Chocolate Covered Black Angel | Wicked Weed Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Wicked Weed Brewing
North Carolina, United States
wickedweedbrewing.com

Style: American Wild Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Sour Dark Ale with Cherries and Chocolate

Added by Jason on 12-13-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,277
Reviews:
23
Ratings:
112
pDev:
10.63%
Bros Score:
4.04
 
 
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27
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Ratings: 112 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of Tony210
3.95/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a thin dark reddish brown, big fizzy reddish head that quickly dissappates. Looks like cherry coke. Nice tart cherry aroma with slight chocolate undercurrents. Big tart cherry flavor, bright and crisp, nice chocolate middle and nice sour finish. Very enjoyable. Medium bodied with good carbonation. I do not notice and bourbon barrel presence. Overall this is a very enjoyable beer that is insanely overpriced. $22 for 500 ml. Glad I tried it, but disappointing at this price point. More like $8 for 500 ml.

6/4/18
500 ml bottle dated 12/27/17
4 rating

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Photo of colts9016
4.3/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I am stoked to try this beer. Mike sent me this beer, thank you very much. The beer is 45 degrees and served in a tulip glass. A rough pour produced a dark brown one finger head. The head was fizzy and airy with poor retention. The head left no lacing on the glass. The color of the beer is dark brown SRM 32. The clarity of the beer is opaque. A ton of carbonation bubble are visible on the top of the beer.

Chocolate, stone fruit, earthy, wood, bourbon, vanilla, burnt sugars, yeast, sour note, and hints of citrus for the aroma.

Stone fruit, earthy, hint of bourbon, vanilla, burnt sugar, chocolate, sour lemons, yeasty, caramel, and wood for the taste.

The mouthfeel of the beer is sharp and fizzy.

The body of the beer is medium, medium-high carbonation, and a long finish.

Beautiful balance in the beer. I would like to taste more chocolate and cherries in the beer. As a sour ale this beer is very tasty.

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Photo of kjkinsey
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LloydDobler
4.4/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared with some good dudes courtesy of dragginballz. Not much chocolate to speak of, but the muted acidity made this really drinkable and smooth. Sweet and tart cherry sour with a touch of oak, but couldn’t pull out any bourbon.

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Snow_Bird
4.71/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours very dark, dark purple when held to the light. It has a fruity cherry/ raspberry smell mixed with a little bit of chocolate. Tastes like a regular black angel with a chocolate finish.

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Photo of Chadlossie
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Sabtos
3.85/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This at first appears as a total black void, letting no light get through, yet seems to be a dark red-purple-brown, topped by a foamy tan head quickly dying to a thin ring.

Toasty, smoky cherry and chocolate covered peanut blend into a really enticing, almost savory aroma, backed by a mature, oaky, woody char.

As the aroma translates almost identically to palate, it's quite sour up front, but recedes a hair, and actually becomes smokier and woodier somehow, nearing hickory. There is less chocolate than the nose, as though it's almost not present, or has transformed into tobacco.

This has a crisp, sharp carbonation with a medium body and a semi-dry tang.

I think the added chocolate actually confused and knee-capped the flavors of the base brew, which already had notes of chocolate within it without having to add it.

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Photo of Treyliff
3.83/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle poured into a snifter
bottled 21/1/16

A- pours a deep black color with a thin foamy off-white head that ha short retention

S- strong cherry aroma up front with notes of balsamic vinegar and dark chocolate. Undertones of black currant, woody oak, vanilla and light bourbon

T- cherry flavor up front, leans more on the dark cherry side. Mid-palate gives some vinegar tartness, along with milk chocolate, currants, woody oak and a trace of bourbon. Finishes dry with more cherry on the linger

M- medium-light body with moderate carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel and a crisp semi-dry finish

O- not very sour, just a hint of tartness. More cherry than anything, the other additions are a bit hard to pick out at times

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Photo of ADTaber
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vivs85
4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of epyon396
4.1/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zekenyce
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cp45
4.21/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NolaHopHead
4.08/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zach136
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dbrauneis
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of zimm421
4.33/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThickNStout
3.73/5  rDev -9.9%
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 thatche2
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jason_cs
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coorsy
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
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 Goatdavemac
3.79/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Chocolate Covered Black Angel from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 4.14 out of 5 with 112 ratings