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RATINGS: 1285   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
drsordr (2973) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 16, 2016
Bottle shared by alexsdad06 batch 1001x4. Pour dark red with thin ecru head. Nose light funk, red wine, tart cherry, definitely fruit character. Taste nice tart up front, currant, plum, fig, trace of citrus and just a hint of anise. Some sweet malt late palate. Sweet and tart finish. Great flavors and complexity for an old beer.


4.1
stevoj (5957) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JAN 26, 2018
Taster at brewery. Dark amber with small ring of head. Soft, fruity aroma, Brett. Taste is smooth and sweet, mildly tart. Subdued, but complex. This is what sours should be. Simple and clean, approachable.

3.6
Kmeggs1 (24) - - JAN 18, 2018
Wow , what an experience. The flavor is hard to describe. Take a sour beer, age it in Cabernet casks and make it great. It’s got all the profiles , wood wine beer tart tangy. Your taste buds will wonder what the hell is going on but somehow it’s delicious . I can’t imagine the thought process that crafted this beer but I’m going to say cheers to the mad scientist !! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
WillRunForBeer (2810) - Massachusetts, USA - DEC 27, 2017
750ml bottle from my first ever trade, iirc. Date code 003x4 puts it at 2009... 8 years old. Pours mahogany with a beige head. Aroma is dark cherry, vinegar, oak. Aroma is quite nice still. Flavor is tart cherry, oak, acetic. This is still a top beer in this style. Pretty amazing.

4.2
Chalumeaux (1911) - Middleton, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 27, 2017
Poured from 2009 bottle thanks Willrunforbeer numbered 003x4 reddish brown no head. Aromas of oak tannin cherry skins lemon. Taste is tart fruits oak lemon. For 9 years old its amazing.

4
ffaoe (1051) - Moorestown, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2017
light sour and cherry/plum aromas. red and clear in color with great long lasting faint pink head. taste is very tart. strong currant, faint oak flavors

4.4
dzudohonor (363) - POLAND - NOV 8, 2017
backlog z PAKK 2017. W aromacie bardzo przyjemna beczka, pestki winogron, taniczność, czarna porzeczka. W smaku dosyć wytrawne, lekko dzikie, z czasem wychodzi skóra, ziołowa goryczka i porzeczka.

4
MrTipple (7282) - 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 (734) - 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 (1168) - 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 (219) - 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!


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