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Russian River Toronado 20th Anniversary

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RATINGS: 240   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 313   ABV: 10.43%
The Toronado blend was 5 different beers blended together disproportionately:

1. Belgian style Quadruple aged in Firestone Walker (used) Double Barrel Ale barrels
2. Belgian style Strong Dark Ale – batch A in red wine barrels
3. Belgian style Strong Dark Ale – batch B in red wine barrels
4. Belgian style Pale Ale aged in wine barrels with Brett
5. Sonambic 100% spontaneously fermented ale – this was used to add acidity to the beer.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (44144) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2010 Bottle 75cl.
[ Courtesy of cgarvieuk ]. Unclear medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, sour, barral - wood - oak, cognac notes. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet, moderate acidic and light bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20091030]

Bottle 750ml. @ yesprs Pre tasting before the Copenhagen beerfestival.
[ Blindtasting Bottle #9. ]

Light unclear medium to dark amber orange color with a average to large, creamy to frothy, good lacing, mostly to fully lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, light oxidide, moderate to light heavy sour, barnyard, leather, brett. Flavor is heavy sweet and moderate acidic with a long duration, dry. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20100506]

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yespr (40811) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 7, 2008
Again another fantastic beer I got to sample at the Grand tasting thanks to who ever pulled this one out. Pours slight hazy to cloudy deep orange to amber with a small lacing head. Aroma is smooth fruity and tart acidic. Oaked flavour with a wine notes and the classic Russian River tartness. Mix of fruits, barrel and acidic/citric flavours into the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (34643) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2008
GABF 2007. A pale orange beer with a huge orangey head. The aroma is sweet with strong notes of wood and brettanomyces. The flavor is acidic with wonderful notes of fruit, as well as notes of wood and brettanomyces. The acidity draw out the mouthwater.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
joergen (26157) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2010
Bottle # 9 at yesprs blindtasting. Cloudy orange coloured with a medium sized off-white head. Fruity and light acidc aroma of oak and red wine. Light acidic flavour of oak, white wine and hops. Tart and hoppy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
oh6gdx (25453) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 26, 2008
Bottled (thanks omhper!). Hazy nutbrown colour, mediumsized beige head. Aroma is sour berries and acidic wood, some mild notes of cherries. Flavour is also very sour and acidic fruits and berries along with some earth and yeast. Very nice brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2010
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Blindtasting. Pours a cloudy amber with a creamy off-white head leaving laces. Tart, lactic aromawith some barnyard. Medium body, dry woody and Sherry notes, lotsa wood actually and Brett. Tart, dryish finish. 060510

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (23711) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - FEB 25, 2008
Bottled, thanks cquiroga! Cloudy amber, small creamy head.Woody nose with citric tartness and licorice. Despite it’s 10% it feels light and arousing, spreadign a sweet and sour sensation. Caramelly and fruity with vinous notes, as well as some barnyard character. Complex to the border of confusion. Even if I don’t really understand what I am drinking I know that I’d love to have some more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
anders37 (23333) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 14, 2009
Bottle courtesy of Vinnie and shared with Vinnie @ Russian River. Pours a dark brownish amber color with a small off-white head. Has a tart malty oaky and fruity aroma. Fruity tart sour flavor with spicy yeasty hints. Has a slightly sweetish but yet tart fruity yeasty finish. This is great stuff! Thanks again Vinnie!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (22309) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 6, 2012
30th September 2009
Bottle shared by cgarvieuk at Borefts I. Cheers Craig! Dirty amber beer. Frothy off white head. Sourish nose. Lightly sour beer, soft and semi dry. Fruity - cherries and some citrus fruits. Cognac and malty sweetness in the middle. Approachable sour!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
cgarvieuk (21834) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 4, 2010
Totally wasted on me but huge thanks to swoopjones... Luckil i had the forsight to share with those who would enjoy it.. Cant thank you enough for the chance to confirm its not for me :-) ... lemon sour nose ... funky barnyard ... mellow toffee and sourness.... blah blah blah

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