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

 
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Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 392   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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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KyotoLefty (9714) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 5, 2012
Bottle from Maekchu. Pretty red color with lace. Aroma of wood, caramel, raisins, some acid. Sweet and alcoholic, with a bit of sourness, and cherry. Much like a cocktail. Nice tasting, to be sure, but what is it? A hodge-podge that is worse than any of the constituent beers. Im sick of blends. Especially over-priced ones.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
19Ei8hty (1166) - Washington, USA - NOV 5, 2012
Ruby hued brown body. Fruit notes dominate the aroma with some sweet malt notes. Hearty malt body, very doughy with sour yeast character. Figs and currant notes with lots of wood and vinous residue. Vanilla and bit of pepper. No doubt a true monster in ABV, complexity, and unfortunately price.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
7ris7an (80) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - NOV 4, 2012
Tulip. Amber color no head. Smell of dark fruits and red wine character. Taste is heavy to moderate sour with notes of sourdough bread, pear, and green apple.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (3706) - Hirakata, JAPAN - NOV 4, 2012
Bottle. Sharp phenolic nose, some vinegar, a slight chemical note, too. Clear dark brown brandy-like color. A very interesting blend of these four beers (Alan Sprints does this so well). But the distinctive characteristics of each one are mellowed out into a kind of beer soup. The oak comes out clearly in the finish. I do like this, but would really prefer to drink the four beers by themselves, as individual experiences.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jbruner (4411) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Pours a reddish hued brown from the bottle with no head or lacing to speak of. Aroma of pickle juice, spices, and booze. Taste is sour at first, then a bitter bite, then the barrel age kicks in with a nice burn on the way down. Intetesting, good.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikem409 (2014) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - NOV 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours amber no head. Taste is slight sour wine barrel. Aroma matches taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Boutip (6131) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2012
Bottle: Poured a dark cloudy brown color ale with a large foamy head that disappeared quite fast. Aroma of sour notes is quite dominating with some brown sugar notes also perceptible. Taste is a weird mix between some sour and tart notes of cherries and oak (Dissident) mix in with vinous notes and some sweet caramel and malt notes. Body is quite full with medium carbonation and no apparent alcohol. Interesting experiment though not something I would drink on a regular basis. Im also wondering if I would not have preferred to drink some Fed or Adam on its own and whether this is not a waste of good beer at the end of the day.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (5466) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Expensive bottle. Clear mahogany red pour, bubbly quickly diminished head. Dark red cherry, bourbon, raisin, wine barrel, oak, vanilla, molasses, and mildly sour. Very strange, a bit reminiscent of cherry cough syrup. Lots a flavors, hard to describe, messy, yet still moderately enjoyable.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (4683) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - OCT 9, 2012
Bottle received in trade. Thank you Claspada. Pours clear amber with a small offwhite head that doesnt leave much trace while dissipating. Smell is sweet and malty with caramel, orange peal, lcohol, dark grapes, resinous wood, sour apples, pine, orange peal, wood and pineapple.Taste is sweet and fruity with caramel, dark grapes, prunes, dark bread, sour apples, orange peal, wood, pineapple, mango, moist soil and hints of lemon juice. Mouthfeel is smooth, round, slightly boozy and near full bodied. Finish is tiny sweet, tiny bitter and slitly sour with dark bread, dark grapes, sour apples, orange peal, pineapple in sugar syrup, grass and wood.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 9, 2012
pour is a murky dark brown with a thin dark tan head. Nose has a bit of dark olive underneath with strong plum notes and a hint of acetic acid. Taste is similar, has notes of Adam underneath the sour plum and black cherry notes. A hint of an acidic twang in back on a creamy body and crisply carbonated finish.


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