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RATINGS: 1290   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.14/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Rusty (1547) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2009
courtesy of hellbilly pours a hazy red ruby with a small white head. aroma is currants light sourness oat. flavor is currants sourness wood cidery tartness. great brew.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 25, 2009
750mL bottle, batch 1. Poured crystal-clear medium garnet with a fizzy, but surprisingly-retained cap of beige head. The aroma was sour with red vinous notes and black currants leading.. softer berry, light toffee, and nutty backing.. extremely well presented. The flavor opened with tart currants and lesser berry notes with more woody and vinegary notes showing up across the middle.. finished tart and funky with more currants. Medium-bodied and bracingly tart on the palate.. sour, woody, and well put-together, with great use of the oak and fruit.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kyzr (1468) - Montana, USA - SEP 22, 2009
Rusty amber pour with small thin tan head. Sour funky cherry nose. Flavor is woody, cherry, dried current, chunky figs and a ton of other stuff that Im too dumb to figure out. Just makes you pucker, but man I want another sip.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mar (5380) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 19, 2009
bottle thanks to my brother. deep chocolate brown with ruby hints. nose is wood, and funk with a smooth tartness. very nice on the palate with a definite champagne characteristic that defines the sour/tartness quite well.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
scoth (682) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - SEP 19, 2009
Pours clear auburn, with a medium khaki head, good lacing. Aroma of currant, spice, toast, woody with a little bit of earthy, farmhouse hay. Medium body, very tart and spritzy, lightly dry. Very strong sour taste, vinous with lots of citrus and currant, some light farmyard brett, cherry, caramel, and grass notes. Predominately sour, but theres plenty of sweetness to balance it out.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Keir (183) - Saint Louis, Missouri, USA - SEP 13, 2009
Pours dark amber with tan head. Aroma was heavy of dark, dried fruits and sweetness. Tastes of sour fruit with a sweet, dry finish. Carbonation pronounced.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
heemer77 (5351) - Urbandale, Iowa, USA - SEP 10, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 11, 2009 Dark brown with very thin head. Cherries, very sweet with donuts and lightly musty wood. There was a pleasing vinous note throughout. Taste was funky tart with currants. Woody with some hints of cocoa behind the tartness. Well balanced with enough tartness to keep it interesting. It also has a sweet note that keeps it easy to drink at the same time it is being complex. This is a sour more along the lines of Rodenbach and I get why some that want mouthpuckering sourness find that to be a turn off. Everything about this beer hit me the right way. I would love to try it again. Awesome.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DeeBee21 (51) - NH, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Big bubbly head, pretty think dark mahogany color in the pour. Aroma of dark dried fruit in the sweetness, some vinegar, and sour apple in the nose. Flavor is very similar, lots of the sour apple and a apple cider as well. Tart at the front but finishes sweeter yet still dry. Really quite nice, and I am not a sour fan.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jblauvs (1358) - Chester, Vermont, USA - SEP 8, 2009
Dark Brown pour with plum highlights. Pillowy offwhite head. Aroma is Fruity and Musty with notes of torpical fruits, red currant and plum. Also some booze and light vinegar notes. Flavor is an explosion of tart currant, cider, barnyard and some great funky notes. Finish is dry and tart with some lingering plum and Green apple. Grandiose.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
oteyj (2139) - New Hampshire, USA - SEP 7, 2009
Thanks you to awaisanen for this hookup. 750ml 001X4.Dark brown pour with a slight purple tint. Vigerous tan head. Aroma is tart tropical fruit with lots of currant, plum, raisin, and fig. A bit of a funk character and some leather sneak in as well. Flavor is sweet nectar, currant and tart apple cider. Dark fruit malt character is also quite prevalent, though with a funky tart twist. Palate is full, rich, and prickly with a puckery finish...amazing.


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