Angel Of Darkness
Wicked Weed Brewing

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From:
Wicked Weed Brewing
 
North Carolina, United States
Style:
Wild Ale
Ranked #57
ABV:
11%
Score:
97
Ranked #629
Avg:
4.4 | pDev: 6.59%
Ratings:
178
Status:
Active
Rated:
Feb 24, 2022
Added:
Nov 21, 2015
Wants:
  85
Gots:
  66
SCORE
97
World-Class
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Notes: Angel of Darkness is a barrel-aged American sour. This ale is blended with 1.5 pounds per gallon of boysenberries, blackberries, raspberries, and cherries and aged in Oloroso sherry casks. After 14 months of aging in these flavor-intense barrels, the beer is blended onto another 1.5 pound per gallon of these dark fruits in stainless steel tanks for 2 months. A total of 3 tons of fruit and 16 months of maturation later, we give you Angel of Darkness.
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4.51 by Declanisadog from Georgia on Feb 24, 2022
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4.41/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by JLK7299 from North Carolina

I’ve been sitting on this fur over a year, got lost in my closet until I spotted it today. Man I wish o had bought five! Fruity as hell. Tart. Very tasty. You’d never guess that it is 10+ ABV

May 30, 2021
 
3.94 by WynnO from Florida on Mar 20, 2021
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4.05/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by TheRougeBastard from North Carolina

Lip-smacking sour! Huge berry-fruit in the aftertaste.

Sep 29, 2020
 
4.25 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts on Dec 23, 2019
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4.5/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by VABA from Virginia

A-Pours a dark amber color with a nice head and lacing
A-Aroma has generous boysenberry, blackberry and raspberry hints
T-The taste follows the nose with a very generous and well balanced boysenberry, blackberry and raspberry flavor
M-A medium bodied well carbonated beer
O-A great American Wild Ale

Oct 20, 2019
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4.49/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by IvoryFoxhole from Virginia

500 mL bottle purchased at brewery on August 6. Pretty stoked about this one. Poured into Lawson's tulip glass.

L: Not much head and what there is disappears quickly, leaving nothing. Like seriously, nothing. Beer is so deep purple one should say "hush" upon seeing it.

S: Berry wonderful. I swear I am not drunk already. Just a nice melange of berry notes. A bit of funk.

T: BIG BERRY TASTE. WHOO. Also some sour cherry and once things calm down, you do get a little peek at that sherry cask. Funk and sour are beautifully restrained, additive rather than distracting.

F: Light bodied, moderate carbonation. Dry and refreshing and you really want to pound it down, which would be a mistake considering both the complexity of the taste experience and the ABV. Wonderfully complex and balanced.

O: Just about the best sour I've ever had. Should have bought just a case of this.

Aug 13, 2019
 
4.31 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Aug 08, 2019
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4.63/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by AyatollahGold from Indiana

From a 500 ml. corked bottle into a PAA Dino glass, this beer pours out like a grape and cherry juice mixed with black cherry like highlights.

The nose brings a beautiful jamminess with notes of grape, raspberry, strawberry, cherry and blackberry all tangling together.

The taste is much of the same. Perfect jammy notes of all the fruit above mentioned. Maybe even some pear notes now.

The mouthfeel brings a great tartness and acidity while still letting the notes shine. The barrel offers a nice dryness.

Overall, this is very good.

Jul 23, 2019
 
4.86 by sarpedon52 from Georgia on Jul 05, 2019
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4.59/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Vidblain from Minnesota

2019 release - wish list beer gifted to me by a fellow BA'er.

Impressed me that this beer poured so dark - you really can't see through it, and that's unique for a fruited sour. It's dark alright. Even when cold, the nose lights up with all kinds of berries. As the beer warms, the very prominent raspberry fades just a bit and releases a whole bunch of cherry. The barrel is very prominent - it's just a bit dry, but quite tart, not so sour as I'd expected but it has some pucker, for sure. Those berries contribute plenty of complementary sweetness as well.

Damn, this is terrific - recommended.

Jun 17, 2019
 
4.25 by Bum4ever from California on Jun 08, 2019
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3.4/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
by andypeters1971 from Georgia

Pours out a very dark red with virtually no head. Very little carbonation. My palate is not sophisticated enough to discern the various elements of the tasting profile, but the sourness overwhelms any other taste in my opinion. I cannot detect any taste of cherry or the wood barrel. It's just all sour berries. Not sure what the point is of the barrel aging process if all you can taste is sour.

Jun 02, 2019
 
4.37 by Wisconsin_IPA_Lover from Wisconsin on Jun 01, 2019
 
4.41 by Old_Dead_Oak from Wisconsin on May 30, 2019
 
4.14 by mrn1ceguy from Illinois on May 27, 2019
 
4.75 by RochefortChris from North Carolina on May 21, 2019
 
4.49 by lebriarjr from North Carolina on Nov 23, 2018
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4.37/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Rristow from Ohio

Holy berries. Tasted from bottle. Lots of raspberry and blackberries. Don’t get much cherry. Nice and tart but not overly sour. Excellent sour.

Oct 02, 2018
 
4.31 by Jason_cs from Florida on Aug 12, 2018
 
4.5 by Argento from Rhode Island on Jul 03, 2018
 
4.84 by Damilton5 from North Carolina on May 02, 2018
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3.92/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by Sammy from Canada (ON)

coca cola sour aro.a. no head. some dark malt. sour but malted down. very decent. katherine's bottle.

Mar 22, 2018
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3.47/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
by chinchill from South Carolina

From a cask at the 2018 ACAF (Atlanta Cask Ale Festival).

Pungent aroma. This is a strongly flavored sour that is highly sour but not funky. Nice ripe, pitted fruit notes.
Potent.

Jan 20, 2018
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3.91/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by stevoj from Idaho

Bottle at share. Amber, ruby color with small bubbly head. Big fruity aroma, jelly jar, yeasty funk. Taste is more of the same fruity flavors, apples and cherries, berries, sweet and tart. Nice fell with a bit of stickiness.

Jan 08, 2018
 
4.25 by Chadlossie from North Carolina on Jan 06, 2018
 
4.5 by bluehende from Delaware on Dec 29, 2017
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4.74/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
by Kdouble from Tennessee

Draft at the Funkatorium a vintage 2015 pour.

Appearance - A dark red with a off white half finger of thin head. Light lacing down the glass.

Smell- Super sour sweetness with an unbelievable amount of tart fruit. Sherry, cherry, and raspberry explosion then a nice kick of alcohol.

Taste- A monster tart mix of fruit and alcohol. You would never guess this was an 11% abv brew. Such a phenomenal mix of everything. The berries are dominant but the tartness shines through.

Mouthfeel- medium to high carbonation that helps make this so drinkable. A nice dry finish.

Overall- One of the best sours I have ever had. The fruits and tartness mix with a strong abv to form a fantastic sour beer.

Dec 27, 2017
 
4.41 by _JLPK_ from North Carolina on Dec 17, 2017
 
5 by RealDeal from Florida on Nov 23, 2017
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4.59/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Jimlikesbeer from North Carolina

Wow! Great carbonization. Flavor is amazing. Hint of sweetness. Good lacing. Alcohol taste, but not too over powering.

Nov 17, 2017
 
4.5 by ADTaber from South Carolina on Aug 17, 2017
 
4.4 by bouncepass from California on Aug 07, 2017
 
4.06 by WesMantooth from Ohio on Jul 08, 2017
 
4 by Dizzy242 from Massachusetts on Jul 02, 2017
 
4.25 by Eziel from Ohio on Jun 12, 2017
 
4.25 by gelasin from California on Jun 08, 2017
 
4.36 by darktronica from Indiana on Jun 04, 2017
 
4.08 by oline73 from Maryland on May 20, 2017
 
4.49 by kylehay2004 from Illinois on May 14, 2017
Angel Of Darkness from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 97 out of 100 with 178 ratings