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RATINGS: 1137   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.13   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
badgerben (4483) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - APR 25, 2009
SourFest II. Bottling #1. Courtesy of Skyview. Dark brown color with no head. Sweet malt aroma. Very fruity taste. Some currant notes. Heavy and thick malt. Finishes off with a bit of oak.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DonMagi (5596) - bantervile, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2009
Bottle thanks to an american chap had over at mesandsims. Alround rating: Spicey tartness, some cherry berry fruityness, very peppery, seems to have more bitterness than expected also. Its kind of like a quad thats got infected or like its got red wine in it or something. Its not really my scene, i prefer my sours clean and sour, where as this is sweet and spicey, infact it doesnt really seem to be a sour to me, more just a beer with berry fruit in it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pepsican (1447) - @ $13.99, Iowa, USA - APR 25, 2009
hand bottle from my favorite person thats ever left iowa for santa rosa. OK, you may be the only one, but don’t feel less special. Thanks joey. High light of the night for me. Amber pour with a nice little head coming off of it. Flavor was up front cranberry, plums, an plenty of tannic wine notes. Very tart, mildly refreshing and yum. I had a good time with this one, so did everyone else. Thanks a bunch.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - APR 22, 2009
Minimal head, wonderfully ruddy dark bronze color, big, slick (almost) body from the currants. Aroma is deeply fruited, sweet and sour mixing. Quite fruity flavors; sour but not heavily so. Wonderful melding of flavors includes tannins (leather, 9 volt battery) and a raisin quality to the fruit. Drinks very easily, and not much hint of 10% (bottle split among three people). Delicious and worth investing in (which is what I have done).

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Enniskillen (2029) - Salinas, California, USA - APR 22, 2009
Ruby with no head. Aroma is a light funk, currants are strong, light oak, vanilla. Taste is a nice sourness, currants showing, light grapefruit zest, oak. Body is a bit more lively then I like, but with these beers it’s hard to get dead on.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
polomagnifico (1202) - Saginaw, Michigan, USA - APR 22, 2009
Bottle from lb4lb, you the man Deniz! Aroma has notes of berries, oak, dried dark fruits, and cobwebs. Very deep amber brown hue with a small off white foamy head that mostly diminished and left no lace. Flavor is sweet, tart, woody, earthy and funky! Very nice!! Palate is medium bodied and lively. Holy shit balls we have a winner!! The best sour I’ve had to date and I can only imagine what some age would do on it. Bravo!! Out of this world!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Skyview (5242) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - APR 20, 2009
Received 750 ml bottle via trade with 5000 and sampled at Skyview Sourfest II. Pours a semi-hazy ruby reddish brown brew with a lasting beige head with leaves behind a thin spotty lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, tart berries, oak, vanilla and a hint of raisin. Taste is smooth, fruity with flavors of tart berries, some malt, vanilla, cherries and some mild yeast funk. Finish is tart berry and oak flavors with an aftertaste of caramel, tart berries and some alcohol warmth.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
theisti (3259) - Leawood, Kansas, USA - APR 20, 2009
750 ml corked and caged bottled, generously acquired for me by bvc. Marked 001x3 on bottle. Pour is ruby brownish, mostly clear with a very noisy fizzy off white head that fades really fast. Aroma of raisins, grapes and oak barrel. Very much a red wine - Zinfandel nose, excepting the funk weirdness to follow. Some sharp alcohol in the back. Some funk, dry sourness, hint of citrus. A bunch going on in the nose. Taste is black cherry tart sour with funk behind that. Fruit is really nice. Next comes the red wine and wood, nice interesting combo. Brett is there to wake things up a bit but it’s a minor taste component. This reminds me of a jacked up Rodenbach Grand Cru. Palate is medium, with active carbonation. Nice lingering tart sour. Nice one, thanks Brandon.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pantanap (3365) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2009
UPDATED: APR 28, 2009 750ml bottle from a recent trade.....pours a very dark amber reddish brown with a half-finger sustaining light beige head.... aroma of a slightly metallic note with sour funk, oak, and red fruit. fruit aspects come into play more prominently as the beer warms.... flavors are a nice meshing of refreshing tartness, red fruit, and cherry. a well-timed general sweetness develops towards the finish while still maintaining a lively mouthfeel throughout. easy drinking even at 10%. russian river continues to never disappoint.....editted: alcohol slowly creeps up as i work my way through the glass.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
xmarcnolanx (929) - Kirkwood, Missouri, USA - APR 17, 2009
Aroma is pennies, fruity, funky, lactic, and hints of barn. Taste is malty, some cola, sourness, caramel, and fruit. Finish is slightly sour, malty, sweet, and more fruit. Solid, but needs a looooong time.


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