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Deschutes Mirror Mirror Barleywine

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RATINGS: 681   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
The Reserve Series romance all began with our first release of this limited-edition brew. Mirror Mirror, born of a double batch of Mirror Pond Pale Ale, is an inspired, barrel-aged barley wine layered with intriguing nuances. Explore this latest incarnation and enjoy its delicious complexity in every sip.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jeremyh70 (928) - Missouri, USA - NOV 29, 2015
Pours a murky caramel brown with little head or lacing. Aroma of raisins, plums, caramel and toasted grain. Taste has same flavors as aroma with a moderate bitterness. Medium mouthfeel with light/medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
_angst_ (3850) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2015
Bomber courtesy of someone I don’t remember. Pours tiny hazy pale amber with a frothy goldenish offwhite head that leaves some sparse trace on the glass while dissipating. Smell is malty and slightly fruity with caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, grape must, roasted nuts, hay and hints of alcohol. Taste is sweet, slightly bitter, malty and slightly fruity. Mouthfeel is soft, velvety, round, slightly boozy and medium to full bodied. Finish is sweet and slightly bitter with caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, grape must, moist wood and alcohol. Cool complex grape must character. Like it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (2433) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 5, 2015
November 5, 2015. Bottle, vintage 2014 . Shared by _angst_, thanks!
Clear red with a small off-white head. Aroma is caramel, candied orange zest, some red berries, alcohol, vinous. Taste is sweet malty with a very soft bitterness. Finish is sweet malty with toffee, hints of dark fruits, berries, alcohol and hints of grapes, light bitterness. Medium to full bodied, oily, soft carbonation.
Good malty barley wine with some grape character.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arnold931 (1012) - Iowa, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours amber with off white head. Nose is wine like. Taste is sweet. Alcohol burn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
skatanarchy (203) - - SEP 25, 2015
데슈츠 브루잉 - 미러 미러 발리와인 11% ABV 진한 벌꿀-흑설탕의 풍미, 건포도의 새콤함, 가볍게 씁쓸한 테일의 발리와인. 매년 한정 생산으로 제작되어 판매되는 리미티드 에디션. https://twitter.com/MaekJuBot

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (787) - New York, USA - SEP 15, 2015
shared bottle poured into a snifter..bronze with a fluffy off-white head..aroma of caramel,toffee,booze,raisins..tastes of caramel,toffee,raisins,figs and vanilla with a bit of wine in the finish..good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (6542) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2015
Bottle shared at The Cad’s 10 year get together. 29/03/2015. Thanks to Bruce for this one. Caramel brown / reddy coloured pour with a lasting stickky off white head. Aroma is layered malts, caramel ,toffee, cream. Flavour is composed of minty toffee and caramel, rounded malts. Some nice apple and plum fruit notes. Palate is full and sticky sweet grains.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (978) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a murky Amber. Aroma is burnt sugar, some hop presence. Taste is light, sugar, sharp on the pallets. Good barleywines.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alphadelic (1975) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Sweet and complex. Great with cookies. Strong fruit and brown sugar aspects. I think mine MIGHT be a little oxidized 7 months after it’s ’best after’ date.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerRenter76 (426) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Originally sampled on 7/19/2014. 2014 Reserve-Pours a hazy reddish brown color. The thick head leaves a decent lacing. The aroma is of wood, caramel and toffee, brown sugar soaked hops, and hints of wine. Flavor has lots off toffee maltiness and hops mixed with some dark/tart fruits in the taste. Wood and vanilla on the finish. Moderately warming, and full bodied. Excellent beer overall, although a kinda hoppy for an english barleywine, but for me thats o.k.

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