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Mirror Mirror - Deschutes Brewery

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Ratings: 1,328
Reviews: 472
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 432
Gots: 544 | FT: 88
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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Photo of beerwolf77
4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I managed to aquire several bottles of this beer from several different sources. Thanks goes to the generous traders who sent this my way.

2009 vintage

Split with some of my favorite BA's at a tasting.

Poured into my tulip the beer is rusty red brown with golden edges. About a fingers worth of light beige head forms and settles leaving tiny lace flecks around the glass.

The aroma is sweet and tart cherries with a moderate dose of hops and smooth malt. Light hints of vanilla and oak. The aroma is so fantastic. None of the characteristics overpower the others. This nose is as close to the Perfect Storm as I have found. Which is one of the greatest BW ever creasted.

The flavor is Similar to the nose. Sweet and tart cherries give way to grassy earth tones. Moderate caramel malt and citrus hops blend seemlessly. Very mild traces of bourbon are present as it warms. A touch of heat on the throat. Fairly dry finish.

Medium smooth body. Light carbonation with a dry biting finish.

Overall a wonderful barley wine. Super easy drinking and so flavorful. I'm so glad I have a handful of bottles left. I look forward to what a couple years does for this stuff.

beerwolf77, May 19, 2010
Photo of vkv822
3.95/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle into snifter.
2009 vintage.
best after date: 04/20/10

The beer is a cloudy amber brown color with a nice tan head. Nice rich aroma of dark fruit, leather, oak, and some nice caramel malt notes. The flavor is of sweet caramel and oaky notes, with rich fig flavors with a warming slightly boozy feeling. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a nice malty, yet oily mouth coating. This is a fairly enjoyable and drinkable barelywine, though I wish I was able to try this a bit fresher, and hopefully I can pick up some more to try later on.

vkv822, May 18, 2010
Photo of sweemzander
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz. wax topped bottle split, poured into a snifter. 2009 vintage. Best after 04/20/10. Huge thanks to Beerwolf77 for whipping this one out!

(A)- Pours a hazy reddish amber color with orange & brown highlights. Produced a decent head of tan bubbles that dissipated quickly.

(S)- A dry woody, almost fruity profile. Bits of cherry & candy-like figs. A warm butterscotch & caramel sweetness. Almost rustic with a light toffee/nuttiness. A great aroma. Reminds me of a brisk fall afternoon near Halloween.

(T)- Pretty much just like the smell. A sweet candied fig with a toffee/caramel sweetness. Has a dry woody oak briskness combined with a touch of piney lemon.

(M)- A good carbonation level & balance. Sweet & warm from the abv, but not overly so. Has a slight bitterness and a dry woody/rustic finish.

(D)- A great barleywine that I have been looking forward to trying for some time. It has aged well and still will benefit for a good year yet. Has everything you would expect from the style; sweet & rich, but in a delicate, almost buttery way. Has a warmth that fits it. Thanks again for the generous Beerwolf77 for opening this one!

sweemzander, May 17, 2010
Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle split and poured into a snifter. 11% ABV, 2009 Release, Best After 04/20/10.

Thanks to Beerwolf77 for bringing this to the tasting last night.

A - Mirror Mirror pours totally clear and sexy amber-golden color with an initial cream-tan head. Low retention to the head, probably from the amount of alcohol, left good clumps of patchy lace and a pile of sexy, loose foam. A fairly beautiful beer barleywine!

S - Awesome aroma of strong malts and hops blends very well. A floral nose like fresh flower pedals comes out with a bit of green, grassy herbs. Warm, solvent alcohol hides nicely tucked between the initial hoppiness and smooth toasted maltiness. Caramel sweetness and touches of toffee just add to the inviting aroma.

T - Interesting deviation in flavor from the aroma. A good balance of hops and malts carries over but isn't really similar. Lots of floral and citrusy hops are up front with an immediate backing of subtle alcohol. Smooth caramel and toffee add some nice sweetness with a small sliver of oak on the finish.

M - Very smooth as silk with a small prickle of carbonation on the finish. So smooth! Medium-full bodied and rich. Richer flavor and finish with a smooth finish and warming alcohol. The smoothness of the beer and alcohol combined is fantastic in this barleywine.

D - Good drinkability coming from the smooth mouthfeel and solid flavor profile. Dangerously drinkable at 11% and very well brewed. This is a pretty awesome barleywine. I've been looking forward to trying this and it didn't disappoint. Thanks again Todd!

BeerFMAndy, May 16, 2010
Photo of SShelly
3.93/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2009 into a stone tulip.

Pours rich amber, crystal clear with light white head, very nice looking beer.

Aroma is sharp hops with kinda a tart malt aroma behind that, something a little twangy in the aroma.

Flavor starts out with a burst of sharp bitternss that fads into a sweeter vanilla note from the barrels, lots of hops in the finish and leaves a really nice hop btterness on the tongue.

Pretty darn drinkable for 11%, some hotter alcohols, growing on me as it gets closer to room temp.

SShelly, May 13, 2010
Photo of flagmantho
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is the 2009 Reserve. Label says best after 4/20/10. This was the first beer I cellared when I started really getting into beer as a hobby, so I'm glad to make it my 400th review.

Poured from 22oz bomber into a tulip.

Appearance: rich amber brown, like stained cherry wood furniture. Body is nice and murky with a thin finger of tan foam sitting atop. Quite pleasing.

Smell: rich strong-ale aroma comes through first followed by plums, prunes, oak and even a little cherry. Hop contribution here is floral, if anything. Alcohol adds both fruitiness and a distinctly alcoholic peppery aroma. Complex and intoxicating ... lovely, if a bit on the light side.

Taste: plums, pears, hints of raisin and loose tobacco. Fruity compounds are quite sweet. After these comes the light, smooth oak. I think 35% is a pretty good proportion to age in barrels; it's not overpowering, so you get some of the more delicate floral hop content as well. Bitterness is not huge, but definitely enough to stand up to the large malt content. This is a delightfully flavorful and smooth beer ... I can only imagine what it will be like in another year's time.

Mouthfeel: thick, rich and syrupy, plus a solid level of carbonation; pretty high carbonation based on my experience of American barleywines. I like it ... it's creamy and fulfilling.

Drinkability: very tasty and surprisingly non-intense. It's smooth and extremely drinkable for a heady 11% brew. I don't have any more of this anymore, but if I did, I'd gladly drink it now.

flagmantho, May 11, 2010
Photo of whoneeds8
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2009 Bottle

Best after 4/20/2010

Poured into a chalice dark amber with a one finger white head. No lacing. Not much of a scent that my weak nose can tell. The taste is a strong carmel taste with a little bit of oak dryness. The mouthfeel is perfect for a Barleywine, and even better the alcohol is not even noticeable. Thanks to the aging. This is a very drinkable Barleywine, too bad it's so limited.

whoneeds8, May 09, 2010
Photo of Lunch
4.08/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz. bottle acquired in a trade with volatilesther (Thanks!) into my Brooklyn snifter at cellar temperature (04/30/10).

A: Pours very darker shade of mahagany brown, capped with a one finger cap of an off-white colored head that has great retention and leaves some thick lace.

S: The aroma is sweet and malty with some pine and citrus hops in the background.

T: As with the smell, the flavor profile is made up of primarily of various semi-sweet malt which contain tones of caramel, coffee, hints of chocolate, dark fruits, brown sugar, bread, raisins, and a bit of cinamon. The citrus and pine hops add some nice balanced and a good degree of bitterness. Really an enjoyable flavor profile.

M: Full-bodied and fairly thick with some syrupy and oily characteristics. Very nice.

D: Quite drinkable and the 11% abv. well hidden.

Overall this was a really tasty American Barleywine that was fairly complex and easy to drink. Thanks again Esther! Recommended.

Lunch, May 04, 2010
Photo of mdwalsh
4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Surprise find at the local liquor, 2009 vintage.

A: Pours a nice 1 finger yellow-cake colored head with bubbles that are a little too big to stick around. The color is orange-brown, and the beer is full of super fine particles making it hazy. It looks nice, leaves a little lace, but isn't really calling out to me.

S: The smell is, well, phenomenal. Sweet malt and aged hops, I get some honey and maybe cidery-fruits, in a good way. It's quite strong and really attractive, though not refined. I'm not getting a whole lot of details to this aroma, sort of blunt after a little bit, or does it? Some really good swirling and deep smelling pulls out like a fun-dip kind of smell, process sugars and fruit.

T: The taste is pretty close to the aggregate what I have started to expect of a really well made barleywine, though perhaps a little more bitter toast bite than I expect. Though that starts to fade after a bit but the mild baked fruitiness sticks around, or a taste reminding me of like an apple glaze. Some brown sugar, very little cinnamon.

M: The mouthfeel is where I'm a little unsure here. It's just not smooth like I want it to be. I don't know if it's carbonation (doubt it) or a hops issue or what, but I get a sort of harsh feeling on my tongue.

D: This is a great beer overall. I think it will do pretty well aging, and would be a great beer for converting wine drinkers. Just a superbly drinkable barleywine, interesting enough for the hardest BA, but accessible for a novice.

mdwalsh, May 03, 2010
Photo of bsp77
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Serving glass: Poured from bomber into Snifter.

Appearance: Dark cloudy orange that shines a little red in the light. Very thin head.

Smell: Citrus and spicy hops, caramel, dark fruit, some oak and vanilla, and, oh yeah, a huge blast of alcohol.

Taste: Caramel, citrus, and dark fruit co-mingle with oak and vanilla from the barrel aging. Turns slightly more hoppy towards the end, but never becomes very bitter.

Feel: Low carbonation, full almost chewy body, very smooth and warming.

Drinkability: Excellent Barleywine overall, with some nice added complexity from the oak aging.

bsp77, Apr 30, 2010
Photo of BigV
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This was an excellent beer!

(A) pours reddish orange with a nice, soft head.

(S) sweet pineapple and sweet apricot with a little bit of citrus

(T) oak and wood with apricot and some currant.

(M) malty body, sat nice in the mouth

(D) Was very satisfied with this beer. It was exceptional and I can't wait to try it again. The alcohol is very hidden and it's just an overall GREAT beer.

BigV, Apr 29, 2010
Photo of nrbw23
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a golden reddish with just a slight bit of haze. The head is creamy and leaves some nice lacing on the glass.

S- Caramel malts, sugary, bit of vanilla and a touch of oak. A bit of citrus hops in the very end. Nothing over powering but very solid.

T- This is a very solid and great tasting beeer. Malt dominated with caramel, bready and sugary. The hops are piney and some tropical fruit notes at the very finish. Alcohol seemed to be hidden very well.

M- Full in body and carbonation is fairly low.

D- Pretty well balanced and great tasting brew. I really enjoyed this one and if you get a chance go for it.

nrbw23, Apr 28, 2010
Photo of glid02
4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2009 vintage shared by Ben - thanks!

Pours a honey-copper color with a half-finger cream-colored head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of robust caramel malts with loads of toffee and smaller amounts of butterscotch. Also present are hints of vanilla and booze-soaked plums.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Rich and sweet caramel malt flavors kick things off. Joining in shortly are good amounts of medium to dark fruit flavors, red plums and heavy pears. Toffee flavors join in midway through the sip, smoothing things out a bit, as do hints of buttered rum and vanilla. The ending is equally sweet and bitter, leaving toffee flavors lingering on the palate.

Mouthfeel is good. It's got a nice thickness with grainy carbonation.

Drinkability is very good. I finished my glass very quickly and could easily have another.

Overall I was very impressed by this bad boy - I picked up a bottle while in LA last year and after tasting this I wish I'd picked up a few more as it will age nicely. Well worth a shot if you see it around.

glid02, Apr 26, 2010
Photo of caskstrength
3.53/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2009 reserve. best after 4/20/10. cool label, cool bottle. wax adds to the coolness. (is your beer cooler if dipped in wax? Yes, it is.)

Pours red/orange. More red than I was expecting. Bubbles quickly dissipate and leave a ring. No sediment, but some haze.

Pine right away on the nose. Really? A year later? Thinking Bigfoot immediately, which is OK if I get a 6 pack for 10 bucks. Some sweet (and sour) cherries too. Not a lot of deeper, darker smells. And not a lot of "complexity." Which is a bit disappointing. I wanted some "complexity" for my nose.

The taste is completely consistent with the nose. Piney hops, sour/sweet cherries in the back. Minimal toffee/carmel. Simple sugars provide the sweetness, which isn't all that interesting. Some oak aging if you're looking, but 33% aged apparently wasn't enough.

Feel is a bit thin, which would have worked with the bursting flavors I expected, but didn't find.

A decent beer. Not much more than that. For the price and pedigree, not what I was looking for.

caskstrength, Apr 23, 2010
Photo of jeffthecheff
3.8/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Cuzco for the bottle. Best after 4/20/10. Poured slightly chilled into a tulip. Dark copper color with a one finger yellow-brown head with good retention and lacing.

The aroma is of dark fruits, brown sugar, toasty malts, and warming alcohol with a rum-like edge. There is a little bit of oaky wood, bringing it all together as a thick, sweet, malty smelling brew. The flavor follows with a major wood influence...definitley more oak on the palate than the nose. The alcohol comes back again with rum or cognac like influence. The malt stays thick throughout, with a concentrated, syrupy malt character, leading to a rum-raisin flavor.

Mouthfeel is thick, malty, and syrupy, with a typical American barleywine level of carbonation. I opened this bomber all by myself for some reason. Not ideal, but manageable.

jeffthecheff, Apr 23, 2010
Photo of SpdKilz
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a murky dark, burnt orange into my Bell's tulip. Less than a finger of head is achieved with a relatively vigorous pour and it quickly dissipates leaving little lacing.

Smell - Loads of toffee, caramel malt, dark fruits such as plums and raisins, slight oak/wood. Smells like candy.

Taste - Similar as with the nose, a burst of caramel and toffee is the initial flavor. This melds with a unique bitterness from a hop presence. As the beer warms you can begin to taste vanilla, figs, raisins, oak, slight dark cherries, and just a hint of earthiness.

Mouthfeel - I believe this is where the beer really shines. The mouthfeel is amazing. Extremely thick bodied, creamy, low carbonation (which works well). Just outright chewy.

Drinkability - Still a little bit hot after a year (damn, I wonder how this would have tasted a year ago...probably hot as hell). I have one more left and will most likely age it for at least another six months or until it starts to cool back down at nights here in Southern California. I haven't had a BW in a while but this one is pretty good.

SpdKilz, Apr 23, 2010
Photo of idResponse
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!

idResponse, Apr 22, 2010
Photo of mdfb79
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a pint glass. 2009 Reserve with a best after date of 4/20/10.

a - Pours a murky brown/amber color with one inch of off white head. Light carbonation and no lacing.

s - Smell is caramel, bready malts, oak, vanilla, and some dark fruits. Great mixture.

t - Taste is caramel malts and oak mostly. Some bread malts and vanilla as well. Hints of alcohol.

m - Very smooth and creamy. Moderate carbonation and medium to full body. Alcohol is not too evident.

d - I really liked this barleywine and think with a little more time on it it could have been even better. It's 11% ABV, but I barely tasted any and smelled none, so I think with another 6 months-1 year on it it could have been even better. Great caramel malt and oak smell and taste and would have again. Going to try and pick up another bottle to hold onto for a bit.

mdfb79, Apr 21, 2010
Photo of Exiled
4.03/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz Bottle - 2009 Vintage

Thanks to slasher007 for sharing this bottle.

Pours an amber color with a decent size tan head. Smell is lots of dark fruits, and caramel malt. Taste is sweet caramel malt, dark fruits, figs, raisons, plums, some oakiness, with a slight hop bitterness. Pushing full bodied mouthfeel. Overall a very well balanced barleywine.

Exiled, Apr 20, 2010
Photo of phreak1983
4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A beer my sister from New Mexico got me for Chistmas and now it's ready to drink.
2009 release with a best after date of 4/20/10

A- Poured into a snifter. Has a dark amber color and a small head. No lacing from this one.

S- Carmel malt and oak.

T- The oak balances the sweet malt very well and it has a minimal hop presence. I'd like to ignore Deschutes' drink after date if I find another bottle to see if it is hoppier, I like hoppy barleywines like Avery's Hog Heaven and SN Bigfoot.

M- Nice mouthfeel, it is full and smooth and finishes slightly dry with the oak coming through.

D- Had no problem drinking the bomber, but I wouldn't drink another one if I had one.

phreak1983, Apr 19, 2010
Photo of mikeyv35
3.95/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Sampled: 04/07/2010 Sample Type: 22oz. Bottle
Vintage: 2009
Glassware: Portsmouth Tulip

Beer poured out a light red mahoghany in color, w/ a nice one finger cream head and a good bit of lacing on the glass. Aromas of oak, basement mustiness, caramel, floral, and light vanilla. Taste of caramel and oak up front w/ a finish of tobacco and a hoppy vinous characteristic. Brew was medium bodied and hung on the palate. To me the drinkability was hindered by the pretty intense hop presence, but I am more into malt driven English Barleywines.

Overall, a fine example of an American Barleywine from Deschutes. Do they ever produce anything that is bad? At least nothing I have sampled! Looking forward to sampling the 2005 vintage I have in the near future to see if age brings the malts more into the forefront.

mikeyv35, Apr 16, 2010
Photo of freeeekyyy
3.93/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A- Amber, with a small head. Slightly hazy.
S- Dark fruit, light aromatic hops.
T- Full malt sweetness with a minor noble hop presence balancing it out.
M- Thick, chewy mouthfeel. Rich and luscious.
D- High alcohol content means a relatively low drinkability, unfortunately.

Overall, a very pleasant drinking experience. Sweet, figgy flavor balanced by slight hop bitterness, with very good color and presentation. I recommend trying it at least once.

freeeekyyy, Apr 16, 2010
Photo of Lukafer
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, thanks jdefont!

Pours amber and garnet red. Smells like caramel, toffee and a lot of sweet alcohol. Tastes sweet, with caramel and a little oakiness, with a sweet, quick alcohol burn finish. Perfect amount of carbonation and thick. Drinkability is good for a barley-wine, but it's definitely a sipper!

Lukafer, Apr 15, 2010
Photo of jjanega08
3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A= close enough to the best after date so here we go. Pours a hazy amber color with a finger high head on it that is an off white color. The heads color is like a yellow green sort of white. Nice retention and some average lacing on the glass.

S= Smells pretty good. There is still a nice hop character to it as well as some sweet malts a little deeper. Not the most pungent BW I've ever had so its a little hard to pick the smells out.

T= A lot different than the smell. The hops I smelled were not as pronounced in the taste. There is a little bit of a woody taste to it. Not quite in BW valley because it's not as hot as I expected for the age. Should be at about 1 year right???? Puberty for BWs??? odd. There is a nice sweet malt taste to it and just a tiny amount of heat.

M= Nice and coating. Lower carbonation lets it mellow out on your tongue.

D= Not bad for the age. I was honestly expecting hell. I've had a few BWs with the one year on them and they have all been weird and bad. Two years is usually the minimum time for them for me. This wasn't bad. Too bad they took so long to come to MN I woulda loved to try this fresh. We'll see how it does with some more time.

jjanega08, Apr 15, 2010
Photo of ReDave
3.65/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2009 Bottle [best after 4/20/10 {close enough}]

Pours an orange amber brown with a hint of red.
Very thin head.

Not very aromatic, some fruit, kinda wine or port?

First sip, well this brings the wine in Barley-wine... some hops after a bit, but this tastes very wine like, and not in a bad way. Some strong sweetness, like caramel. Some definite oak barrel in there. Some fruit, raisin in there as well. Could be a little "green" still. carbonation was a titch high, even tho little head. also NO lacing at all. Some citrus IPAness in there.
Mouth-feel a titch thin.

Can definitely taste and feel the alcohol.

-- Bigfoot is probably my favorite barleywine, and so now I'd love to taste some barrel aged Bigfoot!--

Nice aftertaste

I'd get this again, but a little pricey.

ReDave, Apr 13, 2010
Mirror Mirror from Deschutes Brewery
95 out of 100 based on 1,328 ratings.