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RATINGS: 1138   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (13726) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAR 17, 2009
Bottle at Alvinne pre-ZBF09. Good fruity aroma. Very fruity flavour and aroma, cherry, sour, nice. Cloudy dark red colour. Very flavourful. Citric and nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
HonkeyBra (3496) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2009
So pleased to crush this with CaryTheDude and Jakebra. Reddish brownish pour with a nice off white head. Funky, sour fruity aroma. Flavor is amazing. Sour with currants. Awesome, nicely carbonated mouthfeel. An absolute must try.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daknole (9422) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Bottle from the Otown throwdown. Nice reddish/brown pour with an off white head. Aroma of funk, sourness, barnyard and some fruity red wine. Flavor is sour and vinegar with some caramel and fruit. I have to rate this high, I can see how well its done...but it is still not my cup of tea.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2535) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2009
FRO Throwdown: Dark brown. Tight caramel chocolate nose. Touch of footy blue cheese, yay! Pecan pie too? Seriously sour, with alot of fruit to go with it: raisins, figs. Sweet sweet acid.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopscotch (9388) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 16, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 17, 2009 Bottle… Pre-Chunk & Patriot’s Lick-Yo-Face-Off Throwdown!... This beer rocks!… Deep, dark, ruby ale with little to no head. Fruity, acidic aroma of berries, tobacco, wood and red wine. Full-bodied and very effervescent. The flavor is fruity, caramely and fairly sour. The lengthy finish is tart, mildly bitter, and then dry. Kudos to after4ever for providing this bottle of world class beer!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
LinusStick (2879) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2009
Absolutely perfect beer. This is the highest score I give and it is well deserved. Thanks, Chewy.Aroma was strong oak, vinegar and funk. Pour was a beautiful dark murky brown/dark ruby with a big bubbly near tan head. Taste was nice and near mouth puckering sour. Dark fruit, oak and vinegar with a biting sour aftertaste round this beer out. Great carbonation with an underlying funkiness that comes up through the nostrils. Outstanding!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
illidurit (2168) - Petaluma, California, USA - MAR 16, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2009 Review #600! Poured into a tulip glass. Root beer color with a deep amber tinge. Dark but mostly clear. Nice beige head fizzles out due to the acidity. Aroma is sour raisins and currants with a striking cabernet character that blends into the overall profile better than any other wine barrel-aged beer I’ve had. A brown sugar note emerges once my nose acclimates to the acidity of the aroma. Maybe even a little bourbon and light alcohol too. Very complex smell. Flavors of jammy wine, berries, raisins, oak, vinegar, brown sugar, and a bunch more I can’t even articulate. Definitely improves as it warms up. Ridiculous complexity all around. Mouthfeel is rich and well carbonated with delicate bubbles. A joy to drink. RR just can’t miss.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jakebra (22) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Ritualistic consumption with CarytheDude and Honkeybra, an excellent way to start the day. Beautiful color, and a voluptuous aroma. Substantial carbonation delivers an exquisite palate of dark fruits with a kick of brettanomyces. Not quite the Virgin Mary of it’s style, but certainly a must have for any sour ale enthusiast.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgumby10 (1856) - Jupiter, Florida, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Courtesy darkgaurdian. pours a dark amber brown, with a small off white head. Smells of some sweet tartness, dark malts, and dark fruits mixed in. Smells like your tpical RR sour brew. Strong and powerful. The flavor is a nice little blend of those aromas, but with a nice oaky, woodsy component mixed in. Pretty sour, but not as sour as some of their brews. nice long sweet finish. Very alive on the palate. Not theirbest in my opinion, but right up there.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
That1Guy (1946) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - MAR 15, 2009
Crushed with Jakebra and Honkeybra. 750 ml bottle. Sexy. Huge mouthfeel. A little too carbonated, but why complain? Beautiful, sour, fruity, badass. My saliva glands are exploding. As Joni Mitchell would say, I could drink a case of this and still be on my feet.

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