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RATINGS: 677   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT2 (9410) - Oceanside, California, USA - FEB 9, 2011
651mL 2009 ed black wax poured into snifter. The color is a clear, later hazy, reddish orange with a small, but dense yellow head. Not too much retention but leaves a small protective layer. Very little lace. Aroma at first cries infection- maybe Brett or something similar but not quite as nice. Spicy wood, phenols, spicy sourness lead me to believe there is something wrong here. As it warms up, the infection notes are replaced by spicy alcohol, toffee, caramel, chocolate covered strawberries. Fresh air, dew, melons blend with spicy alcohol and heavy phenols. Big Nestle Quik cocoa powder and malted milk balls (Whoppers) show through as well. Itís interesting but Iím not sure if I like the odd combo. Taste up front is pretty much confirming my infection hypothesis: very light bodied, dry, spritzy with hot alcohol still very present. Something like Brett but not quite has attenuated this down to near zero and leaves no body. Palate is very chalky and powdery. Hard to drink this without getting a headache from all the phenols and not so nice infection character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
skatanarchy (194) - - SEP 25, 2015
데슈츠 브루잉 - 미러 미러 발리와인 11% ABV 진한 벌꿀-흑설탕의 풍미, 건포도의 새콤함, 가볍게 씁쓸한 테일의 발리와인. 매년 한정 생산으로 제작되어 판매되는 리미티드 에디션. https://twitter.com/MaekJuBot

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mstrcrwly (727) - New York, USA - SEP 15, 2015
shared bottle poured into a snifter..bronze with a fluffy off-white head..aroma of caramel,toffee,booze,raisins..tastes of caramel,toffee,raisins,figs and vanilla with a bit of wine in the finish..good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (6054) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 12, 2015
Bottle shared at The Cadís 10 year get together. 29/03/2015. Thanks to Bruce for this one. Caramel brown / reddy coloured pour with a lasting stickky off white head. Aroma is layered malts, caramel ,toffee, cream. Flavour is composed of minty toffee and caramel, rounded malts. Some nice apple and plum fruit notes. Palate is full and sticky sweet grains.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beechner224 (976) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a murky Amber. Aroma is burnt sugar, some hop presence. Taste is light, sugar, sharp on the pallets. Good barleywines.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Alphadelic (1965) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2015
Sweet and complex. Great with cookies. Strong fruit and brown sugar aspects. I think mine MIGHT be a little oxidized 7 months after itís íbest afterí date.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerRenter76 (341) - Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Originally sampled on 7/19/2014. 2014 Reserve-Pours a hazy reddish brown color. The thick head leaves a decent lacing. The aroma is of wood, caramel and toffee, brown sugar soaked hops, and hints of wine. Flavor has lots off toffee maltiness and hops mixed with some dark/tart fruits in the taste. Wood and vanilla on the finish. Moderately warming, and full bodied. Excellent beer overall, although a kinda hoppy for an english barleywine, but for me thats o.k.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutnick (778) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2015
2014 bottle. Ruby brown pour. Aroma is tangy caramel, mild oak. Taste is burnt caramel, mild vinous quality, mild bitterness. Ouch thin and watery. Didnít totally come together for me much like The Abyss.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (4873) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 20, 2015
Sampler at the Portland brewpub. Pours deep amber with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel and toffee malts, some bitterness, light candy sweetness, and some dough. Flavor the same with a nice blend. Average to smoother texture. A solid barley wine.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
944play (378) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - JUN 11, 2015
2014; 22oz in balloon. Muddy appearance with little fine foam. Dried apricots and banana chips in the prodigious nose. Plummy sweetness succumbs to waves of taut bitterness, achieving a satisfying harmony. Scant dustiness in the finish contributes to the impression of dryness despite the fruit flavors.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinator (1477) - The Colony, Texas, USA - JUN 6, 2015
Aroma of malts, sweetness, oak and molasses. Dark caramel color that appears thick. Minimal head. Great fluid and smooth palate with a slight bite at the end. Malty sweet flavors with an oaky sweetness and a slight fruit tartness. Some hop bitterness is present. Very well blended.

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