RATINGS: 1287   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
Ale with currants added and aged in oak barrels.

When we made the Toronados 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - MAY 5, 2009
bottle thanks to bman1113vr. poured a dark brown with an off white head. aroma of tart cherry and dark fruit. flavor was much the same as well. had a medium body and high carbonation. i would like to have the chance to re-rate in the future.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
railcat1 (702) - Kissimmee, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2009
Bottle,I love sours and this was excellant with a nice funky flavor that poured a nice dark red with afizzy head and nice carbonation,it had a nice strong smeel with hints of cheery and oak overall this was very enjoyable and worth the wait to try. CHEERS!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (12031) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 3, 2009
#13 at paps blind tasting cloudy brown, large thick brown head. aroma : caramelly sour, slight alc. stable. flavor : dry, citrussy, lacto, very dry. solt of blended feel to it. acid from berries

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Sampled at the 2nd BA Tasting. Pours dark reddish amber, murky with a dissipating off white head. The strong aroma just flat out kicks ass- cherry, burlap, brett, and lemon. Medium bodied with a slight spritzy carbonation, and mildly sticky texture. This is loaded with lots of flavors, all melded and balanced- berry, vanilla, oak, caramel, and wine. The residual sweetness is just right for my tastes. The finish is acidic and sour and not overdone. People who want something over the top should just look elsewhere (buy a vintage Cantillon if you want sour bombs), and give me your bottle of this. Excellent without being extreme,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lothore (644) - California, USA - MAY 2, 2009
A- Pours a deep crimson color with a fizzy, off white head that fades fairly quickly. S- Smells of dark fruit, plums, raisins, currants, figs, with a hint of sourness. T- Tastes of currants, slight oaky cherry flavor and a nice funky brett flavor to round it out. M- A little overcarbonated, semi viscous and fairly creamy. D- This one was very drinkable. It definitely wasnt a standout for me as far as russian rivers lineup goes, id much rather grab a temptation. At 22 dollars a bottle id venture to guess this will be the last bottle ill buy for a while.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 2, 2009
Bottle from Liquid Solutions. Pours a reddish brown with a dissipating beige head. Nose is that of cherries, old wood, earth, funk, pinot noir and some acidic notes as well. On taste it is bold, not super sour. Very well balanced with juicy fruits at the front with a hit of tart brettanomyces and earth, finishing reasonably dry. crystal malts come through and a nice, pleasing carbonation level as well. This is a damn fine beer, but I be it gets a lot better with some age on it. Outstanding.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Grovlam (4208) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2009
#13 Bottle. [Papsoe grand American tasting] Large beige thick head that mostly lasted. Good display of lacework. Cloudy amber color with particles in flow. Aroma of vinegar, wood, leather, mild dried fruit, barnyard, citrus. Medium to full bodied with an average carbonation and light dry texture. Moderated sour and sweet flavor in balance. Lingering sour fruity finish. 8 / 3 / 8 / 4 / 16 = 3.9

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (43362) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2009
From bottle, Papsoes blindtasting #13. Pours hazy and dark brown with a light orange glare and a good solid and slight off-white head. Acidic and cherry fruity to acetone aroma with a nice roasted and caramelish note - light breadish. Solid acidic with a nice acetone like flavour, mild cherry note and dense breadish caramelish malt. Acidic and slight acetone like finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
emerica56 (600) - Bristol, Rhode Island, USA - APR 30, 2009
Cheers to Drink4satan for sharing this bottle with me. It was poured into a bell shaped snifter glass with a thick initial head which faded quick and formed a thin ring around the outskirt of the glass. The color is a dark nut brown with a reddish tint to it. The aroma is very strong with some toasted almond, oak, dark fruit mainly black current, with a sweet sour finish to it. AS you take small sips and swish it around in your mouth you can feel it decarbonate and release all of the interesting and unique citric flavors on the palate. This beer should be served with a tums and a small slab of cheese to balance out the acidity. You can really taste the vanilla, oak, fruit and citrus as you sip the brew, but once it is gone the flavor leaves and does not leave much of an after taste in your mouth. Overall it is a great sour ale and Im glad i get a chance to rate it after already having it at " Night of the Funk" beer fest in Boston last year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Drink4Satan (677) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - APR 30, 2009
Kudos to cloudskipper for this mega-dank brewski! 750cl, poured into a crystal snifter. Pours a completely opaque, very deep crimson colour, almost like a stout. The head is beige, puffy, and mostly lasting. The nose is musty, dirty, and slightly acetic, with strong notes of oak, vanilla, ceder, cherry, black currants and horse blanket. The funk is not as predominant in the nose as I anticipated. The flavour, however, brings forth a kick a strongly acetic, bretty, and tart sourness that overwhelms the senses. The finish is salty and tart, but in a citric way. The currants create a delicate balance that makes sour, lemony quality a bit toned down. The alcohol is definitely a substantial part of a flavours, though it isnt a bad thing somehow. The mouthfeel is airy, and the light, yet spritzy carbonation makes up most of the body, though it does coat nicely at the end of every sip.

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