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RATINGS: 1253   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 Toronadoís 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeeBee21 (51) - NH, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Big bubbly head, pretty think dark mahogany color in the pour. Aroma of dark dried fruit in the sweetness, some vinegar, and sour apple in the nose. Flavor is very similar, lots of the sour apple and a apple cider as well. Tart at the front but finishes sweeter yet still dry. Really quite nice, and I am not a sour fan.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jblauvs (1357) - Chester, Vermont, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Dark Brown pour with plum highlights. Pillowy offwhite head. Aroma is Fruity and Musty with notes of torpical fruits, red currant and plum. Also some booze and light vinegar notes. Flavor is an explosion of tart currant, cider, barnyard and some great funky notes. Finish is dry and tart with some lingering plum and Green apple. Grandiose.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Thanks you to awaisanen for this hookup. 750ml 001X4.Dark brown pour with a slight purple tint. Vigerous tan head. Aroma is tart tropical fruit with lots of currant, plum, raisin, and fig. A bit of a funk character and some leather sneak in as well. Flavor is sweet nectar, currant and tart apple cider. Dark fruit malt character is also quite prevalent, though with a funky tart twist. Palate is full, rich, and prickly with a puckery finish...amazing.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jrob21 (3405) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Dark red pour with almost no head or carbonation. Ridiculous fruit aroma dominated by cherry and other red fruits. Very pungent mouth feel at first that fades into a smooth woody fruity flavor. Finish is slightly alcoholic. Other than the first burst of tartness there is not much else to remind you this is a sour beer. Get a lot of fruit flavors and malt after the initial tartness. Very entertaining beer but I donít think I could drink more than one. First time I ever experienced a distinct upset stomach from a sour beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftycarl21 (2338) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2009
Batch 1. Dark brown pour with blood red tints. Aroma is excellent; currant, cherry, dark fruit, and a bit of mango as well, with the classic sour, vinegar and musty notes from the brett. Flavor is incredible; tartness hits almost immediately, and gradually smooths out to a sweet and delicious finish. Taste is much more fruity than bretty, with notes of apple cider, plum, and some lighter fruit notes as well. Palate is also really really nice; not too aggressive with the sourness. Awesome brew.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
brandonbrew (24) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 6, 2009
A great sour beer from Vinnie. I would introduce this to people who have never enjoyed a sour. It hits on all points

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MarinaMarket (254) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - SEP 5, 2009
50F from the bottle, batch 23. Wicked active beer, lots of action in the head. Very strong, sour and purposeful. If it werenít for my recent education in sour beers, I probablty wouldnít have enjoyed it, but Consecration is certainly an acute example of an aged sour brew. If you like sour beers, you will LOVE this beer! Over-the-top, balls-to-the-wall, you better be sitting down.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tgncc (3090) - Bellmore, New York, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Aroma of sour fruit, berries, soy sauce. Very nice. The appearance is an opaque medium brown, tan head. The Flavor is soy sauce, vinegar, sweet berries, funk. Beuatiful. The finish is sweet fruit, and sour. The alcohol isvery well hidden. Excellent represtation of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (7812) - Helsinge, DENMARK - SEP 3, 2009
Rating #1400. Bottle brought home from RR by hallinghansen. Thank you so much for sharing this Jacob! Hazy reddish brown with a steady medium off white head. Very complex aroma of berries, cherry, strawberry, light acid and light balsamicco. Flavour is cherry, blackcurrant, acid, funk, oak and a snatch of sweet caramel. Lovely creamy texture. The 10% ABV is very well hidden. Good job on this sour flemish like beer.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MesandSim (7117) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 1, 2009
A Mes rate. Bottle at home.
Murky brown with a thin light beige head. Aroma is a stunner. Straight ten. Incredible fruit, tart cider apples, some dirt and pig farm funk, burly booze, awesome Russian River wooden notes, coca cola, freshly rain watered tarmac, poppy seeds and thick preserve fruit madness. Think that just about does it. The flavour is certainly not in the same league and in all honesty I was a little underwhelmed at first but it is gettin better by the sip. Amazing lemony sourness that is unique to Russian River. An intense lick of hardcore tart sweetness that is kicked to death instantly by the big bruising barrel notes. Sadly itís a little to brief to really hit the spot. Excellent dryness and such a superb blend of sweet and sour. There is just something holding it back that I canít quite put my finger on. It has to be said that the wine notes are just perfect. Itís really asking to be given a 9 but still there is something not letting me change the score. Maybe it just needs a little age. Whatever, it must be very good, Iíve just written a full page of notes.

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