Mirror Mirror | Deschutes Brewery

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Mirror MirrorMirror Mirror
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
deschutesbrewery.com

Style: English Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
30 IBU

Bottled/kegged vintages:
2005 - Released February 2006
2009 - Released April 2009
2014 - Released April 2014

Added by waltonc on 04-29-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,779
Reviews:
545
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
9.52%
 
 
Wants:
476
Gots:
737
For Trade:
100
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a decent looking dark amber to brown color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than thirty seconds. A nice thin lacing sticks finely to the glass. The smell starts off with a nice caramel malt to it and eventually allows a nice blended tobacco (English Barleywine, maybe?) to cocoa to vanilla to light citrus all combining themselves fairly nicely. The taste was sticky sweet through all of the previously mentioned flavors smacking themselves together in a sticky sort of mess, but a mess in a good way. On the palate, this one sat right at a medium with a fairly good sipping quality about it. I almost wanted to straight up just drink this, but honestly for the most part, this one is a sipper. Though the carbonation comes across fairly subdued, there’s a good deal of nice creamy smoothness all over. Overall, this was a really nice Barleywine probably closer to the English style. I would definitely love to have this again and can’t wait to open up my other bottle.

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Photo of sendbeer
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vette2006c5r
3.97/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mirror Mirror pours a brownish color with a small lacing head. Nice sharp malt notes. Taste is smooth, with a sharp malt note, and subtle hints of earth. Nice body and good feel. Overall, a very decent drinkable barkleywine.

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Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Botulizard
4.88/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Got a bottle of 2014 reserve as a reward/gift from work. Finally got around to cracking it a couple months later.

Smells of grapes and stone fruit, most notably apricot. Tastes very sweet, and largely of the same fruits on the nose. Has a sort of deep brown/reddish color and a tan head like you'd see in a glass of cola.

It's overall excellent, and I'd drink it again if I were to ever come across it.

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Photo of dennisdrinks
4.53/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Metalsnota
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of bshefftz
4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of rodmanfor3
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eric_T_07
4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mikerieder
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 11-52_4hops
4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2014 Reserve. Nice brown color; plenty of lacing and slow crawl down the glass after sip. Big caramel nose with a little of the wine barrel as well. Taste follows with the wine barrel aging providing a unique and welcome partner to the rich caramel. Slight hint of berries. Small bitter kick at the end. Warming but not overly boozy. Nice carbonation and a bit of a syrupy feel. Overall, I am a bit of a newcomer to barley wines (if you don't include Old Nick's from the early 90s), but a rich delicious brew like this makes me want to explore some more.

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Photo of dailyminefield
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of A_Hoppy_Man
4.37/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gambyt20
3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PA-Michigander
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chickenm
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BierRunner
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful caramel color and a fabulous nose. Malt,raison and an intriguing funkiness. Nice off white head on the pour. Very viscous for a barley wine with a huge complex taste that lingers for a long time. With 11 percent ABV I'm losing feeling in the tips of my fingers, but in a good way ;). Outstanding example of a barley wine with lots of character to explore as it warms.

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Photo of Spikester
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Three fingers of tan head that stays about ten minutes. Rings of lace.
Smell is malts and a bit of funky hops.
Taste is big malts with just enough hops to be present.
Mouthfeel if full with good carbonation. Finish is mildly dry and sweet.
Overall a fine beer. Version 2009.

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Photo of shigg85
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of akk14
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.9/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look: Barely any white head, hazy orange red body.

Smell : See below.

Taste : Caramel, golden raisen, apricot, cherries, some red wine, some honey.

Feel : Low carbonation, full body. Slight alcohol bite.

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Photo of EdFed
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zekeman17
3.99/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Mirror Mirror from Deschutes Brewery
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