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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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Bottle. The pour was a clear deep dark mahogany brown with a small (less than 1 finger) white fizzy head that dissipated in 1-2 seconds and basically had no lacing to speak of. The aroma was very complex and enticing with a dark grain malt and funky Brett yeast and possessed notes of dark fruit (red grape and black currant), a bit of oak cask and a boldly tart red wine presence. The taste was sweetly tart and a tad acidic and had strong currant and grape notes throughout, with the finish having a bold and somewhat dry sour wine alcohol taste. The flavor lingered on the taste buds for a bit more than an average duration following the swallow, with a really wonderful sour fruity taste lasting quite a bit longer. Mouthfeel was right below medium in body with a really smooth dry texture and an almost champagne like carbonation. Overall I can not express how much I enjoyed this particular brew, it was sweet and fruity yet bold and sour with a fantastic lingering lip smackin’ taste. By far the best Russian River brew I have had to date. I highly recommend if given the chance, that you most definitely give this one a try...

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aleigator (290) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - DEC 27, 2014
Many thanks to Michael for the bottle. Pours a fiery dark red color, with a fizzy, small head. Smells of an intriguing tart funkiness, part barnyard, part sour, fermented fruit. Both smells blend very well together, supported by a pleasant, wooden malt note. The currants got a sweet, pungent hint to them, which enhances their sour aspect. The fruitiness turns even more present, while the brew warms up. Begins with musty, wooden malts, joined by prickly currants, on which a dry, funky sourness settles, accompanying the fruity acidity. The barrel character provides wooden oak qualities, setting the balance of the beer. Then the sourness gets even dryer and more acidic, drying-out the tongue. Drinks dangerously easy, the alcohol is extremely well hidden. Finishes with matured, slightly wooden, leathery malts, with the addition of ripe grapes, while the tartness covers the outside of my teeth, leaving back a melange of joung currants and slick acidity.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Welley_Alves (222) - Sao Paulo, BRAZIL - DEC 24, 2014
Excelente sour barrel-aged da Russian River. Vermelho-escura, com média formação de espuma, desprendendo aroma cítrico e vínico, com notas secundárias de oxidação, como molho inglês e cassis. Na boca, acidez pronunciada, com baixo amargor, corpo baixo e boa carbonatação, permanecendo as notas vínicas do aroma, seguidas da percepção do barril e envelhecimento. Final seco, ácido. Excelente breja! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scouser (263) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2014
Aroma of dark cherry, vinegar and alcohol. Pours a coke colour with no head or lacing. Taste is sour black cherry, vinegar (not too much), nice nutty dry finish. I always equate a good sour to eating a good sharp cheese. I love this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GlasgowTAD (130) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - DEC 12, 2014
Pours a deep caramel brown, reminds me of Cola. Very lively in the glass with no head. Smells like red grape and cherries though aroma is weak. Taste is tart initially, followed by vinous and cherry notes.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (5799) - ITALY - NOV 30, 2014
on tap ramata nocciola vinosa liquorosa amaro cognac fruttata tannino aspra buona acidita tabacco

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewHaMeister (183) - - NOV 6, 2014
Compliments of my bro Bytemesis! Bottle pours a reddish brown with a thin ice tea head. Aromas of cherry, oak barrel, and distinct Cabernet. Flavor is intensely complex sour and tart cherries. You do not drink this, you experience it. Yum.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Garlic_of_Doom (488) - SWEDEN - OCT 31, 2014
Bottle from Felix. Pours ruby red, a fizzy head rests down to a ring around the edge of the glass. Aroma has loads of red currants, slight yeast and funk, wet wood, perhaps some leather, slight alcohol. Taste is a really great blend of tartness, woody dryness and some slight sweetness hidden somewhere in between; currants, cherries, some red wine and earthy bitterness, vingeary tartness, cigar as well? Medium body, high prickly carbonation, dry mouth feel. Something strange in the after taste, can’t put my finger on it.
Overall, a very good take on the Flemish red ale!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (2692) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 24, 2014
On tap at Russian River. Pours slightly porterish color. Aroma is port, sour cherry, lemon, roast, caramel. So much complexity. Taste is sour cherry, coffee, and roast fading into lemon juice, lemon zest, long finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thomashall (162) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle shared at Darkness day. Pours reddish brown with no head. Strong sour cranberry grape smell. Good sour grape flavor. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2493) - 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.

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