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RATINGS: 61   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
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The Jackhammer is a very dark brown ale with a nice reddish hue. Offering a welcome warming sensation, it has a rich malty sweetness. Fruity esters, expected in this style beer, add to the already complex palate and help to provide an immensely satisfying experience!


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5097) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - JUN 5, 2006
Served in a cool dimpled mug at the brewpub. The body was dark copper with a slightly off white head. The aroma was short bread cookies with some mango. The taste was lots of caramel with hints of grapefruit. There was also some sharp mango fruit type character. Lots of apparent alcohol. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
auerbrau (3157) - Peace Dale, Rhode Island, USA - JAN 18, 2006
Pours a cloudy brown/amber/orange with opalescense. Light bready fruit with cherries, bourbon and lime in the aroma. Flavor is a warm alchol, yet still some thickness and not too much depth. Fruit, with a touch of chocolate, maybe some pears. Almost aged like. But overall, restrained alcohol and malt. Not much complex characterisitics. Straightforward and drinkable. Finish is sweet, with a light hoppy dryness.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (5964) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUL 24, 2005
MiBG Fest 2005:

Reddish hazy hue with a small tan head. The aroma is malty with notes of maple, caramel, strawberry, herbal hops, and a bit oxidized. The taste starts salty and musty. Caramelized malt supports the twangy apple and cider character, light bitterness as well. A bit of non-aromatic pipe tobacco and a pinch of salt in the finish. The feel is sticky and full with a biting finish. Overall it is a nice beer but lacks a completeness and enjoyment factor I want in my English Olde Ales.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - MAR 13, 2005
Pitcher at ABC tasting. Sweet malt aroma and flavor with a little hop bitterness at the end. Easy drink just lacks in categories.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - FEB 11, 2005
Pitcher pour at Arbor tasting event. Ruby red color. No head, no lacing. Nice musty old leather smells, somewhat sweet in aroma. Nice hopping balances malt bill well. Alcohol is barely perceptible. Good!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeffc666 (1984) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2005
Clear copper with a small white head. Sweet carmal and tobacco aroma. The flavor exhibits more tobacco and lots of earthiness. Light floral hops. Medium dry body. Earthy and interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Pailhead (4633) - Brownstown, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2005
On tap: LIght fruit aroma. Dark amber with a white head. Sweet up front. Kind of appley in the finish. Light alcohol is noticeable. Moderate hop finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Zach Diesel (906) - Sisters, Oregon, USA - JAN 30, 2005
sweet caramelly/hoppy aroma, dark red with no head, medicinal hoppiness, very earthy and mossy with lingering sticky bitterness

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AustinMilbarge (681) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 29, 2005
Fairly deep copper color. Definitely some sweet notes. I had with a plain old cheeseburger, it matched pretty well, however, I was pretty drunk when I drank this. Nothing entirely remarkable about this beer, but it’s something I would contemplate buying again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - FEB 1, 2004
The only ABC beer I've had with suspended yeast and some sedimentary heftiness. Ultimately a bit too sweet for style, I think, in all aromatic and flavor aspects. Should be more deeply musty, leathery and with a bit thinner palate, and smokier. Quite fruity - the menu description say "chocolate covered cherries" and indeed they've accomplished some of that - English strong-ish, but not complex or sharp.


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