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Deschutes Brewery and Hair of the Dog Brewing join forces to weave The Dissident and The Stoic and Fred and Adam into an artistic collage of cask-aging alchemy. Damn. Beer is fun!

Conflux No. 1 - Collage is the second release in the Deschutes Conflux Series. These beers were brewed in March of 2010. One hundred percent of these beers spent two years aging in a variety of oak barrels: Rye Whiskey, Cognac, Sherry, Pinot Noir, Bourbon, used American Oak, new American Oak and new Oregon Oak.

Less than 200 barrels of this intelligent blend was produced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 17, 2012

Bottle 12fl.oz. @ [ Hotel tasting @ Hotel Tulip - Bodegraven ] before 4th Borefts Beer Festival 2012.

Clear medium to dark amber colour with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, wood, alcohol. Flavour is heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, malty, achol, dried berry - fruit, oak, red wine notes. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120929]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
magdalar (513) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - NOV 15, 2012
Pours a dark semi-translucent brown with a thin white head. Smells amazingly of vinous notes, caramel, vanilla, grape, currant. Quite fruity, while still being wine-like in body. Heavy sweetness, with some mild funky sour cherry undertones. Medium body, low carbonation, finishes dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
thooper41 (548) - BELGIUM - NOV 14, 2012
12oz bottle: Appearance is a cloudy dark brown with minimal off white head. Aroma is very woody, definitely oak with hints of scotch. Taste is very strange. Definitely the oak and scotch from the aroma, but also some fruity notes along with some sourness. A wonderfully blended beer with more in it than I can possible describe.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
madmitch76 (15309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 10, 2012
29th September 2012
Borefts Beer Festival IV. Day 2 (warm up tasting in Jan & Charlotte’s room). Clear deep amber beer, little pale tan head. Nice bourbon nose. Smooth malt, mild wood. Nice fruity bourbon and red wine. Mild sherry and cognac. Toffee malt. A little orange marmalade. Mild spice. Marvellous blend of a beer, lovely balanced complexity and very drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Heard alot of hype about this brew, but was personally unsure. Well, it lived up to the hype! Tart, malty, tobacco, sour cherries, leather. All the good stuff! Very enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
1FastSTi (3338) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Pours to a mahogany body with a thin white head. Aroma of tangy cherry wood, sweet barley malt, and subtle tobacco. Flavor is strong and complex. Tangy sourness from the vibrant cherry and oak. Leather and tobacco. Earthy deep caramelization. Nice carbonation and medium full body. The alcohol is nowhere to be seen.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1210) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 7, 2012
A-good head with solid lacing and lasting creamy light brown head. Clear filtered amber color. M-lightly syrupy, water and wine. S-sherry , alcohol, wine and dried fruits up front. Some cognac. Molasses in the body and caramelized malts. T-sour cherries and wine, oak, molasses, and heavy alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2613) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Wow - this beer is huge and complex, especially being so young. The aroma and flavor brings a conglomerate of different notes from all the barrels and styles. The aroma on this particular bottle brings dominant Flemish Red nail polish notes with caramel coming in second then the cognac and oak combined. Crazy. The beer pours dark amber, almost murky, unclear for sure with a white sandy head. The flavors brings cognac, sherry and cherries from the quad combined, oak, bourbon, and tart sour notes as well. This brew is quite complex, all over the place but a nice blend overall of four fantastic berries in a wide respectable variety of barrels. Toss one up for big unique beers of awesomeness for the West Coast!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
radarsock (944) - Vermont, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Extra from Dak -- many thanks! Incredibly excited to finally get to try. Pours a mahogany sandy caramel brown with a thin, bubbly off-white head resting atop. Its smells explodes from the lip of the bottle, and becomes even stronger when letting it out in a glass: vinous (red wine, lees and French oak), dates, Ritz crackers, Angel’s share, American malt, graham paste, krill oil with some phenolic acid and white grapes. Tastes predominately of apples/apple cider vinegar, with displaying portraits of phenols, acidic blends, booze, and gelatin, however the booze I’d say is rather well hidden.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (6574) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 5, 2012
Bottle from Maekchu. Pretty red color with lace. Aroma of wood, caramel, raisins, some acid. Sweet and alcoholic, with a bit of sourness, and cherry. Much like a cocktail. Nice tasting, to be sure, but what is it? A hodge-podge that is worse than any of the constituent beers. I’m sick of blends. Especially over-priced ones.

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