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RATINGS: 1169   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rudolf (2342) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Bottle, thanks Beerhugger! Brown/ruby body, incredibly thin head. Nose is cherry/fruits, russian river-esque funk, brett, a little bit of wood. Flavor is acidicy cherry, very slight plastic, wood. Very dry fruity finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOLTZ7555 (2927) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Bottle generously shared by Sparky27...THANKS ERIC!!! Beautiful crimson pour with a fluffy eggshell head that diminishes into a small ring. Great carbonation...hundreds of tiny bubbles fighting to be the first to the top of the glass. Aroma is cabernet wine, balsamic vinegar, oak and vanilla. Flavor is both ripe and unripened dark fruit, tart and tangy along with a natural sweetness. There isn’t any artificial or cloying here. Extremely drinkable. A truly great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GMCC2181 (1545) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Draft at capones. Poured into a snifter. Black dark red in color, nice little head that stuck around. Sour/tart aroma, also maybe a red wine and oak on the nose. Taste is a bittersweet tartness to it. Easy to drink, light in texture. Overall Good beer, Since I am not a sour fan, I wouldnt buy or seek out this beer but I did enjoy drinking it

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pineypower (2660) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2010 Tap at Capone’s. Pours an interesting purple hued brown color with a small lacing white head. Aroma is very tart with berries, some oak, and earthy notes, funky brett finds its way in there also. Taste is complex. Sharp tart cherries, oak, earthy notes, currant, and s tart/sour finish, some barnyard and horseblanket brett sneaks in there also. Definitely over the top sour but thats not a bad thing. ***Rating Updated after having a few vintages and taking some more notes.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MeadMe (1401) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Huge thanks goes out to Gillard for coming through with this gem. A: Pours a brillant amber hue that is flat in color and appearence. No head at all with zero lace. Good for the style. S: The aromas are bold and big on wine. Tons of sour red fruit with hints of sweet tarts, funk, and cherry juice. Inviting. T: The sweet tarts come thru as does a bit of crushed aspirin. Beneath that is a wonderful mix of red fruit that is heavy on the cherries. Winey sourness pushes thru along with bits of wood, and vineous qualities. Yummy. M: Medium in body, a bit sharp on the tongue with a dry finish. D: I had several glasses

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (5507) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2009
[Draft @ Capones] Poured a murky purple brown color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of raspberries, currants, vanilla, oak, leather, and wild yeast. Taste of sour cherry pit, more currants, some vanilla, sour fruits, dry, woody oak, and wild yeast, with a lengthy sour finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dmac (4498) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Draft at Capones. Wow is this lip puckering tart. Aroma of sour cherries, oak, vinegar, slight underlying honey notes. One of the tartest most sour tasting beers I have ever had...loads of sour cherry married with oak. Simply awesome if you like sours.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DalzAle (2002) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Bottle. Dark brown/black pour, tons of carbonation. Aroma was very very good tart sour cherry aroma (would be happy smelling this all night!) Flavor was sour apple, cherries a little woody and finished with a sweet tart aftertaste. An very good beer? Absolutely. Although I don’t quite understand all the hype around it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheAlum (6146) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2010 750 ml bottle popped in honor of having 4 more for cellaring. Sweeeeet! Shared with my girlfriend’s family who took me to Russian River Brewery when there for a wedding in October. Pours a very hazy murky brownish red pour, moderate tannish head that dissipates to a film and clings to the sides of the glass. Aromas are wonderful sourness and funk, mixed with some oaky dryness and vanilla. Fruit is powerful, pears, cherries, grapefruit, and currants dominate. Initial displays a wonderful body, darker malts with a touch of chocolate are humped into submission by a wonderful sourness and funkiness from the brett. Oak, cabernet, woody dryness rear their heads in moderate amounts. Potent, leaving a quality sourness and funk on the palate. Fruits are good, but sourness balances, crisp and enjoyable with currant, cherries, grapefruit, and red wine making up the fruit. Finish is sour, funk, and red wine. Not my favorite of the RR sours, but a formidible brew nonetheless and near my top. I thought this beer was a lot of hype... Before I actually cracked it

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - MAR 27, 2009
Bottle. Nice brew. Late sourness. Like it, but I wish rr would make a nonsour brew other than an ipa. Good, but like all their other brews, except with brown food coloring.

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