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Mirror Mirror - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,065 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,065
Reviews: 454
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.38%
Wants: 429
Gots: 437 | FT: 66
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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jampics2

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, best after 4/20/10, but consumed close enough to that date. I have been sitting on a bunch of these and had to open one!

Looks awesome. Amber w/ an eggshell head. Great looking Barleywine.

Smells of caramel malt, toffee, dried plum, and some wood. Touch of hotness in the nose.

Taste is good. To be fair, we had a few other BW's opened this night and this was trumped by the Gratitude in a big way. But it has a nice flavor - caramel, figs, dried dark fruit, and some brown sugar. Almost like a caramel wine. Nice but there is a bit of burn and the flavors could be a touch more intense.

Mouthfeel was good. Nice amount of body, and a creamy low carb.

Overall, this is a good beer, a damn good one, but no where near the top of the class. If Gratitude is the CEO of the Barleywine Corporation, this beer is upper middle management. I'll drink again in a few months and see if anything magical happens on 4/20.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2010 21:06:54 | More by jampics2
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650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2014 bottle. Best after 2/24/15.

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.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. A little sluggish. Medium carbonation.

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Most recent release; 2013? Tasted 12 June 2014.

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.

Taste is good; has a little bite to it, which helps, as in general it's quite sweet. A lot of sugar, a lot of dark fruit (figs, figs, figs, plums, cherries). A bit tannic with an alcohol pinch. A little too much alcohol for my tastes.

Feel is medium-heavy; carbonation could be a little higher. Not bad, but could be better.

A very alcoholic, fruit-forward, tannic, bitter barleywine. Not hoppy, and quite sweet up front, but has the alcohol bite in the back brings it down.

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Huge thanks to RocPorterFanatic for this brew!

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T: Rich malt, with a distinctive caramel flavor, roasted, and delicious. There is a nice port flavor in there as well, dark berries, wood and and Jam meld with malty goodness. The berry flavor, and the caramelization make for a toast and jam flavor that is the undertone to the malty goodness.

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O: Overall a hell of a beer. Delicious.

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Mirror Mirror from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 1,065 ratings.