Chocolate Covered Black Angel | Wicked Weed Brewing

Chocolate Covered Black AngelChocolate Covered Black Angel
BA SCORE
89.3%
Liked This Beer
4.15 w/ 103 ratings
Chocolate Covered Black AngelChocolate Covered Black Angel
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:
#3,007
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
103
Liked:
92
Avg:
4.15/5
pDev:
10.84%
Alströms:
4.04
 
 
Wants:
29
Gots:
42
Trade:
5
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
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4.44/5  rDev +7%
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4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
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4/5  rDev -3.6%
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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
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4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
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4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
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4.5/5  rDev +8.4%
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4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
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4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
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3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
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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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4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
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4.06/5  rDev -2.2%
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4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
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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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3.79/5  rDev -8.7%
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4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
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4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
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Appearance - Pours almost a plum colored black with thin mocha colored head that quickly dissipates. No lacing.

Aroma - The tart cherries hit first accompanied by dark chocolate. There is just a touch of bourbon and oak, acrid vinegar aroma as well.

Taste - The beer is tart cherries up front with the chocolate coming in about the middle after it has been in your mouth for a few seconds. There is not much bourbon in the taste just mostly tart cherries, chocolate and a touch of vanilla and oak.

Feel - The beer hits the mouth with a tart bite that goes away somehow replaced by a slightly smoother feel, it has good carbonation and has a pretty dry finish.

Overall - I thought this was really well done, the tart cherries and chocolate really accompany each other. It is not as sour as expected and no bourbon to speak of but the oak is there in the aroma and the flavors.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
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4/5  rDev -3.6%
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Chocolate Covered Black Angel from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 89.3% out of 100 with 103 ratings
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