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“Mirror Mirror Barley Wine Ale – 2009 Reserve” from Deschutes Brewery (Bend)

Like imperial stout or any high-alcohol hard cider, barley wine is somewhat of an acquired taste. Here, traces of whiskey-oakiness and fermented fruity malt are at once blaringly sweet and surprisingly smooth. With 11% ABV you’d expect more bite, or … Continue reading

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