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Deschutes / Hair of the Dog Conflux No. 1 - Collage

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RATINGS: 391   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   EST. CALORIES: 348   ABV: 11.6%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (6305) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 31, 2015
12 oz.mbottle shared by Willrunforbeer. Label reads Best After 4/30/2013. Yep we are go with that date!! Hazy caramel color without much head. Aroma is sour oak, vinegar and sour grain.

Flavor has a huge oak profile that has the notes of cognac and rye whiskey the labels speaks about. Base of the beer has strong malt with dark fruits (raisins, dates) with a syrupy texture that becomes dry from the large amount of oak. No sour notes is a huge plus for me. This is pretty nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chalumeaux (1063) - Methuen, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Poured from bottle thanks Willrunforbeer. Pours medium brown amber with little carbonation. Aroma of cherry dark fruit oak and malty bread. Taste is smooth abv is hidden but you can feel the bourbon with a nice slightly sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (1020) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Bottle to glass. Pours a medium brown deep amber color. Aroma is toasted malts, molasses, caramel, dark fruits. Flavor is thick, syrupy, oak, very complex. Interesting beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (5809) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - AUG 6, 2015
Bottle. Almost no carbonation at all, virtually still. This is like an aged barleywine. Lots of cherry aroma. Oak, vanilla, and raisin. Sweet caramel and brown sugar. The bourbon is in there, which brings it down for me. Just a sherry barrel, that could have been something amazing. Nevertheless a great beer with complexity and good flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2628) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 6, 2015
Bottle thanks to Lubiere. Dark copper with a thin reddish tinged tan head. Figs, honey, oak, boozy, burnt toffee, warming. High carbonation and moderate body, somewhat tart, light vanilla, enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (11268) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours cloudy amber brown with a ring beige head. Aroma is very Hair of the dog upfront, big overripe dark fruit notes, oak, vanilla, bourbon, toffee, butterscotch and raisins. Flavour is heavy sweet. Light full bodied with very soft carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (9215) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 5, 2015
bottle courtesy of and shared with Podjebier. Almost no head. Hazy dark amber pour. Lots of barrel notes. Very good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
kevinator (1851) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAY 26, 2015
Man, this was bold. Strong aroma of wood, sweet malt and whiskey. Nice dark brown bread color with minimal head. Full and smooth palate with a sharpness at the finish. Very complex flavors of dark malts, biscuit, oak, molasses and a blend of whiskey.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Koskela (505) - Marysville, California, USA - MAY 7, 2015
Straight malt sweetness then biscuit then bitter hoppiness aromas come from this hazy brown viscous brew with a small beige head. The taste is malty and bitter back and fourth till the swill is. Then a tartness and oakieness come out then back to bitter with this one. It's full bodied and packs a punch.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ads135 (4254) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - APR 25, 2015
I hesitate to rate this beer because I think I waited far too long to drink it. If you still have this beer in your cabinet, drink it now (or don’t). It does not age well. I’m sure it was fantastic when it came out, but becomes sickeningly sweet and correspondingly cardboardy.

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