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RATINGS: 384   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.


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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2012
Heard alot of hype about this brew, but was personally unsure. Well, it lived up to the hype! Tart, malty, tobacco, sour cherries, leather. All the good stuff! Very enjoyable.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DenverLogan (989) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2016
From a 12 oz bottle into a Chouffe tulip glass. Pours brown with head and lace. Aroma of tart and tangy fruit, sour mash, oak. Significant carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of dark tropical fruit juice, oak, bourbon, red wine, bitter herbs, plum juice, Cognac. Overall rich, bold, quite complex...perhaps a bit too complex but certainly interesting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (4533) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 28, 2015
Dark brown color. Slightly sour nose with caramel, dried fruit, cherries, burnt raisins. Full body, sour, lots of caramel, raisins. Nice sour finish with lots of caramel and burnt raisin finish.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
barleyPops (1142) - Quad-Cities, Illinois, USA - SEP 3, 2015
12 oz. bottle from DalzAle about 4 or 5 years ago, thanks Greg! Shared with illini08. This one has aged nicely. Medium brown pour with a decent, lasting head in spite of little carbonation. Aroma is slightly tart and woody. Flavor has notes of sour cherry/berry, oak, toffee and hints of tobacco and leather. Iíve never had Stoic, but can definitely pick out notes from the other three beers which make up this gem. Beers like this make me glad Iím still a Beer Knurd.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AirForceHops (5264) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Chalumeaux (681) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dr_Fellini (1018) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JK (5410) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pushkinwow (2432) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (8487) - The Hague, 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
deanso (7417) - 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


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