Oblivion
Wicked Weed Brewing

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From:
Wicked Weed Brewing
 
North Carolina, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
ABV:
8.7%
Score:
94
Avg:
4.23 | pDev: 7.33%
Reviews:
91
Ratings:
646
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jan 12, 2020
Added:
Dec 29, 2013
Wants:
  108
Gots:
  175
SCORE
94
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Notes: Oblivion is a sour red ale aged with blackberries and dates in red wine barrels for 8-10 months.
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Rated by howardnss from Pennsylvania

4.27/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Very nice sour. Hints of dates and blackberries. Would recommend to any one who likes sour beers.
Jan 12, 2020
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Reviewed by justintcoons from Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
500 ml bottle poured into a tulip.
Vintage 09.29.17

Appearance
Hazy reddish-copper. Head fizzles out quickly.

Nose
Red wine, lacto, lemon Sweet Tarts, grape jelly, oak, dates, and caramel.

Taste
Blackberry jam, grape jelly, and Pinot Noir. Moderate lacto sourness with lemon and Sweet Tarts. Saw dust and white oak. Slight touch of caramel.

Mouthfeel
Medium-light bodied, sour, effervescent, crisp, and dry.

Overall
Complex and "jammy" with plenty of sourness and wine character.
Oct 17, 2019
 
Rated: 4.68 by vol4life88 from Tennessee

Jun 27, 2019
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Rated by cafequaid from North Carolina

4.64/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Great beer!!!
Jun 22, 2019
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Reviewed by Roguer from Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I am straight up blown away by this beer, from start to finish. Beautiful pour, incredible nose - complex, deep, impressive.

Extremely sour, quite musty. Red grapes, blackberries, tannins, vinegar, leather; hints of cherries, raspberries. A bit nutty, touches of honey.
Jun 01, 2019
 
Rated: 4.34 by Old_Dead_Oak from Wisconsin

May 30, 2019
 
Rated: 4.21 by BeerGlassesCollector from Cyprus

May 25, 2019
 
Rated: 4.24 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

May 23, 2019
 
Rated: 4.36 by Viperman1316 from Indiana

Jan 05, 2019
 
Rated: 4.34 by desint from Belgium

Dec 28, 2018
 
Rated: 4.55 by themayorkoch from Ohio

Dec 01, 2018
 
Rated: 4.04 by mltobin from Connecticut

Nov 27, 2018
 
Rated: 4.34 by robebo44 from Virginia

Nov 01, 2018
 
Rated: 4.08 by BrueryDC from California

Oct 12, 2018
 
Rated: 4.4 by brantleysmith from Texas

Sep 23, 2018
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Reviewed by Gavage from Nevada

4.23/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Appearance: pours a mahogany red ale with a 1/2" head.

Smell: blackberries, merlot, and some sourness comes through to the nose.

Taste: blackberries, dates, merlot, some lemon zest, and a mild bitterness. Sourness is moderate.

Mouthfeel: crisp throughout with a bit of dryness late. Medium bodied beer.

Overall: an enjoyable sour that is slow sipping but very flavorful.
Aug 18, 2018
 
Rated: 4.17 by BarryMFBurton from Indiana

Aug 08, 2018
 
Rated: 4.19 by jbehlar from Mississippi

Jul 26, 2018
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Reviewed by VABA from Virginia

4.35/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A-Pours a very nice brilliant brownish color with a slight head and lacing
A-Aroma has dates and blackberry hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a pleasant dates and blackberry sour flavor
M-A light bodied very well carbonated beer
O-A very nicely balanced sour beer
Jul 01, 2018
 
Rated: 5 by Damilton5 from North Carolina

May 02, 2018
 
Rated: 4.59 by bsager1 from Pennsylvania

Apr 30, 2018
 
Rated: 4.43 by AuntBea from Illinois

Mar 03, 2018
 
Rated: 4.25 by Beerbuddha from Florida

Jan 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.52 by MichialTanner1 from Texas

Dec 27, 2017
 
Rated: 4.28 by Sirnickatnite from Texas

Dec 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by Hayden34 from Georgia

Nov 15, 2017
 
Rated: 3.96 by CheapBeerBuzz from California

Oct 25, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Hopheadhiker from New York

Oct 10, 2017
 
Rated: 4.38 by Erikshegda1994 from Pennsylvania

Sep 25, 2017
 
Rated: 4.17 by cuvtcuv from Florida

Sep 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4.09 by Grackos from Florida

Jul 21, 2017
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Reviewed by moose1980 from Germany

4.42/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
Smells like a tart and tannic red wine; gets fruitier as it warms. The dates and blackberries come through really nicely in the taste as well. Heavy oak. Awesome beer. *Purchased before the sellout*
Jul 13, 2017
 
Rated: 4.06 by Cwarwick812 from Massachusetts

Jul 10, 2017
 
Rated: 3.85 by Best_Enjoyed_In_Texas from Texas

Jun 26, 2017
 
Rated: 4.17 by aprabhu from Kentucky

Jun 18, 2017
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Wicked Weed Brewing "Oblivion"
500 ml. brown glass bottle. "DATE BOTTLED: 04.07.17" and sampled on 06.16.17
$20.00 @ Capone's Restaurant / Bottle Shop, Norristown, PA

Notes via stream of consciousness: A fairly rough pour brought up a two-finger thick head of frothy khaki over a deep ruby body. The aroma is vinous with dark fruit and some oak. At this point the head has already dropped to a thin surface covering, but it's left solid walls of lacing behind. Back to the aroma, I can't get over how wine-like it is; and it's surprisingly clean for a sour ale, I'm not finding any Brettanomyces character. The flavor is as the aroma suggests with more sweetness, and a little bit of breadiness. The fruitiness remains and I'm thinking of raspberries, blackberries, figs, plums, black cherries, and dates. The oak remains as well, and along with the tartness it finishes dry - there's very little bitterness to it at all. The head has now become just a collar, but it surprisingly still leaves solid walls of delicate lace behind it. I'm now finding more earth, mineral, and a touch of leather that's reminiscent of Brettanomyces as it warms. It's still surprisingly clean. There's a light carbonic bite to it from its very fine-bubbled effervescent carbonation. It's zesty. Medium-light in body, I think. It keeps calling me back for more ~ oh so drinkable! Wow! What a treat. Ahh, weird, looking back now the solid walls of lace have broken down into what looks like a grove of trees with tiny spots of lace at the top and streaks below that that land where the solid bit still remains. I'm not suggesting that everyone would find this, but it's kind of magical. Great to look at. Quite impressive for a sour ale. Highly recommended! Worth seeking out.
Jun 16, 2017
 
Rated: 4.34 by Dirtyhands from Maryland

Jun 15, 2017
 
Rated: 4.25 by PprBurke from Virginia

Jun 12, 2017
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Reviewed by KensWorld from Florida

4.45/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
I just heard the great news about Wicked Weed so to celebrate I decided to break out my 2015 and 2016 cellared bottles. I'm sure these bottles will be highly sought after since all new WW batches should improve with the extra $ they will be allocated. More $ = better ingredients, right? So I will enjoy these great innovative wild Ales and reminisce about North Carolina's BEST CRAFT BREWERY that once was.

From cellared bottle dated 03-04-16
Jun 06, 2017
 
Rated: 4.5 by Davit from California

May 21, 2017
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