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Mirror Mirror - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,079 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,079
Reviews: 455
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 430
Gots: 442 | FT: 69
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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freed

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2005 vintage, cracked open to celebrate the end of the school year. Pours a dense copper, almost hazy, with a brief yellowish head.

The aroma is stellar, and is rich with raisin, apple and malt smells and a nice warm alcohol burn.

The taste is somewhat subdued after the aroma. Toffee malt, warm orange liquor, and sweet finish.

This drinks very well, probably owing to the mellow flavors and warming affect. It's hard to know if I'll feel the same after the second glass, but it's nice so far.

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2006 00:42:28 | More by freed
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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.

Overall - Really tasty and smooth for being 11%. Loads of complex flavor, and the barrel age wine aspect didn't sour or bitter this all to hell. A really nice beer, and one of the best from Deschutes. A must try even if not a fan of the style.

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Appearance - Deep reddish brown. Small khaki head. Thin collar.

Smell - Woody. Oak. Some vanilla. Dark fruits. Deep caramel. Toasty barleywine malt aroma.

Taste - Intensely fruity. The wine comes out much more. Distinct wine flavor. Very oaky. Mild brown sugar sweetness. Grapefruit hops and nutty malts in the back end. Wood throughout.

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Pours a medium-dark, rusty, cherry-amber. Clear, even though it's dark. One finger of yellowish head, good retention, okay lacing.

Smell is rich, sweet barleywine. Caramel malts with cherries. Sweet and delicious. Full of sugary dark fruits.

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Mirror Mirror from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 1,079 ratings.