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RATINGS: 1169   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Ale with currants added and aged in oak barrels.

When we made the Toronadoís 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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4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Doofgoblin (401) - Chevy Chase, Washington DC, USA - SEP 2, 2013
Itís unbelievable that this is 10%; seriously, you canít even tell through all the complexity. Aroma is over the top: sour cherries, spice, faintly cinnamon, prunes, stone fruit, and oaken character. Taste is sour cherries, sweet earthy undertone... This is not the kind of sour brew that is reminiscent of vinegar. The finish is sour with a jaw aching dryness. Seriously, if you like sour brews...if you see this... buy it...Iím seeing stars...


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerFunGuy (809) - California, USA - APR 22, 2015
This beer has a rich brown color no head. It has a very sour aroma. It definitely has wine like flavors and is amazingly smooth and light for 10%.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tectactoe (2953) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2015
Bottle: Dreary copper-brown color with a slight ruby-mahogany tint. Muddled & opaque. Murky beige collar on top. Aroma is fruit forward; tons of black currant, grape, cherries, red wine, & mixed berries. Soft sourness with a bit of fruity sweetness underneath. Notes of wet wood, a touch of Brett & hay-like funk, & some faint tobacco. Flavor is more sour than the nose, for sure. Balsamic vinegar, light acidity with lots of grape, berry, plum, currant, & black cherry. Oak peaks in & out with a hefty dryness & a touch of musty funk. Very juicy. Acetic, but not overbearing. Wine-like finish, very dry but also lingering with a strong tartness & some mild driftwood. Canít really taste the 10% ABV at all. Though far from my favorite RR sour, itís still pretty damn good.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
veronneaupy (215) - Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec, CANADA - APR 11, 2015
Au nez, c'est bien boisé, alcoolisé, sûr avec un bon goût de grains caramélisés. En bouche, on gout le bois, un côté sûr prononcé et fruité a la fois. La finale est boisée et sûre, balancée à la perfection. Incroyable produit qui vaut le cher coût...! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BeerdedDave (713) - - APR 6, 2015
on tap at the brewey; deep amber color; sour cherry aroma; fantastic sour cherry and dark fruit flavor with notes of red wine

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
drainpour (30) - Santa Rosa, USA - APR 5, 2015
Batch1x1 750. Still going strong. Incredible. Very sour, tobacco, molasses, malt, dark fig, more tobacco funk and rich dark fruit

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
IPagan5 (101) - San Marcos, California, USA - MAR 31, 2015
Perfect complex sour. Dark sour fruits of plum and Cabernet type of grapes. Yeasty in good way, funky and oaky as well. Some barnwood and light cedar. Fruits sour fruits kept popping up all over. Awesome!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bnwokedi89 (88) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAR 28, 2015
Very interesting brew here. After taste is sour like a sour patch kid. Literally finishes with a kick in your mouth. Your after buds will thank you for trying this beer! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
skmikeg (1164) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - MAR 15, 2015
On the tap at Blue Dog Chalfont as part of their Russian River Tap Takeover. Pours dark red-brown with a one finger off white head with decent lacing. Aroma is of sour fruits, funk, raisins,dark fruit,cherries, and vinegar, Taste is sour fruits, wet hay, funk, currants, toasted malts, cherries, and woody oak. Has a medium body with a semi creamy mouthfeel and a pretty sour, bone dry, long, lingering finish. Overall, a excellent, world class sour brown that is just a tad below supplication.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RafeAU (305) - Kingston, AUSTRALIA - MAR 9, 2015
375 mL bottle, won at Canberra brewerís club raffle in late 2014. Bottled 052314, so drinking at ~9.5 months after bottling. Dark brown/red pour with minimal head, sour cherry aroma. Pleasant high carbonation. Sour lactic/acetic acid taste, acidity just right. Aroma has cherry, wood from the barrel, and red wine character. A world class sour beer. But bear in mind itís a sour beer - be in the right mood when you open it.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Strife21 (223) - North Wales, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2015
Pours dark red with little head. Smell is sour funk, fruit, and red wine. Taste is red wine, grapes and funk. Rolls across the tongue sour but very crisp. Light body, high carb.


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