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RATINGS: 643   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
koleminer20 (806) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2015
22 oz bottle. The pour is a a beautiful garnet tinted brown with a beautiful creamy tan head and some excellent lace. The aroma is heavy in bready malts and a ton of dark fruits! It's astounding how fruity and great this smells. There is a little wine on the back end, but it's really well hidden. The flavor is incredible. There is a little more wine here, mainly coming through on the far back. The malts and fruit dominate as they do in the aroma. It's really solid. The mouth feel is thinner than I would like. It's creamy, but light. There is minimal hanging around. The aftertaste is good and malty with a nice caramel and dark fruit lingering through the finish. Really solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
SSSteve (3873) - - JAN 1, 2015
2014 bottle. cloudy red/garnet with a small stable beige head. big sweet caramel aroma. big thick and sweet. lots of caramel. some tart red fruit notes and faint barrel. warming finish. i get no "intriguing nuances", just caramel caramel caramel. the oak doesn’t really do anything for it. a bit jumbled and messy IMO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
50belair (2641) - Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2014
’14 Bottle. Brown pour with an off white head. Dark fruit and sweet caramel malt aromas. Lots of dark fruits, caramel malts, vinous, and oak notes. Vanilla lowlights. Good body and mouthfeel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beardaxe (286) - - DEC 6, 2014
Poured from bomber into goblet. Nice dark caramel color. The taste on this was subtler than I expected. In some ways it's just a big, well executed barleywine without much to really make it unique. The wine barrels don't really come into play overtly, though they do give it just a little more complexity. I like this, but nothing about it really stands out to me. Well done, though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (5480) - Utah, USA - DEC 4, 2014
22oz bottle from the state store
Pours hazy brown with a small beige head, some lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel, brown sugar, toasted malts and bourbon. Taste is woody, vanilla, sweet malts and bourbon
A good Barley Wine. Easy drinking and no hot alcohols.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1757) - - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle. Dark ruby with a thin off white head. Aroma is tropical fruit, caramel and oak. Taste follows and is very sweet with a burnt caramel sort of thing going on. Rich, thick sticky mouthfeel. Nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (778) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle. Room temp. Amber hues with brown. Sweet bakers cookie dough aroma with toffee and some heat. Sweet warm taste and feel. Roasted barley with some booze. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 16/20
DearBeer2013 (89) - - DEC 1, 2014
Way too sweet for me. Reminds me of an aged Dogfish 120......................................

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EtTuCthulhu (1204) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - NOV 25, 2014
The color is an opaque reddish brown with a small white head that fades quickly. The aroma blends lots of booze with fig, caramel malts, and hints of oak and earthiness, and the taste is quite boozy, mildly bitter, slightly sour, and slightly sweet. The aftertaste also has lots of booze, but the malty sweetness is more apparent than in the initial flavor. The palate has an oily texture, soft carbonation, and a medium body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (1119) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Draft at rustico. Pours murky brown wit low head. Big toffee and light fruity oak. Taste is similar with a dry oak finish, good one

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