Conflux No. 1 (Collage) - Deschutes Brewery
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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
04-06-2014 19:20:26 | More by morimech
4/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: Pours a reddish brown with a half inch of dense light tan head that fades to a small pool and well established collar. not a lot of lacing
S: It smells like the dissident has taken over. I'm getting some sour cherry, some nice oakyness, a slight bourbon and some malty sweetness
T: tartness up front with some nice bourbon notes, a bit of oakyness, some borderline paint thinner flavors , a bit of caramel malt. swallow brings a bit more tart cherry, some vanilla, and a little caramel
M: lighter side of medium on the mouth with good carbonation that is just slightly prickly and a drying finish
O: For a blend of beers it's pretty good, as far as the style I think it missed the mark. I'm digging the tartness but the dissident has become the dominant beer in this blend.
Serving type: bottle
03-02-2014 06:07:00 | More by SHODriver
Conflux No. 1 (Collage) from Deschutes Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 710 ratings.