Black Angel
Wicked Weed Brewing

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Wicked Weed Brewing
North Carolina, United States
Wild Ale
Ranked #303
Ranked #2,752
4.21 | pDev: 8.55%
Nov 25, 2021
Apr 22, 2013
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Notes: Cherry pie! Cherry pie! Cherry pie! This light and fruity ale is black in color, though your palate would never know it. Black Angel is fermented on the Wicked Wild yeast and then moved into stripped down Four Roses bourbon barrels and aged on tart cherries, sweet cherries, and Italian plums. The white oak and roast malt add notes of vanilla and graham cracker that, when blended with the tart sweetness of the fruit, bring out a robust cherry pie flavor.
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4.36 by hozersr from Pennsylvania on Nov 25, 2021
4.4 by Wheels2532 from Pennsylvania on Nov 25, 2021
3.75 by rare_bird from Michigan on Nov 07, 2021
4.18 by robotic_being from Florida on Aug 27, 2021
4.26 by DrBass from Maryland on Aug 13, 2021
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4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by puck1225 from Texas

Had this beer on draft at the Wicked Weed gastropub in Asheville, enjoyed while watching the Stanley Cup finals - the game the Canadians won! Poured into a small tulip glass. Deep, dark purple color with little head or lacing, but none really expected. Smell and taste of dark sour grapes and cherries. Pleasantly tart and funky. Great beer for hockey watching!

Jul 13, 2021
4.25 by Gkruszewski from New York on Jul 03, 2021
4.25 by Cuervo_PCB from Florida on Jun 30, 2021
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3.9/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by clayrock81 from Florida

Poured a black body with minimal head and almost no lace. Aroma has notes of wood and booze (or something like plum wine) but mainly a whole bunch of tart cherries. I found the beer to be smooth and the tart, acidic cherries are strong and provide a sharp zip on the tongue including the sharp finish. The beer is billed as "cherry pie" and I guess I get a smidge of sweetness and breadiness, but mainly this seems like a sour beer with some minor cherry sweetness tucked underneath.

Feb 11, 2021
4.24 by MGibbons from Maryland on Jan 30, 2021
4.63 by RochefortChris from North Carolina on Jan 08, 2021
4.74 by Thanatosbat777 from Georgia on Dec 25, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by EMV from Pennsylvania

2014 vintage. Poured from a tall bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Dark, dark brown pour... nearly black with some burgundy/plum highlights as it hits the light. Fizzy off-white head falls fast. Thin ring of lacing.

S: Fruit and vinegar. Tart... plum and baking cherry.

T.F: Tart and fruity. Apple cider vinegar, cherry pie, vanilla, and plum. Lemon rind and oak. Not much booze/bourbon... and it takes more of the wood than the spirit. Mild to moderate acidity... well carbonated and smooth. More tart fruit to finish.

O: A tasty fruity/funky sour from Wicked Weed. Picking up mostly vanilla and oak from the barrel but not much bourbon. Drinkable... would definitely have it again.

Dec 06, 2020
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4.07/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by andypeters1971 from Georgia

Had on draft at Wicked Week Funkatorium, Asheville, N.C., Nov. 15, 2020. Interesting production, though would have liked to have had more of the barrel aging taste profile come through. Yet still something would have again.

Nov 18, 2020
4.23 by Duncian from Pennsylvania on Jun 02, 2020
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4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by thebeers from Pennsylvania

Pours cola brown with a plum hue. Fat finger of light khaki head that dissipates fairly quickly into a wisp and thick crown. Sheets of lacing slide fairly quickly back into the glass.

Vinegar dominates the nose, along with some red wine, wood and maybe a little cherry. Smells sort of like a Flanders red.

Taste follows closely. Tart and vinegary, with some oak, a hint of vanilla and clear vinous qualities, as well as a nice sour cherry addition on the backend.

Relatively slick mouthfeel with a burst of strong carbonation upon swallowing.

This is a puckering beer with nice tart flavors. A lot of the Funkatorium beers seem a little thin or unidimensional to me. This doesn’t totally buck that trend, but does have enough going on to keep things interesting.

Feb 10, 2020
4.25 by Elicoleman from Colorado on Jan 22, 2020
4.13 by Boone757 from Virginia on Jan 15, 2020
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4.54/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Lingenbrau from Oregon

Big thanks to Arthur for the bottle. Very excited for my first from Wicked Weed!

What a gorgeous beer. From the bottle shape, to the label itself, and ultimately this gorgeous mass of reflective obsidian that resides in the glass. A beautiful tight-knit lightly tanned foam create a mattress above, descending into a lovely perimeter ring leaving behind minimal spots of lace.

The aroma is magical as well. Sour cherries covered in chocolate with a slightly tannic red wine and oak base. As it warms, the chocolate only intensifies.

Oh wow, this is very nice. The tart elements strike first with sour cherries and lemon juice. Chocolate and holiday spices come quickly behind. Wood and booze, again more resembling wine than bourbon to me, come in lightly on the finish.

Quite the perfect feel to support such a unique brew. It really has it all. Tart and crisp at first, transitioning into slick and smooth center, then back full circle into an even more tart, dry finish with just a touch of barrel influenced warmth.

What an experience. A balanced and extremely flavorful wild ale. Definitely going to take my time with this one. Cheers!

Nov 24, 2019
4.25 by JLK7299 from North Carolina on Nov 09, 2019
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4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by VABA from Virginia

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

Oct 20, 2019
4.18 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Sep 30, 2019
4.5 by FLBeerGuy from Florida on Aug 11, 2019
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4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Mainardit from Vermont

Pours dark like a grape Nehi soda. Tart on the front end (I mean, it’s a sour), but lots going on with the flavor. Yes, lots of cherry flavor, but not sweet at all. Oak and bourbon there, but not overbearing. Overall, excellent beer

Jul 30, 2019
4.31 by sd123 from Georgia on Jul 26, 2019
4.25 by Eyedoc27 from Illinois on Jul 20, 2019
4.25 by Bum4ever from California on Jul 07, 2019
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4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by ajm5108 from Pennsylvania

There is certainly lots of black cherries & bourbon flavor, interesting contrast with the sweet / savory but didn’t particularly love it, just a bit too heavy for what I look for in a sour

Jun 20, 2019
4.27 by Mattpodos from North Carolina on Jun 17, 2019
4.19 by Zonian1 from Ohio on Apr 21, 2019
4.25 by Pearlstreetbrewingco from Florida on Apr 21, 2019
4.24 by samEBC from Belgium on Apr 14, 2019
4 by AuntBea from Illinois on Apr 14, 2019
3.57 by RollBounce from New York on Jan 26, 2019
5 by Kwright from North Carolina on Jan 23, 2019
4 by stortore from Illinois on Dec 28, 2018
4.25 by Kdouble from Tennessee on Dec 24, 2018
4.53 by MJSFS from Florida on Dec 20, 2018
3.66 by jbehlar from Mississippi on Dec 01, 2018
4.24 by Nunya from Ohio on Dec 01, 2018
Black Angel from Wicked Weed Brewing
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