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RATINGS: 68   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   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!


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Strykzone (6050) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - OCT 5, 2011
Sampled at an esbls tasting. A red brown pour with a small head. A malty flavor with nice fruit. Nothing fancy but a nice beer.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
firstsip (720) - Michigan, USA - OCT 22, 2013
On tap at brewery. Deep red pour. Didnít get the advertised "chocolate covered cherry," but did get elements of tart booze as it warmed.

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

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
3fourths (8888) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 4, 2008
UPDATED: APR 5, 2013 Dark purple. Medium sweet plum and Chianti with cherry flavored malts up front turning more towards some bitter but fresh resinous, oily hops. Sweet but decently balanced. Only complaint would be that it doesnít stand out, and itís not decadent enough to stand on itís own as a mellow, soft old ale.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RHSpartan (6) - troy, Michigan, USA - SEP 29, 2009 does not count
Pours a deep hazy brown with a very thin cream head. Faint smell of chocolate and toffee. Slight esters. Chocolate and caramel malts dominate flavor with roasted notes. Alcoholic finish. Medium mouthfeel. Slight hop flavor. A decent, if unspectacular beer.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopdog (10498) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 11, 2010
12oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of some dark fruits, roast, and chocolate. Tastes of some dark fruits, chocolate, caramel, lighter roast, and cola. Alcohol content well hidden.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Hudspart (538) - Byron Center, Michigan, USA - MAY 27, 2011
Pours dark brown with no head. Slight aroma of fruits. Light sweet. Thin palate. Average.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
jrallen34 (3504) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 24, 2011
draft... nice looking beer, good dark mahogany color... the aroma is pretty plain but some nice taste, solid

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smroush (156) - Michigan, USA - JAN 21, 2016
Dark brown color; dark enough that itís hard to tell if itís clear or cloudy; sparse light tan head. Aroma is malty, mostly bread and a touch of caramel. Hops are pretty subdued. Sweet with mild bitterness. Medium bodied; slightly oily texture; average to just a bit soft carbonation; finish is moderate length, sweet and bready. Overall itís not bad, but pretty sweet and simple.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
BAMF (78) - Albion, Michigan, USA - OCT 30, 2010
Dark red black brown opaque with an off white good head, Aroma is malt and fruit with a taste of caramel and coffee gotta be honest though getting a bit hammered from all the other beers Iíve been testing, Good but not as good as the others. Thin mouth feel.


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