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Mirror Mirror - Deschutes Brewery

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,419 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,419
Reviews: 481
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 9.91%
Wants: 439
Gots: 596 | FT: 92
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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4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.55/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.67/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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4.66/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.37/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -5.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

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5/5  rDev +17.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

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3.94/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2014 bottle (12/27/14 notes/scores):

Far less wine and oxidation feel than the 2009 and more overall spicy fig, raisin and caramelized sugars. Lack of wine (some of it still here) allow the rich malts and sweetness to come out more.

2009 bottle (12/14/14 notes/scores):
A- Murky brown body from the bomber to a few pint glasses. A light tan head rises to about a finger with a frothy texture. Decent head retention and webs of lace.

S- Tannins and wine jump off the top even from only 35% being oak aged. Dry, vinous grapes and fresh toasted oak followed by big red fruits and some caramel malts.

T- Wine really is quite large in this brew. It overshadows a lot of the malts with dark vinous grapes and wet oak coming to mind before toasted, musty aged caramel and hints of figs.

MF- Medium bodied for the style, perhaps thinned out a bit by age and the wine. Carbonation is moderately high and it all ends with a dry vinous bite.

More wine forward than I would have imagined being only 35% barrel aged. Perhaps a bit too much but still a solid overall Barleywine.
3.75 3.75 4 3.75 4 (will update with 2014 notes when consumed)

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Mirror Mirror from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 1,419 ratings.