Mirror Mirror - Deschutes Brewery
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4.13/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Mirror Mirror 2009 Reserve, Best after 4-20-2010. 22oz Bottle.
Opened up and poured into my gigantic brandy snifter, because I like it. Once reviewed 12-05-09 and now reviewed 4-22-10!
Pours a deep dark reddish hued brown with a fine head that has retained a nice lacing on top of the glass as it sits still magically untouched by my lips. What am I thinking sitting here waiting? I've been anticipating this moment for months! I opened one back in December... or was January? Either way, it was pretty darn tasty then, and I expect the best now. Citrus and floral scents rise to my nostrils with a hint of some fresh cut wood. Upon first taste I gain a nice juicy orange and spicy flower fading into a sweet hint of bourbon. Wow! Very nice! I can feel the carbonation bite my tounge a little and that lovely caramelized bourbon taste brings itself forward a bit more as I take my next swig. The 11% it claims on the bottle is not even noticed. This is sweet and refreshing! All too often I find barley wines to end up bitter and sour at the end, but this knows exactly how to maintain itself. This is much smoother than it was even a few months ago. You owe it to yourself to try a bottle of this. Buy one to try now, and buy another to age for another year and try again later, and hey, buy a third to age two years! I'm sure this will only get better with time!
Serving type: bottle
04-22-2010 08:01:35 | More by idResponse
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4.4/5 rDev +3.8%
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.
Serving type: bottle
07-27-2014 02:24:01 | More by wvsabbath
Mirror Mirror from Deschutes Brewery
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