Jinx - Magic Hat Brewing Company
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3.85/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Brewed in the traditional Scotch ale or wee heavy style, Jinx is a nice little find to especially around this time of year. Though some other breweries' Scotch ales often times prove to be either too abrasive or too syrupy in nature, it seems as though the folks at Magic Hat have done a nice job perfecting this brew.
With an ABV of 6.9%, the alcohol level in Jinx is well masked behind the other flavors at work in the beer. And though this might be a bit higher of an ABV than many are accustomed to, the drinkability level of this beer remains quite strong.
Jinx pours a medium reddish to maroon color with streaking hues of caramel brown seen when held to light. The beer pours with a great frothy head that lends way to a good amount of lacing along the glass. There is really a minimal amount of carbonation to this offering therefore the flavor sort of takes a minute or two to work its way across the palate and is not forced across by the carbonation.
The smell lends way to an at times smoked and at other times sweet characteristic that intrigues before the taste. The malted taste about to be enjoyed certainly can be recognized in the smell.
The taste reveals a very nice malty complexity to it that really is the predominant aspect at work here in the beer. Jinx is a rather medium tasting scotch ale that is not completely overpowering and allows the drinker the opportunity to really enjoy this offering.
Matched with the malty taste of the beer there is also a sweet and caramel element at play that comes through nicely. This is where it seems as though Jinx stands apart from the rest because the sweet complexity within the taste does not seem to be syrupy or fake. There is also a hint of both dark berries and nuts at work within the taste.
Serving type: bottle
12-13-2008 15:00:32 | More by Bounty628
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