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RATINGS: 428   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.19   SEASONAL: Autumn   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Earthy, rich and steeped in autumnís magic: itís an ale of change. This potent infusion is haunted by memories of summer and the first frost on abandoned fields. Jinx prepares the bones for snow. It has the glint of golden maples at peak and finishes light as an ode to the fading sun. A bit of peat-smoked malt imparts a subtle hint of smoke that reminds us of fallís bonfires. Available in the Fall.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dthmtldgn (32) - barrington, New Jersey, USA - SEP 12, 2004
for magic hat, this is pretty bland. but good nonetheless. i didnt realize it was "smoked" until i read the desvription. i didnt taste it. oh well.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (2817) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Always fun to pick up a beer from the mixer sixer rack and find its retired when I get home. I bet this will be great! It is a slightly brownish orange in color with a long lasting head of fine bubbles and little ropes of lace. It doesnít really smell smokey, just phenolic. It is sort of like eating a banana next to a barbecue with a hint of toasted malt character--oddly, this is not entirely bad. Taste is thick and sweet. It reminds me somewhat of an ancient high gravity malt liquor pulled off the bottom shelf of a convenience store but somehow thatís kind of good too. I dunno, if you like some fucken weird shit thatís old and not outright terrible, I recommend searching a dusty singles rack for this stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (3556) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle: Night of the Living Dead pack Clear copper....whipped beige head. Cola, cherry-smoked wood aroma. Taste is sweet, cherry-maple, soft-light smoke, sweet caramel. Pretty good, but only minimally smoky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Block (1342) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Dark amber pour. Thin head. Aroma is malty, some caramel, a little roasted. Flavor is sweet, smooth. Caramel. A slightly bitter finish with some alcohol.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
PeacethruBier (1) - Delmar, New York, USA - NOV 17, 2013 does not count
Singular best beer I have ever had the gastric pleasure of drinking. A perfectly crafted beer for the season it debtuted. If you drank this beer and did not like it, you were having issues beyond the scope of rating the drink-ability of beer in the snapshot of fall in which this beer was available. If it is brewed again, savor the distinct time which it signifies. That pretty much defines a hall of fame beer. All Time Great

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hotstuff (4069) - Indiana, USA - SEP 10, 2013
Rated on 4-19-2009 (Bottle) This bottled beer pours a medium sized very fizzy ivory head with poor retention, transparent golden body, and fast rising carbonation. The Aroma is malty, lightly hoppy, some spice notes, and mildly smokey. The Taste is spicy, malty, lightly hoppy, mildly smokey, and has a dry finish. The Palate is tingly and this beer is light-medium bodied. Overall, this beer is quaffable and worth a try if one enjoys Smoked beers.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 26, 2012
Originally reviewed: 12/9/08. Pours a tawny brown with a huge frothy head that retains as good as it gets. Takes a little while to pour this bad boy. So far, so good. Alright letís take a whiff...smells of pine, caramel, and a slight astringent scent that I canít rightly place, but it does smell like some sort of furniture polish? Letís hope thatís not what Iíll be using this for. On to the flavor. Sort of a dry, mealy taste paired with a slight metallic bite. A little hop presence, but this is knocked to the ground by a huge malt backbone! Slight caramel mixed in and I think walnuts are what Iím tasting. Mmmm. I like this. This is my first dabble into the world of Wee Heavyís, but Iím glad I entered. Lead me on, Scotsman!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Niko100 (1976) - Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Dark brown/cider color; Light to medium slightly creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, & subtle fruit; Flavor of toasted malt, caramel, syrup, and some chocolate; The smoke is lacking on this one - only traces of it; Interesting brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
callmemickey (2655) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 2, 2012
Reviewed from notes (2007). A: Copper-Amber-Brown with a very thin cream offwhite head S: Peat smoked roasted malts.. real earthy with some hop accents T: Honestly, the flavor is so flat and mucky.. the malts are real bland .. only the interest of the smoky peat flavor is notable M: Medium bodied with some carbonation.. a bit jumbled on the palate some sips are lasting others not so O: The flavor really hurts the overal impression

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
GL2814 (361) - New York, New York, USA - AUG 25, 2011
Everything about this beer is just deep and earthy. It pours a deep amber color, with hints of caramel. It has almost a smoky quality to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Johnsense (778) - - APR 16, 2011
Going off my notes from 2009. To this day I don;t know if Magic Hat is a joke of a craft brewer that catches lightning in a bottle now and then or a decent brewer with a few stinkers. Back then I said: Pours a Hazy Amber/reddish brown colour with a 1 finger creamy white head that stuck around. Earthy herbal smell, fairly sweet with a bit of smoke and peat moss. Taste: Peppery, Earthy, Brown sugar, Roasted malts, Rye, My notes go on - there was quite a bit here! Medium bodied. Note to Magic Hat - Look at some of your reviews, retire the mediocre beer (Circus Boy, Demo, Wacko) and bring this one back.

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