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Mirror Mirror - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
95
world-class

1,323 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,323
Reviews: 472
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 434
Gots: 541 | FT: 88
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
30 IBU

Bottled/kegged vintages:
2005 - Released February 2006
2009 - Released April 2009
2014 - Released April 2014

(Beer added by: waltonc on 04-29-2009)
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

2014 Reserve

A - Pours really cloudy/hazy muddled brown color with a slight tinge of red mahogany. The khaki head is one finger that dissipates to around the glass.

S - Raisins, ripe plumbs, dark cherries, caramel and malts. There's a hint of alcohol booze and oak overlapping it all.

T - Sweet caramel, brown sugar, malts and dark fruits (raisin/plum) abound with the ever slightest wine character along with oak that comes out at the end.

M - Full bodied and medium to low carbonation. Has a thick mouthfeel that is sticky, velvety and a wet finish.

O - Well done here! A stellar English barleywine by itself, but the addition of wine barrels brings complexity and another dimension.

cvm4, Aug 28, 2014
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4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A good deal of caramel in the smell and taste of this one. It could use a little more substance and thickness. Otherwise, it's pretty good.

mabermud, Today at 05:21 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

LouZ, Yesterday at 10:45 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.44/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Wattie, Yesterday at 02:38 AM
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4.61/5  rDev +8.7%

Coopersbeer, Sunday at 01:57 AM
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4.54/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Dark caramel color, cloudy, lots of play on the glass indicating higher avb
Aroma: Very sweet, tons of caramel, toffee, little grainy and just a hint of hops
Taste: Lots of sweet caramel, then an overwhelming malty grainy sweetness , toffee aftertaste
Complexity: high level of complex flavors, well balanced
Overall: a very good beer!

StoutFox, Saturday at 05:26 PM
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4.26/5  rDev +0.5%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Trashcat, Friday at 05:45 PM
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4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had on tap at Rustico Alexandria in a snifter

A-Pours a reddish orange color with 1/2 finger off white head. Nice lacing.

S-Aromas of caramel, figs, brown sugar, oak, and a hint of wine.

T-Taste similar to the aroma very suddle and smooth.

M-Mouthfeel is very well balance smooth to the tongue. Good carbonation.

O-Overall a great barleywine would like to have a bottle to age.

reebtaerG, Friday at 03:21 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

a77cj7, Friday at 06:11 AM
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Rhettroactive, Nov 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

Caramel, tart dark fruits, delectable wine notes that balance the caramel sweetness. This beer is worthy of its reputation, if not more.
The smell is plum/grape/oak along with a bit of a leather/tobacco character.
Satisfyingly med-full body with light, creamy carbonation.
I'm glad I got to try this, and I'm really glad deschutes is now distributing in va!

Jack_Malts, Nov 19, 2014
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4.14/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.9/5  rDev -8%

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4.32/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.16/5  rDev -1.9%

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Mirror Mirror from Deschutes Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 1,323 ratings.