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
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by TMoney2591 on 10-03-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,358
Reviews:
257
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
15.68%
 
 
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100
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288
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Ratings: 1,358 |  Reviews: 257
Photo of yaksurf
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ScaryEd
2.95/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Pours a deep, clear amber color with a large tan head. Minimal lacing is left around the glass.

The aroma is very malty and boozy. There are notes of nutmeg and cinnamon, as well as the faintest hint of pumpkin pie spice.

The taste, much like the nose, is rather boozy with the sweet malt character dominating the flavor. I get some nutmeg, some ginger, a bit of cloves, a tiny bit of cinnamon, and unfortunately very little pumpkin.

The feel is medium-bodied with medium carbonation. Very sticky. Very bitter aftertaste. Not very pleasant.

Overall this was a major disappointment. I expected far more pumpkin flavor and it simply isn't there. The aroma is one of my favorite parts of a pumpkin ale and this disappointed on that end as well. Hopefully Sam Adams will re-think their recipe for this one and actually add some pumpkin flavor.

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an orangey ruby amber with a small head into the glass. A bit of orange and spices (possibly clove with a bit of nutmeg) in the nose. Lots of malt in the taste, along with pumpkin pie spice.

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Photo of VABA
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Theogre83
3.95/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JDW4195
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of EdTheEdge
2.9/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of EMV
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass

L: Pours a semi-opaque mahogany color. Two fingers of tannish head that leaves nice lacing on the glass. Very attractive presentation.

S: Malts and pumpkin pie spices. Ginger and nugmeg.

T/F: The taste... is a bit different than your typical pumpkin ale. The pumpkin is subdued behind a big malt backbone. Lots of spice... with Nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, and ginger warring on the palate... definitely tastes of autumn. The flavors come out more fully as the beer warms, and the mouthfeel is a bit sticky but dries towards the finish.

O: Not a bad beer.... and different enough from other pumpkin ales to be interesting. I still don't think it approaches the Dogfish Head Punkin or the Southern Tier efforts but worth trying at least once.

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Photo of joeroma5
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Ron860
4.41/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 303beer
4.63/5  rDev +25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a deep clear copper with an inch of head that leaves good lacing. Has pumkin and spice nose. Well balanced. Great pumpkin beer. Starts pumkin then the balance of spice finishes up with a light sweetness.

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Photo of cmbeddoe7997
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jamesmk48
3.93/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mrcraft
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GetTheYayo
3.6/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EvoRich
4.37/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Very dark amber color, with two fingers of head. Head fades to about a 1mm layer.

Smell: Cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spices with a malty base.

Taste: A deep, and bitter sweet pumpkin flavor. Cinnamon, and lots of it. Very malty.

Feel: Full bodied, and creamy

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Photo of rw1992
3.64/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkawachi
3.42/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpuetz
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 4ster
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEER88
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not bad, taste like the rest of the pumpkin ales!

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Photo of Pegasus
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy amber brown in color, with a small, dense tan head, which retains quite well. Belgian-style lacing adorns the glass walls.

Aroma: Prominent pumpkin pie spices, such as ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, and cloves, as well as vanilla, sweet alcohol, and wood.

Taste: Opens with profound pumpkin pie spices, slightly sweet dark bread malts. Soon after, an undercurrent of sweet alcohol appears. As the taste progresses, prominent wood notes dominates the taste, and the vanilla notes persist. The taste finishes with a flourish of pumpkin pie spices and lingering alcohol.

Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, and full, with delicate carbonation.

Drinkability/notes: A simply excellent Pumpkin ale, well-worth seeking out.

Presentation: Packaged in a custom 22 ounce brown glass bomber, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.

In Memoriam: Pumpkin (April 1998 - November 22, 2014) - the best cat ever. We will always miss you.

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Photo of Nordbier
3.71/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Grupatre
4.45/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Always look forward to this in the fall

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Photo of Adam_Lifts
4.08/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.7 out of 5 based on 1,358 ratings.
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