Black Angel Cherry Sour | Wicked Weed Brewing

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Black Angel Cherry SourBlack Angel Cherry Sour
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
Ratings:
940
Reviews:
90
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
8.74%
 
 
Wants:
210
Gots:
293
For Trade:
47
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4.65/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of destinyjolea
4.82/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Cath
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bluebird4
4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CJNAPS
4.55/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of juicebox
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WesMantooth
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

It is a very dirty, turbid muddy water to cola color. A very small fizzy head evaporated almost instantly.

It has a great aroma. Not a lot of bourbon comes through, but a lot of oak does. It is only slightly acidic, with dark semi sweet, sour fruits.

The aroma is a little better than the flavor for me, but still excellent. A little more bourbon flavor with a hint of vanilla. There is a good amount of cherry, but more of a mellow dates/plums/red grapes flavor. A little bit of apple cider, and still a nice amount of musty, charred oak. The sourness is very consistent. I would describe it as lightly tart.

It has a medium viscosity and is fairly soft bodied compared to the crisp bite of many sours.

This is a very nicely balanced beer that shouldn't scare anyone away from trying it that may be hesitant about the sourness or the bourbon.

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4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Slightly fizzy head, quickly disappearing.

Remarkably fruity aroma from the pour. Up close: cherries, tannins, oak, and brown sugar. Very little bourbon character.

Flavor follows, featuring a lightly tart cherry taste, with a dull oaky character. The bourbon adds depth without a distinct character.

Very drinkable; slick and slightly tart.

For a sour dark ale, this is incredibly approachable and easy to drink.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.58/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

From bottle dated 2/5/2016. 50 deg into wine glass.

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4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.01/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.84/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.36/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Black Angel Cherry Sour from Wicked Weed Brewing
4.12 out of 5 based on 940 ratings.
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