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RATINGS: 726   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.82/5   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 itll never be worth the price tag. Bummer!


4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ricke49 (4) - La Pine, Oregon, USA - MAR 22, 2017 does not count
English Barleywines are one of my favorite styles. Tough to get Midnight Sun Arctic Devil is my "white whale". But this 3 year old (2014) Mirror Mirror is downright delicious. When Ive consumed this brew at a somewhat younger age, theres been a hop bite that was a little off-putting. This 2014 rendition (which is its most recent release) in March 2017is smooth, vanilla, fig goodness all the way. Not sure if its still available.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerplace (1339) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 10, 2017
On tap at Beer Junction. Vintage 2014. Pours a hazy amber with a tan head. Aroma and taste are very sweet, dark fruits, candies, candied fruits and hoppy bitterness. Quite oversweet, but good, though.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zoucrew102 (1677) - - MAR 1, 2017
Bomber, 2014 vintage. Sweet caramel malt aroma with notes of toffee, pine resiny hops, oak, wine and some vanilla pours dark cloudy caramel colored with a thin tan head that has little retention or lacing. Starts with sweet caramel and toffee malt flavors with a bit of oak and wine. Finishes very smooth and a bit dry with some pine resiny hops and a bit of vanilla to go with a bit of dry red wine finish. Excellent!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jandd1983 (4098) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - JAN 19, 2017
Bottle. It poured an amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was of caramel, toffee malts, candy and a touch of bitterness. The taste was similar to the aroma with more caramel, malts, candy, dough and wood. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (1799) - California, USA - DEC 14, 2016
UPDATED: DEC 17, 2016 2014 bottle. Pours a burnt amber brown with an off white head. Resin, caramel, toffee, oak, molasses and vanilla aroma and flavors. Full body and moderate carbonation with a resin, caramel and oak finish.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pilsnertest (203) - SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2016
2016-10-07 Sample from bottle @ Stockholm Beer & Whisky Festival. Grape juice, butterscotch and oak.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
martythesmarty (243) - SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2016
Bottle sample at SBWF. Pours brown with white head. Aroma is sweet but taste is too alcoholic for my taste.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gyllenbock (8625) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2016
Sample at SBWF 2016. Reddish/brown with a small head. Aroma of malt, toffee, some bourbon and dried fruit. Similar taste. On the sweet side with an almost full body. Some warming alcohol in the finish. A beer to sip.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Malin_aiisa (1036) - SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2016
Bottle sample at SBWF. Trash brown water look, white head. Aroma of horse food, caramel malt. Taste sweet, nice texture.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (3046) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 8, 2016
Sample @ SBWF. Nice british style barley wine with notes of almonds, leather and vegtables.


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