RateBeer
overall
99
96
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
common

on tap
common

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 617   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.81   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gorditoabd (624) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bomber from Bev4Less. Pours coppery red and brown, decent white foam and BIG aroma of caramel and red wine. Taste is also very appealing, all the wonder of a great, sweet, bitey barleywine with the compliments of the wine barrel complexities. Wonderful. Wish it were cheaper, cuz that would make me drink more.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maxwelldeux (3696) - Everett, Washington, USA - JUN 22, 2014
Bottle at a barley wine tasting, 2014 vintage. This one pours a mostly clear amber color. Nose has a fair amount of caramel to it. Taste is slightly sweet, and finishes quite smoothly. Nice brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2361) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Bomber. Pours a deep coppery amber with a medium sized beige head. Aroma of dates, figs, candied malt and sugary notes. Taste of figs, candied sugar, caramel malts, dates and tiny hints of wood barrels. Light detection of alcohol in the warm finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 11/20
Beerenberger (1480) - Fischer, Texas, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Aromas of dark fruit, caramel, and perhaps hints of oak. A moderately hazy, dark copper pour with a thin off-white ring and no lacing. The taste is caramel, roasted fruit, oak, with suggestions of molasses and tobacco. Some alchocol is present. A long satisfying aftertaste. Medium body and medium carbonation. Overall,somewhat sweet up front giving way to a rich roasty quality. This brew has more character than Deep Ellum’s Numb Confort or Saint Arnold’s 20th Annivsary Ale offering.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thewade (322) - USA - JUN 16, 2014
Excellent after dinner barley wine served on tap at Taphouse Grill in Seattle. Definitely a sipping beer that was my desert for the night.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rougeau13 (2016) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2014
Clear ruby-amber-brown with a beige head. Aroma of raisins, caramel, sweet cake, toffee, and wine barrel. Taste is full of sweet dark fruits; very desert-like, with nice bitterness and woodiness, and very little booze character. Medium-full bodied, somewhat light carbonation. Very well balanced. Amazing stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ozarkspops (366) - - JUN 14, 2014
Brown pour. Opaque. Thin head. Wine and hop aroma with some caramel sweetness. Flavor is eneb bigger. Red wine with big west coast hop notes and caramel sweetness. ---Rated via iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (1807) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 12, 2014
This is one of the best barley wines I’ve had. Aromas are sweet and vinous. Grains too. Flavors are sweet. Sherry, grapes, brown sugar. Excellent stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Voodoo (320) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 12, 2014
Pours a deep, hazy chestnut brown with a fairly dense head. Aroma is woodiness, raisins, sweet maltiness. Taste is very smooth with fair mouthfeel, fruitiness, wine notes and raisins continue in the taste, sweet with slight boozy notes in the end. Quite a nicely built brew.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
EamonTheGreat (145) - USA - JUN 10, 2014
Pours dark with hints of amber and small head. Great sweet aroma with hints of wine. The mouth feel on this Barleywine is perfect, so smooth. The ABV is hidden well. Great taste and palate. Overall one of my favorite Barleywines. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3  4  5 6 7 » 62


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50