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RATINGS: 219   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.83/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Oblivion is a Sour Red ale aged with blackberries and dates in red wine barrels for up to 12 months. This ale is then carefully blended to create depth and balance that will envelope you in its complexity.

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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ClarkVV (6401) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 30, 2017
Bottle from Turdferguson, dated 9.25.15, drunk 12/17/16.
Dark auburn-chestnut with darker mahogany hues, a good clarity and a small, beige head atop flecked with pink, showing moderate retention for the style.
Lots of acidity in the nose seems to come primarily from the critters. Brett fruitiness and tartness sits alongside a strong, warming acetic character providing cherry and vinegar, as oak notes deepen the complexity. Blackberry character has subsided somewhat, but still adds poignant acidity and fruitiness. Vanilla and caramel lie behind things, providing light balance. Some alcohol noted and overall quite intense, perhaps a bit aggressive.
More given to softer wood tannins and malty caramel notes, with good attenuation but still a supple texture. The acidity builds up quickly though; as theres plenty of it. Fruit, critters, oak, red wine; its all here in force and comes off just a bit too punchy and acidic for my taste. I think with a little less acetic character and maybe a bit less astringency from the tannin, this would be significantly better. As is, I still enjoyed it, it just got too fatiguing by the middle to end.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Jashiu (933) - Gdask, POLAND - JAN 24, 2017
750ml bottle during a bottle sharing @Pulapka, Gdansk
Brett aroma with red fruit and vinegar. Sour on a medium level, very good drinkability. A lot of forest fruits.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (1722) - - JAN 22, 2017
500ml bottle. Funky Brett aroma with notes of blackberry, date and vinous red wine. Pours cloudy reddish-copper colored with a thin tan head that has good retention and some lacing. Starts with sour blackberry flavors with notes of vinous red wine flavors to go along with the lively mouthfeel. Finishes dry with some date and funky Brett flavors before finishing with red wine tannins linger on the palate. Nice sour.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jon3s (52) - - JAN 19, 2017
Colour: coppery and red, hazy Foam: very high, fine bubbles, quite durable. Smell: like smelling a wine cabernet/merlot from Chile full of sweet blackberries, also barrel is well present. Actually, aroma is really close to wines and so pleasant. Maybe I would like this even more if there would be more green notes from hops..? Also dried hints of maltiness, fruits and cherries, noble bouquet not that often associated with beers. Taste: quite a full, intense notes of dark berries and dried fruits, vinegar. High saturation, velvet carbonation and long sour finish. woody,

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Olo13 (175) - POLAND - JAN 14, 2017
Great one, after couple sips, blackberries are really nice in taste. A bit wine-like also.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jc1762 (1230) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 2, 2017
Bottle poured into a goblet showing brownish red with very sparse clean white lacing. The nose shows dark fruits of blackberries with hints of cherries and currants with tart notes of steel tank in between. The palate is light bodied and well carbonated. Dry but forward blackberries with a light tannic edge that transitions into a red wine bitterness. Moderately tart throughout. Finish are astringent red wine tannins.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (24187) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JAN 2, 2017
24th November 2016
Grand tasting at Craft Islington with Hackobock. Thanks to Matteo. Hazy amber beer, small cream colour head. Palate is airy and dry, decent carbonation. Tangy sour fruits. Red wine tang. A musty Port Wine vibe. Light lemon. Airy dry finish. Tangy fruity linger. Decent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DialSquare (4800) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 29, 2016
On tap at the Funkatorium: brown pour, purple tint. aroma of sour cherry, grapes, wine. tastes are red wine, oak, berry. moderate even vinegar tart. delicious. medium palate. bit dry. dark fruit, wood, blackberry.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Scopey (14009) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 14, 2016
Bottle shared at the Hackobock tasting at Craft Islington. Thanks to MattyO! It pours hazy red - brown with a medium tan head. The aroma is soft, sweet, tangy, sticky, dried fruits, fruit cake, vanilla, wood and toffee. The taste is crisp, tart, tangy, green apple skin, lemon peel, sherbet, sour candy, berry, red grape skin, vanilla and some bright acidity. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Rather tasty stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vells (1793) - Rīga, LATVIA - DEC 13, 2016
Was quite late evening, so my notes are quite blurry, tho I liked it. Lovely maltiness in backgorund, some berries, juicy cherry, kinda dry wood impact, bit vinous but not too pushy. Moderate tartness with some sweetness. Liked it, but would lke to try as first of session


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