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Russian River Toronado 25th Anniversary

 
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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.05/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 262   ABV: 8.75%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Toronado 25th Anniversary Ale started out as six individual brews, each with their own personality, and all incorporating Brettanomyces and or micro-organisms. Once the barrel aging was complete, Russian Riverís Vinnie Cilurzo and Toronadoís David Keene got together to create the final blend. To create its fine carbonation, we refermented the Toronado 25th Anniversary Ale in this bottle. Spent yeast cells form a thin layer of sediment in the bottom of this bottle. Pour slowly, allowing the natural yeast sediment to remain in the bottle.
From the label: The beer inside this bottle is for consumption only. This bottle is not a collectable bottle unless it is empty.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Homer321 (4279) - Melboring, Florida, USA - APR 29, 2016
Bottle shared by Dan. Huge thanks for a big want. Modest oak aroma in the nose with dried fruit, cherries, light vanilla. Nearly flat, very clear Amber to red color. Taste is initially sour with a moderate vinegar note. A moderate alcohol warming presence but never hot. After I become accommodated to the sourness, the taste is moderately complex and full of dried fruit. Really good.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bule (1836) - California, USA - APR 23, 2016
750ml bottle pours a copper color with a bit of head. Funky aroma. Stomach acid sourness at first, which eases with some time to breathe. Nice balance of fruit, funk and sour in typical RR style.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (3952) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - NOV 23, 2015
Bottle @ Deans Sticky Bomb Shelter Tasting, thnx to the crew for sharing! *Sidenote* Last sample of the bottle*** Poured a murky, brownish headless beer. Aroma is tarty, hints of vinegar and white fruits are present. Flavor has woody influences, subtle tartness, no real harshness from the vinegar. The tartness picks up after swallowing, making it quite stringent in the finish. Overall very nice, would hope to see this again to have a better sample.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
kermis (11045) - Where the wild whales are, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle shared big thanks to Zer0. Pours very hazy brown with a ring tan head. Aroma has a nice funk, dusty cellar notes, jammy fruit, light raisin, citric and soft pleasant vinegar notes. Flavour is above light sweet and moderate sour. Medium bodied with soft carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Zer0 (1202) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle shared. Pours hazy amber. Aroma is funky, tart, vinegar, berries, zesty and some caramel. Pretty sour, not too much. Long lingering tart finish. Slight sweetness. Very good!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
deanso (9051) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 21, 2015
Bottle shared at Kermisís birthday tasting. Thin off white head. Very hazy amber pour. Funky aroma. Currants and vinegar in the aftertaste

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 12, 2015
Pours a very hazy, dark amber color with ruby red edges and a one finger frothy white head that slowly settles into a lasting ring. Streaks of soapy lace left behind. Earthy aroma with lots of oak and musty barnyard funk. Subtle acetic character with prominent barrel notes and similar qualities of an oude brune. Slight sulfuric presence with cheesy funk, berries and other vinous dark fruit notes. Really musty with lots of barrel, barnyard and funky bugs. A bit too much acetic vinegar but it doesnít overpower the other notes. Tart and puckering with strong sourness that isnít overly harsh or acidic. That sulfuric elements comes through but not as strong as in nose. Strong barrel preence with lots of dry oak which is nicely complimented by musty brett notes. Lactic presence in the finish adding more funk. Berries, currant and other vinous dark fruit also come through in the finish. Sour, dry and funky but not harsh. Acetic element isnít as prominent as expected. Could use some more sweetness but itís still a really solid wild ale.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
knickskicks (1151) - - JUL 3, 2015
Dark red pour. Nose is nutty, typical Flemish red. Taste is nutty with dark fruits, vomit.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (4093) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 22, 2015
Bottle sample at a sour tasting at our place. Thanks Stas and Vova. Hazy brown with a white head. Berries, a little funk and sherry barrel aroma, funky, very sour, berries and pits in the mouth. Light body, mild carbonation, a little umami aftertaste of tomatoes and olives

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DSG (11600) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 21, 2015
Bottle sample at a sour tasting at kerenmkís place. Thanks Stas & Vova. Hazy red amber with a beige head. Nice aroma of funk, wood, currants. Sour flavor, funky, with wood, some lacto, cobwebs and fruitiness. Medium-bodied. Great stuff.


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