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RATINGS: 1204   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 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kidobutai (560) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUL 31, 2015
Poured from a bottle. Little head, effervescent and yellow-orange. The aroma is a decent sour, very tasty taste. Tobacco and lemon.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Prolitariat777 (102) - St george, Utah, USA - JUL 30, 2015
Another awesome brew from RR. Dark fruits and dark malts. Mostly caramel and some tartness. Wine like of dark Cabernet and some Pinot noir character. Finishes sherry like with evident carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
williamstome (1506) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 29, 2015
Ruddy brown pour. Awesome tart aroma of cherry, chocolate, plum and red wine. Flavor is simply amazing. Tart and fruity, with cherry, raspberry, plum, peach, and red wine. Rich, dry and tannic.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GRM (3428) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 22, 2015
Brown bottle, 375 ml, bottled on 112213, savoured on May 1st 2015; eye: brown with a ruby hue, semi-opaque, no effervescence, no head, no lacing; nose: black currant, wild yeasts, woody, tannin, intense, light residual sugar; mouth: black currant, wild yeasts, woody, tannin, intense, light residual sugar, finale in black currant with presence of small berries acridness, medium-full body, below-average carbonation, mildly sweet, slick texture; overall: fine FRANÇAIS Bouteille brune, 375 ml, embouteillée 112213, savourée le 1er mai 2015; œil : brune avec une teinte rubis, semi-opaque, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse, pas de dentelle; nez : cassis, levures sauvages, boisé, tanin, intense, léger sucre résiduel; bouche : cassis, levures sauvages, boisé, tanin, intense, léger sucre résiduel, finale en cassis avec légère présence d’âcreté, corps moyen-corsé, carbonatation sous la moyenne, moyennement sucrée, texture coulante; en résumé : bien

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
fraternie (950) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 16, 2015
An essay in balance, as rich caramel malt combines with super plummy, raisiny character and vivid dark berry and bing cherry fruit. Finishes on a subtly intertwined sour note. Long fniish, all in finesse.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (8325) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JUL 11, 2015
Bottle, shared at RBAG 2015 by Sid. Batch 007 from 2011. Very hazy golden amber, sour cherries and bready caramel, yoghurt and light funk. I could crush a lot of this

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SinH4 (1399) - Garching, GERMANY - JUN 28, 2015
UPDATED: JUN 29, 2015 Sampler at the brewpub in Santa Rosa. Copper-amber color with small white ring. Oaky, apple tartness, plumbs, caramel. Still definitely a Sour Red, but it?s American - undoubtful. Taste is heavy on the lemon citrusness, but also plums, candied apples, and a bit bitter - feels like a heavy french red-wine, quite tanninic. Perfect mouthfeel. A truly great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
PartyFowle (734) - - JUN 23, 2015
Colored a deep crimson-brown, with a little yellow at the edges. Smell is of caramel malts and syrupy molasses. Carbonation is noticeable in the nose and almost burns the nostrils if you whiff too close. Flavor is two-sided: malt up front, tartness in the back. Barrel-aging produced a very pronounced wood flavor, almost like chewing on a piece of oak. You get a blast of orangey lemon citrus just at the swallow. Tartness is most noticeable as you begin to drink, but the dark, rich, woody flavors come after the swallow and builds after each sip. Medium body. Heavily carbonated almost to champagne levels, but it works. A complex and delicious brew, with each flavor pairing beautifully and playing off the others. Bottles empty themselves quickly in my presence.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
MRodgers1982 (111) - USA - JUN 18, 2015
Wood and tart plum aroma. Flavor of tartness malts and dark fruits. Finishes dry and plumb wine like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bartzluke (433) - Oklahoma, USA - JUN 12, 2015
3 oz chilled pour from tap into cylindrical taster as part of Russian River’s “everything on tap” sampled (16 beers this time around) at the brewery itself. I realize that drinking 16 different 3 oz pours is not ideal for proper rating, but when will I ever have an opportunity like this again? Tastes like a very sour cider. Bit fruity, but in a different kind of way.

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