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RATINGS: 1122   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.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (449) - - MAY 27, 2014
Sampled at Russian River, Santa Rosa, CA. The taster glass arrived with virtually no head on this dark brown/hint of red wine-colored beer. Aroma is complex: sour cherries, wood and yeast. Flavor is tart and funky - delicious and quenching. Finish is vinegar and puckering. Delicious. From notes 2/19/13.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
falco242 (251) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Their sours never fail...nice tart aroma and darker than most sours, and while I prefer some of the ones aged in white wine barrels, this is impressive.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2881) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
Batch 03X2. Hazy ruby-orange. Aroma is strongly tart, with wet wood & slightly rotting fruit. Flavour - bracingly tart & sour fruit with wood & caramel background. Some vinous notes, a bit of leather & tobacco. Feels a bit tired, but still a pretty great beer.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerenberger (1423) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAY 22, 2014
On tap at Russian River Brewery - Aroma of currents, vinous, and Brett. Pours a dark translucent mahogany with no head or lacing. The taste is amazing! Vinous, Brett, currents and lip puckering sourness. Medium-light body and moderate carbonation. Overall, I am moving to CA! This is an nice sour beer'

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
starcross (60) - Indiana, USA - MAY 21, 2014
Pour was dark amber with no head but a lively carbonation. Got a winey nose with a little funk to it. A little wood taste, a little funk. Tart and tasty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ricoslim (116) - - MAY 18, 2014
Had thanks to VanS in a trade. Pours amber with a light head. What every sour wants to be. What a great beer. The sharpness of the cherries and level of sourness is perfect.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jerm719 (106) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - MAY 8, 2014
Superb! Wood, earth, barnyard. Focused on dark fruit, currants, black cherry, plum. Perfect balance, great sourness. Long unbelievable finish. I’m in heaven ....

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
biggsbowler (262) - Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle Batch 7 - Pours a murky brown. Lots of currants, winey, grape, and funky in the aroma. The taste is very tart w/ a strong taste of the currants, grapes, and dates. Pretty solid!!!

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
UncleKorm (788) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - APR 24, 2014
On tap poured a ruby red hue w/ thin mostly diminishing head w/ visible alcohol breaking up the lacing. Moderate wine aroma. Initial flavor is light sweet w/ a bold sour finish. Tastes are wine, oak, bretty funk, milk, currants and truffles. Full bodied and lasting Brett in the finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leveejr (101) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 22, 2014
Fantastic beer! Pours a dark red/brownish color and smells like wine, tart fruit, slight booze, wine, and oak. Taste is tart apple, slight oak and winey as well. Nice champagne like carb. Overall phenomenal and I will definitely have again ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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