Liquid black cherry with garnet and ruby highlights under a voluminous woodsy head of fluff which fades slowly and with lots of lace. The head eventually settles into a thick blanket that lingers from first quaff to last.
Massive notes of pumpkin, spice, graham cracker, and golden brown pie crust with cinnamon and nutmeg sprinkled on top. The pumpkin is heaviest in the middle. Essence of the forest in the middle of Autumn as the leaves crunch underfoot and the trees are brilliant shades of amber, orange, gold, yellow, and more. Slightly charred pie crust underneath.
Meaty pumpkin and spice in the middle with the sides and finish are dry and thirst inducing. Slightly singed pie crust in the finish lead into a pile of Autumn leaves crackling under the flame of a cozy outdoor Autumn fire. Cinnamon and nutmeg along the sides. More pumpkin joins the already robust creamy pumpkin notes in the middle.
Of the at least 3 or 4 different pumpkin beers I have had from Samuel Adams over the years, the Fat Jack has been by far the best. Not too sweet, not too dry, not too artificial and it captures the essence of this season very well. Hopefully Samuel Adams will do the right thing and make Fat Jack a permanent seasonal.
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