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RATINGS: 1163   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Ale with currants added and aged in oak barrels.

When we made the Toronado’s 20th Anniversary Ale, we had no idea that it would turn out to be one of our favorite barrel aged beers we would ever make. With that said, we have always wanted to make a dark barrel aged beer using 100% Cabernet Sauvignon barrels but, we never were inspired. That is, until we blended five different beers to make the Toronado beer, the tobacco character from the the dark malts blended nicely with the furit character that developed in blending. So, with Concescration we set out to make a barrel beer using all Cabernet Sauvignon barrels. No, we are not saying that this is a replica of the T-rooms anniversary beer, after all, a beer like that can never be duplicated, and, there was no fruit added to that beer as there is with this one. All we are saying is that it gave us great inspiration to brew Consecration.


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4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KajII (799) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a clear deep dark mahogany brown with a small (less than 1 finger) white fizzy head that dissipated in 1-2 seconds and basically had no lacing to speak of. The aroma was very complex and enticing with a dark grain malt and funky Brett yeast and possessed notes of dark fruit (red grape and black currant), a bit of oak cask and a boldly tart red wine presence. The taste was sweetly tart and a tad acidic and had strong currant and grape notes throughout, with the finish having a bold and somewhat dry sour wine alcohol taste. The flavor lingered on the taste buds for a bit more than an average duration following the swallow, with a really wonderful sour fruity taste lasting quite a bit longer. Mouthfeel was right below medium in body with a really smooth dry texture and an almost champagne like carbonation. Overall I can not express how much I enjoyed this particular brew, it was sweet and fruity yet bold and sour with a fantastic lingering lip smackin’ taste. By far the best Russian River brew I have had to date. I highly recommend if given the chance, that you most definitely give this one a try...


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bnwokedi89 (85) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Very interesting brew here. After taste is sour like a sour patch kid. Literally finishes with a kick in your mouth. Your after buds will thank you for trying this beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1118) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2015
On the tap at Blue Dog Chalfont as part of their Russian River Tap Takeover. Pours dark red-brown with a one finger off white head with decent lacing. Aroma is of sour fruits, funk, raisins,dark fruit,cherries, and vinegar, Taste is sour fruits, wet hay, funk, currants, toasted malts, cherries, and woody oak. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a pretty sour, bone dry, long, lingering finish. Overall, a excellent, world class sour brown that is just a tad below supplication.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RafeAU (253) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2015
375 mL bottle, won at Canberra brewer’s club raffle in late 2014. Bottled 052314, so drinking at ~9.5 months after bottling. Dark brown/red pour with minimal head, sour cherry aroma. Pleasant high carbonation. Sour lactic/acetic acid taste, acidity just right. Aroma has cherry, wood from the barrel, and red wine character. A world class sour beer. But bear in mind it’s a sour beer - be in the right mood when you open it.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strife21 (222) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Pours dark red with little head. Smell is sour funk, fruit, and red wine. Taste is red wine, grapes and funk. Rolls across the tongue sour but very crisp. Light body, high carb.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SG111 (374) - New York, USA - FEB 19, 2015
First let me start off by saying I don’t really like sours. On tap at the brewery. Pours dark golden honey color, small head. Arom ais sour, funk, raisins. Flavor is very tart, very sour. Too sour for me. Smells pretty great but overall just too sour.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
giancarloh (74) - - FEB 16, 2015
Excellent beer i love champagne and this thing give me both a champagne with a beer kind of taste, great!!!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
joelwhite (30) - - FEB 11, 2015
Best sour ever! We all loved this! The oak smell make it seem harsh but the currents balance out the flavor and give it a sweet flavor

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
superdaveo (20) - Kansas, USA - FEB 9, 2015
Wine, cherry nose. Clean acidity punctuated by tart cherry. Spritzy carbonation helps the beer vanish off the palate.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
lundoncrow (2) - Jerome, Arizona, USA - FEB 9, 2015 does not count
A Perfectly crafted Amber-Sour. The Lush Berry aroma lightly fill the air. The majestic flavors of Dark Fruit intertwined with Cab Oak offer the most unique first taste followed by a distinct & colorful Amber-Sour crescendo. An Experience in a Bottle.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (931) - Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2015
Corked & caged bottle split 4 ways. Murky burgundy pour with some tiny lacings. Nose has balsamico, tart red berries, currants, cherries and some vanilla. Taste is light acidic, leather, vanilla, currants, balsamico, dark malts and with a light alcohol burn in the finish.


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