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RATINGS: 1125   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Tide (1788) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 2, 2014
Draught at Westend tavern. Dark ruby color, white head. Bitter/sour taste with tart, cherry, acidic notes, tannins, hops and ripe fruits. Bitter/sour finish with cherry, ripe fruits and tart. Exquisite sour red.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Mep3222 (489) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - MAY 31, 2014
Aroma of dark fruit, wood, vanilla. Taste is dark fruit and woody. Get some of the peppery flavors from the cab barrels and other wine flavors. So complex and so many flavors. Full flavored. Well balanced for a sour. Lactic but maybe 6 or 10. Could be more lactic but the amount of lactic sour is balanced. 340 ratings before giving a 5, but I think this deserves it. Absolutely an amazing sour. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Mrnoluv (158) - long beach, California, USA - MAY 30, 2014
The smell is dried fruit, sour/tart cherries, hint of sweet booze, the look is murky brown with a little light coming thru. White low head, the taste is tart, fruit, boozy, but smooth. Even after the swallow the sour taste is smooth. I know many can’t get a hold of this, but if you do, you will agree it’s the best sour out there, no question!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RussianDragon (475) - - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
falco242 (257) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GregClow (2892) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerenberger (1448) - 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'

   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

   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Jerm719 (110) - 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 ....

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