RATINGS: 1327   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14/5   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
pictoman (5064) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 6, 2022
UPDATED: SEP 6, 2022 Poured from 375mL bottle (2015 vintage; bottled 10.08.15; abv listed as 7.75%). Hazed amber with minimal off white head. Dark fruit, vinous, light wood, balsamic notes, really smooth, great stuff.

4
jsnicholas (1067) - White Salmon, Washington, USA - AUG 30, 2022
UPDATED: AUG 30, 2022 Bottle (500ml). This is a lovely wine barrel aged beer for some special occasion. I highly recommend it, but can not personally call this a regular purchase because of price.

4.4
chinhaez (267) - Ouray CO, Colorado, USA - JUL 9, 2022
UPDATED: JUL 9, 2022 bottle c&c. Pours a lovely reddish brown color with a small white head that quickly fizzes away. The aroma is strong with brett and claret wines. The taste is over-the-top tart wine grapes, sour cherries and oak. The palate is full and oily. Finishes long with lingering tart wines Overall: decent- paired well with some reggiano

4.2
neongolden (4108) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 19, 2022
UPDATED: JAN 19, 2022 (375ml Jan 2019 bottle c/o my girl Phyllomedusa, from somewhere in Portland) Pours nearly clear pale mahogany with a thin tan head and tiny lace. Aroma of candied orange peel, raisinated berries, sweet red apples, cherries, red wine, fairly heavy oak, tobacco, caramel and lightly toasty malt, just a dash of vinegar. Flavour is surprisingly sweet and fruity, orange, cherries, touch of apple, raisinated berries again, red wine, smooth lactic acid, touch of malt vinegar, lots of barrel, leathery funk, a little tobacco. finish is quite dry with a tart backbone, dried cherries and oak, mineral with herbal accents and lots of wine barrel in the aftertaste. Medium-bodied, oily, soft bottle condition carbonation. Lovely stuff really, in a style I rarely drink now. Acidity is balanced and well-contained with the barrel, malt and dried grapes ('currants') creating a vinous and complex sour.

4.2
drewski_1 (1) - - NOV 7, 2021 does not count
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2021 Amber with thin head. Fruity aroma and pleasantly tart. Not as heavy as I was expecting.

4.1
Bricktop86 (1992) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 25, 2021
UPDATED: SEP 25, 2021 Hazy light brown small white head. Aroma is fruity berries, bubblegum, woody, and funky. Taste is light/medium sweet, medium sour, and medium bitter.

3.7
tfontana (4462) - Fremont, New Hampshire, USA - APR 10, 2021
UPDATED: APR 10, 2021 Bottle (02/11/14) pour courtesy of Chalumeaux--thanks, TJ! It's a cloudy dark brown (root beer) with no discernible sparkle, no head and no lacing. Aroma is sweet farmhouse funk, mild tart fruit, caramel, light vinegar. Taste is strong tart fruit, oak, cherry, sweet fruit. Mouthfeel is light side of light-to-medium bodied with smooth, thin texture, soft carbonation, and finish as taste. Overall, not necessarily agreeable flavors to me but nice complexity and well crafted. Seven years old, so that's saying something

5
jamesfinster (2) - - APR 10, 2021 does not count
UPDATED: APR 10, 2021 Definitely the best a sour can get. Received as a gift and loved every drop. Hard to go back after drenching my longing for a good sour after this. Worth every penny.

3.9
Kavu (9486) - Helsinki, FINLAND - NOV 27, 2020
UPDATED: NOV 27, 2020 0,375l bottle from friends, batch 011819, shared with wiosna @ home. Pours cloudy deep amber with a low head. Aroma is sour malts with oak and wine. Flavor is sour malts, berries, oak, wine. Quite nice.

3.7
vcsa (376) - - NOV 7, 2020
UPDATED: NOV 7, 2020 Appearance: Pours hazy pale tawny. A little creamy white head, no lacing. 外观:浅茶色,朦胧。少量细腻的白色泡沫,无挂杯。 4/5 Aroma: Orange, grapefruit, black currant, cassis, sour cherry, wood and funk, with gentle hints of clove, bay leaf and black tea. 气味:橙子、西柚、黑莓、黑醋栗、酸樱桃、木香和马厩味,伴随着柔和的丁香、月桂叶和红茶。 8 Tart vinegar, citrus fruits and forest fruits with hints of malt and wood. Edgy acidity. Dry tart tannic finish. 味道:酸酸的香醋、柑橘类水果、莓果伴随着麦芽和木香。略尖锐的酸度。尾韵干而酸,呈现单 Medium bodied, slight oily texture with fine tannin, soft carbonated. 口感:酒体中等,质地稍显油润,带有精细的单宁,杀口感柔和。 4/5 Ove This is malt forward rather than fruit. Complex, but structure bigger than body, I'm afraid. 这酒是麦芽而并非果味主导。复杂度是有的,但恐怕架构大于内容。 14/20


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