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RATINGS: 1256   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14/5   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 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bp (892) - New York, New York, USA - OCT 5, 2009
Draft: dark red, no head, sour cherry tart aroma and taste, some hints of the oak, makes you pucker up a bit, quite smooth, really an excellent beer. Glad I got to try it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ManvsCity (183) - Redmond, Washington, USA - OCT 3, 2009
1/2 growler from Bottleworks. Really have to coax the head out of this one. Thin ring of bubbles, no lacing. Golden red body, placid. Aromas of finished oak wine barrels and stone fruits. Flavors of strawberry, cherry, balsamic, hoppy sourness, and hints of cognac. Smooth mouthfeel with a real pucker at the end. A nearly perfect sour red ale from RR.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Macegan75 (818) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 3, 2009
Pours a nice dark ruby color with a light tan head a more corbnation than I expected. Nose is complex with oak, sweet currants, sour cherries and other slightly funky phenols are prevalent. The first sip is strong with sour flavors a hint of vinegar and alcohol but the oakiness overwhelms every thing but the sour. I well balanced beer and probably the best American sour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjay44 (3438) - Salida, Colorado, USA - SEP 29, 2009
Pitcher pour at 2009 GABF. Pours a thin head over an amber (SRM 15) clear body....nose is barnyard, urine, sour fruits.....taste is sour, balsamic vinegar, fruity, with cherry, raisin, ending with a vinous tang....mouth feel is light, carbonation low. This is a lovely example of its type, and the wonderful results being created. Tasting of 9/26/09.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3360) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2009
As far as Russian River beers go, this is definitely not my favorite. IMO, they make better beers. Batch 001X1. Thanks Jason. The beer pours to a dark ruby brown body with a tall foamy light tan head. The aroma is tart cherry and raspberry and rhubarb. Almost a light lychee fruit. Kind of Rodenbach Grand Cru like aroma (but better). The flavor is kind of has a deep chocolate and cabernet wine thing. Tart and only slightly sour flavor. Deep currants on the finish. The palate is sour and dry.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2009
Tasting at GABF. Big dark copper/brown clear body with white head. Sweet boozy aroma that is very fruity and fruit-sour. Roasted alt notes also. DIverse smell. Medium body. Alcohol is there the whole way through. Sour fruit and wood chip dominate. dry lightly sour finish (best part of the brew)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rusty (1546) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2009
courtesy of hellbilly pours a hazy red ruby with a small white head. aroma is currants light sourness oat. flavor is currants sourness wood cidery tartness. great brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2009
750mL bottle, batch 1. Poured crystal-clear medium garnet with a fizzy, but surprisingly-retained cap of beige head. The aroma was sour with red vinous notes and black currants leading.. softer berry, light toffee, and nutty backing.. extremely well presented. The flavor opened with tart currants and lesser berry notes with more woody and vinegary notes showing up across the middle.. finished tart and funky with more currants. Medium-bodied and bracingly tart on the palate.. sour, woody, and well put-together, with great use of the oak and fruit.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kyzr (1390) - Montana, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Rusty amber pour with small thin tan head. Sour funky cherry nose. Flavor is woody, cherry, dried current, chunky figs and a ton of other stuff that I’m too dumb to figure out. Just makes you pucker, but man I want another sip.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (5256) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2009
bottle thanks to my brother. deep chocolate brown with ruby hints. nose is wood, and funk with a smooth tartness. very nice on the palate with a definite champagne characteristic that defines the sour/tartness quite well.

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