Chocolate Covered Black Angel
Wicked Weed Brewing

Chocolate Covered Black AngelChocolate Covered Black Angel
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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #355
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
92
Ranked #3,165
Avg:
4.18 | pDev: 10.29%
Reviews:
24
Ratings:
119
From:
Wicked Weed Brewing
 
North Carolina, United States
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SCORE
92
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Chocolate Covered Black AngelChocolate Covered Black Angel
Notes: Sour Dark Ale with Cherries and Chocolate
Reviews: 24 | Ratings: 119
Reviews by BEERchitect:
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4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

With a collection of flavors that can't surely work- cherry, chocolate, sour, bourbon, spice and oak -yet somehow they do, and do so in a chocolate-covered cherry and winey kind of way.

Chocolate Covered Black Angel's rusty mauve austere foreshadows its tart cherry influence within. Glimpses of sour cherry tingle the nose with its racy winey acidity. Nuance of cocoa bean, toast and spice round the scent ahead of the light fruity and malty sweetness with a light steely caramel and graham cracker dry spiciness.

The sourness tightens though the middle but wafts gently above a constant bed of toasted grain, peanut skin, red cherry, and seemingly cranberry. Assertive sourness offers its cidery, rosé wine and light balsamic tang. Final impressions round the palate as much of chocolate covered cherries with a berry medley and toasted grain.

Its refreshingly tart finish renders the beer malty-dry and medium-bodied for sour ale, but its chocolate and toasty support offers the flavor that's remiss of a cidery and winey Flanders red but with the almond and chocolate surprises that the ale promises.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of ADTaber
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Immortale25
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Saint Somewhere wine-style glass. Label says Date Bottled: 10.30.15.

A- Pours a reddish dark brown color with a 1/4 inch tan head that retains a bit before becoming a thick ring around the edge of the glass. Semi-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Vibrant cherry aroma with a moderate amount of funk and lactic acid. Not much chocolate but it's probably due to the cherry being so heavy. Mild bourbon presence.

T- Again, the cherry breaks through more than the chocolate or sourness. Has a tart-sweet dichotomy playing throughout with the chocolate coming through slightly in the aftertaste. Not much bourbon flavor to speak of.

M- Dry with medium carbonation and a body leaning toward the fuller side.

O- I like this treatment way more than the original. The fruit takes center stage and plays so well with the tartness. Reminds me of Maceo, only not as complex and, of course, not quite as delicious.

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Photo of Leftofthedial
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FriedSlug
4.67/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a muddy reddish brown. The head is off white and clings to the glass throughout the drink. Smells like oak, tart cherries, honey, and a bit like chocolate. On first sip it is quite short but then a wave of chocolate and cherry wash over my tongue. A brief hint of oak and bourbon show up only to be escorted out by the sweetness and flavors of chocolate and cherry. Fantastic beer.

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Photo of chippo33
3.13/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Unfortunately the worst beer I have had from WW. No chocolate, no bourbon, overly acidic.

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4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerOps
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zach136
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dave_Treat
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vivs85
4.44/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Agentveba
4.38/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Fordknox
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of OleDixie
3.35/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Inglewood
4.24/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks for the share, Andy.

This one pours a pretty dark brown, nearly black, with a small head, and no lacing.

Smells like sour cherries, dark fruit, cocoa powder, sweet bourbon, and oak.

I was wondering how sour + chocolate would work, and it's surprisingly nice. It's got a nice sweet malty backbone that balances the sourness well. There's some creaminess, a bit of oak, and a nicely integrated bourbon character that doesn't overwhelm the other flavors. The cherries are really nice in this, too.

This is medium bodied, with a good level of carbonation, and a lingering sourness.

This is one of the best Wicked Weed beers that I've had. Really fun stuff.

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Photo of Mersh
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Chocolate Covered Black Angel from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 119 ratings