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Mirror Mirror - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,241 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,241
Reviews: 465
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 440
Gots: 513 | FT: 83
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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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

2014 Reserve

A - Pours really cloudy/hazy muddled brown color with a slight tinge of red mahogany. The khaki head is one finger that dissipates to around the glass.

S - Raisins, ripe plumbs, dark cherries, caramel and malts. There's a hint of alcohol booze and oak overlapping it all.

T - Sweet caramel, brown sugar, malts and dark fruits (raisin/plum) abound with the ever slightest wine character along with oak that comes out at the end.

M - Full bodied and medium to low carbonation. Has a thick mouthfeel that is sticky, velvety and a wet finish.

O - Well done here! A stellar English barleywine by itself, but the addition of wine barrels brings complexity and another dimension.

cvm4, Aug 28, 2014
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4.29/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Mirror 22oz bottle, Vintage 2014, drinking it a bit early than recommended: Best After 2/24/15, 11.2% ABV
A 3.75 - opaque, murky brown with a tall beige head that holds good retention eventually fading to a foam atop the ale
S 4.25 - beer with some wine noticeable, bread, toffee, raisin, oak, a bit musty
T 4.5 - rich and boozy, beer and wine actually pair well here; bread crust, toffee, brown sugar, sultana, earth, oak, vanilla, faint grape
M 4.25 - full bodied, lower carbonation, booze is well concealed, very well balanced
O 4 - excellent English Barleywine with some uniqueness with the wine barrel aging. I wasn't sure how well it would meld, but it works well. Although this is really good, it is a high priced bomber and I'm not quite sure it lives up to expectations, therefore I won't be buying it again.

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Mirror Mirror from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 1,241 ratings.