Chocolate Covered Black Angel
Wicked Weed Brewing

Chocolate Covered Black AngelChocolate Covered Black Angel
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Style:
American Wild Ale
Ranked #350
ABV:
7.2%
Score:
93
Ranked #3,176
Avg:
4.19 | pDev: 10.26%
Reviews:
25
Ratings:
120
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Wicked Weed Brewing
 
North Carolina, United States
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SCORE
93
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Chocolate Covered Black AngelChocolate Covered Black Angel
Notes: Sour Dark Ale with Cherries and Chocolate
Reviews: 25 | Ratings: 120
Reviews by ThickNStout:
Photo of ThickNStout
3.73/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500mL bottle from Hops and Vines (Asheville, NC). 17.99. Bottled 12/01/16. Served in a Wicked Weed snifter.

Pours such a deep plum hued russet as to appear black in the glass. A brief initial finger and a half crown of pale khaki froth evaporates to an uneven fence around the edge of the glass. Only a few surface spots of retention and zero lace decorate that otherwise dead pool.

I initially catch an aroma of strangely appealing rotten chocolate cherries. That gives way to sour apple, sweet mildew, old wet wood, vague berry jam and stale raisin bread. At first the bizarre conglomeration was almost off putting but it somehow grew on me.

Cherry pit-tinged apple cider vinegar attacks my palate from the first sip and becomes a recurring theme. Dry, stale chocolate, old bourbon soaked oak, earthy bread, pitted fruit and some faint mildewed grains.

Chalky medium full body with a gently tingling presence of carbonation. Finishes comes across like farmy chocolate cherry vinegar.

When it comes to adding chocolate to the classic Black Angel I vacillate between appreciation and distraction. Wicked Weed has an interesting variation in Chocolate Covered Black Angel even if I'm not convinced that it's an improvement.

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

Photo of Immortale25
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
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 +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FriedSlug
4.67/5  rDev +11.5%
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 -25.3%
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 +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BeerOps
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Zach136
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dave_Treat
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Houser
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vivs85
4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.94/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.6/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

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

Photo of OleDixie
3.35/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Inglewood
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
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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Chocolate Covered Black Angel from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 93 out of 100 with 120 ratings