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RATINGS: 714   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.

Thewade's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Thewade (340) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VsXsV (3929) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - SEP 29, 2016
Bottle. Light hazy deep amber liquid with medium white head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, oak, toffee and red berries. Taste is light to medium sweet and light bitter with notes of vanilla, bourbon and toffee. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ebone1988 (1372) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2016
Bottle shared with Gus on "Fuck it Sunday." Aroma is caramel, toffee, dark fruit, bourbon, barrel, really nice. Appearance is reddish brown, light tan head. Taste is caramel, butterscotch, toffee, earthy hops, bourbon, barrel, subdued but good. Mouthfeel is medium body, light carbonation, caramel hop dry aftertaste. Overall, this is drinking real nice.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pete4999 (1445) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 19, 2016
2014 bottle. Wow, this is drinking great right now. Deep, creamy, very flavorful. Mellow as hell, I imagine this was a booze bomb awhile ago though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (2500) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2016
Sample @ Blåbær ’16, from bottle. Light hazy copper pour with a small off white head. Tons of sweet malts, caramel, vanilla, toffee, some light hops, quite bitter and some prunes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (1868) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 8, 2016
Bottle thanks to Darrin. Pours hazy dark amber with a large offwhite head. Notes of hops, caramel, malt, toast, sweet oranges.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
broflex (15) - - AUG 6, 2016
Good barley wine with a chewy texture and a lot of sediment. Aged for over 2 years in the cabinet. Worth the wait.

---Rated via Beer Buddy for Android

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vestergaard (1696) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2016
Bottle in blåbær line 2016 thanks to Darrin. Pours a hazy, Dark orangy amber with a big, off White head. Aroma has caramel, toasted malts, hops, orange, syrup. Taste is sweet, malty, bitter, hoppy. High carb for The style, oily body. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (1355) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUN 24, 2016
Bottle thanks to BobbyHeenan! Pours opaque burgundy-brown with a medium-large offwhite head which recedes to a foamy layer. Aroma is raisins, rum, red berries and oak. Taste is dried fruits, raisins, honey sweet and oak notes, though more dusty than vanilla. Full bodied with a sticky feel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arkurzynski (2244) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2016
2014 variety. Brown with amber tones. Lots of caramel, toffee, dark fruit, raisin, dark cherry and oak/alcohol. Flavor is sweet molasses, caramel, toffee, raisin, and oak. Smooth. Really good and glad I waited on this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MrBeerFanatic (1016) - Friona, Texas, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Dark amber with a thick laced sticky head. Big powerful aromas fig, cake, brown sugar, slight alcohol ( actually well hidden), maple. The alcohol comes through in the flavors. There’ s fruity fig, true toffee, maybe maple, outstanding oak. Medium to high sweetness, medium alcoholic stinging finish. Its a fully functionally finally flowing fabulous beer.

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