Black Angel | Wicked Weed Brewing

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4.2/5
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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): 6.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by wedge on 04-22-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,289
Reviews:
99
Ratings:
969
pDev:
8.57%
Bros Score:
3.96
 
 
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Ratings: 969 |  Reviews: 99
Photo of jjquinter
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tukiluka
4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AMCPhD
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Tlmoore4
1.23/5  rDev -70.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.25

Worst tasting beer I’ve ever had

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Photo of vol4life88
4.59/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Blackop555
4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark brown with purple hints. Short, foamy, tan head lasts a while with a lasting ring.

Smells tart cherries, wine, oaky, dark fruit, light vanilla and bourbon.

Tastes tart cherries, dark fruit and oaky. Followed by light bourbon, vanilla hints and just a hint of vinegar. Finish is dry with a tart cherry linger. Medium body and fizzy medium carbonation.

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Photo of The_Snow_Bird
4.98/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

This is one of the best sours that’s out there. Pours a dark purple with a white head on top. Gives off a sweet fruity cherry smell. Taste is of tart cherry red wine and raspberries. Very delicious.

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Photo of Harrietbeerqueen
4.44/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Yum. Thinking my nose is broken this weekend as none of the beers Im tasting are giving me the "perfect" aroma. This is a lovely beer and one of my favorites when we visit NC. Bought by Big Beer or not, they are still great.

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Photo of CHickman
4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Wow, this looks like a stout but has so much going on in the nose with oaky notes, funk, sweet berries and dark fruit that's supported by a malt base and lots of fruity sweetness. Tastes has barnyard funk, sour cherry, blackberries, red wine tannins, light booze (bourbon), coriander, white wine, tart green apple and trailing mix of floral spices and sweet fruits. A unique and highly enjoyable offering.

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Photo of vfgccp
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SirSaucy
4.63/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: dark coca cola looking with maybe a tinge of purple hue
Smell: like a fine red wine with acetic and some lactic astringency. Oak is definitely there with vanilla notes and some bournon tingles.
Taste: red wine sour all the way. Tastes reeeeally good. Oak and bourbon are prominent with the same heat you find in a badass red. Cherry raspberry currants with vanilla notes. A lil bit of a coca cola character in there too. Not too sour, but its fosho a sour.
Overall: one of my favorite beers by far. Not as graham crackery as the last time i had it but more refined berry and oak this go around. Excellent

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Photo of Sparky176
3.97/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerBeast
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of macrosmatic
3.89/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Poured from a 16.9 oz. bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A: Very dark brown with ruby highlights. Nearly opaque, low visible carbonation, and a thin tan head fades off quickly.

S: Vinous and acetic tart. Underripe cherries, light and dry barrel tannins. Mild malty sweet underpinnings. Maybe a touch of bourbon…but it’s mild if it’s there at all on the nose.

T: Dark malts with some chocolate roast. Acetic acid and tart cherries. Mild oaken barrel and tannins, and still a touch vinous but less so than the nose suggested. I'm still not getting much in the way of bourbon flavors…maybe just a touch right before the swallow. More sour cherries and acidity after the swallow.

M: Medium body for style. Low carbonation sensation. The alcohol is obvious but it is not overly hot. Still, it is more warming than a lot of sours.

O: A nice enough dark sour ale, with nice sour cherry flavors. But there isn’t much if any in the way of bourbon flavors, which is a bit disappointing. Decent acetic-forward sour.

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Photo of WheelsPSU
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of moose1980
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Holy Bourbon, Batman! All Bourbon , oak, and vanilla on the nose; it's difficult to even pick up the cherries or even much sourness/tartness. They come through in the taste though, with additional tobacco notes making this a complex but smooth BBA sour. Not at all overly sour, as some darks can come across. Amazing.

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Photo of Mistro
4.01/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.72/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BeerBucks
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Grackos
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Excellent sour Stout. Smells of tart cherries and roasted oak. Tastes like it smells. It's very well made.

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Photo of MakeBeerGreatAgain
3.81/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AvaXo
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SLeffler27
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours very dark brown with velvety chocolate highlights. A thin, fine chestnut head quickly forms a ring and faint patchy veil on an Antiek snifter.

The aroma opens with tart cherry, followed by light coffee and chocolate. Warmth brings out anise, red wine and oak.

Big strong tartness is accompanied by prominent but secondary bitter/sweetness. Oak and cherry flavors form the base while acidic flavors similar to red wine are noticeable. Warmth draws out lime and unripe plums. The finish is long dry and tart with an emphasis on the lime.

Alcohol is more prominent than anticipated. The body is full with a silky texture. Light astringency is lifted by modest prickly carbonation.

I enjoyed this beer on a cold Spring afternoon and imagine it would be well suited for casual conversation. It just so happens I was actually playing with a puppy.

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Photo of whatname
3.79/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of C_Pel
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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Black Angel from Wicked Weed Brewing
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 969 ratings