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RATINGS: 1178   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
willblake (2654) - Bel Air, Maryland, USA - APR 2, 2009
20090329 Tap at Capones. Deep caramel amber, no head. Oaky, vinous, acidic. Cider and must. Acidity is lighter than expected, seemingly tempered by the wood, but still quite powerful and refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2009
March Houston Tasting. Thanks to Kaggie. Pours a dark brown color with a thin tan head. Small bubbles. Nose of brown sugar, plum, wine and cherries. Flavor is currents, funk, wood, and sour. Fizzy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
drfabulous (4718) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 31, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 8, 2009 I’ll rerate when I open my own bottle, but for now: Lots of wine and cherry. Oak. Honey. Not overtly sour, but rather very mellow and nice. Wonderful beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dickinsonbeer (5075) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 31, 2009
Tap at Capones. Pours a nice violet deep dark woody almost brown- mostly clear- bottle is mostly hazy thicker and brighter fruity red. Overall- I like the draft maybe a touch better due to its raw powerful sourness whereas the bottle is more big fruit straightforward. Tap aroma of sharp tart sour cherry, woody, grape skin, slight vegetal- cassis- and light jamminess with sour notes all around. Flavor is vinous, grape skin , tannin, astringent, sour cherry pit, very sour cherry- tart red cassis, light herbal vegetal tomato but much less so than any other currant beer- funky and quite sharp acidity and sour in the end. Awesome stuff. I loved both bottle and tap, but they were both light night and day.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2009
bottle thanks to KAggie. pours a dark brown with an off-white head. Nose of perfume and oak. Taste is of vinous fruit. Mouthfeel was very sour.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hrking (140) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2009
This is a great beer I had this on draft at the Russian River pub in Santa Rosa. Dark in appearance. Pours a dark brownish red color with a slight acidic nose . Taste is cherry tang on oak not cuvee sour but just enough to give this beer that awesome winesque. Something that Vinnie does better than everyone else! This beer takes a couple sips to get use to but it’s really hard to put down after a couple sips.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3516) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2009
On tap at Capone’s. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of sweettart candies, oaky notes, and lots of sweet notes. Flavor is very tart and acidic with Brett, light pale malts, a touch of yogurt, and wine-like notes (red grapes). Very flavorful but the palate is a bit wearing over time. Not my favorite type of sour but this was quite good. 9/4/8/3/15 (3.9/5)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bleeng (1577) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2010 750 shared at the Houston funk/sour/lambic/gueze tasting. Weird thing: we had 4 bottles of this brought to the tasting-great minds drink alike. This one thanks to kaggie97. Filtered dark brown. Nose is very tangy, strong fruity flavors. Taste comes off sweet, fruity, very fizzy/carbonated then punchy. Not sure what to think about this one. Next time we’ll try this earlier in the rotation. But I like.....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2009
On tap @ Capones. Poured ruby red with small white head. Aroma is very tart with some fruits, oak and some wine characteristics. taste is tart, dark fruits, oak, and tangy. Easy to drink and enjoyable.

   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.

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