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Mirror Mirror - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

747 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 747
Reviews: 426
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.4%


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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1424IpA

California

3.1/5  rDev -26.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Looked great poured Into a teku. Smelled similar to other BA barley wines.Tasted ok, a bad representation of something like firestone walkers sucaba. Very thin for something barrel aged. Might be a lot better with a couple years on it. I have a few more and will review again each year. Highly disappointed by this beer.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 05:04:34 | More by 1424IpA
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ryannosaurus

Arizona

4.51/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

2014 vintage poured to snifter

Appearance is deep red brown with slight haze, initial one finger head drops to a persistent lace

Aroma is light, mostly oak and toffee

Flavor initially hits with big barley wine malt and biscuit notes. A lovely array of supporting flavors sneak in in support: grapes, oak, vanilla, fig, anise and hot alcohol

Mouth feel is heavy but enough carbonation to liven it up, well played for a huge beer.

Overall a fantastic example of the style, intense with delicate flavor notes. If it lacks anything, it would be an aroma as distinctive as the flavor. I'd love to see what proper aging brings out in this one... I suspect it only gets better with a few years in a cool cellar.

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2014 02:25:07 | More by ryannosaurus
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MarcWP

Arizona

4.51/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2014 Vintage.

Pours a muddy garnet, fluffy two finger head that settles to a dark cream froth. Looks very much like an English Barleywine and a pretty one at that.

Aroma is major caramelized sugars and dark fruits. Brown sugar, molasses, brûlée of cinnamon and sugar mix much like that present in a Cinnabon, prune, raisin, old black fig, and faint dark ripe fruits of plum and Bordeaux grapes.

The palate gets dark fruit happy with more of that plum, plump raisin, and grape character. Brown sugar, cinnamon stick, a touch of vanilla, merlot, and oak all support majorly. Overall that's about it. Complexity falls short of some other BA Barleywines but damn is this smooth. Reminds me of Sucaba in drinkability terms. The wine barrels shine through but are most certainly not the main part of the show or overdone for that matter. Dark fruits, dark sugars, vanilla, oak, faint spicy hop bitterness and a touch of red wine sum this up. Smooth ass drinker for 11.2 % abv.

Body is medium with ample carbonation for the style. But as in the Old Stock Brandy the carbonation is actually very nice in that it makes the flavors float through your palate easily avoiding that heavy upfront flavor fatigue.

Overall another stellar offering by Deschutes. My gripe with their Reserve line of beers lately has been that they pretty much limit the barrel aging to about 50% of the beer yet the price reflects a 100% barrel aged beer. I don't necessarily think they are doing it to produce a lesser quality product but it certainly helps profits. Yet the 50/50 ratio is pretty clever in that it avoids heavy barrel presence which can be "cloying" if overdone but maintains a great level of complexity otherwise maybe not achieved through standard non-barrel aging practices.

Serving type: bottle

03-24-2014 01:35:35 | More by MarcWP
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n2185

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery in Portland.

A: pours a dark ruby with half a finger of beige head that fades into a frothy ring with decent lacing.

S: caramel and crystal malts up front with vanilla, caramel, and tangerines. Light oak and bourbon notes follow.

T: caramel malts, burnt sugar, and vanilla up front with slight notes of dark fruit. Light oak and bourbon flavors follow before a slightly boozy finish.

M: medium-thick body with moderate carbonation, this beer is fairly drinkable for the style and avoids being too sticky sweet.

O: a good beer, overall. I'd like a little more presence from the barrels, but it's enjoyable and quite srinkable for a barrel-aged barleywine.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 21:25:08 | More by n2185
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NWer

Washington

4.7/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

2009 vintage
Sat in my cellar couple of years in ideal conditions.
Served in a Deschutes tulip - what else?
Appearance is beautiful. Ruby red. Clear. Minimal head dissipates to small ring of bubbles around the edge.
Aroma a bit thin. Light aromas.
Taste as expected from a four year old barleywine. Typically smooth no hop feel or taste. This allows other tastes to shine. Cherries, caramel, oak dominate.
Great sipper but so smoothed out from its age that it's also easy to drink it too fast if not careful.
Love this beer and can't wait for the anticipated next release later this year.
I felt the need to pull the trigger based on rumors that it had gone South.
Not true in this case.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2014 21:22:24 | More by NWer
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Smurf2055

Washington

2.46/5  rDev -41.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

On tap at Brouwer’s Bigwood. 09 vintage.

Slightly hazy with a small white head and little retention. Amberish color.

Smell is faint, dry and fruity, a bit sweet.

Taste just wasn’t there. Watery and a bit of alcohol burn.

Almost no carbonation, very light bodied.

It was ok at best. This is my first Deschutes that has been a disappointment.

Serving type: on-tap

07-19-2013 01:26:30 | More by Smurf2055
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GeezLynn

Minnesota

4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2009 bottle

A: Dull cloudy shade of orange brown with a full creamy head. Good retention.
S: Brown sugar along with some grassy hops. Surprisingly, wine barrel is still evident. For whatever reason I get a sugary strawberry preserves-like aroma.
T: Very mild fruityness - again, strawberry jam, vanilla, and plenty of caramel. Plenty of residual sugar apparent on the finish along with a nice alcohol bite. Very mild herbal bitterness. Overall, a smooth procession.
M: Medium to light for the style, with soft carbonation. Pretty resinous.

After seeing Deschutes had a new barleywine out, I went digging for this and was not disappointed. This bottle was slightly oxidized, but not enough to detract much. Very nice.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 02:38:23 | More by GeezLynn
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riored4v

Colorado

4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

2009 release enjoyed on 4/9/13

Poured in to a tulip with a crystal clear, ruby colored body. 1/4 finger, khaki colored head.

Aroma was of dark fruits, cherries, caramel, molasses and subtle amounts of chocolate. Some light raisin and mild earthyness. Light vanilla/barrel notes.

Taste was excellent. Still some light alcohol warmth and heat with a mellow bitterness. Good amounts of dark fruits, prunes and raisin. Malty and biscuity with good amounts of caramel. Some light vanilla and oak notes. Slightly floral in the finish. Mildly sweet.

Medium/heavy mouthfeel, medium carb and a sticky finish that turned dry.

Overall this was great. Bottle says to enjoy after 4/20/10, so I'm almost 2 years past that point and the flavors really melded together.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2013 00:37:20 | More by riored4v
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kawilliams81

Yukon (Canada)

3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2009 vintage. Poured from 22 oz bottle into a glass.

A- pours dark copper with a half finger off-white head. Minimal lacing on the glass.

S- caramel, light dark fruits

T- sweet caramel, toffee, oak, faint bourbon

M- medium body and carbonation. Smooth and slightly syrupy.

O- milder BA Barleywine. Has nice sweet malts and dark fruit notes.

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2013 04:42:56 | More by kawilliams81
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BierJager89

California

4.59/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle, the 2009 release (in January 2013), into a large Duvel tulip glass.

A: Redish with a tan head. Looks like it's been sitting in there for a while.

S: Citrus and oak in the nose, lacking the vanilla I was looking for, but still good.

T: There's the vanilla. Though not a ton of it. This isn't Bourbon Angel's Share or Sucaba. Also has some oak, grape and dark fruit. Delicious.

M: Full bodied and smooth (how carbonated can a beer that old be?).

O: If you're lucky enough to find it in the store, buy it. I doubt it's out there any more. Though I've heard they're going to release it again. I don't know if the guy who shared this with me is on BeerAdvocate, but Larry, if you're reading this, thank you sooo much. This is a great beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 20:12:41 | More by BierJager89
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KalH

North Carolina

4.16/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - One finger off-white head / Brownish-amber color

A - Toffee, oak, dark fruit, though somewhat subtle.

T - Creamy, sugar-laced toffee with oak notes and a boozy/warming alcohol presence. Also, sweet raisins and fresh figs are coupled in there. Mild bitterness as well, but mostly sweetness coming through on this.

M - Sticky with a medium-thick body / Low carbonation

O - Pretty sweet on the palate, but a solid, flavorful, and creamy barleywine that I would gladly visit again.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 19:48:09 | More by KalH
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks trxxpaxx for bringing this bottle, rolled the dice on it being an infect and it turned out a tasty relief during our infected beer tasting.
2009 bottle, which I'm assuming was properly cellared.

The beer pours a clear light brown with a thin tab head. The nose is sweet with a touch of alcohol. There are no potent aromas of vanilla or oak as I'd hoped. The taste is also quite sweet with, but it's definitely drinkable. I'm glad this beer doesn't drink like the 11% monster it is on paper. The beer is medium bodied with great carbonation for the style and age. Not my favorite barleywine, but a good beer nonetheless. I'd prefer for more unadulterated oak to present itself in the nose and taste.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 21:23:03 | More by ThePorterSorter
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yamar68

Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Best after date 4/20/10 - poured from bomber to tulip glass:

Burnt caramel brown body topped with a half finger of dark khaki head - boozy appearance - spotty lacing drenched in alcohol legs.

Thick toffee aromas, fig, hot booze-drenched vanilla, pecan pie, cinnamon, evolving with every snort... exceedingly complex even given the style. Some marshmallow maybe, caramel, rather sweet.

Bitter toffee layered with boozy bourbon, no signs of infection at this point but the complexity of the smell is somewhat lost here. Some dessert flavors, graham cracker and more bourbon, surprisingly hot for a 3.5 year old 11% BA blended barleywine. I would very much love to try this beer fresh as it was obviously well executed. I'm enjoying it more and more though with each sip. I can't think of a beer to equate this with.

Drinkability is low given the aggressive booze presence. The consistency and texture is still spot on though.

Many thanks to cosmicevan for sending this bottle my way - enjoyable and interesting stuff!

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2012 23:35:16 | More by yamar68
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

3.68/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

2009 reserve. Tulip glass.

A: Pours a crystal clear, dark burnt orange with a cap of fizzly tan head, fizzling to a hefty ring. Good retention and no lacing.

S: Fruity malt (bright cherry and raspberry, approaching cough drop) with a little acetone, toasty oak barrel and some coconut.

T: Malty up front with a little bitterness, reminiscent of a red ale or American barleywine, a little of the cherry cough drop and dry, gripping finish.

M: Medium-full body and light carbonation, sticky.

O: Pretty good, but I remembering this being quite a bit better about a year ago. It's a bit harsher and less barrel-y.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2012 06:00:29 | More by pmarlowe
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azdback

Arizona

4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter. Unfiltered dark burnt orange. It looks like melted caramel. A scant one finger of creamy off white head dissipates to a small collar rather quickly.

Smell is sweet caramel malts, backed by some wood. A nice bit of alcohol and some bourbon barrel sweetness round it all out.

The reason I am drinking this beer, is because of all the rumors of it being infected. The general consensus seems to be that it is a hit or miss situation. So here goes, drum roll please...tastes fantastic. There is definitely some tartness, maybe of a green apple, but it is balanced by perfect sweetness, and the alcohol is not overpowering but it is definitely a key player here. As it warms the alcohol is coming out even more.

Mouth is velvety smooth and the carbonation is delicate. Body is balaced and the finish is long and wet.

Overall I am both happy and sad that we drank this beer. We drank one of these around 2 years ago, and to be honest I don't remember exactly what it tasted like then, so if this bottle does have an infection issue that lead to the tartness I described above, then so be it. As a whole I really don't taste or smell or see any signs of infection and I am really enjoying this fantastic beer. I believe this bottle is around 3 years old and it is drinking great. I am sad because this was the last bottle I had, and since I don't think it is infected, I could have saved it a little longer, but when would be a better time to crack it than this cool monsoon evening in Payson, AZ.

Serving type: bottle

07-25-2012 06:27:56 | More by azdback
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harrymel

Washington

4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Vintage 2009

pours amber with some creamy foam atop. Smells of nougat, vanilla, caramel and toasted sugars. Flavor is nicely rounded with sweet malts: toffee, caramel, brown sugar and nougat with a good hint of bitterness to complement. Medium bodied with moderate carb and slick finish. Really like how this one has matured.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2012 06:10:18 | More by harrymel
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jegross2

Illinois

1.35/5  rDev -67.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

2009 vintage. Consumed a few months ago. Found my notes on this one. They're brief and to the point. I did not know there were prominent infection issues before I drank this.

A: Poured a hazy copper red/brown color with a half finger layer of creamy tan head. Average lacing/retention. 4/5

S: Caramel malt, brown sugar, vanilla and an off-puting fruity funkiness. 2/5

T/M: The aroma keyed me in to an expectation of something being off, but I did not expect this beer to be as so pungently unbalanced and undrinkable as it was. I took a large first sip (a big mistake) and the unholy medley of sugary and fruity funk and boozed toffee malt literally made me throw up. I've never had such a mess that I didn't brew myself. Very disappointed. Immediate drain pour. 1/5

O: To their credit, Deschutes sent me a very nice handwritten note explaining the infection issues and apologizing (they also reimbursed me for the bottle). They definitely were on top of their game in solving customer service issues related to the infection. That said, I would never trade for the 2009 vintage again.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 18:25:07 | More by jegross2
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bamadog

Kentucky

3.28/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

So, I've been dipping into the cellar a bit this weekend and last night I got an infected beer, and I think that my bad luck is continuing... This one smells a wee-bit funky/tart... Dammit. Oh well, let's give it a shot anyway. Review is from notes taken on 5/13/2012 and poured from the bottle to a snifter.

Appearance: Pour is a ruddy coppery color and is reminiscent of apple code; starts with a short 1/4 finger head that lingers a bit and eventually fades to a thin, nearly complete skim; body is murky and difficult to see into, but there is decently strong tiny strands of carbonation bubbling up near the sides; some sticky oily residue

Smell: Tart, acidic green apples (likely from the infection... again, dammit...); some sweet caramel maltiness and a touch of bitter hop still lingers. All in all, not bad, but I would imagine it would be superior without the slight taint to it. Fortunately I have another that may not be bugged.

Taste: As mentioned, there is definitely a tart and acidic green apple presence to it along with a saccharine funk, and it's strong up front, but followed nicely by the big caramel malts; still a fair amount of grassy and bitter hop presence in the back; some booze as well. Not displeased, but again, I feel this would be an amazing beer otherwise...

Mouthfeel: Body is of medium weight and the carbonation is still strong, but comes across as smooth and soft; bit of a sticky coating left on the palate and teeth; belly is left warm and tingly from the acidity, funk and booze.

Overall: See above... not too bad, even with the infection, but could be sooo much better. Que sera sera. Better luck next time, I guess.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2012 01:04:22 | More by bamadog
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SneezyAchew

Massachusetts

4.73/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Scottfrie for sending this to me awhile back. 22oz bottle split between two. Served in a Stone IRS snifter.

A: Brown with red and amber hues, like a ripe pluot.

S: Alcohol is very present as soon as I stick my nose into the glass, like a soaked whiskey cork. Oak and cloves also have a strong presence.

T: Perfect score for this. Not infected one bit. (The news of the possibility was the only reason i opened this so soon, after falling in love with this beer the first time I had it about a year ago). Hard caramel candy at the forefront. Very scotch-like beer with a sweet brandy center. Notes of banana peel, figs, and candy apple. Light to moderate carbonation. Kind of like a really intense brown ale?

M: On the lighter side. Goes down easy for me.

O: Really well balanced barley wine. 3 years was definitely a nice age, but I am sad I don't have anymore bottles. I'll be sure to grab a couple bottles next time Deschutes releases this. Highly recommended. Thanks again, Scott!

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 07:03:01 | More by SneezyAchew
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Ungertaker

Minnesota

1.95/5  rDev -53.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1.5

2009 vintage poured into a Deschutes snifter.

A- a clean, gold/copper body with a very light tan head.

S- something is definitely wrong here. There is a sour-like funk that seams out of place. Once beyond those things, a caramel/toffee-like aroma is faintly present.

T- dang it!!! It is infected. The funky flavor dominates.

M- medium to thick with a fair amount or carbonation.

O- The infection killed what would have abviously been a great brew. I would have loved to review this without having this issue, but I cannot get myself to track another bottle down. Drain pour.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2012 20:33:04 | More by Ungertaker
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PatrickSwayze

California

4.78/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Copper and light tan head that holds itself.

S: Crazy dark fruit smells take over everything

T: I was so worried that this beer was going to be infected but holy cow did this beer taste good. Deep caramel notes followed by rich fig and fruit flavors. Ahh so good the oak comes through at the end to gently kick in more complexity

M: Fantastically dry and rich that lingers all over the tongue.

O: Deschutes doing it again. Glad this one wasn't infected like some others. Delicious easy drinking barley wine that ages wonderfully.   

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 00:23:00 | More by PatrickSwayze
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Chaney

District of Columbia

3.4/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fist of all, I want to that OakedCanuck for sending me this one almost two years ago in only my second trade. Thanks Colin!

Served in a snifter.

A: Poured an extremely dark, burnt sienna brown, with a slight orange hue once I held it up to the light. I actually got about a one finger head that melted into a mere ring around the brew.

S: I got a VERY intense caramel-Mallow crème component upfront…… more so than just about any other BW I’ve ever smelled. Additionally, this ALMOST had a slight sourness to it, but not quite.

T: This was both muddy, very boozy, and ultimately uninteresting. Seriously, even for an oaked-aged English BW, this had a skimpy hop profile that didn’t pop in any way. The booze actually burned my esophagus as I ingested this.

M: Sugary and with a mild prickle. Once again, this was in dying need of some sort of high pitched hop sizzle to add complexity and wake the palate up. There was some mild, splotchy lacing, but nothing to write home about.

O: I’ve liked most Deschutes products I’ve tried in my life, but this was a big disappointment….. boring even. I guess, if sugar cubes infused with pure grain alcohol is your thing, then knock yourself out.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2012 13:24:09 | More by Chaney
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bstave

Washington

4.78/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle (best after 4/20/10) poured into snifter.

A- Aggressive pour produced 2 finger head that dissipated quickly leaving no lacing. Hazy amber color.

S- Dark fruits, orange, oak, leather, caramel, and toffee.

T- Taste follows nose with dark fruits, oak, leather, caramel, and toffee. Little booziness.

M- Very smooth. Nice alcohol warming. Carbonation is perfect for the style. Very easy to drink.

O- I had this shortly after release and was able to find this bottle, now nearly 2 1/2 years later. Age did well on this. Very complex and solid barleywine.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2012 06:52:20 | More by bstave
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beerbiatchMD

Maine

4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into a grand Bordeaux wine glass.
2009 Reserve.

A: Brown with orangey hues. One finger of off white head leaves good lacing.

S: The first smell I get is deet--seriously, medicinal, estery acetoney, almost like an insect repellent... Not bad though, reminds me of my backpacking equipment. Also get some roasty caramel and estery oak.

T: wow, this is unique. Initially I get a sweet roasty malt, then I get the medicinal deet, subsequetly followed by roasty nutty flavor--hazelnut. There is a subtle earthy hop balance behind the sweetness of the roasty malts, also get some oak. Very deep, very complex.

M: sweetly smooth. Well carbonated. Good mouthfeel.

O: this is a very good, very complex barleywine style ale. Nice subtleties amidst some strong characteristics. Not sure what the deet flavor/smell is going on, but overall it's good. Highly recommend.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 09:46:34 | More by beerbiatchMD
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Pencible

Virginia

4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2009 vintage. Sampled Jan 2012.

A: This poured an opaque light mahogany with no head.
S: It smelled…not infected! Sweet orange and burnt sugar and caramel, with some honey wheat and butterscotch and copper.
T: It tasted like sweet orange and candied apricot, with copper hops and caramel and honey wheat, and a little butterscotch and vanilla. It had a mostly clean and sweet aftertaste, with some heat.
M: It was thick with moderate carbonation. Nice fully body.
D: I was really worried this would be infected like my '09 Abyss, so I waited a couple years to open it. Now I wish I had tried it fresh. However, it was pretty delicious after 2.5 years anyway. I'd place it somewhere between Old Ruffian and Gratitude, or call it a caramel mimosa. Great scent and taste with solid body. Alcohol in finish made it more of a sipper, but a very enjoyable one at that. So curious how this was fresh, but lovely now. Could maybe age longer? I'm so happy this wasn't spoiled.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 21:51:27 | More by Pencible
Mirror Mirror from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 747 ratings.