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RATINGS: 713   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 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 17, 2008
22oz bottle, 2005 vintage, courtesy of CSchwaz. Thanks, Craig! Pours a very murky, tarnished orange-brown color; thin light-tan head with minimal lacing. Solid amounts of dried fruits, chewy oranges, and a slight show of alcohol. Medium-to-full mouthfeel: chewy dried fruits, caramel, and slightly rough toasty oak; lots of chewy, soft dried fruits but a bit messy at this point. Medium finish: dried fruit, orange peel, some mineral bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
after4ever (7541) - Brier, Washington, USA - NOV 2, 2008
22 of the ’05, capped. Thanks, CShwaz! Crystal clear medium amber with bright orange highlights. Thin filmy head with light swirls of color atop. Beautiful toffee, butterscotch, and red apple nose. Creamy medium body. Lots of dense fruit, candied fruit, candy, and other sweet delights knocking around on the mid-palate. Sweetish, sticky finish. Good stuff, especially if you have a sweet tooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThomasE (5174) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 5, 2008
Muddy orange colour with an off white head. Malty, caramel sweet aroma with notes of wood, alcohol and hops. malty, sweet flavor with notes of hops and wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 6, 2008
Bottle. A light hazy amber beer with a beige head. The aroma and taste is sweet malty, of caramel and rye bread, wood and hops. Medium to full body with a light alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2010 Remarks 4-$6.99? Wonderful Smooth Rich Barleywine.Thick pour.Light sediment.Off white mild lace head.Clear dark ruby color.Subtle raison plum oak mil hop front.Smooth sweet rich toffee burgundy oak black cherry plum layered complex body.Mellow malt hop spice end. Deschutes Brewery--Mirror Mirror--Ale Aged in Oak Barrels February 2005 Reserve--2006 Release--22 oz. Bottle--9.86% ABV--85 IBU’s. (4.75 / 5.0) Barleywine. $6.99 Each. Wonderful Smooth Rich Barleywine. Thick pour. Light sediment. Off white mild lace head. Clear dark ruby color. Subtle raison plum oak mil hop front. Smooth sweet rich toffee burgundy oak black cherry plum layered complex body. Mellow malt hop spice end. Sampled 8/3/2008.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
uhre (384) - DENMARK - AUG 2, 2008
Amber colour. The aroma is of dark fruit and malt. The flavor is of dark fruit with a burn of alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
KimJohansen (10416) - Frederiksberg C, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2008
Hazy dark amber with medium beige head. Sweet vinious aroma with caramel, hops and ripe fruits. Sweet flavor with caramel, fruity and hoppy notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34273) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2008
Bottled - tasted blind. A hazy amber beer with a thin beige head. The aroma is sweet malty combined with notes of caramel and hops, as well as light notes of spices. The flavor is sweet with notes of hops, caramel, and malt, leading to a dry straw finish. A very special thanks goes out to my mystery friend at the Hood River Hops Fest who gave me this.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (40181) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2008
From bottle #16 at sk8vikings American blind tasting. Pours hazy orange with a fully diminished white head. Wineous and fruity aroma, light yeasty. Solid barley wine caramel dense flavour. Sweet caramel and alcohol warming. Sweet lingering caramel flavour. Light alcohol bite. Ends lingering alcohol and dense caramel flavoured.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grovlam (4206) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 27, 2008
#16 Bottle [Sk8viking great American blind tasting] Small fizzy white head that mostly diminished. Spare display of lacework. Hazy amber color. Aroma of bread, vinous, wood, vanilla, grain, alcohol, raisins. Medium to full bodied with a soft carbonation and dry alcoholic texture. Moderated to heavy sweet flavor with good counter bitterness. Lingering toffee and mild bitter finish. 7 / 3 / 8 / 3 / 15 = 3.6

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