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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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
Westchesterco (1112) - mclean, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2014
On draft st independent ale house it is a dark brown color with a slight head. The aroma is of vinegar the taste is of cola that leads to a strong raisin flavor with a hint of sherry.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Iphonephan (3643) - McLean, Virginia, USA - JAN 22, 2014
On draft at the Indpendent Ale House in Rapid City SD. Pours a cloudy brownish amber with an ecru head. Tart apple aroma. A melange of vinous flavors, oak, and bourbon notes. A somewhat strange mix of flavors, which did not immediately grab me. Tart finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (5148) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 14, 2014
31/XII/13 - 12Fl. Oz. bottle @ home - best after: IV/30/13 (we obeyed!) (2013-1211) Thanks to Sebletitje for sharing the bottle!

Clear purple brown beer, small aery light beige head, little stable, bit adhesive. Aroma: caramel, fudge, milk chocolate, fruity notes, dried fruits, alcohol. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: sour, from the first sip till the last. Also very spicy, alcohol, liquor, red wine tannins, bitter hops. Aftertaste: alcohol, spices, caramel, sour touches, overripe banana, bourbon (?), very sour, bit dirty, infected?

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 (779) - 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 (6895) - 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 (5899) - 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 (2416) - 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 (4927) - 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.


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