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RATINGS: 1113   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 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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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SHIG (3555) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Bottle batch 008 thanks to timfoolery: Poured a clear brown red with a thin whisper off white head. Aroma is very wine like with fruits, currant, and leafy malt. Taste is sour up front that opens the tongue up to that fruit however it subsides fast to sweet malts. I really am against sour/wild ales until a gem like this comes around.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Defreni (2509) - Husum, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2014
Fad: Taster og pint på brewpub. Amerikansk sur når det er bedst. Rødbrun klar med et lille skumhoved. God duft af aceto. Smagen er kompleks med masser forskellige noter af surhed. Lækker lækker øl.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Daniel719 (122) - Safety Harbor, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle thanks to Beechner224. Pours a very nice dark red color. Aroma is a lot of oak. Some fruitiness. Taste is very tart. oak in the back end. it stays with you for a while. Very good. Drinks easier than the ABV. I like it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beechner224 (635) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Bottle from batch 008. Pours a dark ruby red, pretty much no head. Aroma is sweet fruit, tart strong. Taste is sweet, tart, lip puckering. Not sure what currants are, but this is damn tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
swesson (186) - Highlands Ranch, Colorado, USA - JUL 19, 2014
Poured from a bottle. An apology gift bottle! (All is forgiven, Drew). Aroma is of cherries and wine. Great mouthfeel. Tastes of cherries, red wine, dark fruits, yeast, and belgian ale. Yum! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
beersnobsunited (7) - - JUL 17, 2014 does not count
Poured from Bottle into tulip glass. Appearance: Dark amber color, beautiful carbonation streams, and yeast floating around. A firm and smooth one finger head until the bottom of glass. Lovely foam streamers left around the glass. Aroma: More malty than I expected. At first reminded me of a caramel heavy barley wine. Strong sour scent next with strong lemon tones. Dark fruit smell from raisins and prunes. Taste: Lemon warhead candy, red wine, vanilla from oaky wood. Touch of caramel malt in the back ground. This is probably the best sour I have ever had. Mouthfeel: Strong sour cringe, with smooth flow. Carbonation is mild and smooth, and a bit astringent in the back. 10% ABV is noticed in the swallow with minor burn Overall: FANTASTIC! Highly recommend to anyone who can get their hands on it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (1808) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Draft at brewery. Nose is a blast of cheery a d grape with a fruit roll up character. Some winey and wood cone through in the flavor. Very acidic and chest burning. Seems to mask the enjoy ability of the fruity expression. Wood really comes through as it warms up.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zoucrew102 (473) - - JUL 13, 2014
375ml bottle, bottled on 2/11/14. Very strong red wine aroma with notes of currants. Pours dark brown tinged ruby colored with a thin off-white head and no lacing. Highly carbonated, what head there was initially burned off quickly. Taste starts sweet with currant notes with vinous undertones. Finishes quite tart with a red wine flavored palate that lingers. Very nice sour.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
NeoHippie2 (938) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle from Lectvay, thanks again good sir! Wonderful ruby/brown pour. Aromas of wine barrels and berries. Wow this just smells amazing. Flavor is sweet and tart currants. Wonderful acidity and just a touch of oak. Delicious brew. Definitely lives up to the hype.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (2466) - Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2014
375 ml bottle into tulip glass, batch 005X2E. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy deep ruby red color with a small fairly dense off white head with decent retention, that reduces to a ring of lacing fairly quickly. Slight spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big sour cherry, green apple, raisin, plum, fig, red wine, oak, clove, hay, straw, leather, musty funk, light vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity and balance of fruity/funky yeast, oak barrel, and fruit notes; with good strength. Taste of big sour cherry, green apple, raisin, plum, fig, red wine, oak, hay, straw, leather, musty funk, light vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness. Good amount of fruity/earthy sourness on the finish; with lingering notes of sour cherry, green apple, raisin, plum, fig, red wine, oak, hay, straw, leather, musty funk, light vinegar, and yeast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity and balance of fruity/funky yeast, oak barrel, and fruit flavors; with a great sweetness/sourness balance and no cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a smooth, acidic, and lightly slick mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with only small warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome fruited wild ale. All around great complexity and balance of fruity/funky yeast, oak barrel, and fruit flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
gendv138 (1041) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Draft as part of the full sampler at Russian River. Slightly hazy brown/amber with off-white head. Aromas of cherries, dark fruit, vinegar. Tastes of oak, cherries, dark fruit. Medium-light body with a very dry finish. Good stuff.


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