Arbor Brewing Jackhammer Old Ale
By Bryan Esler on January 24, 2013 :: posted in Reviews, Beer of the Day
9.3% ABV, Bottle
Appearance: Dark brown with a small head that lingers. A decent amount of lacing as well.
Aroma: Caramel, toffee, raisin and other dark fruits.
Taste: Caramel sits at the forefront, with dark fruit and a small amount of hops progressing throughout each sip.
Mouthfeel: Medium to strong bodied.
Arbor Brewing’s Jackhammer is an English Style Old Ale, and one that’s full of flavor. You’re initially met with caramel and toffee flavors, which then lead to some dark fruit and hops. The hops help balance out the brew a bit from its otherwise heavy flavors, and also cover up the high ABV in this brew. While I couldn’t sit down and drink a lot of these, Jackhammer is a decent beer with lots of flavors — perfect on a cold winter night.