TASTING NOTES:
Obviously early in its life, this brew is still quite good. Sweet & Sour, wild notes, wood. Aroma is vinegary from the bottle, but opens up in the snifter to a very complex profile. Great carbonation, sour & sweet throughout, wonderful barrel notes intertwined. ABV is well masked. This beer is going to age VERY well. Tasted from the bottle @ 45F.

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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION:
Deschutes Brewery and Hair of the Dog Brewing join forces to weave The Dissident and The Stoic and Fred and Adam into an artistic collage of cask-aging alchemy. Damn. Beer is fun!

Conflux No. 1 - Collage is the second release in the Deschutes Conflux Series. These beers were brewed in March of 2010. One hundred percent of these beers spent two years aging in a variety of oak barrels: Rye Whiskey, Cognac, Sherry, Pinot Noir, Bourbon, used American Oak, new American Oak and new Oregon Oak.

 
Less than 200 barrels of this intelligent blend was produced.

 
PAIRINGS: 
  • Turkey Paisano Sandwiches with Fig-and-Black Olive Vinaigrette 
  • Figs and Dried Cherries Poached in Vanilla-Honey Syrup with Pistachios  
  • Apple Raisin Bread Pudding

 

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