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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36   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!


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 20, 2006
On tap at the pub: Black pour with an off white head. Aroma, caramel, molassas, some fruits. Flavor, caramel, yeast, some vanilla, a light fruitiness.

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.

3.6
   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 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!

1.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
milewide (1578) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2009
Carbonation was extreme! Cold from frig and still 90% foam. More ended up on counter than in my glass. Some sweet carmel taste, but total experience was very negative!

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
strongpieman (1538) - Mount Airy, Maryland, USA - JUL 29, 2011
Draft. I did not enjoy this one as much as expected, primarily because the alcohol permeated through which overwhelmed. I was surprised because this is not that strong in %.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1389) - Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep hazy brown that is nearly opaque. Sweet dark sugar and raisin aromas. Rich and sweet.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BigBeer45 (1272) - Michigan, USA - MAR 27, 2010
Bottle, has a ruby and brown pour with darker brown hues at the edges, there is a little haze in the pour to, made a quick off-white head that collapses to a ring and a bubbled island in the center, there are lots of chunky particles in the glass, this beer has aromas of nut, toasted malt, dark bread, brown sugar and molasses sweetness with faint dark fruit, and flavors of toasted malt, dark bread, brown sugar sweetness with faint chocolate, pretty similar to the aromas, also, this has some pepper like bitterness on the palate, and it appears to have a slight off-ness on the palate, maybe a slight off-ness in taste?, mouth feel is more than medium, gave some dryness on the palate, there is no alcohol warmth on the palate but you know the 8.5% is there, seems to be an ok beer, nothing really stands out in this beer, the alcohol or hop bitterness or combination of both seem to get in the way of fully enjoying this drink, the bitterness is off or just not right, everything is ok except for the finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flatmatt (1155) - Northville, Michigan, USA - FEB 15, 2009
On tap at the brewpub. Pours dark brown with an off-white head. Aromas of dark fruits with some caramel. Flavor is very nice dark fruit, caramel, a bit sweet, and a nice dose of smoke. Not too strong, but not too weak either. I really enjoyed this old ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtw (1111) - farmington, Michigan, USA - SEP 28, 2008
nice reddish-copper hue with a cream-colored, toward beige, head. a little more carbonated than i expected an old ale to be, with a very estery and fruity aroma. slightly sweet but not cloying; some fusel alcohols behind it. flavor matches the aroma fairly well, with a dry astringency which isn’t apparent in the aroma. malty and enjoyable - a nice winter warmer.


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