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RATINGS: 1277   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 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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
magdalar (516) - Zurich, - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle, batch 8. Pours a clear red with no head. Smells vinous, currant, sour. Medium bodied, medium carbonation, finishes dry.


4
MrTipple (5973) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 8, 2017
Intense dark cherries, oak barrels, prunes, oak, alcoholic, dark fruits, dark, dried toasted malts, sweet bourbon. Clear, very dark brown, small, creamy, beige head, small, creamy, white head. Heavy sour. More aggressive sour citrus, lemon peel, acidic lemon, lime juice, soft carbonation, medium bodied. Keg at Euclid Hall, Denver.

4.8
beton (680) - Tarnobrzeg, POLAND - OCT 7, 2017
Od początku potężny, głęboki, kwaśny profil z niuansami owoców w typie wiśni, jeżyn, porzeczek, czyli tym czym cechuje się Cabernet Sauvignon i piwo oddało charakter beczki. Wysycenie ciut za wysokie. W smaku na początku słodkie, przyjemne, momentalnie staje się kwaśne, taninowe, owocowe, a finisz jest długi, obfitujący w garbniki, wytrawny. Dużo ciemnych owoców, dębiny i dzikiego charakteru. Świetne w odbiorze przy dosyć potężnym ciele, alkohol świetnie ukryty. Piwo bardzo przyjemne, z czystą przyjemnością sięga się po kolejny łyk. Klasa.

4.1
jsporrer (1086) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 24, 2017
Pours a dark cranberry reddish brown with no visible head. Tart aroma with notes of red wine. Not too tart or sour but enough to give a full mouth tingly feel. The currents give it a nice tart cranberry like flavor. Slightly dry finish but very refreshing and enjoyable.

4.2
brianza_ale (216) - ITALY - SEP 2, 2017
37,5 cl bottle, last one on Whole Foods shelf, straight from California back to Italy. Pours a moderate one finger off white head, deep ruby to dark brown appearance. The aroma it unleashes is a pure and pungent aromatic bomb: cherries and amarena, raspberries, ribes, fruit and berries all over the place, and then this unique fresh piedmont red grapes background that captures everything, closing with a sweet wooden scent. Tastes young northern italy red wine, ribes, berries, amarena, with again a fabulous barrel and wooden finish. Spot on medium and fruity sweetness, medium plus and very smooth sourness which dissolves quite quickly leaving a light fruity tartness behind, not acidic or balsamic whatsoever; almost inexistent dissolving bitterness, it doesn't even need it. The red wine and light carbernet notes are really there and very pleasing. Medium to full bodied and mid carbonated, light fizzy and creamy texture. It probably can't surpass the BFM Saint Bon Chien as the best Flemish/Brown Red Sour I've ever tried (and in the world), but it's there, and honestly beats by far most "real belgian" brown sours. With the Lost Abbey Framboise Amorosa elevates California as a really serious producer of amazing dark sours in general. Awesome stuff... Great Job!

4
lefossoyeur (615) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 12, 2017
Pours reddish amber with a minimal beige head that fades quickly. Nice vinous aromas with currants and grapes and hints of wood and lactos. Tart attack, nice currants and wood complexity on the palate, finishes dry and tart. Very good.

4
ABUSEDGOAT (2826) - California, USA - AUG 8, 2017
Brown colored with a tan head. Aroma is oak, sour cherry, grape, vanilla, light alcohol. Medium bodied, moderate to high tartness, pleasant and well balanced.

4
thorongil2 (3367) - , Ontario, CANADA - AUG 3, 2017
(Bottle) clear, bright reddish brown colour with a small brown head; aroma of sourness, wet wood; jam, pepper; sour flavour with a long, medium sour and bitter finish

3.9
kathouse (1930) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - JUL 27, 2017
Clear deep red color with a tan head. Fruity aroma of plums and currants. Tart flavors produce hints of oak and tobacco and finishing with a long sherry sweetness.

4
MarcoDL (5306) - NETHERLANDS - JUL 25, 2017
Draft at the brewpub. Dark pour. Aroma of oak, cherry, tart and mild acid. Rich taste of cherry, tart, oak, vinous red grape, ripe fruit, soft sourness and a long finish. This is true quality.

3.5
Radek Kliber (7470) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 11, 2017
Where and how : mini tasting, bottle Vintage 375? ml
Aroma 7.5 /10
Very complex. More harmonious than other recent samples of RR. Dark malts, some tartness and plenty of barrel feel. Side hinted with alcohol.
Appearance 3/5
Top: smaller fizzy of white top.
Base: dark amber.
Palate medium bodied, low carbonation, very long finish 3/5
Taste complex, as in aroma, dark malts, very string barrel notes, sour, slightly funky. Mind you this is 5 years aged sample. Interesting creation.


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