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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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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
changeup45 (1716) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Bottle. The pour is a murky amber-brown color with a thin off-white head on top. The aroma at first unveils red wine and red plum notes, followed by caramel and bourbon, with wood chips, and a little raisin integrated nicely in the scent. The flavors are smooth and a touch warming with soothing bourbon notes and a hint of sherry. Caramel malt provides some sweetness with a strong vinous character from the pinot and a touch of acetic acid lending to it’s tartness. Flavors such as red grapes and plums give it a distinct fruity character while notes of tobacco and damp barrel wood offer plenty of depth. Despite everything going on, it does drink a tad lighter than expected but I wouldn’t call it thin. Fun beer to try. Good but probably not great.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TBone (12476) - Pori, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle 355ml (PBF IX)
Deep clear amber color, small white head. Sherry, rye and wood in the sticky nose. Medium to full-bodied. Liquerish. Sweetish. Lots of sherry, malts, vanilla and some bitterness. Complex and solid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lusikka (6066) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
355 ml bottle @ PBF IX. Pours a dark copper colour with a small head. Aroma of green apples, some biscuit, orange zest and grass. RIch and complex flavour with butterscotch, wood, red berries, bourbon, some caramel, red wine and herbal notes. Full bodied and oily mouthfeel. Really soft, aggressive, sweet finish. Very rich and complex in flavour. Great.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tiong (3683) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 28, 2014
355ml bottle @ PBF IX

Pours dark amber red with a foamy head. Aroma is quite complex with loads of sweet syrup, caramely malts, wood, rye, oak and vanilla. Taste is sweet, complex and caramely with loads of syrup, wood, vanilla, vinous notes, bourbon and toffee. Finish is sweet and sticky with loads of syrup and woody notes. Quite sweet and massive.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwood04 (3804) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 19, 2014
12oz bottle in a tulip. Pours deep brown with a lacy, beige head. Aroma of light tartness, some oak and vanilla, a lot of caramel and toffee and hints of chocolate from the malts, some wine and whiskey from the barrels, light notes of dark fruits, and some hints of bitterness. Flavor the same with a great blend of everything. Smoother texture. A really unique beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 16, 2014
12oz bottle thanks to Mark-DSM for sharing. Thin lt tan. A-whiskey/boozy/wood, med malt-caramel. T-whiskey/wood, med fruit, med malt-caramel.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2289) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 14, 2014
Clear amber pour with a thin ring of white head .... Aroma of oak, cherry, sour, caramel malt and light vanilla ... Taste is very oaky and sour with a cherry vanilla flavor, chewy caramel malt, dark fruit figgy, red winous notes and a nougat ... Has a tart sour mouthfeel and very intense .... You can taste all of the barrels. Has the rye bite, sweet sherry, and some light Pinot noir ... So complex and tasty. Has a lingering sour dry oaky rye bite. ... Delightful and the abv is hidden real well

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wchesser (1123) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Couple years on this one now. Pretty magenta with a persistent pillowy head. Nose of sour cherries, sweet malts. Sour initially, with tart cherry, but sweet malts as well. Light tannins of red wine and wood. Sweetness more prevalent as it warms. Reminds me of Sour in the Rye from a couple nights ago, but not nearly as tart. No acetic belly ache from this guy. Dangerously smooth.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5211) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2014
Bottle to snifter (shared with the Mrs.). Looks good; a cloudy amberish brown with light beige head that steadily dissipates into lacing. Smells tart and oaky with notes of stone fruit. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Stone fruit is on the darker side. Good, not great; tastes more like a Belgian Strong Ale than an American Strong Ale IMO.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bule (709) - California, USA - MAY 22, 2014
12oz bottle pours a hazy brown color with a bit of head. Sour oaky aroma. Slight sourness with nice raisiny flavors.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (3120) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 14, 2014
12 oz bottle dated best after 4/30/13. It pours very dark rusty orange color with a small off white head. The aroma is very interesting with raisins, prunes, black cherry, molasses and port wine. Smells vinous and slightly tart/wild. The flavor has great vinous barrel notes with a little vanilla, char, and whiskey. Dark fruity malts with flavors of raisins, dates and prunes provide a nice base. The finish is mildly wild and Bretty and gives an aged port or Madeira impression. My only complaint is that the alcohol impression is very strong bordering on oppressive. Despite this, it’s very interesting and tasty as a great blend and showcase of barrel aging.


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