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RATINGS: 1077   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DTM (780) - Winters, California, USA - DEC 14, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a brown with a slight hint of red. Tastes of dark fruits and even a hint of oak. Solid brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Atheist_Peace (884) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
Sort of a dirty mahogany pour with beige head that doesn’t last at all. I think this beer has the noisiest head I’ve every noticed. Sounds like especially violent Rice Crispies. There’s a significant red wine note to the nose with lots of wood and funk. The currants are definitely noticeable as well. There’s also some tobacco in there. Quite sour on the palate with lots of that red wine flavour coming out. Good funk levels with enough fruit to balance everything out. For me the alcohol level detracts from an otherwise excellent brew. The carbonation is also really prickly.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (2175) - Oulu, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2013
Tap at Russian River Brewing, Santa Rosa. Colour is clear dark orange with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Fruits, berries and sourness.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1223) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours a reddish brown color with no head. Nose is wonderfully sour and tart with distinctive Cabernet notes. Taste is a romantic sour tart mixture of fruit, tart citrus and deep tannins . Finishes tartly on the palate, A wonderful sour. Quaff Score 8 / 10

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zgaier (1180) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2013
Pours a red brown with a tan head and tart aroma of fruits and wine. Taste is tart and sour, complex with dark fruit, grapes, red wine, wood, vinegar, currants, and oak leading to a long, dry sour finish. Great sour ale with tons of flavor

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutnick (378) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 26, 2013
Murky red. Aroma is mild tart and winey quality. Taste is big sour, significant cab sav wine flavour. Very dry finish which is perfect. Overall, a great sour - not too sweet, good level of sourness.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
sitzds (261) - - NOV 24, 2013
On tap at Beachwood BBQ poured into a tulip. Appears reddish brown with a thin cap that is not sticking. Aroma is sour cherries (the currants?), vinegar, barrel notes of oak and grape, plus tobacco and the yeast/bacteria funk. Flavors start with puckering tart cherry, ease into light fruit sweetness, and end with those drying red wine elements. Medium-full bodied, silky texture, active carbonation, and a dry finish. Complex and interesting overall.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
brian60625 (732) - Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2013
12 ounce bottle. Huge grape, wood and vinegar aroma. Dark ruby red appearance with steady amounts of carbonation, little foam. Flavors match the nose, very tart and sour, red wine aspects, mellow wood flavor in the background helps keep sourness approachable, aged ale aspect makes it a highly drinkable. Bubbly palate, medium bodied. The flavor just keeps coming, very durable and potent. I swirled it around for about 20 seconds and the taste kept popping out the entire time. Overall excellent and one of the best sours I've ever had. It's worth hunting down if you like this style.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
KingCecil (2033) - DENMARK - NOV 16, 2013
Bottle @ Halling Odense….. It pours clear dark brown with a small white head…. sour, fruits, grapes, oak, light dark fruits, tobacco, white wine….

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JBPortland (456) - Portland, Maine, USA - NOV 15, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2014 375ml bottle, thanks bytemesis! Pours dark red brown with a finger of head. Nose is tart earthy oak, dark fruits, wine, funk. Mouthfeel is smooth and well carbonated. Taste is tart berry, earthy, oak, wine, barrel, funk, sweet notes, bready notes. Finish is tart bready fruit, some caramel, plum, berry. Not boozy at all for 10%. Complex. Delicious.


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