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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.


1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 10/20
mrhoppy (1285) - Santa Clara, California, USA - JAN 12, 2014
HATED IT ! ! Collage? More like Barrage! Brown with an off-white head, no lasting retention. Taste it and you will see why. Nose is bitter bitter wood and seems to make sense given the description. Dark fruit esters plum, burnt apricot, black cherry, candy sugar, oak tannin, licorice, spruce, charred juniper and herbs. any barrel character seems washed out - nothing particularly sherry or rye-like, a little bit of pinot red wine and cognac, but that’s about it. while it smells decent enough, it has an offensive flavor, dark ripe fruits. Chaotic and messy chemical, paint thinner and dirty and headache-inducing. Tastes how the dump buckets at beer festivals smell. To some it up. It’s a crappy beer in a bunch of barrels. Would make a Monk turn over in his grave!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beechner224 (669) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange, amber, brownish mix. minimal head. Aroma is some serious whiskey and vanilla, all up in your face. Smell is also very sweet, like dried fruits covered in sugar. Taste is smoother than I would have thought from the aroma. Mix of vanilla, sugar, plums, dark cherries, very yummy. Damn tasty beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (6680) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 3, 2014
Bouteille 33cl de Ibrew2or3, thanks Dave. BB after 04/2013. Couleur acajou, col épais et crémeux beige. Arôme offre des très belles effluves de boisé et de suret avec pas mal d’impression de vin blanc et raisin. Le mélange, ou alors l’assemblage?, des différents fûts offre un bouquet complexe ou chaque barrique trouve sa place. Palais est vraiment bien fait avec une nette influence de HOTD de par ce côté suret-aigrelet qui est tout bonnement plaisant. Note aussi le côté boisé avec un malt pâle pour un fini un peu sec. La barrique est dominante, pointe d’épice et boisé le tout compléter par un fruité-raisin blanc subtil ponctué par les différents profils utilisés dans cette assemblage. L’alcool quoique élevé ne vient pas vraiment déranger, et de ce fait on a une bière très plaisante.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (5418) - Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2014
12 oz bottle shared with the group via mikem409. Pours a hazy dark amber color with a small creamy beige head. The aroma and flavor have big dark fruits, plums, raisins, berries, caramel, oak, tannins, light spicy notes, lightly tart, vanilla, all kinds of barrel complexity going on.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
parktravis (10) - - JAN 1, 2014
Nicely aged for 20 months. Smooth boozy flavor. Finishes with a tart to sour note. Deep brown color.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ABUSEDGOAT (2391) - California, USA - DEC 30, 2013
Clear amber orange color, virtually no head, lace, retention. Aroma is sour wood, caramel, vanilla, oak, somewhat jamlike. Medium to full body, quite sweet, moderate to low sourness. Pretty nice stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borresteijn (4684) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - DEC 27, 2013
35cl Bottle, thanks for saving this gem Harmen! I’m surprised not to see HotD in the name of the beer btw. Slightly hazy deep ruby amber/brown colour, off-white head. Aroma of vanilla, oak, vinous, red fruits like cherries/strawberries/raspberries, light tartness, made me think of a bourbon barrel-aged Flemish brown, quite complex. Flavour is light-tart, malty, red fruits, oak, vanilla, some spirit sharpness, wine, tart-bitter finish with some alcohol. Full-bodied. Great stuff, even after Old Rasputing and KBS.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Anova167 (286) - Manhattan Beach, California, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Muddy brown pour with a quickly dissipating head. Aroma of candied fruits, alcohol, molasses. Flavor of raisins with a oaky background. A bit funky and sour cherry. Kind of a hot somewhat short finish with a semi-thin mouthfeel.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
WillRunForBeer (677) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 22, 2013
Bottle from trade with GT2. Thanks GT! Something I hope is worthy of my 200th rating. Pours a murky mud brown with just a bit of white head that runs quickly to the edge of the glass. Aroma - wow, this is special! Whiskey, raisin, cinnamon, fig, vanilla oak. On the tongue, so many flavors - I’m getting raisin, oak, fig, then there’s a sour cherry element, like a Monk’s Cafe or a Rodenbach which quickly gives way to tart lemon. There’s something floral, caramel, dark fruit and a bit of dark chocolate bitterness on the finish. Worthy!

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
VertBaconStrips (2081) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 22, 2013
Thx Sean. Had this while mhammered watching tranny porn in Vancouver last year but way to slammed to review plus I had a plane to miss. This is right out of the bottle. Spectacular aroma. I got hand cream on. Who cares. Aroma kills the taste. Disappointing really. K- back to nose: bah. Smells to good to bother. Exceptional. Die.


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