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RATINGS: 432   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Leafs93 (1671) - Clarks Summit, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Pours deep amber orange with a slight tan head. Aroma is predominately caramel, dark chocolate, peat and a trace of smoke. Taste is sweet with some acidic tart undertones. It drank surprisingly full bodied with a thicker texture and mild carbonation. I was surprised at the heft. Not much smoke, but a decent Scotch Ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nicksbeers (6) - - AUG 26, 2014 does not count
Nice copper color, lots of carbonation and a 2 finger head. I find it really well balanced, medium mouthfeel

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dalekliz (872) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours a muddy amber-brown with a foamy off-white head. Aroma of malt, yeast, wood, a hint of smoked meat, grass, Taste is sweet and smoky, of dark fruits, raisins, malt, brown sugar, caramel, grass, and a hint of smoke. Lingering sweetness. Decent.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
crossovert (7302) - Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2014
355ml bottle. Amber pour. Strugglign to find an aroma for this beer, vaguely caramel. Falvor is like caramel seltzer water. Pas sonit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (2830) - 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 (3578) - 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 (1360) - 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!

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