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RATINGS: 1135   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.


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3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
LoFi (1594) - Göteborg, - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle, thanks to fredrik_! Reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma: wood, berries like currants but also cherries. Taste: very sour and tart with red berries, wood, vinous. Medium bodied.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
susanamayer (211) - Ohio, USA - OCT 15, 2014
the nose was like creamed black cherries, prickly barnyard and Rodenbach-like flemish red yeast with a heavy wood presence and it seemed to be around 7-8%, but recent bottles are a mess: aspirin/vitamins/minerals/gravel combined with excessive alcohol..

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2340) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - OCT 15, 2014
10/14/2014. From bottle. Medium brown with a tan head. Funky sour aromas with hints of wine and oak. Not overly sour, but very balanced and complex. Truly an awesome beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
keith0718 (377) - Kansas, USA - OCT 15, 2014
Great beer. Cellared for four years. The sour flavor is pretty subtle, but it’s there.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
robbienate (113) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 13, 2014
i liked it, but i haven’t had a good bottle of consecration since then. the nose was like creamed black cherries, prickly barnyard and Rodenbach-like flemish red yeast with a heavy wood presence and it seemed to be around 7-8%, but recent bottles are a mess: aspirin/vitamins/minerals/gravel combined with excessive alcohol..

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maddmatt639 (260) - Pacifica, California, USA - OCT 12, 2014
No retention and no lacing. Smells of black current, sour fruits and oak. Tastes of sour cherries, oak and wine. Sour aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jasond612 (280) - Phila, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 12, 2014
10/12/14. Bottle drank the night of the "blackout Eagles Giants game" and Season5 The Walking Dead premier. Great beer!!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rejtable (1376) - Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2014
This is probably as close to a perfect beer as I’ll get. Pours dark plum with limited head and limited lacing. Nose is black currents and some candy. Flavours of candy, black currents, maybe some strawberries, sour. Taste is light/med sweet medium sour limited bitter. Full sticky body with a long sour aftertaste. Wow.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RexTalionis (2512) - FINLAND - OCT 8, 2014
Bottle. Pours ruby mahogny in color with an off-white head. Dark fruits, garden apples, some oak and barrel notes and bit of funky cherries in aroma. Nice one so far and even if it feels quite complex it’s very balanced somehow. The first sip introduces some cherries and dark fruits mixed together with notes of red wine, bit of spices as well. Vinegar and funky notes appears later on. Nice tasting on the whole with some vinous plums and bit of tart fruity notes in the end.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (782) - California, USA - OCT 5, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Pours a dark brown color with a bit of head. Great balance of mild sourness and currants.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
VincentL (278) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 30, 2014
Acid et sure mais pas trop, peu de sucre, un arrière goût qui rappelle le vin . Un peu boisé. Excellent.


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