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

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

Style: Pumpkin Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Fall

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Poured a 22oz bomber into glass. 8.5% abv

Appearance- Pours a dark, burnt type of reddish brown. Has a massive foamy head that has an obvious brownish tint to it.

Smell- Raw pumpkin, spices such cinamon and ginger are in the mix as well. Caramel sugar sweetness aroma also.

Taste- Pumpkin mash comes on, but an intense caramel malt rush of sweetness comes in quite strong. Has a phenolic taste as well mid-way. On the back end of the profile the spices come out. Cinnamon and nutmeg shine bright.

Mouthfeel- Thick and syrupy. Active carbonation.

Overall- The sweetness for me detracted from this beer (And I'm into sweet flavors in beers). The sweetness is more in the way of caramelized sugar and its intensity took away from the subtle pumpkin flavor. The spices were adequate. The malts added to this beer should be revisited.

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A: poured from the bomber into a wide-mouthed quart mason jar, it has a very deep orange-brown with a strongly tan 3 finger cap that turns into a disk after length of much time. Nearly opaque due to deep color, yet is filter-like clear for sure.

S: smells of thanksgiving. Spices and pumpkin yield to a strong caramel malted background. Hops are mild and yeast is subtle.

T: Big malts present a caramel sweetness then a nice thanksgiving pumpkin pie with pumpkin and cinnamon, but not klonking me over the head.

M: medium full due to large malt bill and moderate carbonation. Force-carbing this would make it a hair lighter on the palate and make it down right dangerously drinkable. Thick finish with surging notes on tongue and creamy ultimate-post-finish.

O: it's not terrible. It's middle of the road, pumpkin and spice. It's not overly spiced, not overly pumpkin. Just solid.

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Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.7 out of 5 based on 1,356 ratings.
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