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RATINGS: 1187   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hellomynameis (876) - Mayer, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Has a nice murky brown/red colour. A b it of acetic acid on the nose. Flavour is filled with a lot of fruit flavours. Semi sweet with a bit of an over riding cherry. A hint of sour in there, but its not very tart, and it doesn’t linger. Does this need more time to develop? Everything in here is pretty subdued and balanced. It’s good but it’s not quite what I had hoped it would be.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Bottle from a trade. Pours dark brown with a fizzy tan head. Aroma of cherries and some funky sourness. The flavor was mainly sour cherries. It is a really smooth beer. It actually wasn’t as sour as I thought it would be. Finishes dry.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
coyotehunter (681) - , Michigan, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Strong nose of cherries and apples. Pours a deep coppery brown with an extreme amount of fizz. Good notes of cherries and brown sugar with maybe some caramel and wood in there as well. Finish is dry and crisp. Well worth the money spent.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MrBunn (2573) - The Wet Side of a Dry Town, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Bottle with kudos to coyotehunter for sharing. Looks and pours like a shaken up Coke... just a little lighter in color, but with a massive and ephemeral head. Aromas are heavy with tart cherries, sweaty funk and brown sugar. Flavor is thick with sour cherries, green apples and a soda like fizziness on the palate. Yum!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JAXSON (535) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2009
Bottle, batch 001x4. Pours a clear cola color with a fizzy lil’ head. Oak, brett, sweat, and some nice red fruits in the nose. Beautiful explosion of flavors going on here. This one REALLY needs to sits at room temp for a bit before it really blooms, it should not be served cold. Sour cherry, grapes, some really pleasant woody vinegar, dry vinous flavors. Really really nice. One of the best from Russian River.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (17285) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 21, 2009
UPDATED: MAR 8, 2013 Bottle at home ...With Fin ... Thanks to iowaherkeye for this one ... This one marks my 3000th ... and its my 4th of 5 TOP50 of the evening (or would have been if i handt knocked Cable Car out . Sorry folks) ... and now for the beer ... deep brown ... deep dull fruits and raisins in nose ... bit over fizzy ... OH NO .. its really not me and i was soo looking forward to it as the Dark sour of the evening ... musty clawing chewwie ... maybe some cherry ...yeah really not for me ... lets say REALLY glad to have tried again ...but even more pleased i had Fin to share it with ... TK 2 remain of the bottle the next day ... muddy brown ...light sourness some balsamic vinegar nose... tart apples ... quite a bit of the currants show ... quite acidic ... All three of the Sours ive tried the remains of seem to have improved a bit and this one shows the most change ... Its still not my thing but i drinkable now. prob about 2.7

bottle at home ... dark brown ... no head ... soft fruits ... soft red wine nose ... tart fruits ... sour berries ... ok.. not as bad as i remember it... 2.7

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
checkmatei1 (765) - Willow Grove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Draft @ Monk’s: Had this at the Brett Pack Dinner during PBW. Poured a nice brown color with not much head. The aroma was sour, oak, vanilla and cherry. The flavor was very wine like, dry oak, cherry, currants, vanilla, sour and tart. Overall, FAN-tastic beer. I want more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GodOfThunder (1248) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAR 19, 2009
Thanks to whomever brought this to Redlight before the O-Town Throwdown! Pours reddish brown with a sour and tart fruity aroma. Flavors are sour fruits and a little malt. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lb4lb (2574) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 18, 2009
Bottle. Pours chocolate reddish with a light beige head. Smell is tart, cherry like with dark fruit, from the currants. Taste is quite sour with tart cherries and berries, some light hops and noticeable funk. Medium body and carbonation and very enjoyable overall. Perhaps my favorite Russian River Sour, ahead of Supplication.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MiP (14447) - 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.

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