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Mirror Mirror - Deschutes Brewery

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Mirror MirrorMirror Mirror

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,478 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 1,478
Reviews: 496
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 447
Gots: 612 | FT: 91
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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Ratings: 1,478 | Reviews: 496 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of LeeEvolved
4.44/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jmaddox84
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mactrail
3.8/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Massive and sweet with endless malt. Sugary finish with the hoppy bitterness for the aftertaste. Bitterness is pretty intense, along with a woody taste.

Sharp yet sugary. Brown sugar and cried figs. Pleasing aroma of grain and resiny hops. Baked apples and caramel candy. Hot with alcohol.

This pretty well sums up the Barleywine style. This is the 2014 version. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Liticker's Liquor in San Diego.

Photo of HoistinBrews
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of emyers
4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. bottle poured into a Great Lakes snifter.

Appearance: Pours a murky copper-brown color with a thin off-white head dissipating immediately into a thin lacing.

Smell: Rich, intense caramel/toffee aroma along with oak. Red wine aromatics fade in and out along with touches of molasses. Tons of depth and complexity in the nose. There is definite alcohol heat, but it doesn't detract much if at all.

Taste: Very similar to the smell, with a dominant caramel/toffee presence mixed with raisins, vanilla, oak, and wine. The wine barrel is quite subtle (which I would say is a good thing in a barleywine) and at no point overpowers the base beer. Finish is fairly sweet with just enough bite from the bittering hops to keep it in check. Not much alcohol heat. Excellent.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied, medium carbonation level. A touch over-carbed for my liking given the style, but has that thick, rich body I love in a barleywine.

Overall: Excellent base barleywine with the wine barrel providing just enough added uniqueness to make this stand out from the crowd.

Photo of Josbor11
4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerLover99
4.96/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of cubs943
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I really liked this beer.

Photo of jrs3994243
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jeffrey2310
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BuckeyeFaninMI
4.37/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bilco
4.34/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of clausr
4.57/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Shockey
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of lupercmda
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Nazzz
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jas45678
4.13/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of italianstallion
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AdamG417
4.51/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Excellent barleywine with light BA flavor.

Photo of ChaseTheAce
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tdm168
4.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thedrizzle
4.41/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Absolut
4.57/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured out of bottle into a snifter.

Been after this beer forever. found 3 sitting on a Bevmo clearance shelf. eh?? totally confused.

pours a redish brown with almost no head. smells of caramel, molasses and malt. thick mothfeel with low carb. a lttle warming but zero abv. burn.

taste is much the same, semi sweet and bitter at the same time. perplexing. a hint of coffee as it warms.

excellent beer. excited to see how the other two age.

(added later, oak flavors coming through as it warms. extremely well done)

Photo of DrJones
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lare453
4.09/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Mirror Mirror from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 1,478 ratings.