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

Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin AleSamuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale
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From:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Pumpkin Beer
Ranked #169
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
82
Ranked #26,671
Avg:
3.63 | pDev: 15.7%
Ratings:
1,369
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 02, 2022
Added:
Oct 03, 2011
Wants:
  105
Gots:
  292
SCORE
82
Good
Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin AleSamuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale
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3.45/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by maddogruss from New Jersey

Sam Adams Double Pumpkin through Randall of vanilla, cinnamon, clove, and roasted barley (draft)
A: pours dark amber body, almost auburn with a small, white head with low retention and lacing.
S: sweet, clove taste; subtle sweet malty smell
T: sweet, alcohol, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, and subtle vanilla notes; pretty good tasting beer; some alcohol note aftertaste
M: pretty thin, nothing too impressive
O: ok feel and taste combo, but mouthfeel could have been a little bit better

May 02, 2022
 
3.75 by Jjmj51 from Rhode Island on Jun 11, 2021
 
3.6 by digitalflood from New York on Mar 21, 2019
 
3.65 by DOCRW from Washington on Dec 25, 2018
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4.17/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by ravisingh from Connecticut

Tried this at Eli Cannon's in Middletown, CT. Came in a tulip glass with about a half inch of head. Not much lacing if any. Dark cola color. Smells slightly of cinnamon and pumpkin spice. Tastes like nag champa. Its pretty good.

Nov 04, 2018
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5/5  rDev +37.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by JimboBrews54 from Michigan

This goes a long with the October theme, of course this makes a great brew when the leaves are falling. A different variety to the Oktoberfests. This one has variations of sweet and bitter. This one seems to a bit drier than the others but still has a sweet finish. One of my favorites from Sam Adams again. This one takes the sweetness and crispness to a whole new level!

Oct 29, 2018
 
3.75 by JohnDon from Texas on Oct 11, 2018
 
3.88 by robotic_being from Florida on Jul 20, 2018
 
4.1 by tjg584 from Tennessee on Jan 06, 2018
 
4 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Dec 29, 2017
 
3.85 by Khaack from New York on Oct 29, 2017
Photo of Willvoll
4.4/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Willvoll from Connecticut

An amazing pumpkin ale. Very hard to find near me. It's pretty dark compared to others. Smell has the usual spices. Taste is nice sweet pumpkin goodness. Try it

Oct 12, 2017
 
4.01 by goopy from California on Sep 21, 2017
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3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

Reviewed from notes. The appearance had a dark brown/black colored body and left a one finger white foamy head that lasted less than twenty seconds. The body was too dark for any carbonation to be seen rising. Some nice light yet filmy/foamy lacing appeared but settled and slid down the sides of the glass. The smell was superb as not just pumpkin, but allspice, ginger, clove, some slight molasses and cinnamon speckled themselves throughout the entire "pumpkin" aroma. Big wow (at least to me). The taste had all of these typical flavorings and added a slight caramel flavoring, a bit of malt and some extra rich dark fruitiness to it. The palate sat about a medium with nothing harsh on the tongue. This wasn’t exactly a very drinkable beer, could be close to a palate wrecker with all that was going on with it. It has a sweet dry finish. Overall, though not very drinkable, I really liked this, probably would have been better if I saved this just a tad longer. This is a very good "pumpkin" ale.

Jul 14, 2017
 
4.82 by Demi from Minnesota on Jun 14, 2017
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3.68/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by dd53grif from Michigan

Pours an orange color with a foamy head that lasts quite a while. Aroma is pumpkin pie spice. Sweet taste of pumpkin spices and brown sugar. A strong alcohol flavor.

May 28, 2017
 
3.2 by SebastianMandeville from New Jersey on Feb 21, 2017
 
3.68 by Kurzman from Rhode Island on Feb 08, 2017
 
3.87 by BrutisDestructus from Indiana on Jan 15, 2017
 
4 by paulish from New York on Oct 30, 2016
 
3.83 by rsquared59 from Indiana on Oct 01, 2016
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4.95/5  rDev +36.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by yuenglingfan101 from Ohio

its like drinking pumpkin pie at thanksgiving. And this would be a great beer to go with Thanksgiving dinner. Smells of pumpkin and cinnamon and nutmeg. The Taste of pumpkin is overshadowed by the cinnamon and nutmeg. Head was a little thick for me but i loved this beer

Sep 17, 2016
 
4.41 by ikidunot from Canada (ON) on Aug 23, 2016
Photo of goodsuds
4.38/5  rDev +20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by goodsuds from Missouri

I got this for my wife because she likes pumpkin beers. I'm not usually a big fan of them, but I'll drink one on occasion. I really enjoyed this beer and could drink it regularly. The smoked malt gives it a subtle hint of smokiness.

Aug 20, 2016
 
3.6 by Gkruszewski from New York on Jul 21, 2016
 
3.96 by Dreizhen from District of Columbia on Jul 03, 2016
 
4.14 by forshamegetit from Florida on Jun 05, 2016
 
3.33 by Averwo from Iowa on May 28, 2016
 
3.35 by Buffbraz from Louisiana on May 07, 2016
 
3.5 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama on May 05, 2016
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3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by bbtkd from South Dakota

Starts with a nice pumpkin spice nose, but taste is more vegetal/squashy. If they could sweeten it up a bit, and add some nutmeg, this could be decent. As it is, not the worst effort.

May 05, 2016
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3.88/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Victory_Sabre1973 from Minnesota

This pours a dark amber. The head was moderate. There's some pumpkin spice on the nose. The taste is strong with pumpkin spice. Nutmeg, cinnamon. A delicious pumpkin beer.

Apr 25, 2016
 
3.69 by jmills3 from Texas on Apr 23, 2016
 
3.81 by alcohline_trip from Pennsylvania on Apr 21, 2016
 
3.5 by MonkeyPilates from Minnesota on Apr 10, 2016
 
4 by red94tt from Michigan on Apr 10, 2016
 
4.35 by WickedBeer from Alabama on Feb 07, 2016
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4.07/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by chinchill from South Carolina

22 oz bottle with a very well designed label. Marked as 8.5% ABV.

This pours clear but dark, red-brown, with a decent bone-colored head. This soon reduces to a ring that leaves minimal lacing.

Aroma: caramel; dark bread, vanilla and surprisingly light spicing.


Flavor: For those of us who often find pumpkin beers over-spiced but who do not object in principle to the addition of such spices, this pumpkin ale hits the proper spicing level: The well chosen and balanced mix of spices is both obvious and light enough to let the underlying ale shine. There's even a nice pumpkin note here that has none of the unfortunate vegetative characteristics found in some other pumpkin ales. Lightly sweet and mildly boozy with hints of fruitcake and vanilla.

Mouthfeel: Slick and smooth, the body is medium-full and well (light-medium) carbonated.

Overall: an outstanding pumpkin beer; certainly one of the best I've tried.

Feb 02, 2016
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3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by jzeilinger from Pennsylvania

In review is a 2012 vintage.

A - Pours a hazy dark amber color with a caramel lacing ring.

S - Spice, nutmeg, cinnamon, maple, pumpkin, and ginger.

T - Pumpkin, ginger, all spice, cinnamon, some traces of vanilla. Mostly malt and spice with a mild bitterness on the back end to knock down some of the sweetness.

M - Big medium body that's a little watery up top but robust underneath. Carbonation in non-existent. Very viscous.

O - This aged far better than I ever expected.

Jan 30, 2016
 
3.78 by Raime from Korea (North) on Jan 28, 2016
Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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