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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Abijen (1432) - ’s-Hertogenbosch, NETHERLANDS - APR 20, 2014
Pours a dark orange brown beer with a small white head. Smells medium sour, little butter. Tastes heavy sour, vinegar. Average carbo, thin body and a dry texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
ansjelaah (1356) - Westelbeers, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
Bottle @ van moll tasting. Brown red color. Sweet and tastes fruity, sweet, sour, wine.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Benzai (8140) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
Bottle @ Van Moll Tasting shared by Joes. Batch 002X3. Clear dark amber, deep red color, small off-white to beige head. Smell and taste sourish, red fruits, sour cherries or sour red berries, sharp sourness, wooden barrel. Medium dry finish, medium body, medium carbonation. Certainly a nice beer, but too sharp sour for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (3979) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2014
Bottle @ Proeftafel Van Moll. Amber colour with a small off-white head. Smells sourish, brown sugar, cherry, red fruits. Tastes sour, red fruits, intense sour. Medium body, soft carbo, lasting sourness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (764) - California, USA - APR 18, 2014
Pours amber with thin white head. Rich fruit, wine and tart aroma. Oak, red wine, fruit, tart and malt flavors. Medium body and carbonation with a tart fruity finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
batneil (281) - - APR 13, 2014
A strong beer, starting to taste more like a wine. It’s good though, fruity and sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1062) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 23, 2014
Bottle from Healthy Spirits, SF. Pours ruby and hazy. Sour cherry and dark bready malt aroma. Very sour, with some dark fruits. Tart finish. Smooth full body. Nice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beastmaster (245) - Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Gift from bmmillsy. Brown, amber, mahogany. Thin lacing. Butterscotch, fruity (apple, cherry, pear), sour, bread. Delectable. This sour has tremendous favor, much of which has barrel notes; oak, tart cherry, tart grape cab sav. 10% abv. Unbelievable. I’d like to have a palate of these

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Clownoisseur (210) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Bottled 9/14/12. Pours a deeper copper, some maroon hues with a small fizzy head that fades quick into a ring around the glass with a nice amount of carbonation constantly racing up the sides of the glass. Aromas very vinous, musty, some dark fruit and light breads. Taste is loaded with barrel character from the Cab Sauvignon, oak, some tart apple, light plum. Keeps a very lively mouthfeel. Flavors culminate in a crisp, dry finish. On the higher end of the tart/sour spectrum, but enough character to withstand the alcohol content (very well-hidden) and keep it drinkable. Excellent beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BMMillsy (1329) - Florida, USA - MAR 20, 2014
Bottle from the brewery. Poured to a Ynibroue tulip glass. This one pours dark reddish purple with a hint of brown and a one finger off white head that dissipates quickly in a fizzy furry.. Aroma is strong vinous cabernet notes, sour vinegar, black cherry and other fruits. Flavor is a beautiful medley of dark cherries and sour vinegar, some bold wine like notes, other fruits, and a bit of booze intermingled with oak on the back end. Super tart and sour with nearly spritzy high carbonation. Heavy bodied and a big beer that can probably sneak up on you. Good stuff.

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