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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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Ratings: 729
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 109
Gots: 279 | FT: 31
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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

ackeeper, Dec 26, 2013
Photo of bhyndthebottle
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter and enjoyed.

A: Pours a nice dark amber, almost mahogany in color. Generous 2 finger head dissipates quickly into a nice cap that sticks around.
S: Wonderful complex smell that you sense as soon as you pop the top. Oak, sherry, cherry, touch of alcohol, and a slight sour soul to it.
T: Opens up to a wonderful taste that mirrors the smell. Slight maltiness with a little roasted walnut character that blend beautifully.
M: Still good carbonation for a year old and a half old bottle. As the flavors develop in the mouth, the alcohol mixes nicely to cut any sweetness.
O: One of the better ones I've had lately. This has a great character that just keeps developing as it warms. Two of the finest breweries for this style have certainly done right by this one. Can't wait to see how this develops.

bhyndthebottle, Dec 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

CheftoDeath, Dec 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of oberon
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours into a stemmed glass a deep tawny brown with a tinge of amber,a sticky half finger light beige head atop.Sour cherry and caramel in the nose with a bit of hay.The palate is hit with a sour almost lactic note along with some mild chocolate,Iam not a sherry fan, the sour/lactic tones win out.Wow that was unexpected with it's out of the mainstream flavors here.I admit the sourness hit me sideways.

oberon, Dec 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

outoffocus, Dec 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

thewimperoo, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of TWStandley
4.39/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into my KTG Snifter.

Appeared a dark red, slightly cloudy color with some orange tints. A two finger white head dissipated quickly.

Smelled sweet and tangy, could definitely detect some of the wine notes. Fruity.

Delicious taste. Perfect balance of tang, tartness, sweetness, alcohol, and maltiness. Tastes somewhat like a Barley-wine.

Mouth feel is nice. Would like a bit more body to it but the tangyness and slight carbonation go well.

Overall what a surprise. Wasn't sure what to expect but this was absolutely delicious. Wish I had more!

TWStandley, Dec 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

weeare138, Dec 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

danwho, Dec 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

vinny21bal, Dec 10, 2013
Photo of sweemzander
4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz. bottle poured into a stemmed tulip. Best after 04/30/13

(A)- Pours a deep mahogany color with subtle crimson red highlights. Produced a nice cap of off-white froth. Solid retention for the style and ABV in mind.

(S)- Ever so slight tangy vinegar sourness meets a rather wine-like dark fruit character. Oaky, with an underlying caramel sweetness. Definitely complex.

(T)- An up front red fruit-like wine vinegar tang. Quite oaky with a heavier maltiness of honey and toffee. Finishes dry.

(M)- A mellow yet smooth carbonation level. I like the playfulness this has with the underlying sweetness all the while being slightly tart and some oaky fruits.

(O)- Having had alot of experiences with Fred, i can see that beer's influence in the underlying sweet malts this has. The slight tart twang plays well with a flanders-like feel to the beer overall. The wine character really smoothes that out and fits well between the sweet and malty base and the tart dark red fruits. A shame this was so limited and expensive since it is drinking quite nicely now.

sweemzander, Dec 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

lunarbrew, Nov 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

dfhhead25, Nov 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Dactrius, Nov 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

Stevedore, Nov 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

XmnwildX12, Nov 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Tallbob, Nov 23, 2013
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4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This beer has been somewhat of a shapeshifter over it's lifespan, I've had it at times and it has ranged from amazing to underwhelming, this bottle is closer to the higher end of the scale.

A: Dark ruby, crystal clean and translucent.

S: Fruity esters with a hing of acetic acid suggest some tart fruit character to be had. Hints of plum and red wine grapes with an earthy must on the back end.

T: Sweet plum skins and a hint of leather show up first followed by a carmely malt presence (Fred I'm guessing) and a nice lactic twang on the finish.

M: like it should be.

O: Really unique and really complex beer, I enjoy being able to pick apart the different elements. This is a collaboration done right.

DimensionX, Nov 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

dhbiker0889, Nov 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

beernads, Nov 18, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

riemster, Nov 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Dicers, Nov 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

pearljam118, Nov 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

BigMike, Nov 08, 2013
Conflux No. 1 (Collage) from Deschutes Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 729 ratings.