Deschutes / Hair of the Dog Conflux No. 1 - Collage

 
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RATINGS: 390   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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3.9
Camons (13031) - Hasselager, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2013
Bottle @ Christers. Pours dark amber with a small creamy offwhite head. Aroma malt, vanilla, oak, bourbon, light sourness, red vine, alcohol. Flavor is malt, oak, barrels, vanilla, sourness, caramel, light tartness, sweet, whisky, booze. Full body, soft carbonation, ligght alcohol burn. Abit all over the place, especially in aroma, but quite works surprisingly good. 170113

3.9
changeup45 (1731) - Lake Mary, 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.

3.9
Hair6a11 (1481) - Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2013
Bottle; Pour is murky dark golden brown with a modest fine bubbled khakie head in glass, moving fairly quickly into a sheen, lining the edges. Lacing is fairly prevalent, with retention on the poor side. The nose is vanilla, oak, sherry, and vinousness, with some whiskey present here. The nose is nice, but the flavor profile is the highlight - I think this one really works pretty well overall, considering it seems like a cluster fuck of blending - There is a bite from the hop profile, with a warming quality immediately present here. One notices the fruitiness present from the sherry and wine barrel treatment fairly quickly, but then the malts come through fairly heavily with caramel, toffee, brown sugar, rounding it out with some vanilla here. There is some toasted coconut present... this is a fun beer for sure

4
chrisv10 (18222) - DENMARK - JAN 17, 2013
Bottle. Clear dark amber with small off-white head. Aroma is malt, oak, wood, bourbon, whiskey and a little sour. Flavour is malt, wood, caramel, oak, little sour, medium sweet, toasted, little toffee, little vanilla, notes of alcohol and a little whiskey.

3.9
Rasmus40 (21695) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2013
Bottle @ Aarhus tasting. Hazy dark amber with an off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit, wood, light acetone and red wine. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 170113

4.1
saxo (19337) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 17, 2013
Bottle. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark amber. Aroma and taste are a mix of barrels - ranging from white wine to bourbon, oak and fruits. Funny idea and surprisingly successfull. Slightly acidic. Great experience.

3.5
fiulijn (21022) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 13, 2013
Bottle from CoOp Bellingham
Beautiful red-amber color with medium sized head. Aroma of vanilla oak and wood, light cookies, light alcohol. Sweet mouthfeel, malt and toffee flavor, good share of oak and vanilla, some whiskey, rather boozy, light fruity and sour touch, pungent.
Personally, it’s a bit messy, not cohesive, not rich, alcoholic, and definitively not worth the extreme price.

3.9
Prufrockstar (2132) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Light red brown pour, murky. Aroma is intriguing and inviting: tart cherry, caramel, oak, candy. Taste: prunes, smoke, more sweet than tart. Brown sugar. Palate: soft carb, smooth full body, fills the mouth, pleasantly coating. Overall: unique and tasty, but feels a little muddled, like there's so much going on it doesn't pull together. Perhaps this is what happens when too many amazing beers get blended? Really glad I tasted this, though. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
elihapa (1554) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - JAN 2, 2013
1/1/13 notes: bottle, shared with family in Hawaii. Pour is dark red, mildly cloudy, small white head. Aroma is vinous, fruity, wild, oaky. Flavor has soft plum sweetness, pinot noir elements, mild but balanced tartness. Big, round flavor with warming booziness. Finish contributes a bit of smoke, more red wine, oak tannins. Successful as a compex beer, moreso than a flat-out sour.

4
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2013
Bottle picked up in StL. Pours a deep and murky brownish red, robust offwhite head. Nose is intriguing. Cherries, tartness, smoke, chocolate and roast. Malt forward and a big blast of vanilla/oak. All the elements are in there. On tasting, sweetness at the front that dries out. Light underlying tartness and rich molasses sweetness, barrel tannins, oak and wine. Some cocoa and more cherry notes. Faint smokey quality. Fruity and oak and kind of all over the place, though it really does seem to work. Really cool stuff!


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