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RATINGS: 630   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jarspag (601) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 3, 2009
2009 Bomber w/ Simon. Shockingly non-existent nose. Where did it go? Flavor plays between candi sugar, plum, caramel, sweet malts, hops, booze. Not much oak. A bit raw. Not really all that great ... time will help, but it’ll never be worth the price tag. Bummer!


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beardaxe (266) - - DEC 6, 2014
Poured from bomber into goblet. Nice dark caramel color. The taste on this was subtler than I expected. In some ways it's just a big, well executed barleywine without much to really make it unique. The wine barrels don't really come into play overtly, though they do give it just a little more complexity. I like this, but nothing about it really stands out to me. Well done, though.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sledutah (5104) - Utah, USA - DEC 4, 2014
22oz bottle from the state store
Pours hazy brown with a small beige head, some lacing. Aroma of sweet caramel, brown sugar, toasted malts and bourbon. Taste is woody, vanilla, sweet malts and bourbon
A good Barley Wine. Easy drinking and no hot alcohols.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
conway (1634) - - DEC 1, 2014
Bottle. Dark ruby with a thin off white head. Aroma is tropical fruit, caramel and oak. Taste follows and is very sweet with a burnt caramel sort of thing going on. Rich, thick sticky mouthfeel. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
John25 (692) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 16/20
DearBeer2013 (79) - - DEC 1, 2014
Way too sweet for me. Reminds me of an aged Dogfish 120......................................

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
EtTuCthulhu (1134) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
devman171 (1048) - 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

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GenDV138 (1829) - 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.

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
demmbonz (590) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsnicholas (249) - 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.


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