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Mirror Mirror - Deschutes Brewery

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Mirror MirrorMirror Mirror

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

1,239 Ratings
THE BROS
96
world-class

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Ratings: 1,239
Reviews: 464
rAvg: 4.24
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 439
Gots: 511 | FT: 82
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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,239 | Reviews: 464 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

CoryR, Mar 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Pattelbert, Mar 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

williamjbauer, Feb 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

LambicKing, Feb 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

Hanzo, Feb 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

chugamugofsud, Feb 20, 2013
Photo of kawilliams81
3.98/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2009 vintage. Poured from 22 oz bottle into a glass.

A- pours dark copper with a half finger off-white head. Minimal lacing on the glass.

S- caramel, light dark fruits

T- sweet caramel, toffee, oak, faint bourbon

M- medium body and carbonation. Smooth and slightly syrupy.

O- milder BA Barleywine. Has nice sweet malts and dark fruit notes.

kawilliams81, Feb 19, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

jvillefan, Jan 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

DmanGTR, Jan 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

oline73, Jan 28, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -23.3%

jsanford, Jan 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

leedorham, Jan 21, 2013
Photo of BierJager89
4.59/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle, the 2009 release (in January 2013), into a large Duvel tulip glass.

A: Redish with a tan head. Looks like it's been sitting in there for a while.

S: Citrus and oak in the nose, lacking the vanilla I was looking for, but still good.

T: There's the vanilla. Though not a ton of it. This isn't Bourbon Angel's Share or Sucaba. Also has some oak, grape and dark fruit. Delicious.

M: Full bodied and smooth (how carbonated can a beer that old be?).

O: If you're lucky enough to find it in the store, buy it. I doubt it's out there any more. Though I've heard they're going to release it again. I don't know if the guy who shared this with me is on BeerAdvocate, but Larry, if you're reading this, thank you sooo much. This is a great beer.

BierJager89, Jan 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

aorloski, Jan 18, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +12%

Amerikon, Jan 16, 2013
Photo of KalH
4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - One finger off-white head / Brownish-amber color

A - Toffee, oak, dark fruit, though somewhat subtle.

T - Creamy, sugar-laced toffee with oak notes and a boozy/warming alcohol presence. Also, sweet raisins and fresh figs are coupled in there. Mild bitterness as well, but mostly sweetness coming through on this.

M - Sticky with a medium-thick body / Low carbonation

O - Pretty sweet on the palate, but a solid, flavorful, and creamy barleywine that I would gladly visit again.

KalH, Jan 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

sliverX, Jan 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

spycow, Jan 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -29.2%

DarthKostrizer, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.05/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks trxxpaxx for bringing this bottle, rolled the dice on it being an infect and it turned out a tasty relief during our infected beer tasting.
2009 bottle, which I'm assuming was properly cellared.

The beer pours a clear light brown with a thin tan head. The nose is sweet with a touch of alcohol. There are no potent aromas of vanilla or oak as I'd hoped. The taste is also quite sweet with, but it's definitely drinkable. I'm glad this beer doesn't drink like the 11% monster it is on paper. The beer is medium bodied with great carbonation for the style and age. Not my favorite barleywine, but a good beer nonetheless. I'd prefer for more unadulterated oak to present itself in the nose and taste.

Re-review 2014 release
off the shelf
muddled chestnut brown with a thin, loose off-white head. Caramel sweetness > wine barrel in the nose. Noticeable hoppy bitterness with vinous flavors cutting through the beer's barley sweetness. Full bodied, sweet, well carbonated, subtle wine barrel, and a slightly off-putting bitterness in the finish. Would recommend letting this batch hangout for a bit, hop profile is too much at the moment.

ThePorterSorter, Jan 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.1%

sirtomtom, Jan 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +0.2%

Bobheed, Jan 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

pukahi91, Jan 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.7%

teddyarrowhead, Dec 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

drewone, Dec 05, 2012
Mirror Mirror from Deschutes Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 1,239 ratings.