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RATINGS: 1138   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (2035) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Draft at brewery. Nose is a blast of cheery a d grape with a fruit roll up character. Some winey and wood cone through in the flavor. Very acidic and chest burning. Seems to mask the enjoy ability of the fruity expression. Wood really comes through as it warms up.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zoucrew102 (585) - - JUL 13, 2014
375ml bottle, bottled on 2/11/14. Very strong red wine aroma with notes of currants. Pours dark brown tinged ruby colored with a thin off-white head and no lacing. Highly carbonated, what head there was initially burned off quickly. Taste starts sweet with currant notes with vinous undertones. Finishes quite tart with a red wine flavored palate that lingers. Very nice sour.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
NeoHippie2 (1057) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle from Lectvay, thanks again good sir! Wonderful ruby/brown pour. Aromas of wine barrels and berries. Wow this just smells amazing. Flavor is sweet and tart currants. Wonderful acidity and just a touch of oak. Delicious brew. Definitely lives up to the hype.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2772) - Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2014
375 ml bottle into tulip glass, batch 005X2E. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep ruby red color with a small fairly dense off white head with decent retention, that reduces to a ring of lacing fairly quickly. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big sour cherry, green apple, raisin, plum, fig, red wine, oak, clove, hay, straw, leather, musty funk, light vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity and balance of fruity/funky yeast, oak barrel, and fruit notes; with good strength. Taste of big sour cherry, green apple, raisin, plum, fig, red wine, oak, hay, straw, leather, musty funk, light vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Good amount of fruity/earthy sourness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour cherry, green apple, raisin, plum, fig, red wine, oak, hay, straw, leather, musty funk, light vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of fruity/funky yeast, oak barrel, and fruit flavors; with a great sweetness/sourness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth, acidic, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome fruited wild ale. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/funky yeast, oak barrel, and fruit flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GenDV138 (1620) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Draft as part of the full sampler at Russian River. Slightly hazy brown/amber with off-white head. Aromas of cherries, dark fruit, vinegar. Tastes of oak, cherries, dark fruit. Medium-light body with a very dry finish. Good stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
CapFlu (4588) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 30, 2014
Pours like a wine. Deep reddish brown body with nearly no head. Highly carbonated. Nose of vinegar, balsamic, sour cherries and wood. Flavour of very very tart. Great cherry base with a lasting acidic finish. Very satisfying. 12.68fl oz bottle. Courtesy of Blomster. Thanks so much Christer!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lizardking3 (116) - Springfield, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2014
My God.... This is wonderful. It’s pours an absolutely gorgeous dark plum color, and smells sweet and wonderful. It tastes immediately sour and then settles down so you can enjoy all of the currant and malts. It finishes so smooth, you would never know it is 10%. I love this beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Danyel (1047) - Colorado, USA - JUN 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with red hues and off-white head. Aroma is very oaky, wood, dark fruits, sour. Taste is woody, sweet and sour, ripe berries, lots of wine. Really delicious!

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Salmoniform (949) - Sweet Home, Oregon, USA - JUN 9, 2014
Poured from bottle to glass. Copper amber hue with off white fizzy head. Aroma is lactic, oak, sour cherry, wine grapes, acetic, malic. Mouthfeel is great with a medium light body and fizzy carbonation. Taste is dry throughout with tart sourness exploding through the finish and wrapping up with a nice tannin finish. Overall this is an exceptional sour brew!

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EamonTheGreat (150) - USA - JUN 7, 2014
Great sour. Pours dark with almost no head. The taste is of cherries and currants. The high ABV is hidden well. Overall one of the best and well balanced sours I've had. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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