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RATINGS: 451   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.18   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 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slapknot (8) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - JAN 2, 2007
The color of Jinx is suspiciously light for a smoked beer, as it looks and smells much like a light bodied whiskey. Indeed, this medieval concoction is spirited as I would guess the alcohol content is somewhere in the high 7 (actually 6.9%). and unlike the Scotish reds whose smoky flavor dominates the palate, the Jinxís incensed taste is veiled behind a sweet, nutty flavor; a "cured" brown ale that Sam Smith would be happy to have on an autumn evening. A strange thing happened with one bottle from an earlier six pack--it was Jinxed! It smelled like a cigarís ass and was exceptionally murky. Like most Magic Hat brews, it does best fresh, so keep your fingers crossed.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
Aholmb1 (110) - New Orleans, Louisiana, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Appearance: translucent golden brown color with crew colored head, about an inch head when poured and dissolves and a medium pace Aroma: not too strong of an aroma, malt Taste: malty, smoke, more flavor at end but not the most flavorful beer Palette: light bodies beer, small bitterness at end but not potent Overall: I have had better the flavor is not complex ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pottygok (479) - Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2014
Aroma: Hints of yeast with caramel malts, but itís all very faint. Appearance: Bright amber with a nice tan head. Taste: Light sweetness balanced by a light sourness. Palate: Medium body, slick oily texture, soft carbonation, long finish. Overall: Not a fan. Iím not sure what they were going for with this beer, but it certainly isnít working.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
akoeninger (454) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Brownish amber color. Sweet, earthy, and yes a hint of smoke. One of the more enjoyable offerings from Magic Hat that I've had. Full bodied and rich. A decent scotch ale and a good fall beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
airrick2003 (516) - Louisiana, USA - OCT 4, 2014
UPDATED: OCT 16, 2014 Appearance: pours with a large light tan or dark beige head that settles into a nice density, the beer is a really clear transparent brown color Aroma: very slight smoke, malty, alcohol Taste: smoke spice on the finish, also some bitterness on the finish, malty backbone Palate: bitter and spicy aftertaste, lively carbonation, medium mouthfeel, Overall: not a bad beer but it just leaves something to be desired, lacks complexity, does have some smoke notes in there tho, probably an amber with smoke is the best way to describe it

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
N3lson1 (216) - Long Valley, New Jersey, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Drank out of a twelve ounce bottle purchased from Wegmans. A slight earthy aroma but pretty bland. A crisp initial taste, finishing slightly smokey and bitter. Would like to see Magic Hat incorporate some roasted malts.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
monk191 (982) - California, USA - SEP 24, 2014
A below average scotch ale, pretty boring. Pours a super clear ruby red with little head. Smells of fruit, caramel, a bit of vanilla and hazelnut. Taste is quite empty, smooth but forgettable, with a strange caramel apple finish. Had in the bottle.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 3/20
BelgiumBellyDank (11) - - SEP 23, 2014
The smoky aftertaste emulated a campfire, but failed to capture the pleasantness of such a setting. I thought the aftertaste killed the beerperience.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
sfontain (811) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 19, 2014
12 oz bottle from variety pack. Clear amber. Aroma dark sugar, dried fruit, caramel. Fruity sweet caramel, toast. Used to love this in college around 12 years ago, and now Iím extremely unimpressed and almost put off. This is a non-committal smoked beer, and itís not enjoyable as a smoked beer, nor as an unsmoked Scotch ale. I think they added smoke since I last had it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2617) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 18, 2014
Bottle, brown pour, white head, nose is smoky, taste is smoky, really good smoky beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mike67 (805) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours dark red with long lasting, white head and nice lacing. Aroma is of caramel, cherries, hints of grassy hops and smoke. Body is medium and slightly crisp. Caramel, piney hops, smoked wood and ripe fruit fill the mouth. Finish is long and semi-dry. Not bad for Magic Hat.

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