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:
1,357
Reviews:
257
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
15.68%
 
 
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100
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287
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Photo of ste5venla
2.5/5  rDev -32.4%

Photo of Goosehunter75
3.72/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A - Pours a beautiful deep copper red with a huge fluffy 4 finger head with awesome retention and lacing

S - Not as much aroma as I expected it would have. Still, the aroma that is there is pleasant. I picked up pumpkin, caramel, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Good balance too. None of the aromas seemed to over power the others.

T - Big flavor! Nutmeg hits her palatte immediately. Then comes a nice balanced blend of other tastes...pumpkin, caramel, toffee, cinnamon. I also like the fact that the pumpkin is not everpowering. Its just right for my tastes and mixes well with the other flavors.

M - A medium body creamy feelnig beer. It does have a nice burn from the alcohol content, but still I would call it fairl smooth drinking.

O - Great fall pumpkin beer! Love the fact that the pumpkin isnt overpowering and doesnt mask the other flavors in the beer. Very well balanced. A very drinkable beer but one is enough (specially since I had a 22 oz bomber). Strong stuff and you can feel the burn

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Photo of toddes
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of Roland45s
3.97/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My initial pour and taste didn't have high hopes for this beer. While the color is very caramely (is that a word) and hazel brown with a 2" head (aggressive pour) the taste really develops. The caramel and hints of subtle pumpkin pie are definitely there. Along with all of the classic spices. Kudos go out to Samuel Adams for a good beer (finally). I still am on my quest to find one that beats the Schlafly/Pumking/Chatoe Rogue but I don't see it happening....

A: hazel brown/caramel

S: spice and pumpkin

T: subtle pumpkin with a robust rich flavor of spice/caramel

M: smooth and heavier than expected

O: Top 10 pumpkin beers.

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Photo of RochefortChris
2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of YeastEnthusiast
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of ValpoExpo
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of BeernDrum
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of jwps214
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of Paul_Apsley
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of RWACKO
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of drinking12many
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of GumDropButtons
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of DeFaz
3.7/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

There's no doubt that this is a good beer, but I think many are disappointed because it labels itself a "double pumpkin" beer when actually the pumpkin flavor takes a backseat to the spice. There are flavors of nutmeg, cinnamon, malt, a bit of hops, and vanilla. The alcohol is well concealed in the taste, but there's nothing here that's particularly exciting. I paid around $8 for 1 pt. 6 fl,. oz. (hence the slightly lower "Overall" rating) and frankly I wish I would've spent that money elsewhere, but the beer was still enjoyable.

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Photo of Musineer
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of gtermi
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of JackMcAwesome
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a pint glass.

Look: It pours a really rich brown, with about a one finger head with a vigorous pour. A pretty solid amount of lacing throughout, and after 15 minutes, there's still a film of foam on top.

Smell: Almost nothing. at first. I was hoping to get a rich amount of pumpkin in my face, but it's really lacking. As it warmed up, it got a bit better, but not by much. There's a hint of pumpkin, and a soft chocolate note as well. Perhaps nutmeg that I just think is chocolate.

Taste: Very surprising, after the lackluster smell, I was expecting the exact same, but it packs a bit of a punch. The pumpkin spices are pretty prominent, and it's backed up by the nutmeg, with a bit of caramel.

Feel: A bit slick on the tongue, medium bodied, and warm going down.

Overall: I was pretty surprised by this one. Sam Adams rarely disappoints, but this was a tier higher than I was expecting from them. I was expecting a top 15 pumpkin brew, but this is easily in the top six. The only thing keeping it from really excelling was the lackluster aroma. I'll probably go pick up a couple of more though before the season ends so I can have some in October.

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Photo of boesesfleisch
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of midnitesun11
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of jimmygord
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of emergency_beef
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of BRD14
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of jaydoc
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Bonebeer
1.75/5  rDev -52.7%

Photo of TruePerception
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)

Sam Adam's Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale: 8.5% ABV; Appearance: thick, medium amber-red, thin head, fades quick; Smell: pumpkin skin, nutty; Taste/Mouthfeel: pumpkin sweetness, citrusy hop, slight nuttiness, light aftertaste; good/pretty good.

Poured into a pint glass.

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Samuel Adams Fat Jack Double Pumpkin Ale from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
3.7 out of 5 based on 1,357 ratings.
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