulled wine fruitiness (plums, cherries) mixes with cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. Some caramel/butterscotch flavors come through, along with a little smokiness. Finishes with lingering spices and fruit malt. Medium-full body with a slightly oily feel. Overall not as "pumpkin-y" as, say a couple of better examples of this style, even though the spices are there. Still, not bad.

alexgash, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of TheRuss9585
2/5  rDev -44.8%

TheRuss9585, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of Bito401
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Bito401, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of flyingmick
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

flyingmick, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of hardy008
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark copper with a two finger beige head, with very good retention and lacing. The aroma has plenty of cinnamon and nutmeg, as well as pumpkin, ginger, allspice, and bread malt.

The taste is heavy on the spices. Especially cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger. I can also taste the pumpkin, allspice, and bread malt, but the spices overpower everything else. Not a bad taste to be sure, but the spices have been kicked up a few too many notches, to be well balanced.

Medium to full bodied with average carbonation. There is an aftertaste of pumpkin pie spices. Overall I like this beer pretty well, but wish the spices would have been toned down somewhat. Worth trying again.

hardy008, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of AntLeatherface
4/5  rDev +10.5%

AntLeatherface, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of mzeld
2.75/5  rDev -24%

mzeld, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of 2neardead
3/5  rDev -17.1%

2neardead, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of BlurryVisi0n
3.93/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in an over-sized tulip.

Appearance: Clear dark amber, head rose to maybe 1/3" orange tinted white with little strength to the head dissipating to about nothing with half a sip.

Smell: Light nutmeg and hard pumpkin, my only problem is that it is light. Comes and goes pretty quickly.

Taste: Nice complex favor, little sweet with a light spicy feel to it.

Mouth: Medium carbonation, not a notch higher and wouldn't have it any other way. Toasty and smooth.

Overall: Good beer, not the most extravagant pumpkin ale but definitely a keeper this Autumn. I really like the pumpkin ales the give a zest that is definitely needed during the season, this is definitely a top five pumpkin but at the cusp of five. Drink up and you won't be disappointed. Salud!

BlurryVisi0n, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of st9647v3
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

st9647v3, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of bbadger
3/5  rDev -17.1%

bbadger, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of JustinAniello
4/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a reddish-orange with a two finger head. Dissipates to a light cap and a sticky lacing.

S - Brown sugar and sweet pumpkin, good medley of spices, cinnamon and cloves being the primary ones.

T - Tastes lightly of pumpkin pie with a heavy dark malt flavor. Some of the lighter pie spices, nutmeg and cinnamon, show through a bit. There is spice in the aftertaste, but you feel it more than you taste it.

M - Medium body and carbonation, slightly syrupy.

O - Not a huge amount of pumpkin flavor, but still a really good beer. A darker feel to it than most pumpkin ales I have had. It does need heavier pumpkin and a touch more spice as well in the flavor. Overall a good beer, worth trying, but I would probably swing for a cheaper pumpkin ale that tastes just as good.

JustinAniello, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of beer2day
4.2/5  rDev +16%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Bottle Rev in Raleigh.

Dark caramel pour with 2 fingers of caramel tinted head. Head fades in a flash, though, and does not lace well at all. Nice color, though.

Nose is very mild. Get hints of caramel malt and spice. I get the nutmeg, cinnamon, and a whiff of ripe, just opened pumpkin. What is there is nice, just wishing for more.

Lots of spice in the taste. Big dose of nutmeg, more cinnamon, and lots of ripe, fresh pumpkin. Finishes quite sharp, with a touch of pepper. Flavor is actually quite rich.

Body is like pumpkin bread or a pumpkin muffin. Not terribly thick, but leaves with a chewy character.

Very tasty and worth a try.

beer2day, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of TCMike
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a mug, it produced a 2finger beige head. The beer color is a light, translucent mahogany.
The aroma is of biscuit, pumpkin, pie spice, and maybe plum?
The taste is similar, with a little hop, and sour taste.
Med-heavy mouth-feel, low carbonation.
Good beer, room for improvement though.

TCMike, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.95/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tumbler pint, the beer is a deep, vibrant, ruby-copper coloring, almost blood colored, with a thin, dense, frothy, foamy, off-white head of a solid quarter of an inch. Looks delicious. Aromas of roasty sweet pumpkin with a mild blending of cinnamon, nutmeg, and all-spice that smell like pumpkin pie cooking in the next room. Flavors are super-rich, with a solid pumpkin backbone that is roasted and sugary sweet. The spices are highlighting throughout in a sharp, contrasting overtone that keeps the body from hitting the cloying mark on the palate. Roasty sweet and earthy aftertaste, with a rich, smooth, clean finish. Very heavy palate, but very flavorful. If you like Harvest and/or Pumpkin beers, this one is worth a try.

GarthDanielson, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of ksimons
3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-a clear deep orange ruby color with a thin layer of white head that makes a ring around the top

S-really strong pumpkin pie aroma, spices, vanilla, and alcohol

T-taste is pretty similar to the smell, expect the pumpkin flavor doesn't come out as much. I am getting a more malty flavor with cinnamon and nutmeg, sweet vanilla, and a hint of dark chocolate.

M-medium body, light to medium carbonation, light alcohol warming

Overall a nice pumpkin beer to have on a cloudy Fall night though I wish the pumpkin was a bit stronger

ksimons, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of doc17325
3/5  rDev -17.1%

doc17325, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of runbirddrinkbeer
3.68/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Another one of an avalanche of pumpkin ales this summer, and I mean summer as these started to show up in July. I love this style and enjoy trying as many as I can so it's all good. This one is quite good, appearance is dark copper with a healthy off white head which persists. The aroma is sweet malt and pumpkin pie, and is its strongest feature. The taste is not as complex as the aroma but decent malt forward followed by pumpkin. Mouthfeel doesn't stand out but average. Overall a pleasant surprise from a macro-micro. I'll buy this one again!

runbirddrinkbeer, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of TicoCali
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

TicoCali, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of BeerOps
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

BeerOps, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of AndrewMichael
4.5/5  rDev +24.3%

AndrewMichael, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of JustinMatthew
2/5  rDev -44.8%

JustinMatthew, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of nh2032
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

nh2032, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of jumbopanda
4/5  rDev +10.5%

jumbopanda, Sep 12, 2012
Photo of raffy313
3/5  rDev -17.1%

raffy313, Sep 12, 2012
Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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