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Black Angel Cherry Sour - Wicked Weed Brewing

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Black Angel Cherry SourBlack Angel Cherry Sour

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523 Ratings

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Ratings: 523
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 109
Gots: 146 | FT: 25
Brewed by:
Wicked Weed Brewing visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Wild Ale |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Cherry pie! Cherry pie! Cherry pie! This light and fruity ale is black in color, though your palate would never know it. Black Angel is fermented on the Wicked Wild yeast and then moved into stripped down Four Roses bourbon barrels and aged on tart cherries, sweet cherries, and Italian plums. The white oak and roast malt add notes of vanilla and graham cracker that, when blended with the tart sweetness of the fruit, bring out a robust cherry pie flavor.

(Beer added by: wedge on 04-22-2013)
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look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

500 mL bottle poured into a teku glass. 2014 bottle.

Big head results from the pour, I'm a bit surprised as this isn't common to most sours, but as it's considered a black ale, this provides some explanation. Either way, the head is a khaki-colored frothy two layers and persists well. The body is pitch-black with light carbonation visible. Good stuff.

I detect some vinegar-like aroma, tart orchard cherries, maltiness and a mild funk on the nose. I enjoy the cherry presence, but could do without the vinegar. A few second passes of the nose detect some faint barrel properties, oak and molasses especially. 4

Vinegar shows up on the palate, but only faintly, which is an improvement over the nose. Dark roasted malts linger after my first sip, that's a nice touch. In between there's tart cherry, smooth vanilla, and a touch of lemony acidity. Some cocoa flavor appears as the beer warms and I get deeper in. This beer's good. 4.25

It's light drinking, tart, pleasantly acidic and has a bit of a creamy malt body. This aspect I really enjoy. This beer drinks so well. 4.5

Slight traces of vinegar on the nose and tongue aside, this beer has a lot going for it. Excellent blend of a wild ale and a stout. I'd drink it plenty of times again.

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Black Angel Cherry Sour from Wicked Weed Brewing
94 out of 100 based on 523 ratings.