Conflux No. 1 (Collage) | Deschutes Brewery

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Conflux No. 1 (Collage)Conflux No. 1 (Collage)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Deschutes Brewery
Oregon, United States
deschutesbrewery.com

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.60%

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)

Added by msubulldog25 on 05-01-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
812
Reviews:
218
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
11.35%
 
 
Wants:
111
Gots:
276
For Trade:
25
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3.63/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy, dark brown color. 1/4 inch head of an off-tan color. Slight retention and slight lacing. Smells of alcohol, sweet malt, yeast, dark citrus, slight liquor, and slight sourness. Fits the style of an American Strong Ale. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of liquor, sweet malt, slight hops, dark citrus, alcohol, and sourness. Overall, the liquor flavor dominated the body to a detrimental degree, but otherwise a good beer.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev -3.4%

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4.32/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a mahogany brown body. Pours like a Flanders, with fuzzy bubbles running down the glass quickly and leaving a small ring.

S: The nose in this one is incredible. Tart cherries. Brown sugar. Molasses. Bourbon. Oak. It smells like a Barrel-aged sour.

T: Mild tart upfront - not nearly as tart as the nose suggests. Sweet brown sugar and cherries dominate with bourbon and oak lingering in the finish. A lot going on here. My palate is confused.

M: Full body. Creamy. Low carbonation. Boozy.

O: Wow, this one is complex. The appearance and nose had me imagining something completely different than what I ended up tasting. It's truly a unique project, but something that I want in a collaboration. This is a real example of two good breweries getting together and pulling together a collaborative project. There's a ton going on with this one, but it's done very well.

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4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pours an amber-brown color with little head or lacing.

Smell: Red wine, cherry, oak, spice, brown sugar.

Taste: Tart, some earthiness, brandy, apple cider. A lot of the Dissident character shows up in the flavor.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation, but remains smooth.

Overall: Very interesting beer. Both the smell and taste are great but I pick up more subtleties in the smell. I hope to see more collaborations like this in the future.

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Conflux No. 1 (Collage) from Deschutes Brewery
4.14 out of 5 based on 812 ratings.
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