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RATINGS: 389   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
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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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (16731) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark amber. Aroma and taste are a mix of barrels - ranging from white wine to bourbon, oak and fruits. Funny idea and surprisingly successfull. Slightly acidic. Great experience.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiulijn (18780) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle from CoOp Bellingham
Beautiful red-amber color with medium sized head. Aroma of vanilla oak and wood, light cookies, light alcohol. Sweet mouthfeel, malt and toffee flavor, good share of oak and vanilla, some whiskey, rather boozy, light fruity and sour touch, pungent.
Personally, it’s a bit messy, not cohesive, not rich, alcoholic, and definitively not worth the extreme price.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1966) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Light red brown pour, murky. Aroma is intriguing and inviting: tart cherry, caramel, oak, candy. Taste: prunes, smoke, more sweet than tart. Brown sugar. Palate: soft carb, smooth full body, fills the mouth, pleasantly coating. Overall: unique and tasty, but feels a little muddled, like there's so much going on it doesn't pull together. Perhaps this is what happens when too many amazing beers get blended? Really glad I tasted this, though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
elihapa (1545) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JAN 2, 2013
1/1/13 notes: bottle, shared with family in Hawaii. Pour is dark red, mildly cloudy, small white head. Aroma is vinous, fruity, wild, oaky. Flavor has soft plum sweetness, pinot noir elements, mild but balanced tartness. Big, round flavor with warming booziness. Finish contributes a bit of smoke, more red wine, oak tannins. Successful as a compex beer, moreso than a flat-out sour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Bottle picked up in StL. Pours a deep and murky brownish red, robust offwhite head. Nose is intriguing. Cherries, tartness, smoke, chocolate and roast. Malt forward and a big blast of vanilla/oak. All the elements are in there. On tasting, sweetness at the front that dries out. Light underlying tartness and rich molasses sweetness, barrel tannins, oak and wine. Some cocoa and more cherry notes. Faint smokey quality. Fruity and oak and kind of all over the place, though it really does seem to work. Really cool stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (2319) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 1, 2013
Relatively clear medium brown with a small pale head. Aroma is caramel, dates, raisins, sour cherries, plums, a little funk. Full bodied, creamy mouthfeel, well balanced on the palate with a warm sweet finish and a touch of tang. Taste is raisins, sour cherries, blood plums, dates, hint of star anise.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bobbyberbiglia (188) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2012
12oz Bottle A - Pours hazy caramel, minimal head, little carbonation, completely still far one minute. A - Aged liquor, tawny port, boozy, ripe dark fruit. T - Complex. Not much traditional ale flavors here. Oak notes, vanilla, praline, tawny port, cream sherry. M - Full bodied & smooth. O - Artful, an exercise in how far beer can be taken.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Johnsense (1325) - - DEC 31, 2012
Pours as dark as an old penny, with a thin layer of offwhite head. Whisky, cherry and wood in the aroma. Taste is port, whiskey, oak, dark nuts, dark toffee, sugar, booze. Some vanilla comes through as it warms. Tart but balanced. Medium body. Love the way this laced down the glass.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2012
12oz bottle. Thanks to Brian for sharing... Pours a deeper old copper penny, lightly transparent with a wispy off-white head... Complicated aroma consisting of light smoke, oak, tannic levels, cocoa nibs, a light sense if astringency, cherry.. Flavors are an improvement for sure with some oak, vanilla, nuttiness and not to mention. Tannic and bitter on the backend and even the frontend. A touch boozy with a medium body. Really nice flavor overall.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle, pours hazed amber with white head. Aroma has caramel, toffee, port, nuts. Flavors has sweet caramel, nutty, toffee, papery, thin body, dry finish. Lightly tart finish and tannic, bitterness to finishes.


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