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RATINGS: 707   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.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12604) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 15, 2006
(22oz bottle, courtesy of mjames) Pours a cloudy amber body with a moderate off-white head. Aroma of light oak, caramel, orange peel, and herbs. Flavor of malt, mild hops, fruitiness, and spices. An enjoyable barleywine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (1309) - 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 (2185) - 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 (996) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zgaier (1884) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Bomber. Pours golden with a white head and aroma of caramel and fruits. Taste is of malt, caramel, and dark fruits with some hops coming into the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1960) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2016
With Z, pours a mahogany brown color with a beige head . Nose is sweet caramel and toffee . Taste is very sweet with a very rich sugary caramel and toffee taste . Ends on the same sugary notes with a moderately long finish . quaff score 7 / 10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NikkTwist (2612) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2016
UPDATED: MAY 13, 2016 Draft at Bru Craft. 2014 vintage. Murky dark copper brown pour topped with soft tan foam. No lace. Great aroma. Thick jammy caramel flavors. Dried strawberries. Prunes. Dates. Medium-full body. Strong hints of red wine barrels underneath. Huge but very smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (6007) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 22, 2016
Red brown color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, vanilla, wood, wine, and booze. Taste of dried fruits, caramel, nuts, toast, vanilla, wood, sherry, and light alcohol in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (787) - Jamestown, New York, USA - APR 15, 2016
Bottle share. Pours a deep amber color, clear, small whitish bubbly head. Aromas of sweet malts, caramel, wood, spirits. Flavor was super smooth spirit notes, wood, caramel, touch of vanilla, sweet malts. Full bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation, smooth to finish. Easy drinking for such a big beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dfonorow (2039) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 8, 2016
Bottle share at RBB. Pour is hazy brown/red with a medium tan head which leaves nice lacing. Notes of mild bitter hops, sweet plums, candi sugar, and dough. Finish has a bit more booze and brown sugar.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SG111 (1191) - New York, USA - MAR 21, 2016
Tap at Chimera brewing, Fort Worth. Pours deep murky brown, off white head. Aroma is lots of caramel, fig, toffee, booze, dark fruit, plum, burnt sugar. Just a light spit of citrus. Delicious Aroma. I love it. Flavor is big robust malty notes, mild citrus, fig, toffee, caramel. Just all around good. Mild hop bitterness to stop it from being unpleasant. Phenomenal.

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