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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
vtafro (6731) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JUL 27, 2009
UPDATED: JAN 29, 2010 Bottle. Dark red(almost brown) pour with slight head that fades within a minute. Tart berries fill the nose with an oak subtlety. Not my favorite sour but still very nice. Flavor ends tart with a lasting aftertaste. Well done sour.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - JUL 26, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 30, 2009 Bottle shared. Poured dark red, ruby, with a small white head. Aroma of tart fruit (would have guessed cherry, if label didn’t say currant), oak, brett. Taste is tart, oaky fruit, with some spice. Tannins make this seem vinous, except the funk would be terrible in wine. Very enjoyable and unique brew. Mouth is light and smooth. Low carbonation. Overall, another solid RR brew. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DragonStout (1410) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUL 26, 2009
Sampled at MuckFest 09! Poured a nice deep red color with a small head.A nice sour cherry, wine like nose. Flavors of vinous cherry slightly tart but refreshing.Finished of tart.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thebaldwizard (1206) - Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2009
Deep reddish body with a very full white head. The aroma is of wet oak, acidic wine, and a hint of pepper. The carbonation is lively, but not too effervescent in the mouth. Taste is very vinous with oak, and light berry tastes playing in the background. Really refreshingly tart and well balanced. Another winner from RR.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JUL 24, 2009
It’s been awhile since I’ve visited the land of Russian River. When you visit, your stay is punctuated with beers that vary wildly but most, if not all, at the best of the best. Consecration is a beer that just keep the Russian River engine chugging along. Such a great, great beer.

The beer pours out a deep cherrywood/maroon/brick red color. Fizzy white head which dissipated quickly. Beautiful coloring. Aroma has a strong funky red wine angle hitting you in both nostrils head on. Fresh orchard cherries, wet dirt and the vinous notes really take it to an extraordiniary level. Flavor has the deep sour berry/cherry notes, tannic, peppery wood and bitter black grape skin. Just.....yeah.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerchugger (716) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - JUL 24, 2009
Poured a deep brown and a tad ruddy. The head was minimal and diminished almost immediately. Very lively carbonation. There was a strong dominate vinuous aroma which was really quite amazing. Some sweet sugars and dark fruits were noticeable as well. The taste was delicately sour and some sweet fruit came through as the currants presented themselves. There was a bit of a horseblanket/barnyard quality that added a very unique quality to the beer. The finish was where the sourness was really amplified and felt. This beer tended to be vinous, deep, complex, and with a bit of a wild and untamed characteristic; and of course, sour. This was one of those beer experiences I didn’t want to end. I was sitting out under the stars on my new deck just watching the clouds gently roll on by. My little girl was sitting next to me while eating some chips and I was enjoying this. For a moment, life was at peace and rest. Extremely enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jkwalking05 (4606) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2009
Dark ruby brown in color with a decent sized beige head. Aroma is tart with some funk and cherries. Taste is very woody and sour with funk and fruit.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
italianjohn (2908) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 23, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 22, 2010 Poured a dark golden color little bit of white head ... oaky aroma and dark fruits cherry ..... tastes of red wine little oaky slightly tart with a dry and slight bitterness at the end ... lots of flavor and well balanced .... Can’t go wrong with Russian River

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndreasJaeger (505) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUL 22, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 24, 2010 Bottle. Brown/Red color with fizzy head. Sour aromas berries red wine cherry oak. Taste Sour lemon cherry oak red wine. Great sour ale

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 22, 2009
Rating 1,000. Consumed in the always enjoyable company of JCB, emacgee, and TURDFERGUSON. Pours reddish purple-brown with nice carbonation fizzing to the top into a beige head that stayed around, albeit small. Tart, sour acetic nose, with currants, blackberries, lemon, sour oak, more freshly cut twig flavors, tannins, and sweetness. Tastes surprisingly bitter/tannic with the currants really coming out. Unique mix of bitter and sour. Not my favorite RR sour, but a tasty beer.

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