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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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (8141) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 31, 2012
This beer pours a hazy brownish-amber color with a medium thin light beige head that diminishes quickly to an outer ring. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of dark fruits, oak, and malt. Full body with a smooth texture and flavors of sherry, oak, earthy malt and vanilla. The finish is vinous with a tart oaky cherry aftertaste. After dealing with the sticker shock of a $14.99 12oz bottle I am glad this one turned out to be pretty good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfinney23 (1680) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Bottle pours dark and hazy. Nice complexity with oak, vanilla, brown sugar and dark fruit with a somewhat tart finish. Yum.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EHopper (620) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 29, 2012
Strong aroma, not entirely food like. Alcohol and flax, sour and old, smokey wood, hospital intensive care, and caramel. Flavor adds a bit of bitter and accentuates the bitter. Not really a fan.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HomeBrewHawk (464) - De Soto, Kansas, USA - AUG 28, 2012
12oz. bottle served in a snifter. Poured a deep amber with a thin off white head. Tart aroma with some oak and vanilla. The Dissident really seems to come out in the beginning with some tart fruit. The barrel comes out more in the middle. The finish is really long with toffee and vanilla. I thought that there would be more alcohol, but it was pretty restrained. Medium to full bodied. Very complex beer with a lot going on. I’m glad that I grabbed another bottle to try on the "best after" day.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16727) - Malmö, SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark amber color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty woody earthy weak funky aroma. Fruity malty oaky caramel vanilla flavor. Has a fruity malty woody caramel finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bleeng (1523) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - AUG 25, 2012
12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a foamy head. Huge whiskey barrel nose. Taste is full of whiskey and a bit hot. A bit sticky. Good beer.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10958) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Pours a hazed dark mahogany with a tan head. Strong bourbon aroma, vanilla, lots of dark fruits, brown sugar, and quite a lot of alcohol. A light tartness, heavy oak aroma, some charred wood notes, too. Tastes fairly boozy. Lots of whiskey, vanilla, and oak. Some caramel, brown sugar, and dark fruits. Fairly boozy with a light tartness and lots of dark fruits. Not bad, but not great, either.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5452) - Gent, BELGIUM - AUG 24, 2012
36cl, new exclusive American collab. brew Anno 2012, thx to Secret Santa!, very complex brew, spicy/vinous and slightly alcoholic/woody, not too heavy, yet not balanced, cloudy, small head, good brew, yet very expensive!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joes (90) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 23, 2012
Pours dark (orange)brown with a small beige head. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla, wood, malts, a bit "green" or young. Sweets malts, bourbon/wood/vanilla, a hint of red fruit and orange liquor. Burning alcolhol, low carbo.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gramity (1307) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 20, 2012
Thanks mcberko! Pours a dark, ruby-brown with a fluffy white head, sticky, lingering head. Big time red wine aroma coupled with whiskey. Flavor is also dominated by red wine, whiskey, oak, a little dark fruit sweetness. Also very warming going down, but not overly boozy. Cool collaboration by two superior breweries.


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