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RATINGS: 1190   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (755) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle thanks (thanks!!!) to bursprak. Pours hazy reddish brown with some sediment. Aromas of sour berries, vinous currant notes, vanilla, vinegar, malts, vanilla, almondy sweetness, balsamico. Taste is sour currants, vinous notes, vanilla, vinegar, balsamico. This is goddamn speciel!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Fritz123 (1360) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Yes a 5. Why? If this isn’t a 5 than I don’t know what is. If I find something better I will knock this down a click or two. Shared with Dan and Brian Ge at the house (on my birthday.) Small snifters. Pours a deep reddish brown with no head. The aroma is super tart fruits and red wine cabernet barrels. The taste is amazing balanced and smooth. It’s not too tart or funky, just right. The blend of the dark fruits and the Cabernet barrel was spot on. The texture is awesome and light. It’s just simply awesome.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Joel (114) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 24, 2015
@Monk’s Café in Philadelphia. Oak, vanilla, and dark fruits. Complex and very good!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
JHeath99 (1470) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JAN 24, 2015
Bottle. Pours a transparent dark amber with nonexistent head. Aroma and taste are amazing. Tart and sour. Malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (4283) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 20, 2015
Shared bottle. Pours clear, dark caramel with fizzy off-white head. Aroma is balsamic, cereal and toasted malts, vanilla, oak, and dates. Flavor is bready malt profile with some caramel, plenty of dark fruit sour notes, and some subtle acidity. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bmerz (740) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - JAN 10, 2015
Bottle from Nov 2013 drank Jan 2015. Pours with a vigorous fleeting head and deep ruby color. Aroma is very big red wine, must, berry, and deep sour. Flavor is very tart and forward currants with wine notes throughout. It’s a bit sacrin sweet but balances by a dynamic interplay of everything else. It could age longer but is lovely now with no apparent signs of age. Feel is both citric and lively but dense and silken over a long finish. Even though I have had it a handful of times before this is astonishingly good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (7105) - Ohio, USA - JAN 8, 2015
750 ml bottle from batch 1 X 003 I think from notes. Pours a dark reddish brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have big tart/sour berries and dark fruit character, oak, cherry, vanilla, funk, some vinegar comes through, the cab barrel influences are noticeable and work well with the base beer. Absolutely no sign of the 10 %. Another solid RR beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleigator (496) - GERMANY - DEC 27, 2014
Many thanks to Michael for the bottle. Pours a fiery dark red color, with a fizzy, small head. Smells of an intriguing tart funkiness, part barnyard, part sour, fermented fruit. Both smells blend very well together, supported by a pleasant, wooden malt note. The currants got a sweet, pungent hint to them, which enhances their sour aspect. The fruitiness turns even more present, while the brew warms up. Begins with musty, wooden malts, joined by prickly currants, on which a dry, funky sourness settles, accompanying the fruity acidity. The barrel character provides wooden oak qualities, setting the balance of the beer. Then the sourness gets even dryer and more acidic, drying-out the tongue. Drinks dangerously easy, the alcohol is extremely well hidden. Finishes with matured, slightly wooden, leathery malts, with the addition of ripe grapes, while the tartness covers the outside of my teeth, leaving back a melange of joung currants and slick acidity.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Welley_Alves (226) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - DEC 24, 2014
Excelente sour barrel-aged da Russian River. Vermelho-escura, com média formação de espuma, desprendendo aroma cítrico e vínico, com notas secundárias de oxidação, como molho inglês e cassis. Na boca, acidez pronunciada, com baixo amargor, corpo baixo e boa carbonatação, permanecendo as notas vínicas do aroma, seguidas da percepção do barril e envelhecimento. Final seco, ácido. Excelente breja! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scouser (303) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Aroma of dark cherry, vinegar and alcohol. Pours a coke colour with no head or lacing. Taste is sour black cherry, vinegar (not too much), nice nutty dry finish. I always equate a good sour to eating a good sharp cheese. I love this one.

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