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Mirror Mirror - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,027 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,027
Reviews: 451
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 10.4%
Wants: 430
Gots: 408 | FT: 62
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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JonnyRebel

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-30-2014 18:40:04 | More by JonnyRebel
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Zimm

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

06-30-2014 16:30:00 | More by Zimm
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stumac

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-30-2014 02:59:58 | More by stumac
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Beerbuddy21

California

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

06-29-2014 23:47:14 | More by Beerbuddy21
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MCano

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-29-2014 20:49:28 | More by MCano
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vermilcj

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

06-29-2014 20:45:02 | More by vermilcj
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LilLebowskiUrbanAchievers

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

06-28-2014 03:21:53 | More by LilLebowskiUrbanAchievers
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

06-28-2014 01:16:25 | More by kylehay2004
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Spiffaz

Arizona

4.1/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

2014 Release

A - This beer is beautiful. Great variation when held up to the light vs. sitting on the table. Dark red/brown with a medium amount of head that fades quickly.

S - Very strong, very bitter, but with that sticky sweetness of barleywines.

T - Hoppy, alcohol, sugars, fruit. Great backnote of astringency. I'm guessing fresh is even better than aged. Perhaps an investigation is in order?

M - Very heavy, but clean. Not what I was expecting.

O - Very nice overall. Sweet but balanced.

YAY Beer!

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2014 16:52:15 | More by Spiffaz
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BendMTB

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

06-27-2014 04:39:36 | More by BendMTB
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sammyg832

Arizona

5/5  rDev +18.2%

06-26-2014 22:20:20 | More by sammyg832
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vmdominguez

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

06-26-2014 02:04:41 | More by vmdominguez
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mltobin

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-26-2014 00:15:01 | More by mltobin
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sharpski

Oregon

4/5  rDev -5.4%

06-25-2014 23:16:04 | More by sharpski
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MSG0125

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

06-24-2014 19:48:18 | More by MSG0125
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EROCK75

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-24-2014 14:48:18 | More by EROCK75
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Bouder32

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.2%

06-24-2014 01:11:15 | More by Bouder32
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2014 batch, "best after" 2/24/15, 11.2% ABV

A: Super dark red/brown. Very tall and dense light light brown head. Very little head retention as it fades surprisingly fast. Thick and heavy lines of lacing remain behind, however.

S: Lots of dark fruits in the aroma. Raisin is prominent but I get some grape too. Prunes and....is that apricot? Nice fruitiness with some dark bread to back it up.

T: Again with dark fruits up front. Lots of sugary sweetness everywhere. Mild caramel presence but otherwise it's all raisins and prunes here. Maybe a little fig now. Heavy dark bread in the finish; lightly spicy and earthy. Kinda reminds me of pumpernickel if I'm honesty. Has a lightly dry and bitter finish with maybe some hints of hops. Interesting transition from the very sweet and fruity flavors up front. Long lingering herbal earthiness between sips.

M: Heavy and sweet initially, ending dry and spicy.

O: Nice barleywine. Good combination of fruitiness and heavy bready malts. Super sweet and mildly bitter and dry. I enjoyed it quite a bit. Didn't really get any noticeable wine influence that I notice but I feel it may have contributed to the heavy dark fruit character up front anyway.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2014 03:35:45 | More by Dope
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mbw314

California

4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

06-23-2014 00:55:15 | More by mbw314
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RebornStussy

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.4%

06-22-2014 23:01:58 | More by RebornStussy
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ScubaSteve00

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

06-22-2014 23:00:25 | More by ScubaSteve00
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cd34

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

06-22-2014 18:00:12 | More by cd34
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AgentMunky

California

4.51/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a

A: Clear and amber. Good lacing; decent head.

S: Hoppy and delicious. Strongly, even astringently, bitter.

T: This is incredible. Rich and deep, with a brilliant bitterness. I'm pretty sure I'm glad I'm drinking it fresh. Pleasant malts are sugary and pleasant. Maintaste is stern, boozy, hoppy, sugary, and pleasant.

M: Swell and pleasant. Nuanced and balanced, with layers of flavors sweet-bitterness.

O: I love it. Phenomenal barleywine. Highest recommendation.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2014 04:02:21 | More by AgentMunky
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akang

California

4/5  rDev -5.4%

06-22-2014 03:33:21 | More by akang
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augustv

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -35%

06-21-2014 20:18:23 | More by augustv
Mirror Mirror from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 1,027 ratings.