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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!


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2001
Wow. This is a hell of a beer, beautiful in the glass and kaleidoscopic in flavour as it allows you to experience a rich and spicy shock of alcohol, a rise of berry-and-chocolate in the malt, and a scant dry breath of hops at close. Only the alt is better in the ABC portfolio.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrownALEx (266) - Portland, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2014
Pours a dark ruby with a huge khaki head. Very carbonated. Great aroma, dark fruit mixed with roasty malt. Taste starts sweet (caramel, fruit, sugar) and ends bitter with slight booze. The alcohol is hidden well though, but you can feel it. Very well balanced from beginning to end. This is one of the best winter warmers I’ve had. Must try.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
muzzlehatch (4424) - Burlington, Vermont, USA - SEP 18, 2006
Draught sample at the brewpub, early August 2006. From the opaque caramel body rises a creamy, lasting off-white head....the nose is invited to partake in a raisiny-figgy caramelized malty aroma, dried fruits and a touch of mustiness enhancing the delight....on the tongue, a thick melange of vanilla, dried fruits and highly tannic strong wine....creamy and thick without being syrupy, the vanilla-oaky sweetness grows with warmth....luscious, elegant and complex without quite ascending to mastery, but still a worthwhle endeavour.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
flatmatt (1112) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1304) - Michigan, USA - JUN 21, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep hazy brown that is nearly opaque. Sweet dark sugar and raisin aromas. Rich and sweet.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bgburdman9 (857) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - JAN 11, 2007
On tap at the pub. Dark ruby brown colored with a little head. Aroma of some light caramel, molasses, dark fruits, and a little hops.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1062) - Georgia, USA - NOV 23, 2012
Very black, no head. Rich chocolate, dried fruit, gingerbread and spice on the nose. Strong palate, a little hot, with hot cocoa, cream and baking spice flavors. Tasty. Definitely a winter warmer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
alliance100 (673) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 27, 2014
Draft - pours a dark murky brown , some fruity dark fruit aromas mostly raisins with a hint of spice. Taste is sweet with some caramel , raisin, plum and figs. A very drinkable Old Ale .

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blackflag321 (481) - Lansing, Michigan, USA - MAY 17, 2014
Several bottles in various glasses over the years. Heavy malt sweetness without being syrupy. Mild hops. A very good Old Ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
heemer77 (5100) - 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.


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