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RATINGS: 1178   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
McGrupp612 (139) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2009
Split a bottle with my buddy Steve at union jacks. This was his first sour ale and he is hooked. It poured a muddy mahogany with a small tan head. The aroma was of sour berries, brett, oak, slight vinegar and a hint of darker fruit. The taste was fantastic! Great balance of fruit, funk, and oak. Not too sweet, not too sour and the oak rounded everything out. This was dangerously drinkable. It is hard to believe that this beer has a 10% ABV. This is my favorite sour ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
xnoxhatex (1305) - Grand Rapids/Chicago, Michigan, USA - JUN 16, 2009
Bottle at DLD ’09. Dark brown and cloudy with small beige head. Aroma is sour fruit and tart and big oak. Flavor is real sour, some barrel, tart and lots of fruit, berry. Medium body and sour pucker. Fantastic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 20/20
m4rest88 (387) - Beverly Hills, California, USA - JUN 14, 2009
Special thanks to bman1113vr for this opportunity. Pours with a dark ruby, amber hue Aroma is of alcohol, yeast, and dark fruits. Flavor has an alcoholic beginning with a sour ending - amazing taste! Medium texture with light carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bb (7382) - Alamo, California, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Bottle. Rich amber-ruby-brown beer with a cream colored head. Tart/sour aroma with nice currant fruitiness and some oak. Tart/sour flavor with currants, oak, and malt showing through. Medium bodied. Lingering sour/tart and some currants. Nice acetic notes. Wonderful.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BBB63 (6426) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JUN 12, 2009
RATING 4K, many thanks must go to my man SoCal Connection Jon for providing me this bottle: Rich mahogany hue with a small but lasting bubbly head in my big ole Karmeliet glassware. The aroma is pure heaven, wild berries (aka the currants), moderate lacto and brett influences, vinegar and sour milk, caramel and toast, lovely oak tannic expression, salty and smoky too. I could smell this all day. The taste is hardly a letdown, sharp acidity and fruit over a layer of caramel supported by a clean oaky finish. Well rounded and utterly refreshing, I had over half this 750 finished before writing down a word because it was so drinkable. The fruity acidity just never stops, simply the finest Sour Beer I have ever had, KNOW THAT!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SudsMcDuff (6764) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2010 uplifting cherry, slight sour notes .. . dark brown .. . light foam .. . tart and surprising and fun .. . a tasty brew, good berry flavours with a joyful complexity.. i wish i had more.. batch 3 was good, but after having batch 1 yesterday..wow! .. We’ll be right back after a word from Binford Tools.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
nqualls (1452) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUN 11, 2009

Source: Sample at a tasting in Nashville.
Glass: Snifter.
Appearance: Poured a hazy brown color with a thin beige head.
Aroma: Fruits, cherries and oak are present.
Flavor: Sweet malt backed solidly by a sour, dry finish. Sour cherries and currants present.
Palate: Medium/light body with solid carbonation.
Overall: Solid sour. Another please!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Birdiebeagle (958) - Perkasie, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 9, 2009
Bottle Pours a clear brown with a good off white fizzy head. The head leaves quickly. Reminds me of soda pop. Aroma is of dark fruit. Apples, cherries, and a touch of the oak. Has a good carbonation. The flavor is real good. A lot of sweetness but kicked up by a sour ending. Has a dry texture. This is a differnt style than I would normally drink but it is excellent. Has a great finish and the aftertaste stays with you for days. This is quite a tasty beer. Cost a little more than I spend but was worth it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
fonefan (38685) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUN 9, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 22, 2009 Bottle 75cl.
[ Courtesy of Uncle Jimbo ]. Light unclear medium amber color with virtually none head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, berry sour, wood, like a mix of old Bordeaux wine - grapes - apples - citrus, alcoholic, fruity - apricot ? Flavor is heavy sweet, moderate acidic and sour with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft to flat, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20090306]
Bottle 75cl. @ Papsoes blindtasting. [ Bottle #13. ]
Unclear medium orange amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy berry sour, citrus, grape, caramel, wood, fruity, cask wood. Flavor is heavy sweet, moderate to light light heavy acidic and vinegar with a long duration, and a dry dry finish. Body is medium, texture is watery to oily, carbonation is soft. [20090105]

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sneagrams3 (2337) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - JUN 8, 2009
Murky, with a dark ruby hue. Aromas of dark fruit. Plums and tart cherries. Big effervescence. Finishes dry and astringent. Tart and tingling with vinuous notes. Cloying finish with a hint of cranberries.

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