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Mirror Mirror - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,093 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,093
Reviews: 455
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 432
Gots: 449 | FT: 68
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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Dope

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2014 batch, "best after" 2/24/15, 11.2% ABV

A: Super dark red/brown. Very tall and dense light light brown head. Very little head retention as it fades surprisingly fast. Thick and heavy lines of lacing remain behind, however.

S: Lots of dark fruits in the aroma. Raisin is prominent but I get some grape too. Prunes and....is that apricot? Nice fruitiness with some dark bread to back it up.

T: Again with dark fruits up front. Lots of sugary sweetness everywhere. Mild caramel presence but otherwise it's all raisins and prunes here. Maybe a little fig now. Heavy dark bread in the finish; lightly spicy and earthy. Kinda reminds me of pumpernickel if I'm honesty. Has a lightly dry and bitter finish with maybe some hints of hops. Interesting transition from the very sweet and fruity flavors up front. Long lingering herbal earthiness between sips.

M: Heavy and sweet initially, ending dry and spicy.

O: Nice barleywine. Good combination of fruitiness and heavy bready malts. Super sweet and mildly bitter and dry. I enjoyed it quite a bit. Didn't really get any noticeable wine influence that I notice but I feel it may have contributed to the heavy dark fruit character up front anyway.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2014 03:35:45 | More by Dope
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Serving Type - 22oz bottle

Appearance - Tanish brown with a 1.2 foamy head. Nice thick sticky lacing.

Smell - Sweet fruits, cherry, raisin, oak, vanilla, caramel , toasty malts, some alcohol at the finish.

Taste - First sip brings a lot of fruits. Cherry and plum mixed with some oak, and a tart wine flavor. Malts are strong and have lots caramel, toasty notes. Plenty of sugars and some added spices. Alcohol along with some wine really comes out at the finish.

Mouthfeel - Sweet fruits really nail the tongue. Plenty of sugars, oak and the wine coat the palate. Tartness, some bitterness along with some alcohol come out for the aftertaste.

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Mirror Mirror from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 1,093 ratings.