Mirror Mirror | Deschutes Brewery

BA SCORE
93
outstanding
1,779 Ratings
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:
544
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
9.52%
 
 
Wants:
474
Gots:
738
For Trade:
101
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Alström Bros
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Ratings: 1,779 |  Reviews: 544
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.

 228 characters

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.

 406 characters

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.

 555 characters

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.

 377 characters

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.

 275 characters

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.

 206 characters

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

Photo of duceswild
3.25/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | nextlast
Mirror Mirror from Deschutes Brewery
4.2 out of 5 based on 1,779 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • Subscribe to BeerAdvocate Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Subscribe