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RATINGS: 1223   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14/5   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 (800) - 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...


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (7237) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - FEB 2, 2016
Draft sample at the brewpub, Santa Rosa. Medium copper coloured pour with a fading greyish head. Aroma is sharp plum, gooseberry, tart plum, some alcohol. Flavour is composed of semi sweet, plum and apricot jam, some toffee, mellow tartness. Palate is semi sweet, moderate carbonation. Lingering spicy fruit, apricot. A little boozy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jinroh (941) - ESTONIA - JAN 31, 2016
Pours brownis red, bit of foam. Aroma has berries, bit of funk. Taste has some intense sour, winevarrel oak and some numb bitterness coming through. Feels sort of winey, carbonation is good. Getting some currants, not only sure if red or black ones. Real solid sour, depth is there and also loads of flavour - and alcohol is nowhere to be seen.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tsekouratos (569) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - JAN 24, 2016
Pours a dark red, murky body with a thin tan head. Aroma is just perfect!!! Cherries, leather, oak, red wine. Taste is slightly worse with strong wine and barrel notes covering everything. When warmer, it does get better, with lacto and cherries making an entrance. Body is light to medium with medium carbonation. Very nice!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Whatup14 (1268) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2016
Bouteille 375ml, gracieuseté de tom10101, merci Tommy! Couleur couleur rouge vin foncé, mousse beige évanescente, film sur les parois du verre. Arôme fruité, boisé, vinaigre balsamique, vineux, cuir, côté porto. Goût de malt grillé/caramélisé, bonne acidité, alcool, boisé, côté sauvage, cassis en fin de bouche. Carbonatation moyenne-élevée, corps moyen-dense, astringente.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FrankZappa7 (203) - GERMANY - JAN 16, 2016
thx to Tom10101 :-) 16-1-16 - bottle-0,375L. Batch 007 from 2011 -my 60ieth style. Reddish/mahogany body, very clear, beige head, fast diminishing, but who cares. Aroma is Fruit, Brett, Wood with a small vinegar touch. citric tartness and tannin stand against wood, tobacco, leather and hints of fruit - great sour beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ippopotamo36 (1081) - Rome, ITALY - JAN 11, 2016
Bottle tasted twice, first time few months ago in Rome at B&F pub courtesy of Manuele. Second time in Serbia, courtesy of luttonm bottled August 2014. Many thanks to both! Pours a deep dark amber color, quite ruby highlights with a no-foam. Nose: red fruit, red wine vinegar, black olives, a bit liquor. Mouth: extremely tart, a bit astringent but so much character. Macerated berries, vinegar, some wood. Extreme and tasty. The bottle at Manuele was better.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ClarkVV (4841) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 8, 2016
375mL bottled 6/7/15, drunk 1/5/16, thanks to JoeT!
Great appearance, with a deep auburn-mahogany colored body with great clarity and a light beige head atop that is small, but is surprisingly well-retained.
Unfortunately, it’s quite boozey in the nose. Can’t really get around it. It doesn’t help the dry, bready, biscuity malts and light tannins, not to mention the currants and acidity from the bacteria. That being said, other than the heat, the nose is superbly balanced between yeast, wood, wine, fruit and malt. Plentiful black currant, black pepper, soft funk and light cherry-prune character to enjoy, with a good strength and a touch of almond and light brandy. Finally, with about 1/5 of the glass left, the alcohol burned off and what remained was truly divine. Guess I should have let it breath longer.
In the mouth, the beer is less given to the alcohol, with tons of cherry, raisin, caramelized brown sugar and strong acidity to balance. Light balsam-like flavors, with a more dry wood character and piquant currant notes. Acetic character does not grow heavy and hangs in balance with the lactic acids. Wonderfully attenuated, though with enough body left to prevent any tannic astringency or overdose of acidity. Light grape, plum, brown sugar and black pepper linger on, with lip-smacking acidity. Tight carbonation. Seems like this stuff would age very well for a years to come.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mephisto (1284) - TAIWAN - JAN 4, 2016
bottled on Sept 2015, again it’s surprisingly smooth drinking despite the young age and high alcohol contents. pours copper hue with little head it has sour dough aroma with citrus accent. the flavor is citrus and kombucha. well balanced.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jnkor (333) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Aroma is full of oak must and sour zest. Taste is sweet and sour. Leaves a slight sour taste. Look brown red with no head. Nice and sour.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (4034) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
From a bottle. Pours clear, dark caramel with fizzy off-white head. Smells like balsamic vinegar, cereal and toasted malts, vanilla, oak, and dates. Tastes like bready malt, some caramel, dark fruit, sour notes, and some subtle acidity. Medium body and carbonation.


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