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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   IBU: 50   EST. CALORIES: 279   ABV: 9.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!

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3.7
Msdrbeat (785) - East Lansing, USA - APR 30, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 11, 2017 On tap at Beerfest at the Ballpark. Pours brown. Tasted light. Mostly tart cherries. Very great. Lots of Carmel malt.

3.7
PorterPounder (8313) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 11, 2016
Boardman, OH - Vintage Estate Beer and Wine - 12 oz bottle. Cola-like brown pour, light khaki colored head. Brown sugar, nutty accents in the aroma. Molasses, brown sugar, cotton candy presents themselves in the flavor. Thick, sticky rich mouthfeel.

3.6
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.

3.6
auerbrau (3206) - Ithaca, New York, 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.

3.6
spector (906) - Lancaster, Ohio, USA - DEC 23, 2006
On tap at the pub.Aroma ’s were dark fruits and some alcohol.Pours black with a white head.Caramel and dark fruits in the flavor.Full mouthfeel with some alcohol in the finish.

3.6
ryan (3185) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - APR 20, 2007
Clear, dark amber body with small white head. Caramel, toffee and vinous aroma. Flavor is golden raisins, toffee and herbal. Medium/full body with a soft and smooth texture.

3.6
jtw (1170) - 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.

3.6
esjaygee (3906) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 2, 2009
Mildly hazy caramel brown with a creamy and rather large beige slowly dissipating crown – it took a few minutes to pour the whole bottle. Aroma of caramel, dark fruit, cereal grains and mild alcohol. Taste of caramel, chocolate, dark fruit, raisons and alcohol. Mostly malted but enough of a hop presence to keep it from being too sweet. Creamy and a shade over carbonated but not too bad.

3.6
msante79 (2244) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - NOV 13, 2009
On tap at Ypsilanti brewpub. Pours dark hazy reddish brown with tan head. Aroma is caramel, toffee, chocolate, malt and light dark fruits. Flavor is caramel malt, toffee, dark fruit, chocolate and some dark fruit. Medium mouthfeel with some chewy malts. Carbonation is fine. Satisfying old ale.

3.6
RyanMM (416) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - MAY 24, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 22, 2010 Pours a hazy, ruby-toned brown. Small-to-medium head fades quickly to moderate lacing with fine bubbles. Aroma of dark fruits, cherries, mild oak notes. It’s not bad, but all of the flavors are muted and on the stale side. It takes the "old" part seriously. Moderate body, slightly creamy, almost decent carbonation, mildly sweet with a slight sour, lactic, oaky finish that’s mildly warming. Hints of whisky on the tongue. Passable but not a great old ale. Very "to style" without being "to drink."


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