Mirror Mirror - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by SiepJones:
3.8/5 rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
2009 Vintage poured into a snifter.
A: Pours a light brown (almost orange) with lots of Ruby tints. Low clarity through the glass but you can see lots of bubbles from the carbonation. There is a frothy inch of head that sits on top of the beer after my pour. The head disappears quickly but leaves a sticky, soapy head.
S: Sweet smelling beer, lots of sweet carmel malt with a hint of bitter hop. The bitterness is from the fading hops.
T: A touch of oak, very sweet malt, and carmel syrup. The beer is sweet at first but then finished with an alcohol heat and a little bitterness from the hops fading away.
M: Plenty of tingling sensations from the carbonation and the alcohol heat. The finish is nice and slick.
D: How much could I drink this beer in one night? Well one bottle was enough to sip over a couple of hours. Would I drink this beer again? Certainly. I enjoyed the flavors but wished I had let is sit longer and mature/mellow some more.
Serving type: bottle
12-11-2010 02:01:19 | More by SiepJones
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4.7/5 rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Sat in my cellar couple of years in ideal conditions.
Served in a Deschutes tulip - what else?
Appearance is beautiful. Ruby red. Clear. Minimal head dissipates to small ring of bubbles around the edge.
Aroma a bit thin. Light aromas.
Taste as expected from a four year old barleywine. Typically smooth no hop feel or taste. This allows other tastes to shine. Cherries, caramel, oak dominate.
Great sipper but so smoothed out from its age that it's also easy to drink it too fast if not careful.
Love this beer and can't wait for the anticipated next release later this year.
I felt the need to pull the trigger based on rumors that it had gone South.
Not true in this case.
Serving type: bottle
01-16-2014 21:22:24 | More by NWer
Mirror Mirror from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 620 ratings.