Mirror Mirror | Deschutes Brewery

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1,778 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:
1,778
Reviews:
544
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
9.52%
 
 
Wants:
476
Gots:
737
For Trade:
100
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 1,778 |  Reviews: 544
Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of epyon396
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Davepoolesque
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark, fig colored. Very little head that quickly dissipated. Black tea, caramel, oak, and some sort of fruit. Maybe raspberry or blackberry. Malty. Some Tannins. Super dry. Some hop bitterness. Not bad.

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Photo of KShophead
4.59/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Knickfan3
4.79/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of cjgator3
4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle - 2014 Vintage

Black waxed covered top with best after 2/24/15 printed on the label. Mirror Mirror is a barleywine with 50% aged in wine barrels.

Poured into a snifter. The complex aroma is dark fruits, plums, grapes, and oak. The taste like the aroma features a lot of complexity that starts out with a lot of sweet malts, dark fruits, and a hint of tartness. The finish continues with the lingering sweetness and some warmth from the alcohol. The mouthfeel is medium-full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Overall, Mirror Mirror is a fantastic brew that I enjoyed. I have not had a bottle fresh, but it is extremely solid after two years of aging.

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

Photo of CTbrew32
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of daem3384
4.59/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NickyDee21
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Loudog1411
3.86/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rdc67
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TrojanRB
4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2014 reserve (labeled best after 2/24/14) drank 5/29/15 (cellared @55 degrees).

Pours a burnt orange / brownish color with 2 fingers of white foam....solid head retention that slowly retreats to a solid ring.

Smells like a holiday rum cake...boozy, notes of fig, sweetness of honey, vanilla, raisin

Taste brings out oak and butterscotch

Moderate carbonation for the style, velvety and coats the tongue. Flavors pleasantly linger.

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Photo of yankeepride
4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bryanlindsey12345
5/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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

Photo of vfgccp
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2014 Reserve. "Best after" Feb. 24, 2015, drank May 15, 2016.

A - Beautiful maple body with 4 fingers of creamy toffee colored head.

S - Caramel, toffee, dates, dried fig, brown sugar, and a soft almondy whiskey.

T - Caramel, vanilla, lemon ice tea, oaky bourbon, blondies, and toffee.

M - Smooth, creamy, medium full body.

O - Smooth and delicious. On the sweeter side of the style.

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Photo of rydev24
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevoj
3.72/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Brewer’s Haven. Malt and alcohol slap you in the face, lots of alcohol warmth, but still a smooth drinker. medium amber brown with minimal head

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Photo of That_Bearded_Guy
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of slipperysoup
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of knicks19947
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mschrei
4.99/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of chiefbender
4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Mirror Mirror from Deschutes Brewery
4.2 out of 5 based on 1,778 ratings.
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