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RATINGS: 1248   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14/5   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CurbDog (112) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 20, 2016
Small off white head, mostly created from very high carbonation that keeps bubbles flowing to the top of the beer. Clear Ruby mahogany colour. Sour, tart dark fruit. Sour flavour, light chocolate, dark fruit, raspberry, cherry, very subtle funk. High carbonation, medium light mouthfeel, dry finish. Very nice blend of complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
TH28 (355) - - FEB 20, 2016
310ml bottle. 9/17/15 bottle date. Appearance: Deep brown, clear, with a ruby red hue. Fizzy carbonation on the pour, with an off white head that dissipated quickly. Aroma: Vinous sour cherry upfront, slight oak and berry character. Lactic acid noticeable. Taste: Rich malt sweetness, loads of dark fruit character, some light toasted oak, and a Cabernet note shows up on the swallow. Lactic sourness strong throughout, but builds to sharp bite at the finish. Mouthfeel: Medium body with a high carbonation. Very little evidence of the 10% ABV. Finish: Lingering cherry and lactic tartness Overall: An outstanding sour brown. Loads of dark fruit flavor highlighted by cherry, with a Cabernet vinous character throughout. Amazing complexity for a sour

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ElManana (1729) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - FEB 18, 2016
Bottle at home, thanks to tderoeck for sharing! Lots of funk, whinish notes. Sour but not disturbing like some american sours. Oaky, leathery. Some red fruits. Good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drsordr (2239) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2016
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 batch 1001x4. Pour dark red with thin ecru head. Nose light funk, red wine, tart cherry, definitely fruit character. Taste nice tart up front, currant, plum, fig, trace of citrus and just a hint of anise. Some sweet malt late palate. Sweet and tart finish. Great flavors and complexity for an old beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
tderoeck (7877) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 9, 2016
28/I/16 - 37.5cl bottle from a trade @ ElManana’s place - BB: n/a, bottled: II/11/14 (2016-84) Thanks to halo3one for the trade!

Clear purple dark beer, small aery irregular head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: fruity, funky, vinous notes. MF: ok carbon, medium body. Taste: pretty sour, funky, bit leathery, more funk. Aftertaste: sourish, bit funky, acidic, some tannins, fruity, red berries.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (8518) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jinroh (1102) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tsekouratos (590) - 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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Whatup14 (1534) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FrankZappa7 (432) - 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!

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