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Mirror Mirror - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,472 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 1,472
Reviews: 493
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 443
Gots: 614 | FT: 93
Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
English Barleywine |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: waltonc on 04-29-2009

30 IBU

Bottled/kegged vintages:
2005 - Released February 2006
2009 - Released April 2009
2014 - Released April 2014
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4.39/5  rDev +3.5%
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.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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Poured into a chalice.
The appearance was a slightly hazy brown to glossy orange with a film of a white foamy head that dissipated within seconds (boy was that quick).
The smell had a quick boozy glossed over caramel to tobacco content consorting with a slight plum-like fruitiness.
The taste was basically the same.
The mouthfeel had a fairly decent sweet running overcoating my tongue and mouth but in a good way.
Overall, I say this was a great beer well worth a superb night cap. Would I have it again, hell yeah.

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.02/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. 2014 bottle. Best after 2/24/15.

Appearance - Deep reddish brown. Small khaki head. Thin collar.

Smell - Woody. Oak. Some vanilla. Dark fruits. Deep caramel. Toasty barleywine malt aroma.

Taste - Intensely fruity. The wine comes out much more. Distinct wine flavor. Very oaky. Mild brown sugar sweetness. Grapefruit hops and nutty malts in the back end. Wood throughout.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. A little sluggish. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Very tasty. Needed to do some warming to get the wine barrel out of it.

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3.97/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Most recent release; 2013? Tasted 12 June 2014.

Pours a medium-dark, rusty, cherry-amber. Clear, even though it's dark. One finger of yellowish head, good retention, okay lacing.

Smell is rich, sweet barleywine. Caramel malts with cherries. Sweet and delicious. Full of sugary dark fruits.

Taste is good; has a little bite to it, which helps, as in general it's quite sweet. A lot of sugar, a lot of dark fruit (figs, figs, figs, plums, cherries). A bit tannic with an alcohol pinch. A little too much alcohol for my tastes.

Feel is medium-heavy; carbonation could be a little higher. Not bad, but could be better.

A very alcoholic, fruit-forward, tannic, bitter barleywine. Not hoppy, and quite sweet up front, but has the alcohol bite in the back brings it down.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to RocPorterFanatic for this brew!

A: Pale as it pours, cloudy, with a white head that bubbles out of the body of the brew.

S: Malty with caramel notes, raisons and some light berries. There is a little bit of a woody type aroma in there as well. In the very finish there is a little bit of a wine, or port aroma. Nice.

T: Rich malt, with a distinctive caramel flavor, roasted, and delicious. There is a nice port flavor in there as well, dark berries, wood and and Jam meld with malty goodness. The berry flavor, and the caramelization make for a toast and jam flavor that is the undertone to the malty goodness.

M: Medium in body, the carbonation is moderate, but perhaps a touch high for the style, which makes the beer feel a little lighter than other beers of the style. The mouthfeel also makes this beer dangerously quaffable.

O: Overall a hell of a beer. Delicious.

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Mirror Mirror from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 1,472 ratings.