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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.

rader58's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rader58 (876) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - DEC 16, 2013
12oz bottle. Pours slightly hazy mahogany. Aroma of wood, wine, whiskey, cherry, caramel, raisin, brown sugar. Flavor of cherry juice, oak, wine, whiskey, brown sugar, citrus. A multitude of flavors. Overall, it is fairly sweet and tart with a woody backbone. Surprising how many flavors are noticeable from the barrel aging without it becoming muddled.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 8, 2016
Bottle - pours orange brown white head - nose/taste of caramel, oak, cognac, toffee - medium body

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Skyview (5696) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - SEP 5, 2016
Picked up a single 12-oz bottle at Heritage Liquors in Maplewood, Minnesota. Pours a semi-hazy amber orange colored brew with an average sized off-white head that leaves behind some spotty lacing. Aroma of candied dark fruits, a hint of bourbon, some brown sugar and floral hops. Taste is full bodied, with flavors of candied fruits, tawny port, bourbon and a hint of rye/caramel malt. Finish is semi-sweet, alcohol wamth with aftertastes of tart cherry, oak, bourbon and some dark fruits.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1997) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2016
Pours an amber red color with virtually no head. Nose is sweet and fruity and oaky with some tannin notes. Taste is fruity with lighter caramel and sweet toffee with some oak notes. Strong tannins. Finish is dry, moderately sweet and ends on the same tasting notes with a barrel aged ending . quaff score 7 / 10

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
TXBadger (2565) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 29, 2016
Pours a mostly clear light brown color with off-white, darker ivory colored head. Sweetness, caramel, dark fruits, cherry, berry, oak, plenty of barrel character, blends pleasantly, all on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with a berry, sherry, candied pecan type of sweetness. Well done, each of the barrels adds something to this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2708) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 26, 2016
Sweet, boozy-malty aroma. Pours amber in color with an off-white head. A nice barleywin, sweet and malty with a cherry character. More complex than my notes give credit for. Notes: Bottle at the Denver Rare Beer Tasting í15

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (6150) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 14, 2016
12oz bottle so the story goes like this. O an epic collaboration with hotd a new series of cool fun beers. Who would have guessed it was like a year or more behind schedule thatís right thanks hotd for your half of the collaboration to make the beer flat so Deschutes had to do everything they could to make it carb up. Weíll finally the wait was over this is a limited amount o shit I had better buy like a half rack. Nope you can still find it around. Ok ok pours out a muddy amber brown topped with a small head yes some carbonation. Nose is nice big pit fruit rich malts lots of wood tons going on and over time like any hotd beer it has gotten much better. Taste is more of the fruit notes caramel lots of wood.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (2591) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed at the 3rd Annual Barleywine Tasting at Travisís house on February 20. 12oz bottle. The pour on this thing is a darker brown with a nice light brown bit of lace that falls down leaving a couple spots of lace. The aroma is pretty good. There is a big booze right up front. There is definitely influence from multiple booze sources. You can pick up the sweetness of the cognac, the spiciness of the rye, and the traditional bourbon. There is a definite woody portion to this. There is a little tart fruit and a nice caramel and roasted malt. The flavors are pretty good. Itís not as complex as the nose, but it pretty decent. There is the caramel, the dark fruits, and a big booziness. Itís definitely very complex. The mouth feel is thicker and nice, with a sharper carbonation and a lingering sour booziness. Itís one of the more interesting beers Iíve had in quite some time. Most of the beers that are in it are detectable in some aspect. Itís pretty solid. Not too shabby.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DenverLogan (1100) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TimE (5091) - 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.

   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.

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