05 December 2008

Beer Review, Magic Hat Jinx

Magic Hat Jinx
South Burlington, VT
6.9% ABV

Appearance: Red-orange body, thin white head. Some bubbles present at the bottom of the glass. 3.5/5

Smell: Rich with dry malted grains, slightly sweet with cherries, with a hint of tartness and alcohol astringency. Interesting, inviting. 4.0/5

Taste: A heavy dose of malts up-front, with some sweetness in the mix in the middle and a slightly dry back-end. Bready flavors along with quite a bit of fruit. Not bad at all. 4.0/5

Mouthfeel: Moderate-to-heavy thickness, about par for a Scotch Ale. Low carbonation and no hops. 4.0/5

Drinkability: One of the better Scotch Ales I've had, but no comparison to Skullsplitter (so far, the King of Scotch Ales, at least in my opinion.) 4.0/5

Overall: 3.9/5

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