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RATINGS: 1243   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.

ACHops' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ACHops (1247) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 21, 2013
On tap @ Mutiny Hall. Pours reddish brown with thin head. Aroma is tart dark cherries and mild spicy notes - which I suspect is currents - I can’t say I know that flavor well. Taste is rich clean nutty caramel malt with sharp initial pucker. Notes of brown sugar, cherries, malt, and leather. Just a bit spicy on the finish. The barrel aging seems to tone down the sourness a bit, also adding a real depth of flavor. Easily one of the best domestic sours around. And it takes something to stand out among Russian River’s offerings. Real pity they’re withdrawing from WA state. I’m sure they’ll be back soon enough, but it sure sucks in the meantime.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
broflex (12) - - MAY 20, 2016
Overall very drinkable and not overwhelmingly sour. Leads off with a burst of fruit followed by the light aftertaste of cab sauv.

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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Biroholik (692) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - MAY 1, 2016
Draught @ Russian River Brewing, Santa Rosa, California (20.04.2016)
Sour Dark Ale leżakowane w dębowych beczkach po Cabernet Sauvignon z lokalnej winiarni. Leżakowało od 4 do 8 miesięcy w beczkach z dodatkiem czarnych porzeczek, dzikich drożdży Brettanomyces, bakterii kwasu mlekowego Lactobacilllus i Pediococcus do każdej z beczek. 10% alk. 19,5 BLG

Aromat POTĘŻNY, głęboki, WIELOWYMIAROWY. Mam wrażenie, że nigdy się nie kończy. Zapach jest dziki, winny, trochę stajenny, końska derka, stajnia, siano, skóra. OGROMNA wanilia, nuty beczki, mokrego drewna, dębiny. Bardzo wyraznie ukierunkowanie w strone ciemnych winogron i czerwonego wina. W smaku chwilami przypomina Duchesse de Bourgogne. Tak wiele się tutaj dzieje. Po kilku łykach dochodzą do tego nuty czarnej porzeczki, ponownie brettów, wiśni. W aftertaste wyczuwalne trufle. Bardzo gęsty trunek. Wybitnie degustacyjny. GENIALNE! WYBITNE! Jedyne w swoim rodzaju piwo! Jedno z najlepszych jakie piłem w moim życiu 5.0 bez dwóch zdań!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Savage_Night (360) - California, USA - APR 25, 2016
Pours slight hazy brown/amber with minimal head even thought it has some great carbonation. AROMA: red wine acidity, berries, caramel, currants, apples, slight spices, woody, earthy, tart, mellow citrus, phenolic and malty. TASTE: malty, currants tart berries, bitter sharp apples/pears, red wine tannins, herbal, light spices, faint bitter chocolate, earthy and boozy. AFTER TASTE: tannins, malty, currants, spices and earthy with a dry vinous finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2016
Pours a dark murky reddish brown color. Aromas of dark fruit, yeast, vinegar, and a touch of wood. Flavor is sour, yeasty, wood, with a tart sour finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
donandres (276) - , Washington, USA - APR 20, 2016
Tap to glass @ Russian River Brewing tap room@ Santa Rosa,CA A: Brown; medium head goes away fast, lacing A: like basi/sugarcane vinegar T: medium sourness, MF: smooth OA: Very good beer for the style,ok to repeat, not to look for- not my preferred style, Drank: April 14, 2016

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
teorn88 (5743) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 12, 2016
37.5cl corked and caged bottle via trade. Massive thanks to Ryan for this one! It pours a clean dark copper color with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet acidic tangy winey with notes of blueberries, wine barrel, esters, lemon juice, light balsamic vinegar, tart cherries. Taste is also big sweet fruity tart acidic and lightly funky. Plenty notes of blueberries, lemon juice, tart cherries, light vinegar, white wine barrel and esters. Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Overall, very tasty and balanced, top notch

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ebone1988 (1034) - Dearborn, Michigan, USA - APR 3, 2016
Bottle shared with koleminer20, yes. Bottled on March 13, 2015. Aroma is barrel, sour, tart, currants, red wine, lovely. Appearance is red purple, off white head, looks great. Taste is wine barrel, boozy, skins, currants, tannins, really good. Mouthfeel is medium body, light body, wine barrel aftertaste. Overall, I like this one a lot.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenkiGonzo (963) - Kyoto, JAPAN - APR 2, 2016
Bottle shared by Mike. Murky mahogany red with almost no head. Not as tart as I’d imagined. Great berry fruit with some funk. Pretty well-rounded.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JohnGalt1 (1434) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 29, 2016
Thin head with a deep brown brew that is pretty cloudy when held to a light. Very rich aroma.. very fruity and only mildly funky... tart berries.. whaffs woodiness .. grape bubblegum or soda.. tannic berry skins and an abundant fruitiness... some black cherry essence... maybe even some black caps... more oak than the nose .. a little lactic ... some wet leather and wild strawberry essence shows as it warms ... fantastic body for a sour... carbonation seems abundant but helps balance the slightly heavier mouthfeel ...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sjogro (2138) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 11, 2016
Den Haag tasting at Maakun’s. Cloudy brown flat. Caramel brown sour grapes, Wood, walnuts, wild yeast. Fierce sour, brown sugar sweet. Smooth fizzy mineral texture medium body. Very grapes and pits,light bitter. Good brown sour. Like this!

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