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Conflux No. 1 (Collage) - Deschutes Brewery

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

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BA SCORE
93
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758 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 758
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 111
Gots: 282 | FT: 33
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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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1.79/5  rDev -57%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 1

Poured 12/26/14 from a 12oz bottle. Color is deep copper, almost brown, with a sliver of head and light bubbles. Smell is not overly strong, but I'm getting a hint of barleywine and whiskey. Taste hits me like a punch to the face: little at first, but then you get slight whiskey that develops into a wine flavor; definite booze punch that is tronger here than in some others I've had with as much or more ABV. There is an alcohol burn here. This beer finishes very tart, sour; which ruins it for me. This is not my style, and I did not do enough research to determine this is what I was getting. Feel was fine; carbonation was still strong with a dry finish. Sours just are not my deal, but I imagine those who enjoy them will love this.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.54/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.41/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

Aroma was huge and complex, there was raisin, plum, strawberry, cherry, grapes, wine, whiskey, booze, a sour vinegar element and oak. The color was interesting as well, it poured a hazy deep amber, almost brown, color with very little head, typically indicative of a sour. Lo and behold it was quite tart on the palate, I know there was a sour beer involved and wine barrel aging, and I really liked that. Also got raisin, plum, blackberry, pomegranate, wine, cherries, whiskey/bourbon and wood. There's was a nice sweetness running through it in addition to the sourness, and some earthiness. It was full bodied, but also crisp and tart. All in all I thought this was an incredible beer with a lot of depth and complexity. Glad I was able to try it and can't wait to see what other craziness comes out of this conflux series in the future. Cheers!

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Conflux No. 1 (Collage) from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 758 ratings.