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RATINGS: 591   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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinEvelyn (524) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 6, 2014
very strong sweetness, raisin, graham cracker, dark fruit, a little alcohol warmth. Taste is similar, very strong but not really syrupy like some barelywines can be to me. Smooth finish, a little alcohol warmth.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
EyeAmBaldman (184) - Illinois, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Pours a dark mahogany with very little head. Aroma is all alcohol. Apparently I’m not a fan of barley wine. This is so strong there’s no taste but alcohol. Not my thing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rondphoto (1767) - Lakeside Park, Kentucky, USA - JUN 6, 2014
on tap @ Party Town / Florence KY --- Slightly hazy amber brown, nice off-white head that drops slowly to a bubbly rim head, streaks and spots of lace. Taste is full-bodied caramel malt with toffee and butter rum. All sweep through the palate, growing to a lightly bittered, lingering finish. Solid barleywine, although heavy on the sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwm1034 (626) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2014
Split bomber with SHERM1016 night before Calvin’s birthday bash. Thanks! Poured a rich reddish brown....mahogany? Is that a guy color? Nose is whiskey, vanilla, caramel.... Taste is also a sweet whiskey, caramel, vanilla.... Palate....softer than most Barleywines....light on the booze burn for this ABV.... All in all...excellent!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sherm1016 (1110) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 31, 2014
22oz bottle, split with dwm1034. Pours a deep, reddish brown color with a light tan head. Aroma is malty, nutty, whiskey. Medium on the palate with soft carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, cereal, whiskey, oak, vanilla, caramel, toffee, a little nutty, with sweet, bready finish. Way better than the infected 2009 version I had a while back.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (1662) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2014
650 ml bottle. Pours a deep mahogany with moderate head. Aromas of brown sugar, raisins, malts and light alcohol. Flavors are rich and similar with caramel and noticeable ABV heat. Worth cellaring.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jhamp9 (1012) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Mahogany pour with a nice beige head. Aroma is strong caramel and vanilla with a nice berry compliment. Taste is molasses, leather, dark fruits, and faint alcohol on the back end. Fairly sweet and lightly tannic. Medium body. Wine barrel makes this interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OldGrowth (2590) - North Carolina, USA - MAY 28, 2014
At Big Sur Taphouse. Big Sur. Real good aroma. Sweet. Dates. Moderate barrel. Tad hazed brownish Orange. Good head And lace. Sweet flavor. Heavier body. Oily creamy mouthfeel. Sweet dry sweet Finish. Pretty darn nice. Not An overpowering bareel with this one which I like as allot trend to over do the barrel in my opinion.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (10405) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle shared in LDN - big thanks to Deeblo. Pours clear, righteous amber with a frothy, yellow-tan head. The aroma has booze-soaked fruits, caramel, dates. Medium to big sweet flavor with nice graham crackers, toffee, a bit of earth and pine, more dates, berries, some tannic wood. Full bodied, somewhat oily, with fine, massaging carbonation. Warm finish with liquefied fruits, dates, alcohol, bitter wood, earth, leathery berries. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (6136) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 28, 2014
Bottle thanks to Bruce. It pours deep brown with a small light tan head. The nose is sweet, toffee, fudge, leather, brown sugar, candied orange peel, pear drops and sweet apple. The taste is sweet, fruit cake, brown bread, bourbon, warming alcohol, gingerbread, toasty, decent enough bitterness, light spice and earth with a dry, earthy finish. Full body, fine carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. Decent enough stuff. Enjoyable stuff, not overly sweet.

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