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RATINGS: 1124   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
MaltOMeal (1091) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - MAR 31, 2009
bottle thanks to KAggie. pours a dark brown with an off-white head. Nose of perfume and oak. Taste is of vinous fruit. Mouthfeel was very sour.

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hrking (140) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 31, 2009
This is a great beer I had this on draft at the Russian River pub in Santa Rosa. Dark in appearance. Pours a dark brownish red color with a slight acidic nose . Taste is cherry tang on oak not cuvee sour but just enough to give this beer that awesome winesque. Something that Vinnie does better than everyone else! This beer takes a couple sips to get use to but it’s really hard to put down after a couple sips.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3453) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2009
On tap at Capone’s. Pours dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of sweettart candies, oaky notes, and lots of sweet notes. Flavor is very tart and acidic with Brett, light pale malts, a touch of yogurt, and wine-like notes (red grapes). Very flavorful but the palate is a bit wearing over time. Not my favorite type of sour but this was quite good. 9/4/8/3/15 (3.9/5)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
bleeng (1522) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2009
UPDATED: FEB 13, 2010 750 shared at the Houston funk/sour/lambic/gueze tasting. Weird thing: we had 4 bottles of this brought to the tasting-great minds drink alike. This one thanks to kaggie97. Filtered dark brown. Nose is very tangy, strong fruity flavors. Taste comes off sweet, fruity, very fizzy/carbonated then punchy. Not sure what to think about this one. Next time we’ll try this earlier in the rotation. But I like.....

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2009
On tap @ Capones. Poured ruby red with small white head. Aroma is very tart with some fruits, oak and some wine characteristics. taste is tart, dark fruits, oak, and tangy. Easy to drink and enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rudolf (2341) - Buffalo, New York, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Bottle, thanks Beerhugger! Brown/ruby body, incredibly thin head. Nose is cherry/fruits, russian river-esque funk, brett, a little bit of wood. Flavor is acidicy cherry, very slight plastic, wood. Very dry fruity finish.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOLTZ7555 (2799) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Bottle generously shared by Sparky27...THANKS ERIC!!! Beautiful crimson pour with a fluffy eggshell head that diminishes into a small ring. Great carbonation...hundreds of tiny bubbles fighting to be the first to the top of the glass. Aroma is cabernet wine, balsamic vinegar, oak and vanilla. Flavor is both ripe and unripened dark fruit, tart and tangy along with a natural sweetness. There isn’t any artificial or cloying here. Extremely drinkable. A truly great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GMCC2181 (1504) - Newark, Delaware, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Draft at capones. Poured into a snifter. Black dark red in color, nice little head that stuck around. Sour/tart aroma, also maybe a red wine and oak on the nose. Taste is a bittersweet tartness to it. Easy to drink, light in texture. Overall Good beer, Since I am not a sour fan, I wouldnt buy or seek out this beer but I did enjoy drinking it

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
pineypower (2509) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2010 Tap at Capone’s. Pours an interesting purple hued brown color with a small lacing white head. Aroma is very tart with berries, some oak, and earthy notes, funky brett finds its way in there also. Taste is complex. Sharp tart cherries, oak, earthy notes, currant, and s tart/sour finish, some barnyard and horseblanket brett sneaks in there also. Definitely over the top sour but thats not a bad thing. ***Rating Updated after having a few vintages and taking some more notes.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
MeadMe (1305) - Riverview, Florida, USA - MAR 29, 2009
Huge thanks goes out to Gillard for coming through with this gem. A: Pours a brillant amber hue that is flat in color and appearence. No head at all with zero lace. Good for the style. S: The aromas are bold and big on wine. Tons of sour red fruit with hints of sweet tarts, funk, and cherry juice. Inviting. T: The sweet tarts come thru as does a bit of crushed aspirin. Beneath that is a wonderful mix of red fruit that is heavy on the cherries. Winey sourness pushes thru along with bits of wood, and vineous qualities. Yummy. M: Medium in body, a bit sharp on the tongue with a dry finish. D: I had several glasses


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