Mirror Mirror - Deschutes Brewery
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Reviews by jsapunor:
4.65/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured a beautiful amber into an Old Guardian glass. The head is thick and white with good retention.
All the components of the smell are subtle: caramel, fruits and oak. Very well balanced.
This is a fantastic barleywine! A nice malty caramel sweetness that clings to the palate in a very refined manner. None of the flavors knock you on the head, instead they manifest themselves slowly and deliciously. Noticeable alcohol warmth. A nice level of carbonation. It is definitely one to sip slowly and enjoy. The label says it is best in April of 2010. I'm going to hide one till then.
Excellent, excellent, excellent!
Serving type: bottle
05-22-2009 16:40:47 | More by jsapunor
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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
94 out of 100 based on 1,087 ratings.