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Conflux No. 1 (Collage) - Deschutes Brewery

Conflux No. 1 (Collage)Conflux No. 1 (Collage)

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663 Ratings
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Ratings: 663
Reviews: 196
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 11.57%


Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  11.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Deschutes Brewery and Hair of The Dog Brewing Company join forces to weave The Dissident and The Stoic and Fred and Adam into an artistic collage of cask-aging alchemy.

Barrel Aging: Rye Whiskey, Cognac, Sherry, Pinot Noir, Bourbon, new American Oak, and new Oregon Oak

Released in May 2012 (12 oz. bottles)

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 05-01-2012)
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Pete27lax

New York

2/5  rDev -51.8%

09-11-2012 06:36:18 | More by Pete27lax
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BMMillsy

Florida

4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle from trade. Best after 4/30/13 poured on 4/14/14. Thanks! Pours murky brown with a small creamy khaki head on top. Sour apples, caramel, oak, bourbon, toffee, red wine, booze. Bourbon caramel cherry green apples here? Quite a flavor here. There is definitely a dark sourness from the Deschutes brews, and yet plenty of Fred and nutty figgy toffee caramel remains. Vanilla and bourbon are mellow and accent the many flavors here. Definitely a dry oak presence to finish and some vinous and sherry notes to boot. Big full sticky mouthfeel with plenty of carbonation. My taste buds are so confused. What a weird combination of beers, yet enjoyable. Like a sour barrel aged English barleywine, except way better than that sounds.

Serving type: bottle

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Minnesota

3.71/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Murky dark reddish amber with one finger of head that slowly settled to a thin cap. Quite a bit of lacing is left down the glass during consumption. Looks pretty good for a high ABV beer.

My immediate impression upon smelling this beer was that of a red wine such as a pinot noir. Fruity vinous notes to go along with oak, leather, caramel, earth, and dates. The alcohol is also prevalent in the aroma.

Tastes a lot like red wine as well. Vinous flavors along with a strong oak component. Secondary flavors of caramel, dates, and toffee. The flavors do not blend together all that well unfortunately. Alcohol makes itself known with flavor and warmth, but the time in the bottle must of calmed things down a bit. Slightly tart and sweet finish.

Big body with a well matched carbonation. Smoothly textured but stops short of being creamy.

A lot of interesting things going on in this beer but it does not exactly work well together.

Serving type: bottle

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Conflux No. 1 (Collage) from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 663 ratings.