Conflux No. 1 (Collage) - Deschutes Brewery
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4.51/5 rDev +8.7%
Greatly appreciate this bottle provided by SatlyMalty! Poured into a Saint Somewhere wine-style glass. Label says Best After: 4/30/13
A- Pours a murky reddish dark brown color with a 1/4 inch tan head that soon dissipates to a thick rim around the edge of the glass and a light sheet of surface foam. Full sheet of non-sticky lacing slides quickly down the glass.
S- Holy booze fumes, Batman! I can smell the oak and the sourness of the Dissident amid the intense amount of alcoholic, band-aid-like astringency that stings the nose. Also some notes of sherry, brandy and raisin. What have I gotten myself into?
T- Are you kidding? Almost nowhere near as intense as the aroma. Lots of raisin combines with the oak and sherry-like sweetness. The tartness comes through in the finish to round out the perfect balance. The booze begins to creep up as more sips are taken and the beer warms. Some dark fruit characteristic also starts to shine through, no doubt from the Stoic part of the blend. Way too easy to drink, given the ABV. The band-aid taste finally comes in near the end of the drink but is hardly noticeable up until that point.
M- Sticky and oily with medium-low carbonation and a fullish body.
O- I wasn't too keen on the aroma, but the flavor is to die for. Super smooth and enjoyable with just about every aspect of each beer contributing to the profile. This is the perfect beer to sip on during a cold February night next to a fire...too bad I'm in blazing hot Miami, so I gotta drink this quick before it gets too warm. That being said, be careful with this one! Cheers.
02-27-2013 01:00:28 | More by Immortale25
British Columbia (Canada)
4.1/5 rDev -1.2%
Appearance. Pours a lightly, rich hazy caramel-amber with just a skim of off-white head that doesn't last long.
Smell. Nice sour cherry ...like pie filling, some caramel, bourbon, sweet red wine, wood, vanilla, and some light funkyness. Sweet, sour and pretty complex.
Taste. Sour cherry juice (the quality organic shit), sweet caramel, lots of bitter woody flavours, some red wine. A bit of booze is there. Again, pretty complex.
Mouthfeel. Pretty full bodied, medium-low carbomation. Just a bit warm.
Overall. Interesting mix of flavours going on in this one, but seems slightly rough to me in alcohol and almost a battle of aggressive flavours. I'll look forward to trying it again in a while.
05-28-2012 02:00:29 | More by Rutager
4.38/5 rDev +5.5%
A-Deep ruby, one finger barely tan head.
S-Funk, pomegranate, cherries, dark fruits, bourbon, oak, caramel.
T-Some funk from the Dissident, pomegranate, bourbon, wine/grapes, oat, sherry, some bitterness. Cherries, caramel and toffee as well.
M-Medium bodied, well carbonated.
O-A wonderful beer, hopefully some age will tone down The Dissident and let the other flavors come through a little more.
06-27-2012 00:21:52 | More by rlee1390
4.05/5 rDev -2.4%
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.
04-15-2014 02:01:27 | More by BMMillsy
4.15/5 rDev 0%
Beer is dark hazelnut brown in colour, with a small beige head. Head fades steadily.
A very complex nose. Red wine, oak, vanilla, bourbon. Smells tart, some vinegar. Smells like a Flanders sour put in different barrels.
The taste is similar to the nose. Closest to a Flanders, with a lot of vanilla and oak, and some bourbon. The red wine is there as well, though that flavour fits smoothly with the Flanders flavours. Some dark fruit, a malty base. A lot going on, but it blends together better than expected.
Full bodied, moderate to strong carbonation. Alcohol is not as strong as expected.
Overall, very good. Quite an interesting blend.
06-09-2013 02:01:36 | More by jrenihan
4.05/5 rDev -2.4%
The beer pours a dark amber with a thin tan head. The nose is sweet and funky with a little tartness. The taste is malty with sweet cherries, but doesn't possess the expected sourness and tartness. It drinks like a port wine and probably ages just as well. Worth trying and a tasty collab.
08-04-2012 02:35:57 | More by ThePorterSorter
Conflux No. 1 (Collage) from Deschutes Brewery
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