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RATINGS: 637   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (728) - 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 (83) - - 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 (1173) - 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 (1100) - 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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (1993) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 18, 2014
4 oz draft pour at ChurchKey during the Deschutes Launch Party event. Darky ruby brown with off-white head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, dark fruit. Tastes of caramel, toffee, dark fruit. Medium body with a dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
demmbonz (606) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 11, 2014
Shared bomber to Duvel glasses. Huge long lasting creamy tan head. Aroma of dark fruitiness and a little alcohol. Sticky sweetness that you can’t seem to lick from your gums no matter how hard you try. Velvety smooth. Brown sugar.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsnicholas (276) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Bottle (22oz $14) golden brown. Kind of cloudy. Off white head. Somewhat sweet. More wine like than expected. Overall pretty nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Doofgoblin (355) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Really good. The aroma is sweet burnt sugar with some old oaken basement notes. The taste is lots of raisins, burnt caramel and a bit of lathery sweetness. Finish is a bit of a burn that is almost smooth--my only wish is that it was a little smoother. Perhaps with age youngling.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeoHippie2 (1074) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - OCT 29, 2014
Bottle. Brown pour with some ruby hues and a light khaki head. Aromas of dark fruits, oak, and wine barrel. Flavor is sweet malt and dark fruits upfront with nice wine and oak notes shining through. Slight booziness in the finish but with some age this should be wonderful. As is still very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Danyel (1125) - Colorado, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown with deep red hues and light tan head. Aroma is breast, lots of caramel, sweet, figgy. Taste is intense, sweet finish, touch of hop bitterness upfront, very malt driven, lots of caramel throughout, lots of fig and raisin. Medium to full bodied, velvety. Overall, very good.

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